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Christopher Ridout of Sherborne, miller & yeoman (1669-1743)

Christopher Ridout, baptised on the 12th September 1669 in Sherborne Abbey, was one of eight children of husbandman (farmer) John and Elizabeth Ridout (neé Oliver). John had married Elizabeth in ~1655. In 1678, John made his will, the contents of … Continue reading

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William Ridowte of Hyle, Sherborne 1620

The earliest known member of the Sherborne RIDOUT clan was a chap called William RIDOWTE. If one supposes a likely age for a man at marriage being 20, then William may have been born in the early 1550s. He was … Continue reading

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