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My x3 great uncles: Charles and Samuel Ridout

My x3 great grandfather John Ridout did not grow up alone. The registers of Sherborne Abbey record the following baptisms and burials of his siblings: 19th July 1783 James, child of John & Susanna buried 25th December 1787 Charles, child … Continue reading

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‘John Ridout IV’ – a man of mystery

John Ridout IV is not an ‘Americanism’ but my nickname for my x4 great grandfather – yet another John Ridout! I know so little of this man and so this is an attempt to try and piece together what I … Continue reading

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