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Ridout & Bradley Family from Dorset England to Ohio

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Frederick James Ridout:
According to tombstone in on family farm on Long Lick Road in Adams Co. Ohio:
DOB 2 Feb 1824 DOD 1 Feb 1905, born in Dorsetshire, England. (have photo)

I have lots of info on children. I am posting my research findings on Frederick's father & grandfather gleaned from Dorset, England online records and from other family researchers living in Dorset, England.

From online research of Dorset Parish Records:
father was John Ridout, b. Dorset & mother Ann Bradley, b. Dorset.
christened 9 Feb 1824 in Holnest, Dorset, England
Attended school, moved with parents to Piddletown <1835>

1841 Census Norris Hill, Dorset, England
Frederick's age as 15 and lodger in John Porter household.
Frederick's occupation as 'gamekeeper' (I assume he was an apprentice)

United States Research
According to the 1900 Green Twp. Adams CO. Ohio Census, Frederick states he came to the US in 1845. I have yet to find him on a passenger list.

16 Apr 1848 married Mary Jane Gifford, dau. of James & Sarah Rogers/Rodgers Gifford, in Adams Co. Ohio. Seondary source is the 1850 Census of Green Twp., Adams Co. Ohio where it shows they were not mrried in the year prior to the census.

1850 Green Twp., Adams Co. OH
Household 106 Frederick age 25, Mary age 23, and son Chauncey age 6 months

One thing to note here - property listed in Mary Jane Ridout's name on a map of Adams Co. Ohio and is adjacent to her parents property. Reason? An unnaturalized immigrant cannot own property. But Frederick did become a US citizen because he served as Justice of the Peace in Adams Co. Ohio from 11 Apr 1888 to Apr 1894. Citizenship was one of the requirements.

Let me back up to John Ridout.
From Dorset Parish records online research:
John Ridout christened 6 Feb 1791 @ Holnest
father Joseph Ridout, mother Elizabeth Bartlett
John married Ann Bradley 23 Apr 1823 in Yetminster, Dorset, England

children gathered from christening records at www.dorset-opc:
Frederick James info above
Michael Bradley christened 27 Aug 1826 @ Holnest
William christened 17 Feb 1828 @ Holnest
Elizabeth Bradley christened 22 Nov 1829 @ Holnest
Henry chr. 27 Nov 1831@ Holnest and died before Sept 1839
George chr. 10 Nov 1833 @ Holnest
Sarah Bradley chr. 18 Dec 1839 @ Piddletown, Dorset
Henry Bradley chr. 15 Sep 1839 @ Piddletown, Dorset
Joseph chr. 15 Feb 1842 @ Winterborne Came, Dorset
from www.1837-online.com:
Ridout, Henry death 1st quarter 1839 Bath District Vol XI page 23
Ridout, Sarah marriage 3rd quarter 1859 Vol 2a page 30
Ridout, Michael Bradley to Mary (?) Jun 1859 Belper DIstrict, Derbyshire Co. England Vol 76, page 707
Ridout, Caroline christened 14 Aug 1814, base-born dau. of Harriett Hanham of Holnest, John Ridout sworn father.
1841 Census Troy Town (west side of Piddletown) Dorset, England
Household 107/285
Ridout, John age 45 gamekeeper
Ann 30 wife
William 13 son
Elizabeth 11 dau
George 9 son
Sarah 4 daughter
Henry 1 son

1851 Holnest, Dorset, England pages 6 - 7
Household 107/1859
Ridout, John age 55 place of birth: Holnest
Ann 50 Marnhull
George 17 Holnest
Sarah 14 Piddletown
Henry 11 Piddletown
Joseph 9 Came

Now on to what I've discovered for Joseph Ridout:
On marriage record, Elizabeth is listed as the widow of a Ridout. Assumption was made by 2 other family researchers and myself that she may have been a sister-in-law. Search on www. dorset-opc.com led to discovery that Robert Ridout married elizabeth Bartlett on 25 May 1770 in the Parish of Holnest, Dorset, England. Also discovered on this site is a John Ridout marriage to Jenny Loader date 12 Oct 1762. It states that John's parents were Robert Ridout of Middlemarsh & Elizabeth Bartlett of Leigh. So it's very possible that Elizabeth and her 1st husband had children before his death/divorce.

Robert Ridout & Elizabeth Bartelott married 25 Mar 1770, Parish of Holnest
Joseph Ridout, singleman, & Elizabeth Ridout, widow, both of this parish (Holnest) married 26 Jan 1775.

children gathered from Holnest christenings & other records search:
Robert chr. 2 Jan 1777, married Susanna West 2 Jul 1821.
Joseph chr. 2 Feb 1779
Jane chr. 12 Nov 1780
Roger chr. 16 May 1784 d. Mar 1858 Dorset Vol. 5a page 209
Elizabeth chr. 22 Sep 1787
William chr. 3 Jan 1789
John chr. 6 Feb 1791
Sarah chr. 14 Jan 1793
Joseph Ridout listed on Land Tax Assessment for Holnest 1783

Parish of Holnest Burials 1589-1812
Susannah dau of Wiliam & Jane Ridout 26 May 1756
Jenny dau of William & Anne Ridout 3 Feb 1760
Ann Ridout 1 Aug 1765
Jane Ridout 20 Nov 1768
Martha Ridout Jan 1769
Dorothy Ridout 'an Old Woman' 8 Feb 1780
Elizabeth age 1 1/2 years, 3 Mar 1787
Jenny wife of John Ridout, Farmer, 6 Feb 1794
Jane aged 75 wife if John, labourer, 6 Aug 1795
William aged 69, 23 Sept 1800
Mr. John Ridout aged 78, 3 Apr 1801

Holnest Burials 1814-1850
Joseph Ridout age 80, 10 Jan 1819

Surnames: Bradley Ridout
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on 2007-11-22 12:00:11

ann41096 , from kentucky, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jun 2005. is researching the following names: HUNT, RIDOUT, ZEIGLER.

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by ann41096 on 2008-01-04 18:30:05

We also believe younger brother, George(chr. 1833), came to the US and settled in Scioto Co. Ohio (next over from Adams). He was a farmer and landowner. On the 1900 US Census of Wheelersburg,Scioto Co., Ohio, he states he came to US in 1852 and that he'd been married 45 years (= 1855). Need to make a trip to the Scioto Co. courthouse for his marriage info and property deeds.
For Michael Bradley Ridout, according to 1891 Wirksworth, Derbyshire Census, he was a grocer. His wife's name is Mary, 2 children Alfred (b. abt. 1863)and Annie (b. abt 1873) and both born Derby, Wirksworth. Michael is not listed in his father's household in the 1841 Census. There possibly were more children.
Thank you for the info on Elizabeth! Clears up alot!
William was found on the 1851 Longburton, Dorset Census, age 22.
The first Henry was not in his father's household in 1841 and discovered his christening record at HOlnest, Dorset. Since another child was named Henry, I'm assuming he died before 1839, though I haven't found a death/burial record for him.
The second Henry is on the 1841 Census, 1851 Holnest, Dorset Census, and (if I'm correct)1881 All Weston Folk, Dorset Census. Married to a Sarah (Beaton) they have 4 children on household: George, Frank, Frederick, and Jane.
All I have on Joseph is his christening date (15 Feb 1842)and that he was in his father's household on the 1851 Census.

The information I have on Joseph Ridout (abt 1752-1819) is from the Dorset Record Office, the dorset-opc site, and the LDS site, familysearch.org/. I have already posted this on the site.

The Bradley side of the family I have just recently went back to. In 2004, a Dorset researcher was hired. Here are his findings:
Marnhull Baptisms 1745-1812
C 25 May 1766 Michael Bradley, son of Stephen & Melior
C 23 March 1768 Mary Bradley, dau of Stephen & Amelia
C 22 Nov 1772 Stephen Bradley, son of stephen & Melior
C 1 Dec 1756 Betty Rake dau of John & Betty
C 24 Feb 1758 Elizabeth Rake* dau of John & Mary
C 2 Aug 1764 Betty Rake dau of William & Betty
He searched the Marnhull marriages prior to 1766 but did not find one of Stephen to Melior/Amelia.

- Michael Bradley widower and Elizabeth Best widow married 19 April 1790 in presence of Joseph Bastable & Stephen Bradley.
- Michael Bradley & Elizabeth Hunt married 19 April 1787 in presence of Martha Burt & Mary Bradley.
- Henry Best widower married Betty Rake by License in presence of Catherine Clark in 1780. Day & month not recorded but between July & Oct.

I'll continue on tomorrow.

by johnellis on 2008-01-04 20:33:35

I think William John Ridout died during the 2nd quarter of 1854 (Sherbourne, Dorset vol 5a p246). As for Henry, I have found these census records for him:
1861 in Folke, Dorset, England
1871 in Folke, Dorset, England
1881 in Folke, Dorset, England (52 All Weston St)
1891 in Sherborne, Dorset, England

There's also a 1901 census record for a Henry and Sarah Ridout living in Castleton, Dorset, England, with a sister-in-law Jane Willmott, aged 72. Their ages are listed as 60, so it could be them. However, I also found a transcribed death record (www.freebmd.org) for Q3 1897 for a Henry Rideout in Wareham, Dorset, aged 60. This may be him. If not, he could have had a very long life, post 1920, as these death indicies have not yet been transcribed, so a trawl through the actual index page images may be in order.

As for Sarah's death (married name Turton), I believe it was to the end of 1903 in Nottingham, though I'll need to dig more, as in the 1901 census she and her husband Benjamin were in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, after many years in Nottingham, though how long they spent there in total is not known, possibly only a short time. As for how Sarah ended up in Nottingham, it was, as for generations of people in the 19th century, to work in the lace industry.

Sarah and Benjamin had 4 children:
Elizabeth (1864)
George (1865)
Benjamin (1868)
Sarah (1871)

I'll sort out more for you, but it's 1:30am now in the UK and time for sleep!

by ann41096 on 2008-01-05 12:32:24

Marnhull typed transcript of Marriages:
- 4 Dec 1775 William Mullett of Lydlinch & Elizabeth Rake of this parish married in presence of John rake & Christopher Warren.
- 29 Aug 1791 Robert Bartlett & Elizabeth Rake both of this parish married in presence of John Galpin & Rob. Warren.
The hired researcher concluded that the Elizabeth Rake baptised 24 Feb 1758, dau. of John & Mary Rake is ancestor. Baptisms of siblings:
Mary 25 Dec 1752, John 3 Mar 1755, Anne 27 Feb 1761, Lydia 18 Sep 1764, Charlotte 25 Dec 1767, and Alice 20 May 1771.

There is also an ancestrial relationship to a Susanna Buzstore/Burstares/Bustard. Haven't delved into that yet. She was born in Sturminster Newton around 1727.

by ann41096 on 2008-03-15 13:33:21

Children for Frederick James and Mary Jane Gifford Ridout:

1. Chaucey Bradley Ridout b. 28 Dec 1849 d. 25 Jul 1927 New Boston, Scioto Co. OH
Married Martha Martin in 1872

2. George Washington Ridout b. 8 May 1851 d. 20 Sep 1933 Adams Co. OH
Married Florence Ellen Ellis in 1875

3. Elizabeth Ridout b. 10 Jan 1852 d. 22 Jan 1854 Adams Co. OH

4. Charles Theodore Ridout b. Nov 1856 d. 13 Feb 1937 Adams Co. OH
Married Oletha Ollie Moore 24 Nov 1882

5. James Buchanan Ridout b. 1 May 1857 d. 23 Jan 1949 Adams Co. OH
Married Kathryn Hostetter 25 Oct 1885

6. Sarah Ann Ridout b. 17 Jan 1861 d. 23 Mar 1940 Adams Co .OH
Married Richard Moore 9 Aug 1881

7. Alice Jane Ridout b. Feb 1862 d. 27 May 1924 Adams Co. OH
Married George Devoss 26 Sep 1891

8. William Lee Ridout b. 2 Aug 1865 d. 14 Mar 1920 Adams Co. OH
Married Louie B. Metzer 26 Aug 1888

9. Mary F. Ridout b. 14 Aug 1872 d. 29 May 1879 Adams Co. OH

All children born in Green Township, Adams Co. Ohio.
All marriages occurred in Adams Co. Ohio.

Frederick and Mary Jane Ridout are buried in the family cemetery on Long Lick Road in Adams Co. OH. I also believe that children Elizabeth and Mary are buried there also. There is a stone marked Devoss and could be both Alice and her husband. The land is still in the Ridout family. The majority of the Ridout family is buried in Sandy Springs Cemetery, Adams Co. Ohio.

I am a direct descendant of both James Buchanan Ridout and Charles Theodore Ridout.

by ann41096 on 2008-03-15 13:45:21

From Needra Fisher, Feb 2003:
My gggrandfather was the constable of Green Township, Adams Co. OH in the late 1800s to the early 1900s. That is why I have this document. His name was George Davis.

'Justice C.N. Hall writes:
August 30 1880. the Plantiff filed her Bill of Particulars, which was an Affidavit in the substance as follows. Ollie Moore, an unmarried woman, resident within said County and made complaint under oath that on the 13th day of February A.D. 1879 she was delivered of a bastard child and that Charles Ridout is the father of said child, which accusation was by me reduced to writing and sworn to by her.
I then issued a Warrant for said Charles Ridout directed to Constable of Green Township in said County and delivered the same to said Constable who returned the same endorsed as follows.
August 30, 1880 Warrant recalled by Complaintant and cause dismissed. (These parties were married by me on the 24th day of November,1880.)
C.N. Hall, J.P.'

by ranaridibunda on 2008-11-16 09:04:37

Hi... to return to the original post and one entry in particular...

Ridout, Henry death 1st quarter 1839 Bath District Vol XI page 23

This chap does not belong to your family because he belongs to mine :-) He was a young man born of John RIDOUT, my x3 great grandfather. He died of dropsy aged 19.


by RCDS95 on 2010-07-13 14:37:41

Hi everyone.
The Rake family from Dorset. Does anyone know of a John Rake that would have came to the colonies about 1740-1761 (possibly with an Elsa, Else Elizabeth or Alice Rake). My direct ancestor, John Rake, appears out of nowhere starting in 1761 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. There is an Elsa Rake buring in NJ with a headstone date 1765. Some say John Rake was a German Immigrant but no one has proven that. There are no immigration, emigration, ship manifests or naturalization papers ever printed or found containing his name. His homestead and barn were definetly of English style, even the newer addition built before the Revolutionary War. John does not appear to have taken part of the War nor was he a Tory. Many descedants later started adding and "i" after the "a" (Raike) for some reason unknown, unless they knew they were from English descent. The Raikes of England were prominant and well documented, so I don't believe we're related to them. Thank you.

by LeeEllenToniolo on 2014-10-15 02:52:02

My grandmother was ErmaLee Rideout. Her father was Otto Bradley Rideout. His father was James O Rideout and his father was Chauncey Rideout and his father was Frederick j Ridout. An "E" suck in that name over time lol

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