Ridout & Bradley Family from Dorset England to Ohio
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
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
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
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