Charles Ridgely "the Planter"
(Abt 1670-1705)
Deborah Dorsey
(Abt 1685-Bef 1752)
John Howard Jr.
(1667-1703)
Mary Warfield
(Abt 1670-1699)
Colonel Charles Ridgely II
(1702-1772)
Rachel Howard of "Hampton"
(Abt 1696-1750)

Captain Charles Ridgely III of "Hampton"
(1733-1790)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Rebecca Dorsey

Captain Charles Ridgely III of "Hampton" 1 2 3 4

  • Born: 1733
  • Marriage (1): Rebecca Dorsey
  • Died: 28 Jun 1790 at age 57
  • Buried: "Hampton", Baltimore Co., Maryland, United States

   Another name for Charles was Capt. Charles "the Mariner" Ridgely.

  Research Notes:

From Wikipedia - Charles Ridgely II. :

"Children:...
6. Capt. Charles Ridgely III "Charles The Mariner" (1733-1790), builder of "Hampton ", who married Rebecca Dorsey (1738-1812), daughter of Caleb Dorsey, Jr. (1710-1772) and Priscilla Hill (1718-1782)."

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From Side-Lights on Maryland History, vol. 2, pp. 212-213:

"In the year 1758 [Colonel Charles Ridgely] acquired by patent a tract called Northampton, to which his son, Captain Charles, added. Colonel Charles Ridgely married Rachel Howard, granddaughter of the original John Howard, of England, one of the five brothers who came early into Maryland.

"Their son, Captain Charles Ridgely, was the builder of Hampton, which has descended for several generations from father to son.

This was built in the heart of Captain Ridgely's estate, and the terraced gardens, laid off under his directions, with their clipped borders of English box, still continue as in the days when the gallant officer strolled through them with his young wife, the demure little Methodist, Rebecca Dorsey, of whom the interesting story is told that, while she opened Hampton House with a large prayer meeting, her less pious lord held a rollicking card party in the attic with his fellow-officers! Priscilla, the young sister of Rebecca Dorsey Ridgely, married Governor Charles Ridgely Carnan, nephew and heir of the gallant Captain, who served his country not only as an officer in the Revolutionary War, but also as a member of the Continental Congress in 1776 and who changed his name from Carnan to Ridgely."

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Is this the Charles Ridgely listed in all these entries?

From Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774, pp. 5-6:

"BACK RIVER UPPER HUNDRED, 1763"

[Among those listed are:]
Cockey, John
Cockey, Joshua
Cockey, William
Ridgley, Charles Sr.
Ridgley, Charles Jr.
Talbott, Edward
Gudgeon Mary"

Ibid., p. 11:

"LIST OF CREDITORS OF SAMUEL HYDE, 1764

"The following notice appeared in The Maryland Gazette on September 13, 1764: 'Pursuant to a letter, which I received lately from John Hyde, Esq., of London, I hereby give notice to those persons who were creditors of his brother Samuel Hyde, of London, Merchant, for the sums affixed to their respective names mentioned in the following list, or to their representatives, that the subscriber will attend at the house of Mrs. Orrick, in Baltimore-Town, the sixth day of November, to pay the said sums to the perons, on their appying to him at that time and place; but if any whose names are insterted, did proceed by way of attachment against the effects of said Samuel Hyde, so as to run him or his estate to any costs, they need not apply; for payments are only intended for those who did not proceed o recover their debts, or those who may have proceeded and did not recover without burdening him or his effects with costs. Signed: Charles Ridgely, Jr.'

"The list contains 186 names of persons residing in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Patowmack, Patuxent, Herring Bay and the Clifts. The highest amount owed to one creditor was seven pouds, sixteen shillings (7.16), with the average being around two pounds. The fifty creditors who lived in Anne Arundel and Baltimore were grouped together and separated from the rest, as shown in the following list:"

[Among those listed are:]
Colegate, Benjamin 0.18
Day, Edward 5.2
Dyer, Penelope 1.5
hammond, Col. Charles 2.10
Hall, William 0.17
Owings, Samuel 0.5
Day, John Jr. 7.14


Ibid., pp. 24-25:

"ADDRESS FROM SUNDRY INHABITANTS OF BALTIMORE TOWN, 1767
"The following address from sundry inhabitants of Baltimore Town to his Excellency Horatio Sharpe, Esquire, Governor and Commander in Chief in and over the Province of Maryland, was presented on April 2, 1767 (Archives of Maryland, 32:187): …
[Among those signing are:]
Thomas Chase
John Ridgely
William Lux
Darby Lux
Charles Ridgely, Jr.

Ibid., pp. 50-54:

"A LIST OF TAXABLES IN BACK RIVER UPPER HUNDRED IN 1773 TAKEN BY WILLIAM HUTSON"

[Among households and garrisons(?) listed are:]

Ridgley, Charles; William Cloman; John Corns; Negroes: Captain, Frank, Dick, Harry, Hester, Paterson, James, Cate(1), Phillis, Cate(2), Tony

Ridgley, Charles, Captain at Northamton Qtr.; Samuel Merry; John the Wagoner; George Goodwin; Edward Welch; Duch Henry; Shepard; Samuel; Dile; John Bowest; Denis; Jack Gum; Coleman; Michael; Slight; Negroes: Bob, Marane, Casly

Ridgley, Charles, Captain, and Company at the Northamton Fce.; Henry Howard; Benjamin Deaver; Caleb Warfield; John Vaughn; B. Legget; Daniel Barker; Philip Beal; Richard Gough; Johnus White; John McvCown; Joseph Allen; William Onion; Charles Doud; Joseph Harvey; Michael Martain; Timothy Murphy; Samuel Coil; John Dehoddy; Edw. Corckland; James Roany; Barney Quin; William Stevens; Thos. Ellishear; Samuel Fisher; Edmond Gunshaw; John Puit; Thos. (?)nahory; Martin Poltis; Henry Riddon; Dennis White; Wm. McConnel; Joseph Wood; Daniel Boot; Thomas Davy; Wm. Connelly; William Roe; John Fonhue; Negroes: Toby, Helton, Joe, Lyn, tom, Jupiter, Teaner, Hannah, Jonathan, Dan

Ibid., pp. 62-65:

"LIST OF TAXABLES IN GUNPOWDER UPPER HUNDRED, BALTIMORE COUNTY, TAKEN BY SUTTON GUDGEON, 1773

[Among those listed are:]

Dulany, Walter, at Qtr. and Charles Wells, Overseer; Samuel Chuen; Joseph West; Peter Hickby; Negroes: Simon, Punch, Cesar, Joe, Will, John, Jack, Phil, Dol, Rachel, Bec, Hegar, Sal

Ridgly, Charles (Qt); Robert Shaw; William Taylor; Timothy Wren; George Ogle; William Gilburn; Richard Harvey; Negroes: Ben, London, Cesar, Farar"

Ibid., pp. 77-80:

"LIST OF TAXES TAKEN IN BY NATHAN PERRIGO, CONSTABLE OF PATAPSCO LOWER HUNDRED FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD GOD 1773"

[Among those listed are:]

Lux, Darby; Richard Holden, slave; Negro Anthoney

Merryman, Aberilah, widow; Negroes: Ben, Toney, Flora, Lib, Hannar

Merryman, Joseph; Martin, his man

Ridgley, Charles; Negroes: Jack, Will, London, Dick, Sarah, Judia; White servants: Adam Bayles, James Bradley, Elias Button, Richard Hull, Tim Hurley, Samuel Bugh(?), Daniel Davis, Larry Garbin, Derby Kelly, Mathew Moade, Daniel Gallion, John McGinwish

Ibid., pp. 88-89:

"MEMBERS OF THE BALTIMORE COMMITTEE OF OBSERVATION, 1774

"From the proceedings of this committee (a copy of which is in the Maryland Historical Society Library) the following inhabitants of Baltimore Town and Baltimore County were duly chosen to serve on the committee in accordance with the 11th Resolve of the Continental Congress, November 19, 1774:

"Andrew Buchanan, Chairman, and Robert Alexander, Clerk....

"BALTIMORE TOWN: ... William Lux, ... John Merryman, ...

"PATAPSCO LOWER HUNDRED: Charles Ridgely and Thomas Sollers.

"PATAPSCO UPPER HUNDRED: Zachariah McCubbin, Charles Ridgely (son of William), and Thomas Loyd...

"BACK RIVER UPPER HUNDRED: Samuel Worthington, Benjamin Nicholson, T. C. Deye, John Cradock, Darby Lux, and William Randall....

"NORTH HUNDRED: Jeremiah Johnson and Elisha Dorsey....

"'Resolved that the same or any seven of them have power to act in matters within the Town of Baltimore and that any five may act in matters without the said Town in the said County. Resolved that T. C. Deye, Capt. Charles Ridgely, Walter Tolley, Jr., Benjamin Nicholson, Samuel Worthington, John Moale, Doctor John Boyd, and William Buchanan, or any three of them, be a Committee to attend the General Meeting at Annapolis on Monday, the 24th of this month. Resolved that Robert Alexander, Samuel Purviance, Jr., Andrew Buchanan, Doctor John Boyd, John Moale, Jeremiah Townly Chase, William Buychanan and William Lux, be a Committee of Correspondence for Baltimore County and Baltimore Town, and that any four of them have power to act.'
Noverber 21, 1774"

"November 21, 1774"

Ibid., pp. 89-105:

"TAXABLES IN ST. PAUL'S PARISH, BALTIMORE COUNTY, IN 1774

"This list of taxables is recorded in Reverend Ethan Allen's book entitled Historical Sketches of St. Paul's Parish in Baltimore County, Maryland which he compiled in 1855. A copy is available in the Maryland Historical Society Library in Baltimore...

Ibid., pp. 97-99:

"WESTMINSTER HUNDRED, 1774"
[Among those listed are:]
*Col. John Dorsey
William Lux -25
*Ann Lux, widow
Charles Ridgely, Jr. - 3
Ridgely & Nicholson, acct., William Robinson - 0
*Richard Ridgely

Ibid., pp. 104-105:

"[Taxables in] PATAPSCO LOWER HUNDRED IN 1774"
[Among those listed are:]
Darby Lux - (B.R.U.)
Capt. Charles Ridgely - 13

Ibid., pp. 104-105:

"TAXABLES IN ST. PAUL'S PARISH, BALTIMORE COUNTY, IN 1774

"This list of taxables is recorded in Reverend Ethan Allen's book entitled Historical Sketches of St. Paul's Parish in Baltimore County, Maryland which he compiled in 1855. A copy is available in the Maryland Historical Society Library in Baltimore. Each person named therein is followed by a number which represents the number of taxables in his house. This list, in 1774, only gives the household head by name. The list also contains names of persons in Rev. Dr. West's list in the year 1786/7, and these names (marked with an * asterisk) appear to have been in St. Paul's in 1774 as well.

"…PATAPSCO LOWER HUNDRED IN 1774

"...Darby Lux - 2 (B.R.U.), ...Capt. Charles Ridgely - 13,…Rebecca Talbot - 1,… *Benjamin Talbott,…Joseph Wells - 1…"


  Burial Notes:

From Historic Graves of Maryland, p. 147:
"In the family vault at 'Hampton,' built of marble and brick, repose six and possibly seven generations of Ridgelys. Capt. Charles Ridgely, born in 1733; died June 28, 1790, made provisions in his will for the building of this vault. Tradition says that his remains, with those of his father, Col. Charles Ridgely, and other members of his family, were placed here when the city of Baltimore ran its streets through the Spring Garden property, owned by the Rodgelys, and obliterated all traces of an earlier burying ground. A complete record of those buried at Hampton begins, however, with the succeeding generation, and as one looks through the iron grating of the doorway, one sees a wall of marble slabs duly inscribed with the names of the dead. This final touch, by which a charnel house was transformed into a worthy monument to her race, was given by the late Mrs. Charles Ridgely, a granddaughter of Governor Charles Ridgely with whom the record begins."


Charles married Rebecca Dorsey, daughter of Caleb Dorsey Jr. of "Belmont" and Priscilla Hill. (Rebecca Dorsey was born in 1738 and died in 1812.)


Sources


1 Ridgely, Helen W, Historic Graves of Maryland and the District of Columbia (New York: The Grafton Press, 1908.), pp. 147-148.

2 Wikipedia.org, Charles Ridgely II.

3 Richardson, Hester Dorsey, Side-Lights on Maryland History with Sketches of Early Maryland Families. (Vol. 2. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins, 1913.), pp. 212-213.

4 Peden, Henry C., Jr, Inhabitants of Baltimore County 1763-1774. (Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1989.).


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