Colonel Henry Ridgely (Jr.)
(-Between 1708/1710)


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Colonel Henry Ridgely (Jr.) 1

  • Born: England
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Howard by 1659
  • Died: Between 1708 and 1710, Prince George's Co., Maryland, (United States)

  Research Notes:


Marriage to Elizabeth HOWARD: (1a) (2b) Elizabeth HOWARD was his wife in 1659.
Marriage to Sarah __: (2a) Bible entry for grandson Nicholas RIDGELY's marriage to Sarah WORTHINGTON states that his grandparents were Col. Henry RIDGELY and Sarah his wife. [NOTE: Gravestone record shows Nicholas's father Henry RIDGELY, son of Col. Henry, was b. 3 Oct 1669.]

Marriage to Alice SKINNER: (1b) Rachel FREEBORNE 1727 deposition stated that Alice SKINNER had come to MD about 56 years ago, and married within a year to Henry RIDGELY. [NOTE: m. ca. 1671].

Marriage to Mary __: (1d,2) Widow of Mareen DUVALL. (2) 1696.
Death: (1e,f) Between 1 Jan 1708 and 13 Jul 1710. Prince George's Co., MD. (2) Will dtd 1705, probated 1710.

(2a) 1659: Hon. Henry RIDGELY of Devonshire, England, settled in MD on a royal grant of 6,000 acres. (1) Henry RIDGELY was NOT from Tiverton, Devon, England as listed by some researchers. The name RIDGELY does not occur there, and this likely is confusion with his second wife Alice SKINNER, who was from Tiverton.
(2b) 1659: Henry RIDLEY demanded lands for transporting himself, Elizabeth HOWARD his wife, and John HALL, Stephen GILL, Richard RAVENS and Jane his servants.

(2) 1661: James WARDNER and Henry RIDGELY were granted a certificate of 600 acres called "Wardridge" on the north side of South River, joining a tract "Broome," formally [NOTE: formerly?] Richard BEARD's, adjoining Neale CLARKE's.
(2d) 1665: James WARNER assigned his right to Henry RIDGELY.
(2) 1679: Henry RIDGELY Sr. was commissioned associate Justice of Anne Arundel Co., MD. (2a) Justice of the Peace.
(2) 1685: Surveyed "Ridgely's Forrest." It covered all the land surrounding Annapolis Junction and Savage Factory.
(2) 1689: Appointed Captain of the Foote.
(2) 1692: Was a member of the Lower House. (2a) Member of the Assembly of the Governmental Council.
(2) 1694: Promoted to Major.
(2) 1694: Promoted to Colonel in the Militia. (2a) Colonel of the Militia.
(2a) Vestryman of the Parish Church of St. Ann's.
(2) 1696: Henry and Mary RIDGELY closed the administation of the estate of Mareen DUVALL. The younger Mareen DUVALL objected to his guardian, Col. RIDGELY, but the courts did not sustain him.
(2) 1699: He granted to his son Henry 220 acres of "Broome" and 200 acres of "Wardridge."
(2) Moved across the river to Prince George's Co., MD, where he became a merchant.
(2) 1702: Col. Henry RIDGELY sold to Charles CARROLL "the house and lot in Annapolis, lately in the tenure of my son, adjoining the lots of Charles and Rachel KILBURNE."
(3) 1705, 30 Apr: Henry RIDGELY, merchant of Prince George's Co., MD, made his will. To wife Mary, executrix and heirs, dwelling plantation and land " catton." To unborn child if male at 21 yrs., if female at 16 yrs. or marriage, plantation "Larkin 's Forrest," bought of Thos. LARKIN, also 100 acres added to same and 500 acres "Marys Delight." Wife afsd to have use of sd land during minority of sd. child, and to possess former should child die without issue. (2) 1705: Col. Henry RIDGELY made his will. "I give to my wife Mary, my home plantation , 'Cotton', 'Mary's Delight' and 'Larkin's Folly', which I bought of Thomas LARKIN, to an unborn child. To son Charles RIDGELY, all that plantation called 'Hogg Neck', and 300 acres of 'Ridgely's Lot' lying at 'Huntington, Anne Arundel', excepting lands sold to Thomas REYNOLDS and Neale CLARKE, near Wm. GRIFFITHs. I give also to son Charles, 300 acres of 'Wardridge' adjoining 'Hogg Neck.' My wearing apparel to my brother, William, and my son, Charles. 'Larkin Forest', if there be no heir, to be divided between Henry RIDGELY and Nicholas RIDGELY, sons of his deceased son, Henry, and Henry, son of his son, Charles RIDGELY. The remaining part of 'Wardridge' to go to grandson Henry RIDGELY, son of Henry, deceased, after Charles had 300 acres out of it. If 'Mary's Delight' is not possessed by an heir, it is to be divided between John BREWER, Joseph BREWER, Thomas ODALL and Henry ODALL, sons of Thomas ODALL (elsewhere written ODELL). I give to my daughter, Sarah ODALL, wife of Thomas, a negroe girl; to all my grandchildren, L10; to my god-daughter, Martha DUVALL, L51, and a cow and calf. To St. Barnabas Church, Queen Parish, Prince George Co., L20. Grandsons Henry and Nicholas RIDGELY to be under the care of Thomas ODALL and Charles GREENBERRY until of age. The remaining part, whether here or in England, to go to my wife and executrix." Wits. Louis DUVALL, Thomas REYNOLDS.
(2) Made codicils to his will.
(2) 1710: Will probated.
(1b,c) 1727: Rachel FREEBORNE deposed that about 56 years ago Alice SKINNER had come to MD, and within a year married Henry RIDGELY of Anne Arundel Co. They had an only son Charles, who according to the deposition of Elizabeth RIDGELY, widow of William RIDGELY, was born about 4 years after the marriage.

Henry married Elizabeth Howard, daughter of Matthew Howard and Anne Hall, by 1659. (Elizabeth Howard was born about 1639 and died before 1699 in Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States).)



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