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Ridley formerly White, of Blagdon, Northumberland (GB Baronet, 1756)

 

Creation: let.pat. 3 Apr 1823

 

Family name: White later Ridley

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Arms:

See Viscount Ridley

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Matthew White, of Blagdon, co. Northumberland, mar. Elizabeth Jackson, dau. and hrss. of John Johnson, of Bebridge and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, both in co. Northumberland, and had issue:

1. Sir Matthew White, 1st Bt.

1. Elizabeth White (d. 4 May 1764), mar. 18 Nov 1742 as his second wife Matthew Ridley, of Heaton, co. Northumberland (d. 6 Apr 1778), and had issue:

1a. Sir Matthew White Ridley, 2nd Bt. MP

2a. Nicholas Ridley, Master in Chancery (b. 5 Mar 1748; dsp. 1 Jan 1804), mar. 1790 Letitia Atkins, dau. of Hugh Atkins

3a. Rev Henry Ridley DD, Prebendary of Gloucester (b.2 Jul 1753; d. 11 Oct 1825), mar. Frances Surtees (d. Jun 1830), dau. of Aubone Surtees, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, co. Northumberland, and had issue

 

Sir Matthew White, 1st Bt.

born

c 1727

died

21 Mar 1763 (bur. at All Saints', Newcastle-upon-Tyne)

created

6 May 1756 a Baronet of Great Britain, styled "of Blagdon, Northumberland"m with remainder, failing heirs male of his body, to those of his sister Elizabeth, wife of Matthew Ridley, of Heston, co. Northumberland

suc. by

nephew

note

Sheriff of Northumberland 1756-57

 

Sir Matthew White Ridley, 2nd Bt. MP

born

28 Oct 1745

mar.

12 Jul 1777 Sarah Colborne (d. 7 Aug 1806), sister and hrss. of William Colborne, of West Harling, co. Norfolk, and dau. of Benjamin Colborne, of Bath, co. Somerset

children

1. Sir Matthew White Ridley, 3rd Bt. MP

2. Nicholas William Ridley later Ridley-Colborne, later 1st Baron Colborne

3. Rev Henry Colborne Ridley, Rector of Hambleden, co. Buckingham (b. 14 May 1780; d. 3 Feb 1832), mar. 21 Apr 1808 Mary Farrer (d. 13 Jun 1837), 1st dau. of James Farrer, of Lincoln's Inn Fields, co. Middlesex, by his wife Frances Loxham, only dau. and hrss. of Rev William Loxham, of Woodford, co. Essex, and had issue

4. Rev Richard Ridley, of Green Hammerton Hall, co. York (b. 28 Aug 1782; dsp. 1845), mar. 8 Nov 1810 Katharine Lucy Johnson (b. 1783; dsp. 1853), only dau. of Rev Richard Poplewell Johnson, of Ashton-upon-Mersey, co. Chester

5. Rev Charles John Ridley, Rector of West Harling, co. Norfolk, Fellow of New College Oxford (b. 5 Sep 1792; d. 1854)

1. Henrietta Elizabeth Ridley (bapt. 26 Jul 1781; d. 10 Oct 1853), mar. (1) 22 Aug 1804 Hon John Scott (b. 8 Mar 1774; dvp. 24 Dec 1805), 1st son and heir ap. of John [Scott], 1st Earl of Eldon, by his wife Elizabeth Surtees, 1st dau. of Aubone Surtees, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and of Hedley, both in co. Northumberland, banker, and (2) 6 Jul 1811 her brother's brother-in-law James William Farrer DL JP, of Ingleborough, co. York, Master in Chancery (b. 11 May 1785; d. 9 Nov 1863), 1st son and heir of James Farrer, of Lincoln's Inn Fields, co. Middlesex, by his wife Frances Loxham, only dau. and hrss. of Rev William Loxham, of Woodford, co. Essex, and had issue by both husbands

died

9 Apr 1813

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Morpeth 1768-74 and for Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1774-1812; suc. his father in the family estate of Heston, co. Northumberland 1778

 

Sir Matthew White Ridley, 3rd Bt., MP

born

18 Apr 1778

mar.

13 Aug 1803 Laura Hawkins (b. c. 1783; d. 22 Jul 1864), yst. dau. of George Hawkins

children

1. Sir Matthew White Ridley, 4th Bt. MP

2. Maj Gen Charles William Ridley CB (b. 1812; d. 1 Feb 1867), mar. 13 Aug 1803 Hon Henrietta Araminta Monck Browne (d. 1 Mar 1869), 1st dau. of Dominick [Browne], 1st Baron Oranmore and Browne, by his wife Catherine Anne Isabella Monck, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Henry Monck, of Fowre, co. Westmeath, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Araminta Gore, 2nd dau. by his first wife of Arthur Saunders [Gore], 2nd Earl of Arran, and had issue

3. Rev Henry Richard Ridley, Vicar of St Cuthbert's, Durham  (b. 12 Jun 1815; d. 16 Jul 1901), mar. 23 Apr 1846 Georgiana Augusta Frederica Bradford (d. 9 Jan 1861), dau. of Lt Gen Sir Thomas Bradford GCB GCH, and had issue

4. Maj Gen Sir William John Ridley KCMG (b. 1817; d. 27 Nov 1868)

5. George Ridley, Member of Parliament for Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1856-60 (b. 1818; d. 1887)

1. Sarah Ridley (d. 22 Jul 1864), mar. 11 Apr 1837 John Cookson JP DL, of Meldon Park, co. Northumberland, High Sheriff for Northumberland 1862 (b. 11 Sep 1808; d. 1 Mar 1892), 1st son and heir of Isaac Cookson JP, of Meldon Park, co. Northumberland (by his wife Jane Cooke, only child of Edward Cooke, of Togston), 3rd son of Isaac Cookson, of Whitehill, co. Durham, by his wife Margaret Wilkinson, dau. of James Wilkinson, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, co. Northumberland, and had issue

2. Laura Ridley (d. 1873), mar. 2 May 1835 Charles Atticus Monck (b. 17 Jul 1805; dvp. 12 Dec 1856), 1st son and heir ap. of Sir Charles Miles Lambert Middleton later Monck, 6h Bt. MP, by his first wife Louisa Cooke, 2nd dau. of Sir George Cooke, 7th Bt., and had issue

3. Louisa Ridley (d. 1894), mar. 8 Jul 1831 Martin T Smith MP, of Shirley, co. Surrey (d. 10 Oct 1880), and had issue

4. Marianne Ridley (d. 1898), mar. 5 Jan 1839 Rev Andrew Corbett, Rector of South Willingham, co. Lincoln (d. 1864)

5. Janetta Maria Ridley (d. 1867), mar. 23 Feb 1843 Isaac Thomas Cookson, of Swinburne Castle, co. Northumberland, 1st son and heir of Thomas Cookson, of The Hermitage, co. Durham (by his wife Elizabeth Selby, only dau. of Charles Edward Selby, of Earle, co. Northumberland), 4th son of Isaac Cookson, of Whitehill, co. Durham, by his wife Margaret Wilkinson, dau. of James Wilkinson, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, co. Northumberland, and had issue

died

14 Jul 1836

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament for Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1812-36

 

Sir Matthew White Ridley, 4th Bt., MP

born

9 Sep 1807

mar.

21 Sep 1841 Hon Cecilia Anne Parke (d. 20 Apr 1845), 1st dau. and cohrss. of James [Parke], 1st Baron Wensleydale, by his wife Cecilia Arabella Frances Barlow, dau. of Samuel Francis Barlow, of Middlethorpe, co. York

children

1. Rt Hon Sir Matthew White Ridley, 5th Bt. MP, later 1st Viscount Ridley

2. Rt Hon Sir Edward Ridley QC, Member of Parliament for South Northumberland 1878-80, High Court Judge 1897-1917 (b. Aug 1843; d. 14 Oct 1928), mar. 29 Jul 1882 Alice Davenport (b. 30 Oct 1860; d. 6 Jun 1945), 2nd dau. of Lt Col William Davenport later Bromley Davenport MP, of Capesthorne Hall, co. Chester, by his wife Augusta Elizabeth Campbell, 1st dau. of Walter Frederick Campbell DL JP MP, 5th of Islay, by his second wife and half first cousin once removed Catherine Cole, yst. dau. of Stephen Thomas Cole, of Twickenham, co. Middlesex, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Henrietta Stanley, 2nd dau. of Edward [Smith-Stanley] 12th Earl of Derby, by his first wife Lady Elizabeth Hamilton, only dau. and hrss. in her issue of James [Hamilton], 6th Duke of Hamilton, by his wife Elizabeth Gunning, suo jure Baroness Hamilton, 2nd dau. of John Gunning, of Castle Coote, co. Roscommon, and had issue

1. Mary Ridley (d. 19 Jul 1902), mar. 14 Jun 1876 Rev Arthur Octavius Medd, Rector of Rothbury, co. Northumberland (d. 1894), and had issue

died

25 Sep 1877

suc. by

son

note

Sheriff of Northumberland 1841; Member of Parliament for North Northumberland 1859-68; Lt Col, Northumberland Yeomanry

 

Rt Hon Sir Matthew White Ridley, 5th Bt. MP, later 1st Viscount Ridley

created

17 Dec 1900 Baron Wensleydale, of Blagdon and Blyth both in the County of Northumberland, and Viscount Ridley

 

The Baronetcy has been held by the Viscounts Ridley since 17 Dec 1900.

 

First written 11 Jan 2011

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