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Ridley, Viscount (UK, 1900)

 

Creation: let. pat. 19 Dec 1900

 

Family name: Ridley

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Arms:

Gules on a Chevron Argent between three Falcons proper as many Pellets

Crest:

A Bull passant the tail turned over the back Gules

Supporters:

On either side a Bull Gules gorged with a Collar Gemelle Or and charged on the shoulder with three Mullets pierced Argent

Motto:

Constans Fidei (Constant in loyalty)

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Mathew White [Ridley], 1st Viscount Ridley, PC

1st son and heir of Sir Matthew White Ridley, 4th Bt., of Blagdon and Heston, both in co. Northumberland, by his wife Hon Cecilia Anne Parke, 1st dau. and cohrss. of James [Parke], 1st Baron Wensleydale

born

25 Jul 1842

mar.

10 Dec 1873 Hon Mary Georgiana Marjoribanks (b. 25 Sep 1850; d. 14 Mar 1899; bur. in her father's vault at Kensal Green Cemetery), 1st dau. of Dudley Coutts [Marjoribanks], 1st Baron Tweedmouth, by his wife Isabell Hogg, 1st dau. of Rt Hon Sir James Weir Hogg, 1st Bt.

children

1. Hon Matthew White Ridley, later 2nd Viscount Ridley

2. Hon Sir Jasper Nicholas Ridley KCVO OBE JP TD, banker (b. 6 Jan 1887; d. 1 Oct 1951), mar. 28 Apr 1911 Countess Nathalie Benckendorff (b. 3 Jun 1886; d. 14 Mar 1968), only dau. of Count Alexander Benckendorff, Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom (by his wife Countess Sophia Petrovna Schouvaloff, dau. of Count Peter Pavlovitch Schouvaloff), 1st son of Count Constantine von Benckendorff by his wife Princess Louise of Croy, dau. of Philip, Prince of Croy, and had issue

1. Cecilia Marjorie Ridley (dvp. 16 Aug 1896)

2. Hon Stella Ridley (d. 8 Jun 1973), mar. (1) 3 May 1905 Rupert Sackville Gwynne JP MP, of Wootton, Polegate, co. Sussex (d. 12 Oct 1924), son of James Eglinton Anderson Gwynne, of Folkington Manor, Polegate, co. Sussex, and (2) 19 Oct 1933 Capt John Hamilton, of Potosi, Bath, Jamaica, Extra ADC to Governor and Commander-in-Chief of Jamaica (d. 2 Nov 1952), son of John Hamilton, and had issue by her first husband

3. Hon Grace Ridley (d. 22 Sep 1959), mar. 9 Jun 1910 as his first wife Roundell Cecil [Palmer], 3rd Earl of Selborne, and had issue

died

28 Nov 1904 (bur. at Stannington)

created

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

suc. by

son

note

admitted to Inner Temple 1864; Member of Parliament for North Northumberland 1868-85 and for Blackpool 1886-1900; Chairman, Northumberland Quarter Sessions 1873-95; suc. his father 25 Sep 1877 as 4th Baronet;  Under Secretary, Home Department 1878-80; Financial Secretary to the Treasury 1885-86; Privy Councillor 1892; Secretary of State for Home Department 1895-1900; an Ecclesiastical Commissioner 1895-1904; Col, Northumberland Yeoman Cavalry

 

Matthew White [Ridley], 2nd Viscount Ridley

born

6 Dec 1874

mar.

8 Feb 1899 Hon Rosamond Cornelia Gwladys Guest DBE (d. 2 Dec 1947), 4th dau. of Ivor Bertie [Guest], 1st Baron Wimborne, by his wife Lady Cornelia Henrietta Maria Spencer-Churchill, 1st dau. of John Winston [Spencer-Churchill], 7th Duke of Marlborough

children

1. Hon Matthew White Ridley, later 3rd Viscount Ridley

1. Hon (Sally) Gwladys Marjorie Ridley (b. 17 Sep 1900; d. 28 Jul 1983), mar. 24 Jul 1920 Capt Cecil Maynard Gordon-Ives (d. 23 Jul 1923), son of Col Maynard Gordon-Ives, of Bentworth Hall, co. Hampshire, and had issue

2. Hon Vivien Catherine Evelyn Ridley (b. 15 Dec 1906; d. 19...), mar. 10 Aug 1934 Baron Hans Karl von Bebenburg, son of Baron Georg Karl von Bebenburg, of Vienna, Austria, and had issue

died

14 Feb 1916

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Stalybridge 1900-04; Private Secretary to the Home Secretary 1900-02 and to the Chancellor of the Exchequer 1903-04

 

Matthew White [Ridley], 3rd Viscount Ridley, CBE

born

16 Dec 1902

mar.

13 Oct 1924 Ursula Lutyens OBE (b. 1904; d. 28 Dec 1967), 2nd dau. of Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens OM KCIE, architect, by his wife Lady Emily Bulwer-Lytton, 3rd dau. of Edward Robert Lytton [Bulwer-Lytton], 1st Earl of Lytton, by his wife Edith Villiers, 2nd dau. of Hon Edward Ernest Villiers (by his wife Hon Elizabeth Charlotte Liddell, 5th dau. of Thomas Henry [Liddell], 1st Baron Ravensworth), brother of George William [Villiers], 4th Earl of Clarendon, and 4th son of Hon George Villiers (by his wife Hon Theresa Parker, only dau. of John [Parker], 1st Baron Boringdon), 3rd son of Thomas [Villiers], 1st Earl of Clarendon

children

1. Hon Matthew White Ridley, later 4th Viscount Ridley

2. Hon Nicholas Ridley MP, later Baron Ridley of Liddesdale (Life Peerage)

1. Hon Laura Consuelo Ridley (d. 22 Jun 1982), mar. 6 Nov 1954 Adrian Frederick Mark Carrick (d. 20 Apr 1985), 2nd son of G P Carrick, of Sanson Seal, Berwick-on-Tweed, and had issue

died

25 Feb 1964

suc. by

son

 

Matthew White [Ridley], 4th Viscount Ridley, KG GCVO

born

29 Jul 1925

mar.

3 Jan 1953 Lady Anne Katherine Lumley (b. 16 Nov 1928; d. 17 Oct 2006), 3rd dau. of Lawrence Roger [Lumley], 11th Earl of Scarbrough, by his wife Katherine Isobel McEwen, only surv. dau. of Robert Finnie McEwen, of Marchmont and Bardrochat, co. Ayr

children

1. Hon Matthew White Ridley, later 5th Viscount Ridley

1. Hon Cecilia Anne Ridley (b. 1 Dec 1953), mar. 14 Oct 1978 Berkeley Arthur Cole, of Battersea Rise, Battersea, London (b. 17 Dec 1949), 1st son of Capt Arthur Gerald Cole, heir presumptive to the Earldom of Enniskillen, brother of David Lowry [Cole], 6th Earl of Enniskillen, and 2nd son of Hon Galbraith Lowry Egerton Cole (by his wife Lady Eleanor Balfour, 2nd dau. of Gerald William [Balfour], 2nd Earl of Balfour), 3rd son of Lowry Egerton [Cole], 4th Earl of Enniskillen, and has issue

2. Hon Rose Emily Ridley (b. 13 Aug 1956), mar. 26 Jan 1980 Owen William Paterson MP, of Shelbrook Hull, Ellesmere. co. Shropshire, 2nd son of Alfred Paterson, of Tarporley, co. Chester, and has issue

3. Hon Mary Victoria Ridley (b. 30 Nov 1962), mar. 1991 John James, son of P L James, of Meesden Hall, co. Hertford

died

22 Mar 2012

suc. by

son

note

Lord Lieutenant and Custos Rotulorum of Northumberland 1984-2000; Lord Steward of the Household 1989-2001; Knight of the Garter 1992; GCVO 1994

 

Matthew White [Ridley], 5th Viscount Ridley

born

7 Feb 1958

mar.

1989 Anya Christine Hurlbert, dau. of Dr Robert Hurlbert, of Houston, Texas, USA

children

1. Hon Matthew White Ridley (b. 27 Sep 1993)

1. Hon ..... Ridley (b. 16 Jun 1997)

 

Last updated 27 Mar 2012

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Titles:

5th Viscount Ridley

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 19 Dec 1900)

5th Baron Wensleydale, of Blagdon and Blyth both in the County of Northumberland

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 19 Dec 1900)

9th Baronet, styled "of Blagdon, co. Northumberland"

(Great Britain, let. pat. 6 May 1756)

 

Address:

Boston House, Blagdon, Seaton Burn, Northumberland NE13 6DD

Tel:  01670 789236   Fax:  01670 789560

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