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A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature 1635-1789 by Edward C. Papenfuse, et. al.
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BIOGRAPHIES RH

RIDGELEY (RIDGELY), HENRY (?-1710).
BORN: probably in Devonshire, England. IMMI-
GRATED: in 1659, as a free adult with Elizabeth
Howard and servants, possibly from Virginia. RE-
SIDED: in Anne Arundel County until ca. 1696;
Prince George's County, after 1696 to death.

FAMILY BACKGROUND. BROTHER: William, who

immigrated in 1672. MARRIED first, probably be-
tween 1659 and 1664, Elizabeth, probably the
daughter of Matthew Howard and wife Ann. Her
brothers were probably Cornelius Howard (?-
1680); Matthew (ca. 1640-1692/93), who married
Sarah Dorsey; Samuel; John; and Philip, who
married Ruth Baldwin. Her sisters were probably
Mary (?-by 1678), who married John Hammond
(1643-1707); Anne. MARRIED second, possibly
Sarah (last name unknown). MARRIED third, by
1695, Mary, widow of Mareen Duvall (?-1694).
Mary Duvall Ridgely married third, by 1712, Rev.
Jacob Henderson, rector of Queen Anne's Par-
ish, Prince George's County. CHILDREN. SON: Henry
(1669-1699/1700), who married Katherine,
daughter of Nicholas Greenberry (1627-1697);
Charles (?-1722), who married Elizabeth (last
name unknown). DAUGHTERS: Sarah (?-1726),
who married first, John Brewer (?-1690), and
second, Thomas Odall (Odell). PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION: illiterate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION:
Anglican; Queen Anne's Parish, Prince George's
County; major contributor toward fund for build-
ing new church in that parish, 1709. SOCIAL STA-
TUS AND ACTIVITIES: arrived in Maryland with
three or four servants. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
planter, merchant. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE
SERVICE: Lower House, Anne Arundel County,
1692-1693. LOCAL OFFICES: justice, Anne Arun-
del County, 1679-1695/96 (quorum, 1694-1695/
96); Queen Anne's Parish Vestry, Prince George's
County, 1705. MILITARY SERVICE: captain, by
1689-1692; major, 1692-1694; lt. colonel, 1694-

1699. WEALTH DURING LIFETIME. LAND AT FIRST

ELECTION: at least 1,120 acres in Anne Arundel
and Kent counties. WEALTH AT DEATH. DIED: will
probated July 13, 1710, in Prince George's County.
PERSONAL PROPERTY: TEV, at least £3,186.12.6
(including 32 slaves and 376 oz. plate). LAND:
more than 1,170 acres in Prince George's and
Anne Arundel counties.

RIDGELY, HENRY (1728-1791). BORN, on May
17, 1728, in Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arun-
del County; second son. NATIVE: fourth genera-
tion. RESIDED: near Elkridge, Anne Arundel

County. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: Henry

Ridgely (?-1750), son of Henry Ridgely and wife
Katherine Greenbury. MOTHER: Elizabeth War-
field (?-1762), daughter of Benjamin Warfield
(?-1718) and wife Elizabeth Duvall. AUNT: Eliz-
abeth Ridgely (?-1734), who married Thomas
Worthington (ca. 1691-1752/53). BROTHERS:
Greenbury (1726-1783), who married Lucy
Stringer (?-1815); Nicholas (1729/30-1732);
Benjamin (1731/32-?); Joshua (1733/34-?);
Charles Greenbury (1735-?); Thomas (1740-?);
and Nicholas Greenbury (1742-?). SISTERS:
Katherine (1723-ca. 1751), who married Capt.
Philemon Dorsey; Anne (1725-?), who married
Brice T. B. Worthington (1727-1794); Elizabeth
(1737-by 1761), who married Thomas Dorsey (?-
1790); and Sarah (1745-?), who married Charles
Greenbury Griffith (1744-1792). FIRST COUSINS:
Brice T. B. Worthington (1727-1794), Nicholas
Worthington (1734-1793). NEPHEW Richard Ridgely
(1755-1824). NIECE: Ann Dorsey (1740-1795),
who married John Dorsey (1734-1779). MARRIED
on November 11, 1750, his first cousin Anne (1730-
1767), daughter of Joshua Dorsey (ca. 1686-1747)
and wife Anne (?-1771). Anne was the grand-
daughter of Henry Ridgely and wife Katherine
Greenbury. She was the niece of Elizabeth Ridgely
(?-1734), who married Thomas Worthington (ca.
1691-1752/53). Her brothers were Henry (1712-
?), who married Elizabeth (1717-?), daughter of
Thomas Worthington (ca. 1691-1752/53); Phile-
mon (1714-?), who married first, Catherine
Ridgely, and second Rachel Lawrence; Joshua
(1722-1790); Nicholas (1725-?), who married
Elizabeth Worthington; and Charles (1736- by
1770). Her sisters were Rachel (1717-?), who
married John Warfield; Sarah (1733-?); Eliza-
beth (1719-?), who married John Dorsey; and
Katherine (1727-1746). Her first cousins were
Brice T. B. Worthington (1727-1794); Nicholas
Worthington (1734-1793). Her niece was Ann
Dorsey (1740-1795), who married John Dorsey
(1734-1779). CHILDREN. SONS: Henry (1751-died
in infancy); Henry (1758-?); and Joshua (1763-
1767). DAUGHTERS: Elizabeth (1752-?), who
married Dr. Charles Alexander Warfield; Anne
(1754-?), who married Major Thomas Snowden;
Polly (1756-?), who married Thomas Sapping-
ton; Henrietta (1760-died in infancy); Henrietta
(1761-?); and Sarah (1766-?). PRIVATE CAREER.
EDUCATION, literate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION:
Anglican, Queen Caroline Parish, Anne Arundel

County. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Mr., by

1754; Gent., by 1770. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE:
merchant; planter. PUBLIC CAREER. LEGISLATIVE

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