Archives of Maryland
(Biographical Series)

Charles Ridgely of Hampton (1760-1829)
MSA SC 3520-1446

Governor of Maryland, 1816-1819 (Federalist)

Born:  December 6, 1760 in Baltimore as Charles Ridgely Carnan.  His uncle, Captain Charles Ridgely, willed his estate to him on the condition that he assume the name Charles Ridgely; he did so legally in 1790.  He was also known as Charles Ridgely of Hampton.1
Father:  John Carnan2
Mother:  Achsah (Ridgely) Carnan3
Marriage:  October 17, 1782 to Priscilla Dorsey4
Children:  Charles Carnan, Jr., Rebecca Dorsey, Priscilla Gough, John Carnan, Prudence, Achsah, Henry, Priscilla Hill, Eliza, David Latimer, Sophia Gough, Mary Pue, Harriet5
Education:  received at home6
Religious affiliation:  Episcopalian7
Military service:  brigadier general, Maryland Militia, commissioned 17948
Positions held:
            Manager of Hampton estate
            Owner of Northampton Iron Works, 1790
            Maryland House of Delegates, 1790-1795
            Maryland Senate, 1796-1800
            Governor of Maryland, 1816-18199
Died:  July 17, 1829, at "Hampton," Baltimore County10
Burial:   family vault at "Hampton"11

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