Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Richard Ridge

First Generation

1. Richard Ridge
was born circa 1766 in Middlesex London England. He died in 1842 in Windsor NSW.

Richard was convicted at The Old Bailey, of theft/burglary, in September 1789.  He arrived on the Atlantic.

[Court Transcript]

 Richard cohabited with  Jane Poole (Convict - Charlotte) in 1802. Jane was born in 1768, in Somerset, the daughter of John Poole and Elizabeth Chedzoy.

Jane was convicted at Somerset, of stealing a silver watch and goods to the value of two pounds fifteen shillings. She was sentenced to be hanged but this was commuted to transportation. She arrived on the Charlotte in January 1788.


Richard married  Margaret Forrester daughter of Robert Forrester (Convict - Scarborough) and Isabella Ramsay(Convict - Mary Ann) in 1809 in Sydney St Philips. Margaret was born on 2 Apr 1795 in Windsor. She died in 1873 in Maitland NSW.

They had the following children:

+ 2 M i James Bligh Ridge
+ 3 M ii Richard Charles Ridge
+ 4 F iii Isabella Jane Ridge
+ 5 M iv Robert Ridge
+ 6 F v Martha Ridge
  7 F vi Elizabeth Lucy Ridge was born in 1824. She died in 1835. She was buried in Sackville Reach Cemetery. [Notes]
  8 M vii William Bligh Ridge was born in 1826. He died in 1851.
+ 9 F viii Mary Ann Ridge
+ 10 F ix Margaret Ridge
+ 11 F x Ann Ridge
  12 F xi Lucinda Sarah Ridge died in 1957.

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