The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Descendant's report for Richard Ridley, farm labourer
Generation No. 1
  1. Richard Ridley, farm labourer He was born 1765 to 1770 at Sussex; died Oct to Dec 1847, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1847 Q4
  He married (1) Ann Wheatley on 29th Apr 1796 at St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex. She was born 1766 at Buxted, Sussex; christened 19th May 1766 at St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex, daughter of William Wheatley & Sarah Wheatley; died Apr 1834 at Maresfield, Sussex; buried 6th Apr 1834 at St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex. They had the following children:
2 iElizabeth who was born 1797 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 2nd Apr 1797 St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex; died 11th Jan 1866 Southborough, Kent
3 iiWilliam who was born 1799 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 28th Jun 1868 St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex; died 1868 Fletching, Sussex
4 iiiLucy who was born 1801 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 24th May 1801 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex; died Oct to Dec 1883
  ivRichard who was born 1803 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 28th Aug 1803 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex; died Jan to Mar 1873
  vThomas who was born 1806 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 23rd Nov 1806 St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  He married (2) Mary Brown on 9th Nov 1837 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex. She was born 1785 to 1790 at Sussex
   
Generation No. 2
  2. Elizabeth Card [Ridley] was the daughter of Richard Ridley, farm labourer and Ann Ridley [Wheatley]. She was born 1797 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 2nd Apr 1797 at St. Margaret's Church, Buxted, Sussex; died 11th Jan 1866 at Southborough, Kent, registered at Tonbridge District, Kent, ref: 1866 Q1
  She married Thomas Card on 17th Nov 1821 at St. Mary's Church, Speldhurst, Kent, witnessed by William Ridley and Eliza Waters. He was born 8th Apr 1781 at Speldhurst, Kent; died 29th Oct 1869 at Speldhurst, Kent. They had the following children:
  iEleanor who was born 1823 at Speldhurst, Kent; christened 9th Nov 1823 St. Mary's Church, Speldhurst, Kent
  iiEmma who was born 1826 at Speldhurst, Kent; christened 28th May 1826 St. Mary's Church, Speldhurst, Kent
5 iiiJesse who was born 1828 at Speldhurst, Kent; christened 5th Oct 1828 St. Mary's Church, Speldhurst, Kent
  ivJames who was born 1831 at Speldhurst, Kent; christened 16th Apr 1831 St. Mary's Church, Speldhurst, Kent
6 vStephen who was born 1836 at Speldhurst, Kent; christened 26th Jun 1836 St. Mary's Church, Speldhurst, Kent; died 13th Jul 1888 Southborough, Kent; buried 17th Jul 1888 Southborough, Kent
   
  3. William Ridley, farm labourer was the son of Richard Ridley, farm labourer and Ann Ridley [Wheatley]. He was born 1799 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 3rd Mar 1799 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex; died 1868 at Splaynes Green, Fletching, Sussex; christened 28th Jun 1868 at St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex
  He married (1) Sarah Morris on 11th Nov 1826 at St. John-under-the-Castle, Lewes, Sussex. She was born 1795 to 1800 at Sussex; died 1842 at Maresfield, Sussex, aged 39 years; christened 1st Jun 1842 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex
  He married (2) Mary Ann on c 1844. She was born 1816 at Ireland; died 1864 at Piltdown, Fletching, Sussex; christened 3rd Jul 1864 at St Andrew & St Mary Church, Fletching, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iSarah A. who was born 1845 at Uckfield, Sussex
   
  4. Lucy Tasker [Ridley] was the daughter of Richard Ridley, farm labourer and Ann Ridley [Wheatley]. She was born 1801 at Maresfield, Sussex; christened 24th May 1801 at St Bartholomew Parish Church, Maresfield, Sussex; died Oct to Dec 1883, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1883 Q4
  She married John Tasker, farm labourer on 5th Dec 1820 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex. He was born 1796 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 16th Oct 1796 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of Philip Tasker and Sarah Tasker; died Oct to Dec 1874, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1874 Q4. They had the following children:
7 iThomas who was born 4th Sep 1826 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 15th Oct 1826 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  iiLucy who was born 24th Jun 1830 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 8th Aug 1830 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  iiiAnna who was born 1831 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 6th Nov 1831 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  ivHannah who was born 1832 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 11th Aug 1832 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  vJohn who was born 1835 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 21st Jun 1835 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  viAnn who was born 3rd Mar 1837 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 16th Jul 1837 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
8 viiSarah who was born 7th Jul 1840 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 13th Sep 1840 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of John Tasker (labourer) and Lucy Tasker; died May 1907 Crowborough, Sussex; buried 16th May 1907 Rotherfield, Sussex, Plot 694
   
Generation No. 3
  5. Jesse Card, grocer and draper was the son of Thomas Card and Elizabeth Card [Ridley]. He was born 1828 at Speldhurst, Kent; christened 5th Oct 1828 at St. Mary's Church, Speldhurst, Kent
  He married Hester on c 1852. She was born 1832 at Penshurst, Kent
   
  6. Stephen Card, carpenter was the son of Thomas Card and Elizabeth Card [Ridley]. He was born 1836 at Speldhurst, Kent; christened 26th Jun 1836 at St. Mary's Church, Speldhurst, Kent; died 13th Jul 1888 at Modest Corner, Southborough, Kent; buried 17th Jul 1888 at St. Peter's Church, Southborough, Kent
  He married Ellen Chapman on 10th Aug 1859 at St. Peter's Church, Southborough, Kent. She was born 1835 at Southborough, Kent; christened 4th Oct 1835 at St. Peter's Church, Southborough, Kent; died 20th Dec 1922 at Tonbridge, Kent. They had the following children:
  iAda Ellen who was born 27th Apr 1860 at Southborough, Kent
  iiTrayton who was born 20th Oct 1861 at Modest Corner, Southborough, Kent; christened 8th Dec 1861 St. Peter's Church, Southborough, Kent
  iiiEllen who was born 5th Feb 1863 at Modest Corner, Southborough, Kent; christened 29th Mar 1863 St. Thomas' Church, Southborough, Kent
  ivStephen who was born 1864 at Modest Corner, Southborough, Kent; christened 29th May 1864 St. Thomas' Church, Southborough, Kent
  vAmy Chapman who was born 1865 at Modest Corner, Southborough, Kent; christened 30th Jul 1865 St. Thomas' Church, Southborough, Kent
  viArthur Bradley who was born 1866 at Modest Corner, Southborough, Kent; christened 30th Dec 1866 St. Thomas' Church, Southborough, Kent
  viiWalter who was born 1868 at Modest Corner, Southborough, Kent; christened 31st May 1868 St. Thomas' Church, Southborough, Kent
  viiiMabel who was born 1870 at Modest Corner, Southborough, Kent; christened 28th Aug 1870 St. Thomas' Church, Southborough, Kent
  ixGertrude Eliza who was born 1872 at Modest Corner, Southborough, Kent; christened 28th Jan 1872 St. Thomas' Church, Southborough, Kent
  xGordon who was born 16th Mar 1873 at Modest Corner, Southborough, Kent; christened 25th May 1873 St. Thomas' Church, Southborough, Kent
  xiEdith Mary who was born 1874 at Modest Corner, Southborough, Kent; christened 29th Nov 1874 St. Thomas' Church, Southborough, Kent
  xiiGeorge who was born 1876 at Modest Corner, Southborough, Kent; christened 30th Apr 1876 St. Thomas' Church, Southborough, Kent
  xiiiRupert who was born 1877 at Modest Corner, Southborough, Kent; christened 25th Nov 1877 St. Thomas' Church, Southborough, Kent
  xivCecil who was born 1879 at Modest Corner, Southborough, Kent; christened 29th Jun 1879 St. Thomas' Church, Southborough, Kent
   
  7. Thomas Tasker, farm labourer was the son of John Tasker, farm labourer and Lucy Tasker [Ridley]. He was born 4th Sep 1826 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 15th Oct 1826 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  He married Amy Baldwin on 3rd Aug 1846 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. She was born 1826 at Chiddingstone, Kent; christened 7th May 1826 at St. Mary's Church, Chiddingstone, Kent. They had the following children:
  iEllen who was born 14th Aug 1846 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 21st Sep 1846 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Thomas Tasker and Amy Tasker; died Jul 1847 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 1 year, daughter of Thomas & Amy; buried 11th Jul 1847 Rotherfield, Sussex
  iiElizabeth who was born 5th Mar 1848 at Crowborough windmill, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 7th May 1848 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Thomas Tasker and Amy Tasker
9 iiiHenry who was born 30th Oct 1850 at Crowborough windmill, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 1st Dec 1850 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Thomas Tasker and Emma Tasker
  ivMary Ann who was born 1853 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 30th Jan 1853 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of Thomas Tasker (labourer) and Amy Tasker
10 vGeorge who was born 1855 at St. John's, Withyham, Sussex; christened 2nd Sep 1855 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of Thomas Tasker (labourer)
  viThomas who was born 1858 at St. John's, Withyham, Sussex; christened 21st Mar 1858 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of Thomas Tasker (labourer) and Amy Tasker
  viiJohn who was born 1860 at St. John's, Withyham, Sussex; christened 16th Sep 1860 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of Thomas Tasker (labourer) and Emma Tasker; died Oct 1870 Withyham, Sussex, infant; buried 30th Oct 1870 Withyham, Sussex
  viiiAnn who was born 1863 at Withyham, Sussex; christened 22nd Feb 1863 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of Thomas Tasker (labourer) and Amy Tasker
  ixThomas who was born 1865 at St. John's, Withyham, Sussex; christened 8th Oct 1865 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of Thomas Tasker (sawyer) and Amy Tasker
  xWilliam who was born 1867 at St. John's, Withyham, Sussex; christened 4th Aug 1867 St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of Thomas Tasker (sawyer) and Amy Tasker
   
  8. Sarah Dadswell [Tasker] was the daughter of John Tasker, farm labourer and Lucy Tasker [Ridley]. She was born 7th Jul 1840 at Crowborough, Sussex; christened 13th Sep 1840 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, daughter of John Tasker (labourer) and Lucy Tasker; died May 1907 at Crowborough, Sussex; buried 16th May 1907 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, Plot 694
  iErnest Eaton who was born 1860 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 13th May 1860 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex
  iiWalter William who was born 4th May 1867 at Shorn Brook, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 11th Apr 1869 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Alfred Dadswell (labourer) and Sarah Dadswell; died Aug 1871 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 4 years; buried 22nd Aug 1871 Rotherfield, Sussex
  iiiFrank John who was born 14th Jan 1869 at Shorn Brook, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 11th Apr 1869 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Alfred Dadswell (labourer) and Sarah Dadswell; died 6th Mar 1879
11 ivCaroline Lucy Ann who was born 20th Apr 1871 at Shorn Brook, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 11th Jun 1871 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Alfred Dadswell (carpenter) and Sarah Dadswell
12 vTrayton Mellon who was born 9th Jul 1874 at Shorn Brook, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 11th Oct 1874 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Alfred Dadswell (carpenter) and Sarah Dadswell
  viArthur Henry who was born 9th Aug 1876 at Shorn Brook, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 10th Sep 1876 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Alfred Dadswell (carpenter) and Sarah Dadswell; died Mar 1877 Rotherfield, Sussex, aged 7 months; buried 18th Mar 1877 Rotherfield, Sussex
13 viiCharles Percy who was born 1879 at Shorn Brook, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 8th Jun 1879 St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Alfred Dadswell (carpenter) and Sarah Dadswell; died July to Sep 1909, aged 30 years
   
Generation No. 4
  9. Henry Tasker, farm labourer was the son of Thomas Tasker, farm labourer and Amy Tasker [Baldwin]. He was born 30th Oct 1850 at Crowborough windmill, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 1st Dec 1850 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Thomas Tasker and Emma Tasker
  He married Jemima Harriett Barton on 13th Jul 1872 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. She was born 1855 at Jarvis Brook, Sussex; christened 6th Feb 1855 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of George Barton (labourer) and Elizabeth Barton
   
  10. George Tasker, garden labourer was the son of Thomas Tasker, farm labourer and Amy Tasker [Baldwin]. He was born 1855 at St. John's, Withyham, Sussex; christened 2nd Sep 1855 at St. Michael's Church, Withyham, Sussex, son of Thomas Tasker (labourer)
  iArthur who was born 1873 at Rotherfield, Sussex
  He married Sophia Adams on 26th Dec 1877 at Holy Trinity Church, Eridge Green, Sussex. She was born 20th Jan 1851 at Turks, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 2nd Feb 1851 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iArchie who was born 1879 at Rotherfield, Sussex
   
  11. Caroline Lucy Ann Brooks [Dadswell] was the daughter of Alfred Dadswell, carpenter and Sarah Dadswell [Tasker]. She was born 20th Apr 1871 at Shorn Brook, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 11th Jun 1871 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, daughter of Alfred Dadswell (carpenter) and Sarah Dadswell
  She married Ernest Henry Brooks, house painter on c 1895. He was born 1870 at Bredhurst, Kent. They had the following children:
  iHilda who was born 4th Sep 1899; died 1998
  iiOlive Blanche who was born 1900; died 19th Dec 1940
   
  12. Trayton Mellon Dadswell was the son of Alfred Dadswell, carpenter and Sarah Dadswell [Tasker]. He was born 9th Jul 1874 at Shorn Brook, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 11th Oct 1874 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Alfred Dadswell (carpenter) and Sarah Dadswell
  He married Rhoda Osborn Lockyer on July to Sep 1900 at Uckfield, Sussex, registered at Uckfield District, Sussex, ref: 1900 Q3 Vol 2B Page 279. She was born 26th Jan 1867 at Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 2nd Feb 1879 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex. They had the following children:
  iRhoda who was born 1901 at Crowborough, Sussex
  iiEthel who was born 1902 at Isle of Wight
   
  13. Charles Percy Dadswell was the son of Alfred Dadswell, carpenter and Sarah Dadswell [Tasker]. He was born 1879 at Shorn Brook, Rotherfield, Sussex; christened 8th Jun 1879 at St. Denys Church, Rotherfield, Sussex, son of Alfred Dadswell (carpenter) and Sarah Dadswell; died July to Sep 1909, registered at East Grinstead District, Sussex, ref: 1909 Q3 Vol 2b Page 71, aged 30 years
  He married Minnie Charlotte Heasman on Oct to Dec 1901, registered at Tonbridge District, Kent, ref: 1901 Q4 Vol 2a Page 1570. She was born 1879 at Tunbridge Wells, Kent. They had the following children:
  iDorothy who was born 1902 at Sundridge, Kent
  iiEdith who was born 1903 at Crowborough, Sussex
  iiiPercy who was born 1904 at Withyham, Sussex
  ivAlfred who was born 1907 at Withyham, Sussex
  vNellie who was born 1909 at Withyham, Sussex
   

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