Henry Ridgley

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Henry Ridgley (1635–1710) was an early settler of Maryland.[1]

Henry Ridgley
Devonshire, England
Known forJustice of Anne Arundel County
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Howard (1648–1671), Mary Stanton widow of Mareen Duvall,
ChildrenNicholas Ridgley (born 1694)

Early lifeEdit

Ridgley arrived in the colonies in 1659 and demanded 6,000 acres of land for himself, his wife and four servants: John Hall, Stephen Gill, Richard and Jane Ravens. He was an assemblyman in the Governmental Council and a vestryman in the Parish Church of St. Anne's. Charles Calvert, 3rd Baron Baltimore granted Ridgley the title of Justice of Anne Arundel County, Maryland in 1679. The Associators Assembly commissioned him as a "Captain of Foote" in 1689. He was commissioned Lieutenant-Colonel in 1694.

Among the tracts of land Ridgley patented were Wardridge on the South River in 1661; "Ridgley's Forest" now Savage, Maryland; Annapolis Junction, Maryland in 1685; and Broome.

In 1702, he sold his Annapolis estate to Charles Carroll the Settler.[2]


  1. ^ Robert Schnepfe Diggs (1937). The early history of Elkridge Landing. p. 3.
  2. ^ Joshua Dorsey Warfield. The founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties, Maryland. p. 77.

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