Charles Ridgely papers
The Charles Ridgely papers contains papers pertaining to Captain Charles Ridgely, 1733-1790; his nephew and heir Charles Carnan Ridgely, 1769-1829; Charles Carnan Ridgely's son John Ridgely, 1792-1867; John's father-in-law (and distant relative) Nicholas Greenberry Ridgely, 1771-1829; and John's son Charles, 1830-1872.
- Ridgely, Capt. Charles, 1733-1790 (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Captain Charles Ridgely (1733-1790) was a sea captain, planter, iron master, Baltimore County politician, and builder of the Ridgely estate.
His nephew, Charles Carnan Ridgely (1760-1829) inherited the Northampton Furnace and the Hampton estate from his uncle. He served in the Maryland legislature and was governor of Maryland from 1816-1819.
John Ridgely (1792-1867) was the son of Charles Carnan Ridgely. In 1828 he married his distant relative Eliza E. Ridgely (1803-1867) who was the daughter of Nicholas E. Ridgely. Eliza was musically talented. John and Eliza had a son named Charles Ridgely (1830-1872.)
Nicholas Greenberry Ridgely (1771-1829) was a Baltimore grocery merchant in the firm of Macdonald and Ridgely.
7.13 Linear Feet (15 boxes)
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gifts of Captain John Ridgely and John Ridgely, Jr., 1935, 1937, and 1944.
- Guide to the Charles Ridgely papers
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- 2019-09-10: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Micah Connor.