Col Nicholas Greenberry Ridgely

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Col Nicholas Greenberry Ridgely

  • Birth 1 ??? 1694 Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 16 Feb 1755 Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
  • Burial Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA
  • Memorial ID 68426288

Col Nicholas Greenberry Ridgely was born on 12 February 1693 in Wardridge, Maryland, to Capt Henry Ridgely III and his wife, Katherine Greenberry. His father died when he was six years old and his mother was remarried to Capt John Hammond Jr. He was orphaned at ten years old when his mother died.

At the age of eighteen, Col Ridgely inherited some of his father's land: 275 acres of "My Quarter Plantation" at the head of Broad Creek and 272 acres of "Ridgely's Lot" on the northeast side of the great branch of the Patuxent River. He served as an associate justice for the counties of New Castle, Kent, and Sussex, in Delaware.

Col Ridgely married first Sarah Worthington, 26 December 1711, in St Margaret's Parish, Maryland. They had five daughters, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Ruth, and Ann. He was widowed when his wife died in 1721. He married second Anne French, the widow of James Gordon, 5 December 1723, but was widowed once again when she died in 1733. His third marriage was on 23 December 1736 to Mary Middleton, the widow of Benjamin Vining.

Col Ridgely died, 16 February 1755, aged 62, at Eden Hill in Dover, Delaware, and was buried with his wife at Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery.

Sources: Miscellaneous Americana, History, Biography and Genealogy by William Fletcher Boogher


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  • Maintained by: meet Virginia
  • Originally Created by: P Fazzini
  • Added: 15 Apr 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 68426288
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Nicholas Greenberry Ridgely (1 ??? 1694–16 Feb 1755), Find A Grave Memorial no. 68426288, citing Christ Episcopal Church Cemetery, Dover, Kent County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by meet Virginia (contributor 47100960) .