Fonda Flax Carroll Genealogy in Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and South Carolina

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  • ID: I05851
  • Name: Charles Carnan Ridgely , Governor
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 6 DEC 1760 in Baltimore , Maryland
  • Death: 17 JUL 1829 in 'Hampton', Baltimore, Co.
  • Military Service: General
  • Burial: Hampton House Cemetery, Towson, Baltimore Co., Maryland
  • Note:
    CHARLES RIDGELY OF HAMPTON: undoubtedly the richest man to be elected Governor of Maryland,
    His uncle Captain Charles Ridgely, willed his estate to him on the condition that he change his name to Charles Ridgely which he did legally in 1790. He was also known as Charles Ridgely of Hampton.

    Manager of Hampton estate
    Owner of Northampton Iron Works, 1790
    Maryland House of Delegates, 1790-1795
    Maryland Senate, 1796-1800


    Governor of Maryland, 1816-1819 (Federalist and was instrumental in the establishment of the B&O railroad. Interesting item: Marble from the Ridgely estate was used to build the Washington Monument.

    Note: Charles "Of Hampton Mansion" Ridgely built Hampton Mansion between 1783-1790. Charles Ridgely owned 12,000 acres and was childless. Left estate to his nephew, Charles Carnan upon the condition he change his name to Ridgely.
    The Maryland Gazette described him as an aristocrat. 'The splendors with which he entertained, his plate and his equipage, was adapted to his fortune as well as to his disposition, while they procured him the admiration of all, they were never made use of to wound the feelings of any.'

    "At his death, his holdings amounted to about 10,000 acres of land in Baltimore County. He owned over three hundred slaves together with a library of about 175 volumes; silverplate valued at over $2,300 and a total estate of nearly $150,000."


    Military Service: 1794 Brigadier General in the state militia

    Governor of Maryland and owner of the historic Hampton House. He was the nephew of Charles Ridgely and was born Charles Ridgely Carnan but legally changed his name to Charles Carnan Ridgely after the death of his uncle and the inheritance of all his property. Son of John Carnan and Achsah Ridgely but his uncle Charles Ridgely b. 1727 and wife Rebecca Dorsey were like second parents to him and probably how he met Priscilla Hill Dorsey who was Rebecca's baby sister.




    Father: John Carnan b: 1726 in (he took the surname Ridgely)
    Mother: Achsah Ridgely b: 22 JUL 1729 in 'Hampton House', Baltimore, MD

    Marriage 1 Priscilla Hill Dorsey b: 12 JUL 1762 in 'Belmont', Elkridge, MD
    • Married: 17 OCT 1782 in Old Saint Paul's Church, Baltimore , MD
    • Note:
      Name: Charles Ridgely Carnan
      Gender: Male
      Marriage Date: 14 Oct 1782
      Spouse: Priscilla Dorsey
      Spouse Gender: Male
      State: Maryland
      County: Baltimore
      Ancestry.com Maryland database
    Children
    1. Has No Children Charles Carnan Ridgely , Jr. b: 26 AUG 1783
    2. Has No Children Rebecca Dorsey Carnan Ridgely b: 5 MAR 1786 in 'Hampton', Maryland
    3. Has Children John Carnan Ridgely b: 9 JAN 1790 in "Hampton", Baltimore, MD
    4. Has Children Prudence Gough Ridgely b: 15 JUN 1791 in 'Hampton Mansion', Baltimore,Maryland
    5. Has Children Achsah Ridgely b: 20 AUG 1792 in Baltimore, Maryland
    6. Has No Children Henry Ridgely b: 17 FEB 1795 in Hampton House, Baltimore Co., Maryland
    7. Has Children Priscilla Hill Dorsey Ridgely b: 17 MAR 1796 in Maryland
    8. Has Children Eliza Ridgely b: 24 MAY 1797 in Baltimore , Maryland
    9. Has Children David Latimer Ridgely , Esq. b: 19 NOV 1798 in Baltimore, MD
    10. Has Children Sophia Gough Ridgely b: 3 JUL 1800
    11. Has Children Mary Pue Ridgely b: 13 FEB 1802 in Maryland
    12. Has Children Harriet Ridgely b: 13 JUL 1803 in Baltimore , MD
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