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Marriage: Children:
  1. Elizabeth 'Eliza' Ridgely: Birth: ABT 1776. Death: 27 NOV 1842 in Baltimore , Maryland

  2. Samuel Norwood Ridgely: Birth: 6 FEB 1778 in Baltimore, MD. Death: AFT 1850 in Probably Howard Co., MD

  3. Charles Carnan Ridgely: Birth: 5 FEB 1785 in Anne Arundel, Maryland. Death: AFT 1850 in Anne Arundel, Howard, Md

  4. William Augustus Ridgely: Birth: 20 FEB 1787 in Baltimore., MD. Death: 27 MAY 1867 in Howard County, MD

  5. Ruth Ridgely: Birth: 1800. Death: 25 JUL 1867 in Leonardtown, St. Mary's, Maryland


Notes
a. Note:   NI02903
Note:   There is controversy over parents/ relationships for Ruth Norwood, Samuel Norwood and Patience Howard. Some have Ruth Norwood a d/o Samuel Norwood and Patience Howard marrying Charles Ridgely but this isn't the correct Ruth Norwood as Samuel Norwood and Patience Howard didn't marry until 1791. The Ruth Norwood who married Charles Ridgely was born February 24, 1754. ========== Colonial Families of the United States of America: Volume 2 ISSUE page 617 CHARLES RIDGELY (known as Blackhead), b. 25th Mar. 1749; d. in Baltimore Co., Md., 27th Dec. 1810. Inherited from his father the following plantations, [p.617] 'White Wine and Claret', called the 'Upper Body', 'Hobson's Choice', 'Jones' Addition', 'Round About Hills', 'Paccason', and 'Ridgely's Ridge'. He was prominent in the politics of the State, serving under the Colonial Government and in the General Assembly for 27 years, and was Speaker of the House of Assembly for 13 years. Was Presidential Elector when WASHINGTON was made President. Was a large land proprietor, his principal residence being nine miles from Baltimore near Elkridge, on the Patapsco River. m. 22d Mar. 1773, Ruth NORWOOD, b. 24th Feb. 1754; d. 4th Sept. 1806; only child of Samuel and ??? NORWOOD, who brought him large estate. ============================= listed in her father's will: NORWOOD, SAMUEL, Baltimore Co.10 July 1773; 2 Aug 1773 To dau. Ruth Ridgely, part of tract "United Friendship. If my wife have an heir by me, tracts Onions Interest, "Hails Mill," Patriges Forrest,' part of tract Solset," 18 acres, "Fords Fancy, 60 acres, Owings Adventure, 100 acres. If my wife have issue by me personal estate between said issue and dau. Ruth Ridgely after paying legacies if above issue die without issue above land "United Friendship' to above issue, if both die without issue tract 'United Friendship to my cousin Samuel Norwood son of my brother Edward provided he give to his brother Edward Norwood half of tract left him by his father part of tract United Friendship" if he does not convey said land it to go to my nephew Edward Norwood. To nephews Edward and Samuel Norwood, if said issue and dau. Ruth Ridgely dies without issue tracts Hails Mill, Patrigis Forrest," "Silsed, 18 acres. Fords Fancy, 60 acres, Owings Adventure,' 100 acres. To cousin Zachariah Maccubbin, if said issue and dau. Ruth Ridgely die without issue tract Onions Interest joining "Moales Point." To Richard Cubberly, an orphan I brought up, �5 during life to be paid by who shall get tract "United Friendship and have privilege of living on same as long as he desires. To sister Rachel Gott, �20. To sister Ruth Hurd, �20. To niece Rachel Gott, one negro. Son-in-law, Charles Ridgely, ex. Wit: Charles Ridgely; Joseph Smith; Sam'l. Godman, 39. 402


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