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Rev. Benjamin Ridsdale

Rev. Benjamin Ridsdale

Male 1819 - 1883  (64 years)

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  • Name Benjamin Ridsdale 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 11 Apr 1819  Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 14 Jul 1822  Shoreditch, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Benjamin Ridsdale, son of William Ridsdale and Ann, was baptized at Saint Leonards, Shoreditch.
    Gender Male 
    1841 England Census 1841 
    not located 
    Travel Between Sep 1843 and 1856  Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    as a Wesleyan Missionary 
    • http://www.genealogyworld.net/ellen/barnabas.html

      The necessary preparations having been made for the voyage, Mr. Shaw had once more to go through the painful process of taking leave of dear friends and relatives, without any hope of ever seeing them again in this world. The task was rendered more tolerable, however, than it had been on former occasions, by the removal to the "better country" of his aged parents, and from the circumstance that he now took the whole of his family out with him. The committee announced the departure of the Mission party in the following terms:--"The well-known and highly-respected Missionary, the Rev. Barnabas Shaw, embarked on board the Persia for the Cape of Good Hope, on the 5th of September, 1843. He was accompanied by Mrs. Shaw and four children, by his son, the Rev. Barnabas J. Shaw and his wife, by the Rev. Benjamin Ridsdale and his wife, and by the Rev. Thomas B. Catterick. The return of Mr. Shaw to the scene of his early and successful labours as a Missionary, cannot but be regarded with the deepest interest, which is heightened by the consideration, that his intention is to proceed, immediately after his arrival into the interior, to Great Namaqualand and the Damara country, with a view to the reinforcement of the older Missions, and the commencement of a Station for the benefit of the Damara nation. Many fervent prayers will be offered up for the success of his important enterprise."
    1861 England Census 1861 
    not located 
    1871 England Census 1871  Oldbury, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • District 5, pp. 38-39
      17 Wesley Street
      Benjamin Ridsdale    Head  Mar  51   Wesleyan Minister of Oldbury Circuit  Yorkshire  Hull
      Eliza          "              Wife    Mar  55                                                                    "            "
      Jane M.     "               Dau   Unm  22   Schoolmistress                      Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town
      Ellen M.      "              Dau   Unm  16           "                                              "                         Wynberg
      -----  p. 39  -----
      Sarah F Ridsdale      Dau   Unm   15   Schoolmistress                      Cape of Good Hope, Wynberg
      Alice K. Browning    Serv   Unm  14   Domestic Servant                   Port Adelaide Australia
    1881 England Census 1881  Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • District 44, p. 9
      9 Park Road
      Benjamin Ridsdale    Head  Mar   61   Retired Wesleyan Minister   Yorks  Hull
      Eliza              "           Wife  Mar   65                                                   "         "
      Jane M.         "           Dau   Unm  39                                                  Cape of Good Hope
      Ellen M M      "            Dau  Unm   26   Daily Governess Teacher         "
      Sarah F        "            Dau  Unm   25        "                                            "
      Charles H     "            Son  Unm   20   Analytical Chemist                  Cambridgeshire Ely
      Alice K. Browninig   Serv  Unm   24   General Servant                      South Australia
    Death Registration Between 1 Jul 1883 and 30 Sep 1883  Stockton Registration District, County Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vol. 10a, p. 28 
    • Benjamin Ridsdale, age 64, died.
    Died 23 Jul 1883  Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 27 Jul 1883  Oxbridge Cemetery, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 6 Sep 1883  Durham, County Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • RIDSDALE, Benjamin
      Personal Estate £489 13s. 9d.
      The Will of Benjamin Ridsdale late of 9 Park road, Stock-on-Tees in the County of Durham who died 23 July 1883 at 9 Park road was proved at Durham by Eliza Ridsdale of 9 Park road, Widow, the Relict and Alfred John Morton Ball of Stoud in the County of Gloucester Solicitor, the Executors.
    Person ID I2199  Ridsdale Families
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2015 

    Father William Ridsdale,   b. Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1837, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ann Croft,   b. Between 1788 and 1791, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1850, Finsbury, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1807  Sculcoates, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F447  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eliza Ward,   b. Abt 1815, Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1898, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married Between 1 Jul 1843 and 30 Sep 1843  Sculcoates Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Registration Between 1 Jul 1843 and 30 Sep 1843  Sculcoates Registration District, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Vol. 22, p. 355 
    • Benjamin Ridsdale and Eliza Ward were married.
    Children 
     1. Jane Maria Ridsdale,   b. Abt 1849, Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, Western Cape, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1926, Wotton under Edge, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)
     2. Arthur Samuel Ridsdale,   b. 29 Mar 1853, Wynberg, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Province, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1917, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. Ellen M. M. Ridsdale,   b. Abt 1855, Wynberg, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Province, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     4. Sarah Felicia Ridsdale,   b. Abt 1856, Wynberg, Cape of Good Hope, Cape Province, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1937, Gloucester Rural Registration District, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years)
     5. Benjamin William Ridsdale,   d. Between 1 Jan 1860 and 31 Mar 1860, Ely Registration District, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Charles Henry Ridsdale,   b. Between 1 Apr 1861 and 30 Jun 1861, Ely, Cambridgeshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1934, Glaisdale, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2012 
    Family ID F574  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Apr 1819 - Hull, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 14 Jul 1822 - Shoreditch, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Between 1 Jul 1843 and 30 Sep 1843 - Sculcoates Registration District, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage Registration - Vol. 22, p. 355 - Between 1 Jul 1843 and 30 Sep 1843 - Sculcoates Registration District, Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTravel - as a Wesleyan Missionary - Between Sep 1843 and 1856 - Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope, Western Cape, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1871 England Census - 1871 - Oldbury, Staffordshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1881 England Census - 1881 - Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath Registration - Vol. 10a, p. 28 - Between 1 Jul 1883 and 30 Sep 1883 - Stockton Registration District, County Durham, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jul 1883 - Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 27 Jul 1883 - Oxbridge Cemetery, Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 6 Sep 1883 - Durham, County Durham, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Rev. Benjamin Ridsdale (1819-1883)
    Rev. Benjamin Ridsdale (1819-1883)
    Rev. Benjamin Ridsdale (1819-1883)
    Rev. Benjamin Ridsdale (1819-1883)

    Histories
    Scenes and Adventures in Great Namaquala
    Scenes and Adventures in Great Namaquala
    Memoir of Rev. Benjamin Ridsdale missionary work in South Africa.