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Tuesday, 24 August 2021

William Ridgeway and Florence Louise Finnimore

St James Street, Taunton
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William Ridgeway, son of Thomas Ridgway and Ann Tooze, married Florence Louise Finnimore (b. 22 Mar 1880, bap. 12 May 1880), daughter of Henry Finnimore and Louisa Beer, at St. JamesTaunton, on 22 Mar 1903. Witnesses were Henry Finnimore (father) and Alice Maude Finnimore (sister).

William and Florence had five children, all baptised at St Peter’s ChurchUplowman:
  1. Edith Maud Ridgeway born 28 Sep 1904, bap. 6 Nov 1904 
  2. Lily Ridgeway born 23 Feb 1907, bap. 24 Mar 1907
  3. Hilda Ridgeway born 7 Oct 1910, bap. 6 Nov 1910
  4. Elsie Ridgeway born 8 Jul 1912, bap. 28 Jul 1912
  5. Herbert Ridgeway born 4 Apr 1914, bap. 3 May 1914
In 1911, William Ridgway (37) Farm Waggoner, Florence Louise Ridgway (31) were living at Wallflower Cottage, Halberton, with Edith Maud (6), Lily (4) and Hilda (0), as well as William's widowed father, Thomas Ridgway (67).

  • Lily Ridgeway married William J Palk in 1928. In 1939, they were living at Sellake Cottage, Willand. Jack and Lily Palk both died in 1987. They are buried together in Uplowman churchyard.
  • Elsie Ridgeway married Harry Tremlett in 1932. Harry Tremlett died on 20 Jul 1961 and is buried at Uplowman. Elsie Tremlett of 2 Crosses Cottages, Uplowman, died on 29 Dec 1979 and she is also buried in Uplowman, along with her husband.
  • Hilda Ridgeway married Louis Joseph Holway on 1 Jul 1933. In 1939, Louis and Hilda Holway were living in Bridge Street, Uffculme, with daughter Margaret. Hilda Holway died in 1953, aged 42. 

From the Western Times 7 July 1933:

UPLOWMAN AND UFFCULM FAMILIES UNITED


The marriage was solemnised quietly at St Peter's Church, Uplowman, on Saturday, of Miss Hilda Ridgway, third daughter of Mr and Mrs William Ridgway of Neddicott, Uplowman, and Mr Louis Joseph Holway, third son of Mrs and the late Mr Thomas Holway of the Post Office, Cradock, Uffculme. The Rector (Rev. E J Sandford) officiated. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a pretty dress of lido blue silk crepe, the panelled skirt reaching to the ankles and the roll collar, white silk in one half and brick in the other, finished at the point with diamonds of white and brick, and the belt was fastened with a small paste brooch. She wore a large white felt hat and carried a prayer book in place of a bouquet. There was no bridesmaid. Mr Edgar Holway carried out the duties of best man. A reception was held at Nedicott, and the happy couple left for their new home at Bridge Street, Uffculme.
In 1939, back at Wallflower Cottage, Uplowman, were William Ridgeway, Shepherd retired; Florence L Ridgeway, Edith M Ridgeway and Herbert Ridgeway, Farm Carter. 

William Ridgeway died on 27 Jun 1941, aged 67 and is buried at Uplowman.

In 1946, Herbert Ridgeway married Elsie Kelland. Herbert Ridgway of 1 Wallflower [Cottages], Uplowman, died on 28 May 1988, aged 74 and is buried at Uplowman with his wife, Elsie Ridgway (d. 14 Jan 2006).

Florence Louise Ridgway of Sellake Cottage, Uplowman, died on 27 Oct 1965 and is buried in Uplowman churchyard along with her husband, William. She was 85. She left her effects to her eldest daughter, Edith Maud Ridgway, spinster. 

Edith Maud Ridgway never married and died in 1997, aged 92. Edith Maud Ridgway is also buried in the churchyard at Uplowman.

If you're related to any of the people written about, I'm guessing you'll recognise them from the surnames. If you are, do please get in touch.