Showing posts with label Finnimore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Finnimore. Show all posts

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).
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.

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.

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