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Tuesday, 24 August 2021

Henry Ridgeway and Maud Emily Kemp

West Anstey: village
cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Martin Bodman - geograph.org.uk/p/147405

Henry Ridgeway, Police Constable, fifth son of Thomas Ridgway and Ann Tooze, married Maud Emily Kemp (b. 10 Aug 1872), daughter of William John Kemp and Mary Prouse, on 27 Jul 1899, at St Petrock's ChurchWest Anstey, Devon. Maud's father, William John Kemp, was also a Police Constable.

Henry and Maud had three children: 
  1. Harold Henry Ridgeway bap. 3 Jun 1900 in Denbury
  2. Gwendoline Maud Ridgeway b. 8 Sep 1904, bap. 22 Jan 1905 in Denbury
  3. Horace William Ridgeway b. 21 Feb 1911, bap. 21 Apr 1911 in Kingsteignton
In 1901, Henry Ridgeway (25) Police Constable, Maud E (28) and Harold H (11 months) were living at East Street, Denbury, Torbrian, Newton Abbot. 

In 1911, at 2 Yeoman Terrace, Kingsteignton, Devon, were Henry Ridgeway (35) Devon police constable; Maud Emily (38), Harold Henry Ridgeway (10), Gwendoline Maud Ridgeway (6) and Horace William Ridgeway (1 month).

In 1918, Harold Henry Ridgeway, had joined the Merchant Navy.

On 4 Jun 1938, Horace W Ridgeway married Euphemia I Wilson, in Wetherby, Yorkshire. The Aberdeen Press And Journal announced on 6 Jun 1938: 
RIDGEWAY-WILSON: At Wetherby Parish Church, Yorkshire on 4th June 1938, by the Rev. Milnes, Horace William, son of Mr and Mrs Ridgeway, or Torquay, South Devon, to Effie, younger daughter of the late James Wilson and of Mrs Wilson, 8 Victoria Crescent, Cullen.

In 1939, Horace and Effie were living at Devon Cottage, Wharfe View Estate, Wetherby. The name of the cottage gave them away! Horace was employed as a "Sales Representative For Manager Of Glazed Files Fire Places", while Effie was the "Private Secretary To Director Woollen Merchants". 

Also in 1939, Gwendoline Maud Ridgeway married Andrew John Williams, in Newton Abbot. That year they were living at Haytor House, Kingsteignton with Andrew J Williams (b. 29 Dec 1904), Dairyman, Gwendoline M Williams and Wilfred H Green (b. 1890) Salesman Disabled War Pensioner.

Henry Ridgeway, Retired police constable and Maud E Ridgeway, in 1939, were living at 5 Torquay Road, Kingskerswell, Newton Abbot.

Henry Ridgeway died in Newton Abbot, in 1950, aged 74.

Maud E Ridgeway of Haytor House, Kingsteignton, died on 28 Dec 1955, aged 83. Probate was granted to Andrew John Williams, Dairyman and James Marshall, retired police officer.

Harold Henry Ridgeway died in 1980, in Torbay, Devon, shortly before his 80th.

Horace William Ridgeway died, in 1996, also in Torbay. He will have been 85.

Gwendoline Maud Williams died in Torbay, in 2004. She was 99.

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.