'RZmisc11'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Ruddock of Hexham, Ruddock of Okerland, Roddam in Ewart, Ridware of Ridware, Ramsay of Hitcham, Ranken of Burnhead, Ranken of Whitehill

Henry Ruddock of Hexham
m. (12.12.1750) Margaret Lambton (dau/coheir of Thomas Lambton of Hardwick)
1. Nicholas Ruddock of Hexham & Okerland (bpt 27.12.1754, bur 26.9.1818)
  m. (12.06.1777) Isabel Nattrass (b c1746, d 23.05.1832, dau of John Natttrass of Dillehead, widow of _ Loraine)
  A. John Ruddock of Okerland & Hexham (b 05.12.1780, d 06.06.1857)
  B. Nicholas Ruddock of Hexham (d 31.12.1839) had issue (2 daus)
  m. (22.05.1817) Mary Plummet (b 1785-6, bur 22.05.1817, dau of John Plummet of Preston)
  C. Charles Ruddock of Manchester (b 1788-9, d 20.05.1861)
2.+ other issue - Thomas (bur 03.06.1754), John (bpt/bur 1755), Mark of Sedgefield (bpt 15.05.1763), Henry John of Sedgfield (b c1765, dsp 04.09.1868), Margaret (bur 19.01.1757), Margaret (bpt 08.06.1768)



James Roddam (postmaster of Berwick)
1. Robert Roddam in Ewart (bpt 13.08.1711, d 25.12.1744)
  m. Sarah Reed (d 25.12.1745, dau of George Reed of Hethpool)
  A. Sarah Roddam (b c1740, bur 07.1775)
  m. (31.03.1761) John Erasmus Blackett (b 01.01.1728, d 11.06.1814, alderman of Newcastle)
  i. Sarah Blackett (bpt 06.07.1702, d 17.09.1819)
  m. Cuthbert Collingwood, Baron Collingwood of Hethpool & Coldburn (bpt 24.10.1748, d 07.03.1810, Admiral)
  ii. Patience Wise Blackett (bpt 21.11.1763, a 1833)
  m. (22.08.1782) Benjamin Stead of Carolina then Crowfield (Suffolk), later Carolina (dsp before 06.01.1833)
  iii.+ other issue - John (bpt 15.05.1765, bur 19.05.1767), Walter (bpt 03.09.1775, bur 24.06.1776)
  B. Mary Roddam (b c1749, d 31.01.1804)
  m. (14.10.1766) Alexander Carlyle (d 25.08.1705, minister of Inveresk)
  i.+ issue - William (b 11.11.1773, d infant), Sarah (b 01.07.1761, d young), Jane (b 01.12.1763, d young), Mary Roddam (b 25.09.1769, d 06.1773)



Sir Thomas de Ridware of Hampstall Ridware, Staffordshire
m. Isabellla (a 1272)
1. Thomas de Ridware of Hampstall Ridware
  m. Matilda Stapleton (dau of Sir Robert Stapleton)
  A. William de Ridware of Hampstall Ridware
  i. Walter de Ridware
  m. Johanna Waldecheif (dau/coheir of Walter de Waldecheif (Waldesheaf) by Johanna, dau/heir of John de Basing)
  Maclean shows the following Agnes as dau/heir of Walter son of this Walter & Johanna. The Harleian editor of the Visitation shows Agnes as daughter of this Walter & Johanna with a note "Agnes was probably da. of Walter and heir of her brother Walter".
  a. Walter de Ridware
  b. Agnes de Ridware
  m. William Coton of Ridward (a 1379)



VCH indicates that Hitcham cam into the Ramsay family through an Isabel Beauchamp who "about 1377 seems to have married the son of Adam and Philippa Ramsay, and who in 1382 obtained a confirmation of the grant of free warren to her ancextor Miles Neyrut". VCH coninues with "For the next 100 years or so the history of the Ramsay family is obscure and then mentions ...
Thomas Ramsay of Hitcham Manor (d 1499)
1. Thomas Ramsay of Hitcham (d 1510)
  m. Margaret (d 1515)
  A. Thomas Ramsay of Hitcham (b c1502, d 1524)
  m. Parnel (d 1527)
  i. Elizabeth Ramsay of Hitcham (b 1524, d 1598)
  m1. Nicholas Clarke (d 1551)
  m2. Roger Alford (d 1580)



Paterson reports that the following James was "a direct descendant and representative of the Rankins of Scheil, or Scheil-Rankin, in the parish of chiltree. The family trace themselves to a Flemish origin."
James Ranken of Whitehill (d 1779)
m. Jean Hutchison (d 1790, dau of William Hutchison in Dalgig by a dau of Mitchel of Dalgain)
1. George Ranken of Whitehill & Burnhead (a 1819)
  m. Janet Logan (dau of James Logan of Knockshinnoch by Margaret, dau of John Beg of Dornal)
  A. James Ranken of Glenlogan (MD)
  B. Thomas Ranken in Ayr (writer)
  m. Jane Campbell Logan (dau of (John) Logan of Knockshinnoch)
  C. Hugh Ranken of Burnhead (MD, 5th son)
  D.+ other issue - George in New South Wales, William in Demerara, Andrew in New South Wales, John (d 16.11.1825), Jane, Margaret b 27.06.1785), Agnes (d 13.02.1825)
2. Agnes Ranken
  m. James Paterson in Glentagart (brother of John of Carmacoup, Lanarkshire)
  A.+ issue - James of Carmacoup, John (Captain), Jean, Mary, Grace (d 1824)

Main source(s):
(1) For Ruddock (uploaded 15.04.19) : 'A History of Northumberland' (vol 4, John Crawford Hodgson, 1897, 'Ruddock of Okerland and Hexham', p4)
(2) For Roddam (uploaded 16.08.19) : 'A History of Northumberland' (vol 11, Kenneth Vickers, 1922, 'Coheirs of Sarah, wife of Robert Roddam', p261)
(3) For Ridware (uploaded 28.03.20) : Visitation (Essex, 1558, 'Cotton') , 'Deanery of Trigg Minor' (vol 1, 1873, Sir John Maclean, 'Pedigree of Cotton and Amy', p650)
(4) For Ramsay (uploaded 23.04.20) : VCH (Buckinghamshire, vol 3, 1925, 'Parishes: Hitcham')
(5) For Ranken (uploaded 13.05.20) : 'History of the County of Ayr' (James Paterson, vol 1, 1847, p370+)
[The section on Reed of Chipchase has been moved to Reade5.]
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