KELLAWAY and RIDOUT CONNECTION
|The Charminster area Kellaway Families|
THE KELLAWAY FAMILYThis story starts in Charminster, Dorset in C16 with a Nicholas Kelway born c.1530 and his wife Joan. There are no Parish Records for the family but we know about them from the Will of Nicholas written 1592 and proved 1594. His eldest son (of 6 boys and 2 girls) was Ralph who married Alice in 1595 and had 5 children. The oldest son was Nicholas who married Jane Whittle on 05 Nov 1635 Frampton. Again there are many missing Parish Registers so much of what we know of this family comes from Nicholas′ Will written in 1670.
His oldest son Nicholas was baptised in Frampton 1642 so I will start the Family tree with him.
Nicholas KELLAWAY = Mary Paul b.09.10.1642 Frampton b.1649 d.01.06.1716 Piddlehinton d.06.08.1712 | | Mary____________John KELLAWAY___________________________Nathaniel Paul b.11.12.1683 Piddlehinton Samuel Elizabeth m.Elizabeth Cradock Christopher Nicholas m.12.09.1714 Child Okeford Anna d.26.10.1725 Piddlehinton Mayor of Dorchester 1716 | | Elizabeth KELLAWAY______________Mary Kellaway___________________Dorothy_____Dorothy________John_________Nicholas Kellaway b.16.02.1715/6 Dorchester b.29.11.1717 b.1719 b.21.10.1720 b.1722 b.02.01.1723/4 m.John Ridout m.Sir Nathaniel Gundry KC MP d.1719 d.31.08.1781 d.1724 d.10.03.1783 m.14.04.1748 Chalbury m.13.09.1742 d.Piddlehinton d.Winterborne Whitchurch d.16.11.1791 d.09.11.1791 Richmond d.Witchampton | | | Elizabeth RIDOUT SEE THE BINGHAM LINK b.27.04.1753 Blandford Forum m.Col. Richard Bingham (Dorset Militia) m.26.10.1775 (second wife) d.31.12.1813 bur.07.01.1814 Melcombe | | GEORGE RIDOUT BINGHAM___________________Mary Bingham____________________Leonora Bingham_________________John Bingham b.21.07.1777 b.29.09.1778 b.07.02.1780 b.18.03.1785 m.Emma Septima Pleydell m.Nathaniel Tyron Still m.William Birchall 12.01.1815 m.01.09.1814 Winterborne Whitchurch m.11.12.1804 m.George Emery 29.10.1819 d.03.01.1833 London d. d.1844 NO CHILDREN Commanded as Brigadier General the Battalion at St Helena during imprisonment of Napoleon Bonapart. Title: Major General Sir George Ridout Bingham KCB
RIDOUT FAMILYThe Ridout family of Shafton (Shaftsbury) and Blandford Forum in Dorset are usually described as Merchants or Grocers. It is clear, however, that they owned considerable property and were quite wealthy with important roles to play in the towns. It is difficult to trace the line accurately before the parish registers begin. Many early registers were destroyed in Dorset. A list of Bailiffs includes the following Robert Keylway 1629, 1635, 1641 (father of Anne Keylway) from whom Walter Ridout obtained Barwick in Somerset. Walter Ridout 1643, 1654 Robert Ridout 1679 Walter Ridout 1710, 1714, 1716, 1722, 1730 John Ridout 1734 Other records show BENEFACTIONS (undated):
WALTER RIDOUT ESQ gave £15, since augmented to £40 O.S.S.A. The interest to be laid out in buying wheat for the poor, when above 5 per bushel.
ROBERT RIDOUT ESQ gave £50, O.S.S.A. the interest to be applied to teach poor children to read, and buy them books.
MARY GRUNDY gave 40 shillings per annum for the use of the poor of Blandford. (sister of Elizabeth Kellaway)
In 1641 Robert Ridout signed the Protestation returns and Walter Ridout was Churchwarden.
There are two times when the Ridout and Kellaway families intermarry in Dorset. The first is the marriage of Walter Ridout to Anne Keylway daughtere of Robert Keylway of Barwick in Somerset and Blandford Forum. Walter obtained Barwick from Robert Keylway.
The next link was when John Ridout married Elizabeth Kellaway daughter of John Kellaway of Dorchester in 1748. John Kellaway had been Mayor of Dorchester in 1716. John Ridout was a merchant and the couple lived in Blandford and at Dean′s Leaze in the Parish of Witchampton. They had just one daughter Elizabeth in 1753 who married Col Richard Bingham as his second wife in 1775 and had four children by him. The eldest son became Maj.Gen.Sir George Ridout Bingham KCB a distinguished soldier. See BINGHAM.
Walter Ridout of Bedchester b.~1535 | Walter Ridout = Joan b.~1570 d.1620 | William (of Worgret)____________Anne____________John of Shaftsbury______________Walter Ridout of Blandford m.Avis Gould m.___Gray b.~1604 b.~1606 b.~1607 | m.Anne Keylway d/o Robert Sherborne line | d.02.01.1680/81 Barwick | | | | William__John______Walter____Richard John Ridout of Blandford______________________Robert Ridout | of Dorchester b.~1635 | m.Ann Savage (marriage settlement 07.07.1662) Ann d.1667 m.Rev.John Pitt | | Walter Ridout of Blandford b.~1675 m.Eliz/Jane Bodropp m.01.01.1696 Mapperton d. | | John Ridout b.1704 Blandford Forum m.Elizabeth Kellaway m.14.04.1748 d.30.01.1773 | | Elizabeth Ridout b.27.04.1753 m.Col Richard Bingham (second wife) m.26.10.1775 Chalbury d.31.12.1813 | GEORGE RIDOUT BINGHAM___________________Mary Bingham____________________Leonora Bingham_________________John Bingham b.21.07.1777 b.29.09.1778 b.07.02.1780 b.18.03.1785 m.Emma Septima Pleydell m.Nathaniel Tyron Still m.William Birchall 12.01.1815 m.01.09.1814 Winterborne Whitchurch m.11.12.1804 m.George Emery 29.10.1819 d.03.01.1833 London d. d.1844 NO CHILDREN Commanded as Brigadier General the Battalion at St Helena during imprisonment of Napoleon Bonapart. Title: Major General Sir George Ridout Bingham KCB SEE THE BINGHAM LINK
Mrs Elizabeth Ridout had an old "receipt book" (ie a recipe book) in which she recorded all her income and outgoings as well as her guests and what she gave them to eat. On the last page is written:
“30 January 1773. Mr Ridout Died in his Chariot going to Blandford, was Buried the 5th February in the Church Yard at Blandford in the vault of his family. He left only one daughter Elizabeth who Married the 26 October 1775 to Richard Bingham Esqr of Melcombe a Widower with four children. Elizabeth Bingham was brought to bed of a son the 21 July 1777 – Was Christened the 7th August following, By the name of George Ridout Bingham The sponsers where Mr George Dealtry Merchant London Mr. George Bingham his Great Uncle Mrs. Elizth Ridout his Grandmother
Mary Bingham Born 29th September 1778 Privately Baptised the Day following Christened the 1 January 1779 The Sponsers were Mr. William Bingham Mrs Brodrepp Mrs Susan Chapple.
Leonora Bingham Born the 7th February 1780 Privately Baptised the same day, Christened the 8th May 1780 The Sponsers were Mr. Batt and Mrs. Batt her great Unkle and Aunt and Mrs. Stephens the Minister Wife of the Parish of Melcombe Bingham Dorsetshire.
John Bingham Born the 18th March 1785 Privately Baptised, Christened the 28 June following, the sponsers were Mr. Buckley his Uncle, Mr John Batt Miss Mary Gundry both his first Cousins once removed, Miss Charlotte Poor and Miss Fitch.”.1
As her daughter, Elizabeth Bingham, was her only child and the second wife of Richard Bingham, she gave her support to her grandson George Bingham when he was at school in Salisbury.
Elizabeth and John Ridout are remembered on a marble tablet in Witchampton Parish Church. Elizabeth Bingham is also remembered in that church although buried at Melcombe′s Bingham.
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