Family Card - Person Sheet
Family Card - Person Sheet

NameJoan _____ 371
Death Dateaft Jun 1591
Birth Dateabt 1520-8
Will Date20 Jun 1591
Will PlaceBoxford, Suffolk, England
Burial Date25 Jun 1591
Burial PlaceBoxford, Suffolk, England
FatherJasper RIDDLESDALE (~1490-1552)
MotherElizabeth _____ (-1553)
Misc. Notes
According to Threlfall’s GMC50372, Henry Riddlesdale “was probably the eldest son of Jasper and Elizabeth Ridsdale (or Riddlesdale) of Boxford, Suffolk. He was probably born about 1520-1528 [Threlfall gives this as 1518-20 on p. 320], presumably in Boxford. The parish register of Boxford starts in 1557, so there is no record of his marriage. His wife’s name was Joan, according to the baptismal records of his last three children.

“In 1555, Henry Rydysdale was paid 6d. by the church-wardens of Boxford for carriage of a load of wood. He helped to organize a church ale* [original footnote: “*A money-making social gathering involving the provision of food, drink, and entertainment.”] in 1560, was a churchwarden himself in 1562. He was assessed at £10 in 1568.

“Henry was buried on 25 June 1591 [Threlfall gives this date as 15 June on p. 320] at Boxford. Joan survived him.” An abstract of Henry Riddlesdale’s will follows.
ChildrenRobert (~1555-)
 John (bp. 1557-)
 Thomas (bp. 1560-)
 Joan (bp. 1562-)
 Julyan (bp. 1564-)
 Henry (bp. 1567-)
 Richard (bp. 1570-)
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