EDWIN PERKINS RIDLEY

 

Mayor 1898 – 1899.

 

Member of the Liberal Party.

A Nonconformist – Protestant Dissenter.

Edwin was elected to the Council in 1887 as one of the representatives of the Middle Ward.

 

Born: 1858, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

 

CENSUS

 

1861   35 & 36, Abbeygate Street, St. Mary’s, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

 

Edwin was 2 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas, 44, a Grocer & Master Draper – employing 6 men & 6 boys.

Eliza, 42.

Eliza, 20, an An Assistant Housekeeper.

Mary, 18, a Scholar.

Emma, 17, a Pupil Teacher.

Ellen, 13.

Thomas, 11.

Esther, 9.

Louisa, 7.

John, 6.

Clara, 3.

Edith, 10 months.

paternal aunt – Mary Hilder (nee Ridley), 41, a Farmer’s Wife, born Bury St. Edmunds.

paternal cousin – Clara Jessie Hilder, 1, born Woking, Surrey.

1 grocer’s clerk.

1 grocer’s shopman.

3 female general house servants.

 

1871   35 & 36, Abbeygate Street, St. Mary’s, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

 

Edwin was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

Thomas, 54, a Grocer, Wine & Oil Merchant.

Eliza, 52.

Amelia, 29, a Governess.

Mary, 28, a Teacher.

Esther, 20, a Housekeeper.

Louisa, 17, a Pupil Teacher.

John, 16, Assistant in Warehouse.

Clara, 13.

Edith, 10.

William, 8.

1 grocer’s shopman.

1 articled apprentice.

1 cook.

1 housemaid.

 

1881   20, Hugh Street, St. George Hanover Square, London.

 

Edwin was 22 years old, an Articled Solicitor’s Clerk. He was living at the family home of 38 year old, John Harper, a coachman.

 

1891   Paget Villa, Paget Road, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich.

 

Edwin was 32 years old, a Solicitor – employer. He was married and head of the household.

visitor – Herbert Roger Sadd, 26, a Solicitor and Notary Public – Commissioner for Oaths – employer, born Henstead, Suffolk.

2 female general house servants.

 

In 1891, Charlotte, 34, was away from her home visiting her sister, Louisa Victoria Short, 32, a Housekeeper for 47 year old William Wright Ratcliff, a Cabinet Manufacturer – employer, at his family home – The Limes, Woodberry Down, Stoke Newington, London.

 

1901   ‘Burwood’ 44, Westerfield Road, Ipswich.

 

Edwin was 43 years old, a Solicitor. He was married and head of the household.

Charlotte, 46.

Lancelot, 9.

sister-in-law – Louisa Victoria Short, 40, born St. Helier, Jersey.

1 governess

2 general domestic servants.

 

1911   ‘Burwood’ 44, Westerfield Road, Ipswich.

 

Edwin was 53 years, a Solicitor – own account. He was married and head of the household.

Charlotte, 56.

Lancelot, 19, a Student.

sister-in-law – Louisa Short, 54.

Visitor – Maria Bertram, 58, Private Means, born St. Helier, Jersey.

1 cook.

1 parlourmaid.

1 housemaid.

 

SOURCES:

Image courtesy of Mr. A. Gilbert – Ipswich Borough Council.

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