RIDGE, Thomas (c.1671-1730), of Portsmouth, Hants.
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Family and Education
b. c.1671, 1st s. of Richard Ridge of Portsmouth, brewer, by Jane Fox of St. Margaret’s, Westminster. m. Jan. 1697, Elizabeth, da. of Humphrey Ayles of St. Botolph’s, Aldgate, 5s. 1da. suc. fa. 1691.
Queen’s cooper at Portsmouth.
Thomas Ridge, who came of a Portsmouth family, inherited a large brewery there from his father. Returned for Poole as a Whig in 1708, he was expelled from the House of Commons in February 1711 for ‘great frauds and abuses’ in the supply of beer to the fleet.1 He was again returned in 1722, did not stand in 1727, and died 10 Feb. 1730.
Ref Volumes: 1715-1754
Author: R. S. Lea
- 1. CJ, xvi. 500-2.