Ezra Thomas Ridgard, SV/PROG (1790 - 1866)

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Birthplace: Holywell, Flintshire, North Wales
Death: Died in Queenstown, Cape, South Africa
Managed by: Alastair Honeybun
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About Ezra Thomas Ridgard, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

Ezra Ridgard 29, Saddler. together with his wife Elizabeth Ekron Keen 23 and 2 children, were members of Pringle's Party of 24 Settlers on the Settler Ship Brilliant.

Party originated from Scotland.

Departure Gravesend, London 15 February 1820. Arrival Simon's Bay - 30 April 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 15 May 1820

Area Allocated to the Party : Baviaans River, Cradock

Children :

  • Andrew Ridgard 3,
  • Mary Ann Ridgard


Ezra responded to an advertisement in the newspaper when the Scottish party, led by Pringle, had 2 cancellations. They left England on the Brilliant from Gravesend, London on 15 Jun 1820. On board were the Erith, Pringle and Gush division of the Sephton Party. At the time of departure they had 2 children Andrew born in 1816 and Mary Anne born 1819. Before departure, they must have lived in the Holborn area London as both Andrew and Marry Anne was christened there. Ezra was a Saddle maker and when they arrived in South Africa they settled in the Cradock area.

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Ezra Ridgard, SV/PROG's Timeline

June 10, 1790
Holywell, Flintshire, North Wales
Age 24
Marylebone, West London, England
November 11, 1816
Age 26
London, UK
Age 29
July 3, 1826
Age 36
Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa
August 1, 1830
Age 40
Tarkastad, Cradock Dist, Eastern Cape, South Africa
May 22, 1866
Age 75
Queenstown, Cape, South Africa
Eastern Cape, South Africa