Charlotte Ridgeway (Eaton)
|Death:||(Date and location unknown)|
|Managed by:||Malcolm Croucher|
About Charlotte Ridgeway
Charlotte was in service as a young girl, where she was taken advantage of by a member of the household, resulting in her pregancy and dismissal. Such were the prejudices of those times that when her baby (Winifred May) was born, she was passed off as the offspring of Charlotte's mother (in fact Winifred's grandmother), and for almost 50 years the pretence was maintained that Winifred was the sister of Charlotte and all Charlotte's siblings; and the aunt of Joan and Denyse. Winifred's son, Peter, was only informed of the true situation on Charlotte's death, and Joan and Denyse (Charlotte's daughters by her marriage to Fred Ridgeway) were informed by Winifred shortly afterwards.