Elizabeth Mary Ridgard, SM/PROG

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Elizabeth Mary Ridgard (Keen), SM/PROG

Also Known As: "Ekron"
Birthplace: Marylebone, London, England, United Kingdom
Death: September 16, 1870 (74)
Queenstown, Cape Province, South Africa
Place of Burial: Queenstown, Stormberg District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Keen and Mary Keen
Wife of Ezra Ridgard, SV/PROG and James Ekron, SV/PROG
Mother of Andrew Ridgard; Mary Ann Ridgard; Charlotte Caroline Ridgard; Elizabeth Sophia Rennie, SM; Ezra Thomas Ridgard and 5 others

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About Elizabeth Mary Ridgard, SM/PROG

1820 British Settler

Elizabeth Ekron Keen 23 together with her husband Ezra Ridgard 29, Saddler 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

British 1820 settler in South Africa

http://www.albany1820.com/menu/1820%20Settlers%20-%20Full%20List.htm full list of settlers

Ezra Ridgard (b. 1791)
Occupation: Saddler Spouse: Elizabeth (b. 1797) Children... Andrew (b. 1817) Mary Ann Party: Pringle Ship: Brilliant

Children: Andrew Ridgard, Mary Ann Ridgard, Charlotte Caroline Boyd (born Ridgard), Elizabeth Sophia Ridgard, Elizabeth Sophia Rennie (born Ridgard), Ezra Thomas Ridgard, Benjamin James, Ridgard, Sarah Margaret Ridgard, George John Rennie Ridgard, Hannah Grace Ridgard, Edward Henry Ridgard

from Professor J Rennie's book "The Scottish Settler Party", he noted,""Ezra Ridgard, senior, died in Queenstown on 21 or 22 May 1866, a month before his 76th birthday. He was buried in the local cemetery. His widow Elizabeth survived him. Six months later, on 4 December 1866 at the age of 70, she married at St. Columba's church (Presbyterian) in Queenstown to James Ekron, then 73 and for many years a widower."

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Elizabeth Mary Ridgard, SM/PROG's Timeline

May 13, 1796
Marylebone, London, England, United Kingdom
November 11, 1816
Brownlow St., Long Acre, London, UK
March 18, 1819
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
October 16, 1821
Baviaans River, Eastern Cape, South Africa
February 7, 1826
Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa
August 1, 1830
Tarkastad, Chris Hani District Municipality, Eastern Cape, South Africa
March 7, 1833
Tarkastad, Eastern Cape, South Africa
May 26, 1835
Tarkastad, Stormberg District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
September 26, 1836
Baviaans River, Bedford District, Eastern Cape, South Africa