Walter Rideout
(Abt 1564-1643)
(-Bef 1657)
Grace Rideout
(Abt 1593-)


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1. Leonard Nox

Grace Rideout

  • Born: Abt 1593
  • Marriage (1): Leonard Nox on 17 Apr 1615 in Abbey Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Abbey Close, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3LQ, GB 1


• Inquisition, 2 Sep 1613, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7, GB. Inquisition indented taken at Shaston [Shaftesbury] in county Dorset in 2nd September 10 James D G of England, France & Ireland & 46 of Scotland Before William Swanston junior Eschoetor on oath of John Boden of the said Lord the King by virtue of a writ of mandamus of the said Lord King that the Eschoetor should make the enquiry.

To enquire after the death of William Ridout gent deceased by the Oath of John Davidge Gent., Walter Ridout, Richard Coombe, Ambrose Burlton, Richard Rives, William Stile, William Cooke, William Swetman, Nicholas Aprichard, Robert Seymer, Thomas Haswell, William Muncton, John Williams, Robert Evered, gent, George Cross, John Hirden honest & lawful men; who say that William Ridout at the time of his death was seized in his demesne in fee tail [William died possessing freehold property that had been granted to him by the sovereign and which was only heritable by William's own descendants, of which there were none] of & in 19 messuages one garden & 19 yards in Sherborne & Castleton in tenure & occupation of Richard Orreng, Richard Paynter, William Ridout, John Lambert, Thomas Glune, Robert Bradford, Marjerie Bushrode, Robert Roe, George Garrett, Henry Barnard, John Moone, Henry Bawler, Tristram Turk, William Sampson, Christopher Richman, Paul Hityard [?Hilyard], Bartholomew Ould, David Easterman and Richard Donham…

Either assigned [transferred] or to be assigned divers lands tenements & heriditaments situated in Sherborne Newland & Castleton [Newland and Castletown are both now suburbs of Sherborne] messuages or respective belonging or pertaining & of & in one pasture in Castleton called Magdalen Acre in occupation of [possessed by] Richard Masters or his assigns [persons to whom Masters was free to pass on the property] one other pasture situated in Castleton called Elexarer Close and of & in on other pasture in Sherborne called Outhill containing by estimation 2 acres more or less in the tenure and occupation of Lawrence Mitchell & his assigns and of & in 5 acres of Arable land called Mousehill in fields of Sherborne in manner of tenure & occupation of Robert Foster or his assigns and of & in one close and pasture called Hammonde Meade in Sherborne ffour Yeare tenure and occupation of John Lambert or his assigns and of & in one other pasture called Fower pitts in Sherborne by estimation 4 acres in tenure and occupation of Adam Taylor or his assigns and of & in one pasture called Great Hile containing by estimation XII acres and in one called Hile Mead in Sherborne for William Ridout in Com'n ['in commission', meaning William Rydeowte, subject of this InqPM] or his assigns and of & in one pasture called Hile in Sherborne lying in Westbridge [Westbury] in tenure & occupation of William Ridout in Com'n and of & in one other Pasture in Sherborne in tenure & occupation of William Ridout in Com'n and of & in other pasture called Vertnam in Oborne County Dorset.

On 18th October 43 year of Elizabeth [1601] he settled [splitting the legal and beneficiary aspects of property such that legally William's lands were held in trust but he was still the beneficiary i.e. 'user' of them] above lands on William Swanston of Wincanton, John Boden, Thomas Swetman, John Ffowell gent for William Ridouts own use and to the use of Walter Ridout his nephew failing him for the use of Thomazine his wife & heir male Walter aforesaid & Thomazine and to the use of Grace Ridout the eldest daughter of Walter & Thomazine Ridout and after Graces death to the use of the second daughter Ffrancisca & then to Barbara Ridout the third daughter & then to Magdalene the fourth daughter & after her death to heirs male of Walter & Thomazine & failing heirs male to heirs female of the said Walter & Thomazine Ridout failing whom to William son of Robert Ridout of Fontmell & his heirs male born or to be born failing him to Richard another son of aforesaid Robert & his heirs failing him to William son of George Ridout of Wincanton county Somerset lately deceased and his heirs male born or to be born, failing him to aforesaid Robert and his heirs of William aforesaid.

Grace married Leonard Nox on 17 Apr 1615 in Abbey Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Abbey Close, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3LQ, GB.1


1 Abbey Church of St. Mary the Virgin (Sherborne, Dorset, GB), Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, "Dorset History Centre; Dorchester, England; Dorset Parish Registers; Reference: PE/SH:RE1/1,"; digital images,, Ancestry ( : accessed 7 May 2021).

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