Ryde Social Heritage Group research the social history of the citizens of Ryde, Isle of Wight. Documenting their lives, businesses and burial transcriptions.
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Ann Barrett
Ann Barrett

In July our Research Team, led by Ann Barrett, added biographical detail to 35 records on the website. Archives of local newspapers, census, directories and probate have been searched and you will find detail on:

* Details of a court case against by five doctors against Mr James George Duffett in 1934. He was a well known tradesman in Ryde and proprietor of the Lion Brewery, he died in 1935.

* Report of the retirement of Mr Charles Harvey in 1900, he had entered the Trinity Service as an apprentice in 1842 and was made a pilot in 1851, by the time he retired he had more than 48 years service.

* Report on the death and funeral of Miss Caroline Stewart Maclaren in 1924, she had been the superintendent of the YMCA in Garfield House for 15 years.

* Report of the death of Wilfred Herbert Rigg in 1916 in the torpedoing of the SS Persial.

* Report of the marriage of Mr William Edward Souter to Miss Ethel Louise Mears in 1902.

For the full list of additions please click on the link below.

If you are able to help with this fascinating aspect of our work and could spend even a short time at the Record Office, please contact Ann Barrett, the leader of our Research Team. You can contact Ann by clicking on the Contact Us button at the top of the page.