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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Shelagh one of our Researchers
Shelagh one of our Researchers

In July our Research Team, led by Ann Barrett, added biographical detail to 21 records on the website.

Various archives have been searched and in these updates you will find details about:

* details of the adventures of Jeremiah Coghlan, one of Nelson’s great sea captains who lived and died in Ryde (report from IW Observer July 1906)
* Report of the death of Dr Greening in August 1914, who had practised in Ryde for about 40 years and for about 5 years was House Surgeon at the IW County Hospital
* Sale catalogue for St Augustine’s, Ashey Road, Ryde in 1901, the former home of Mary Jane Moore
* Report of the death of William de Launcey Ward in June 1920, was an artist of considerable repute.

For the full list of additions in July 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 button at the top of the page.