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Fonds F 43

Thomas Ridout family fonds


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Title
Thomas Ridout family fonds
Dates of Creation
1706-1960, predominant 1787-1894
Physical Description

1.6 metres of textual records

2 drawings

1 photograph : print

1 plan

Scope and Content

Fonds consists predominantly of correspondence, diaries and copies of manuscripts relating to the Ridout family in Upper Canada in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The records document the family's service in the War of 1812, and their administrative and business careers, as well as the family's private life, including financial matters and genealogical research conducted by later members of the family.

Family members principally represented in the fonds include Thomas Ridout, Surveyor General of Upper Canada; Samuel Smith Ridout; George Ridout; Thomas Gibbs Ridout; and his wife, Matilda Bramley Ridout.

Records also include commissions, militia records, a Shawnee-English dictionary, household expenses, records relating to land transactions and Masonic Lodges, and Ridout family Bibles. The fonds also contains silhouette drawings and a plan of Samuel Smith Ridout's farm.

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Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

The Ridout family were involved in politics, the public service and business in Upper Canada during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Thomas Ridout (1754-1829) was a politician and public servant in Upper Canada during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.

Thomas Gibbs Ridout (1792-1861) second son of Thomas Ridout and Mary Campbell, was a public servant and cashier of the Bank of Upper Canada in the early nineteenth century.

George Ridout (1791-1871) eldest son of Thomas Ridout and Mary Campbell, was a lawyer and judge in Upper Canada in the early nineteenth century.

Samuel Smith Ridout (1778-1855) was a public servant, merchant and militia officer in Upper Canada in the early nineteenth century.

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Ridout, Thomas (family)

Ridout, Thomas, 1754-1829

Ridout, Thomas Gibbs, 1792-1861

Ridout, George, 1791-1871

Ridout, Samuel Smith, 1778-1855

Restrictions on Access
For conservation purposes, access to original materials is restricted where microfilm copies exist.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Records are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on reproduction for the purpose of research and private study. If you wish to use any of this material for other than research and private study, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Fonds was acquired by the Archives of Ontario in a number of different accessions: in 1907 from Grant Ridout; in 1952 from W.G. Ormsby (Accession 1339); in 1960 from Mrs. F.C. Hood (Accession 2569); in 1961 from W.C. Wadsworth and from Mrs. F.C. Hood (Accessions 2833 and 2900, respectively); in 1964 from Mr. Lyon-Fellowes (Accession 3616); in 1971 from Mrs. Robin Merry (Accession 9217); in 1982 from Jessie Ridout (Accession 14876). In 2004 materials were acquired from Peter Ridout (Accession 47051), and again in 2008.
Associated Material

The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto holds the original 1788 diary of Thomas Ridout.

Related Material

Fonds F 65 (J.D. Edgar family fonds) contains correspondence, a handwritten Shawnee (Shawanese)-English dictionary compiled by Thomas Ridout while a prisoner of the Shawnee; a typescript copy of Thomas Ridout's Old Memoir; and the Last Will and Testament of Matilda Ridout.

Availability of Other Formats

Most records are available on microfilm.
Notes

Title based on contents of fonds.

Accruals

No further accruals are expected.

Former Codes

Accession Numbers: 1339, 2569, 2833, 2900, 3616, 14876; MU 2390 to MU 2398; MU 3547; MS 537;

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Records series that make up this fonds

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Reference Code Series Title
F 43-1 Ridout family correspondence
F 43-2 Thomas Ridout notebook and Shawnee-English dictionary
F 43-3 Thomas Ridout autobiographical notes and diary
F 43-4 Thomas Gibbs Ridout and Matilda Bramley Ridout diaries
F 43-5 Thomas Gibbs Ridout and Matilda Bramley Ridout household expenses
F 43-6 Ridout family Bibles
F 43-7 Masonic Lodge papers