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Ridley, Sir Matthew White, second baronet (1745-1813), land and coal owner and politician

J. M. Ellis

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/47956
Ridley, Sir Matthew White, second baronet (1745-1813), land and coal owner and politician

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Ridley, Sir Matthew White, second baronet (1745-1813), land and coal owner and politician, was born on 28 October 1745 in Newcastle upon Tyne, the second of the twelve children of Matthew Ridley (1711-1778) of Heaton Hall and Newcastle, a landowner, coal magnate, and MP, though the eldest of Ridley's second ...

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Subjects: biography ; history

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