Thomas Ridell

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Sir Thomas Ridell (died 1652) was an English royalist Royalist cause in the English Civil War.

Ridell was the son of Sir Thomas Ridel of Gateshead and his wife Elizabeth Conyers daughter of Sir John Conyers. He became recorder of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and was of Fenham.[1]

In the Civil War, Ridell espoused the royal cause with great zeal. He commanded a regiment of foot for the king and was governor of Tynemouth Castle. A reward of one thousand pounds was offered for his capture. He escaped from Berwick in a small fishing smack. His lordship of Tunstal was sold to satisfy composition.[1]

Ridell died in exile at Antwerp in 1652.[1]

Ridell married in 1629 Barbara Calverley widow of Ralph Calverley and daughter of Sir Alexander Davison of Blakiston.[1]

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Henry Anderson
William Jenison
Member of Parliament for Newcastle-upon-Tyne (UK Parliament constituency)
1621
With: Henry Anderson
Succeeded by
Sir Peter Riddel
Henry Anderson
Preceded by
Sir Peter Riddel
Henry Anderson
Member of Parliament for Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1628–1629
With: Sir Peter Riddel
Succeeded by
Parliament suspended until 1640