An American Family History

John Ricketts

Anne Arundel County, Maryland
Maryland was established with religious freedom for Catholics. The colonial economy was based on tobacco cultivated by Africans who had been enslaved.
Early European settlers in the American colonies were mostly farmers and craftsmen. They had to work hard to provide daily neccesities for themselves.

John Ricketts was born on July 11, 1705 in Anne Arundel County Maryland. His birth was recorded at Queen Anne Parish in Prince George's County, Maryland. He was the son of Thomas Ricketts, Jr. and Rebecca Nicholson.

He married Elizabeth Beddenfield on February 04, 1723/24 in in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The marriage was recorded at All Hallows or South River Parish.

Anthony A. Ricketts was born October 29, 1725.

William Ricketts was born on August 26, 1726.

Rachel Ricketts was born on March 31, 1730.

Reason Ricketts was born on April 1, 1733.

In 1740, when her father died, Elizabeth and Anthony inherited John's Cabin Ridge, where they lived.

Samuel Ricketts was born on April 24, 1744.

John died in 1744. Elizabeth died in 1790. They were buried at All Hallows Cemetery.

Children of Thomas Ricketts, Jr. and Rebecca Nicholson:
  • Thomas Ricketts
  • John Ricketts
  • Edward Ricketts
  • Benjamin Ricketts, Sr.
  • William Ricketts
  • Rebecca Ricketts
  • Richard Ricketts
  • Margaret Ricketts
  • Susanna Ricketts
  • Nicholson Ricketts
  • Queen Anne Parish, Prince George's County, Maryland was established in 1704 when St. Paul's Parish was divided. Queen Anne's town was created in 1706 on the Patuxent River.
    John's Cabin Ridge was on the north side of Flat Creek in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
    1666 - Granted to Richard Beard
    1668 - Sold to James Sanders
    1705 - Part inherited by Mary Jones Beddenfield
    1715 - Part mortgaged by William Jones, Jr. and James Sanders to James Carroll, who sold the mortgage to Charles Cheney.
    1740 - Inherited by Elizabeth Beddenfield Ricketts

    All Hallows or South River Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland was created in 1672.

    Beddenfield is also spelled Beddinfield, Bedingfield, and Bettenfield.
    All Hallows Church (The Brick Church), Anne Arundel County, Maryland records date back to 1682. It was an Anglican church. The building was constructed about 1710. The cemetery surrounds the church.

    Ricketts is also spelled Rickeots, Rickeotts, Rickett, Rickets, Ricket, Rickel, Rickle, Rickels, and Rickles.



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