Ricketts Family Tree

The Ricketts

Ricketts Family TreeThe Ricketts family spent much of their known history living in the west country of England working the farms. Far from the big cities the Ricketts’ must have been caught up in the stirring of the labour movement in their local community. It was in the small villages and countryside around Wool and Briantspuddle that the Tolpuddle Martyrs were to rebel against the wealthy land owners and stir the beginnings of the labour movement. This is the story of our branch of the Ricketts Family Tree.

Note: This tree represents just a portion of our research. It is far from complete and most likely contain inaccuracies. Most facts have been sourced from multiple places but in order to keep these trees clean and clear, I do not add sources here. I do, however, reference sources within individual story posts either through web links or at the end of the article. If you are pursuing your own research in these families, that’s great. By all means, build on what we have done, but don’t accidentally copy our errors into your research. Don’t blindly copy what we have done here and add it to your research/ancestry.com etc. without performing your own fact checking (then let us know where I went wrong!). 

Generation 1

1. HENRY1 RICKETTS . Died about 1808. He married Susanna on 25 Jul 1753 in Sturminster Marshall, Dorset, England.

Henry Ricketts and Susanna had the following children:

  1. JOHN2 RICKETTS was born on 27 Mar 1757 in Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset, England. He married Elizabeth Furmage on 21 Jun 1789 in Wool, Dorset, England.
  2. ORCHARD RICKETTS was born on 15 Jun 1760 in Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset, England.
  3. [2] HENRY RICKETTS JR was born about 1763 in Dorset, England. He married Charity Gaulton on 02 Jan 1788 in Wool, Dorset, England. She was born about 1763. She died about 1821.
  4. ROBERT RICKETTS was born on 22 Oct 1769 in Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset, England. He died in Jan 1852 in Wareham, Dorset. He married Jane Shitler on 12 Jul 1796 in Wool, Dorset, England.
  5. MARY RICKETTS. She died on 24 Jun 1762 in Winfrith Newburgh, Dorset, England.

Generation 2

2. HENRY2 RICKETTS [JR] (Henry1) was born about 1763 in Dorset, England. He married Charity Gaulton on 02 Jan 1788 in Wool, Dorset, England. She was born about 1763. She died about 1821.

Henry Ricketts (jr) and Charity Gaulton had the following child:

  1. [3] JOSEPH3 RICKETTS was born in 1797 in Wool, Dorset, England. He died in Jul 1844 in Wareham, Dorset. He married Mary Runyard on 02 May 1830 in Wool, Dorset, England. She was born about 1803 in Stoke, Dorset, England. She died in Jan 1875 in Wareham, Dorset.

Generation 3

3. JOSEPH3 RICKETTS (Henry2 (jr), Henry1) was born in 1797 in Wool, Dorset, England. He died in Jul 1844 in Wareham, Dorset. He married Mary Runyard on 02 May 1830 in Wool, Dorset, England. She was born about 1803 in Stoke, Dorset, England. She died in Jan 1875 in Wareham, Dorset.

Joseph Ricketts and Mary Runyard had the following children:

  1. [4] EDMUND4 RICKETTS was born about 1831 in Wool, Dorset, England. He married MARY ANN RICKETTS. She was born about 1831 in Stoke, Dorset, England.
  2. [5] WILLIAM RICKETTS was born about 1836 in Wool, Dorset, England. He died in Dec 1921 in Wareham, Dorset, England. He married Ann Cox on 05 Apr 1861 in Wool, Dorset, England. She was born about 1836 in Wool, Dorset, England.

Generation 4

4. EDMUND4 RICKETTS (Joseph3, Henry2 (jr), Henry1) was born about 1831 in Wool, Dorset, England.

Edmund Ricketts had the following children:

  1. ELIZABETH5 JANE RICKETTS was born about 1858 in Wool, Dorset, England.
  2. THOMAS ROBERT RICKETTS was born about 1860 in Knighton, Dorset, England.
  3. MARY R RICKETTS was born about 1861 in Knighton, Dorset, England.
  4. JOSEPH G. RICKETTS was born about 1863 in Knighton, Dorset, England.
  5. ELLEN RICKETTS was born about 1866 in Brighton, Sussex, England.
  6. ANNIE KATE RICKETTS was born in Apr 1870 in Brighton, Sussex, England.
  7. WILLIAM EDMUND RICKETTS was born in Oct 1872 in Brighton, Sussex, England.

5. WILLIAM4 RICKETTS (Joseph3, Henry2 (jr), Henry1) was born about 1836 in Wool, Dorset, England. He died in Dec 1921 in Wareham, Dorset, England. He married Ann Cox on 05 Apr 1861 in Wool, Dorset, England. She was born about 1836 in Wool, Dorset, England.

William Ricketts and Ann Cox had the following children:

  1. MARY T5 RICKETTS was born about 1864 in Wool, Dorset, England.
  2. SARAH A RICKETTS was born about 1866 in Wool, Dorset, England.
  3. SOPHIA RICKETTS was born about 1868 in Wool, Dorset, England.
  4. BESSIE A. RICKETTS was born about 1871 in Wool, Dorset, England.
  5. WILLIAM T. RICKETTS was born about 1874 in Briantspuddle, Dorset, England.
  6. WALTER J. RICKETTS was born about 1876 in Briantspuddle, Dorset, England.
  7. [6] GEORGE HENRY RICKETTS was born about 1879 in Briantspuddle, Dorset, England. He married Alice Maud Ricketts on 24 Apr 1907 in Athelhampton, Athelhampton, Dorset, England. She was born about 1877 in Tolpuddle, Dorset, England.

Generation 5

6. GEORGE HENRY5 RICKETTS (William4, Joseph3, Henry2 (jr), Henry1) was born about 1879 in Briantspuddle, Dorset, England. He married Alice Maud Ricketts on 24 Apr 1907 in Athelhampton, Athelhampton, Dorset, England. She was born about 1877 in Tolpuddle, Dorset, England.

George Henry Ricketts and Alice Maud Ricketts had the following children:

  1. WALTER JOHN6 RICKETTS was born about 1908 in Burlestone, Dorset, England.
  2. [7] CYRIL GEORGE RICKETTS was born about 1910 in Burlestone, Dorset, England. He died in Mar 1962 in Midhurst, Sussex, England. He married (1) FLORENCE MAUDE MITCHELL, daughter of William Henry Mitchell and Alice Maude Rose, in Dec 1938 in Winchester, Hampshire. She was born on 22 Nov 1913. She died in 2002 in Midhurst, Sussex, England.

Generation 6

7. CYRIL GEORGE6 RICKETTS (George Henry5, William4, Joseph3, Henry2 (jr), Henry1) was born about 1910 in Burlestone, Dorset, England. He died in Mar 1962 in Midhurst, Sussex, England. He married (1) FLORENCE MAUDE MITCHELL, daughter of William Henry Mitchell and Alice Maude Rose, in Dec 1938 in Winchester, Hampshire. She was born on 22 Nov 1913. She died in 2002 in Midhurst, Sussex, England.