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I am looking for a mariner Frederick (Fradrik) de Ridder born approx 1794 somewhere in the Netherlands.
His father was possibly a Dutch sea merchant. Frederick somewhow arrived in Blakeney, Norfolk, England approx 1805 -1810. He wed there in 1812.
Any help to find where to look for Dutch birth certs would be much appreciated.
Thank you from Barbara de Ridder , New Zealand.
Birth certificates started all over the Netherlands in 1811. Before that time are only baptizm records of the various christian churches. Napoleon ordered that all churches should give their records to the government. They are avai;able at the various government archives. They are also photocopied by the LDS and can be ordered at their family history centers.
The dutch name is probably Frederik or Fredrik. Fradrik is not a dutch name. He is not baptized in Amsterdam accordong to their site https://stadsarchief.amsterdam.nl/archieven/archiefbank/inde...
Thank you for your reply regarding births in Netherlands. Thank you for trying to find our elusive Frederick.I will try the site you recommended. Maybe his baptised name was William (Willem) Frederik? Born possibly born 1790 - 1795 period. Hopefully one day I will solve the riddle!
Thanks for your help. Barb de Ridder, NZ.
I have traced my wife's ancestry back to Fradrik de Ridder (De Redder) born around 1793 married to Mary Baines and father to William de Redder, Ship's Captain, born around 1813 in Blakeney, Norfolk and married to Elizabeth Heron.
I have a copy of William's portrait.
Do you know any further background?
E.g. Was Fradrick from Belgium or Holland?
If you have any further info, I would very much appreciate it.
Could you give us the names and birth years of Frederik's children please? Children were often named after their grandparents, so this would give us some more information...
Thank you for replying so quickly.
Fradrik de Ridder had a son William de Redder born c1813 at Blakeney, Norfolk. He was a ship's Captain, Merchant Navy, possibly at one time being Master of the ship Vimeira or Vimiera.
Fradrik also had a daughter, Maria, born c1812 aso at Blakeney, Norfolk.
Fradrik married Mary Baines c1795 at Blakeney, Norfolk.
Fradrik probably did not live long, since Mary remarried Anthony Drew in 1830 at Castle Acre, Norfolk.
They had a daughtet Mary Drew.
There may have been other children from the 2 marriages.
In view of the variation of spelling, it could be that Fradrik de Ridder was really Frederik or Frederic de Redder.
Is this of help? Many thanks for your kind response.
It appears that your wife is a distant cousin of my husband.
The information you have, did that come from Paul de Redder Doris Howie or Anna Kettle?
Last year I sent a copy of the documents which I have written about the de Redder/De redder/ de Ridder family to each of them.
All De Redders in England appear to descend from Fradrik and his son William.
I have not had time to pursue the Dutch records any further for Fradrik(Frederick) possibly born in about mid 1790s.
Very interested in corresponding.
Barb de Ridder, NZ.
My great grandmother was born in South Shields, Yorkshire. Her middle name was de Ridder and I assume it was a name from her mother's side of the family. Do you know of anyone who moved to the Middlesborough area? It's difficult to find all the records because I am in South Africa and doing this long distance.
The familyname de Ridder is popular in teh Netherlands. Do you have first names for her father, or the birth familyname of her mother. That might help where in the Netherlands she might come from. There are at least 249 grooms in the Netherlands in the period 1811-1850. When you know her mothers maiden name there might be just 1.
Her first name might also help as the first name of a daughhter the same one as the one of her grandmother of eiher fathers or mothers mother. So pleasse give more information.
Jan in Amsterdam