Thomas Ridley

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Thomas Ridley (1799 March 20, 1879) was a merchant and political figure in Newfoundland. He represented Conception Bay in the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly from 1842 to 1848.

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He was born in England or Ireland and came to Newfoundland around 1820 to work for his uncle William Bennett, later becoming his partner in the firm Bennett and Ridley. With a partner, he established Thomas Ridley and Company, a fishing supply business, in Harbour Grace; the firm was later renamed Ridley and Sons. He was a member of the Executive Council from 1843 to 1848. The business was declared insolvent in 1873. Ridley returned to England and died in Upper Tooting, Surrey in 1879.

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