Details of the Ryder family from Grewelthorpe and the surrounding areas.
Last update Oct 2021.
ANNIE GAUDIN RYDER [Nee Meadows] Born 27 May 1914. Died 2002. Mothers maiden name Thompson. Married in 1933 to Jack. see letter at end.
BERT RYDER Brother of Jack.
CECIL RYDER Died 2003. Son of Jack & Annie.
CLIFFORD RYDER. Born 3 June 1930. Son of Thomas & Hilda Outhwaite. Living Sawley in 1939.
ELIZABETH ELLEN RYDER Born 17 Nov 1902 East Witton. Died 1997. Dau of Joseph & Margaret Dent. Married Frank Grainger in 1930. Frank was a full time ARP warden in 1939. in Ripon.
GORDON JOHN RYDER Born 1937 Crown Cottage Grewelthorpe. Son of Jack & Annie. Served with the Kings Dragoon Guards in Malaya from 1955 until 1958. Then worked in Timber industry.
HARRY RYDER Born 28 Sept. 1924. Son of Thomas & Hilda Outhwaite. In 1939 he was a grocers warehouse assist. living Sawley.
JOHN RYDER. Born 7.8.1765 East Witton. Died 1837 East Witton. Son of William. Married Ellen
JOHN [JACK] RYDER Born 23 Aug 1909. Died in 1993 Ripon. Husband of Annie. Divorced in 1947 and moved to London
JOSEPH SLINGER RYDER. Born 1810 East Witton. Died 1906. Son of John & Ellen. Married Nellie Oates. in 1852 in Leyburn.
Joseph Slinger Ryder.
JOSEPH RYDER. Born 1877 East Witton. Died 1937 Skipton. Son of William & Margaret Ellen Davis Married Margaret Dent He was a gardener.
MARGARET EILEEN RYDER Born 21 August 1935 Died 27 Jan 2020. Grewelthorpe. Dau of Jack & Annie. Married  Frederick G.Graham. in 1954. Married  Robert Graham Marshall.. in 1997.
SARAH RYDER Born 1825. Ripon. Died Oct 1915. Married in 1845 to Thomas Warriner. He was a gardener at Newby Hall and they lived in the lodge house near the gate to the Hall.
Sarah Ryder. of Ripon.
SYLVIA RYDER Dau of Jack & Annie.
THOMAS RYDER Born 1784 Pateley Brige. Died 1866 Thirsk. Married Betty Pawson.
THOMAS RYDER Born 6 May 1868. Married Hilda Outhwaite. Living Sawley in 1939. Hilda was a boarding house keeper.
THOMAS RYDER. Born April 1923. Son of Thomas & Hilda Outhwaite. In 1939 he was an office boy at R.E. Camp.
VIOLET RYDER Born April 1922 Ripon. Died 29 Nov.2006 Pontefract. Dau of Thomas & Hilda Outhwaite. In 1939 she was a poultry maid & kennel girl on her Father’s farm in Sawley. Married Thomas William Dale. in 1946.
WILLIAM G. RYDER. Born 1855 East Witton. Died July 1912 Middleham. Son of Joseph Slinger & Nellie Oates. Married Margaret Ellen Davis in 1872.
Letter from Gordon Ryder describing his early life in Grewelthorpe.
My Mam deserved an award as she never complained. She would do 3 or 4 cleaning jobs to keep us fed. When the 2 lads were killed by a bomb [see story elsewhere in history section] my dear Mam had the thankless job of laying them out. A service she performed for many in the village. But she never talked about it much. Mother was the caretaker of the Reading room 1948 to 1952. Tidying the books, dusting and lighting the stove. Also ironing the billiard table. all for £1.10s a month. I blew the bellows in the church which was next door to our cottage. I got 3d a time for that.
I well remember the bad winter of 1947. If you go through the arch of the Crown Inn, the snow was up to the bedroom windows on our cottage. As our door didn’t fit and the windows were cracked or broken, the snow came inside. So we dug a tunnel under the snow across to the Inn which was run by Suzy Scott and we survived the storm.