attride family genealogy


Charlotte Hallett (1823-1898)

my ggg grandmother

The surname Attride, with various spellings such as ATTRYDE is perhaps derived from “at the ride” a shallow place in a river of perhaps a forest clearing.  These surnames are very regionalized as shown by a search of the 1851 England census.  It shows just 9 families in all of England with these surnames.  All are in the London and Surrey areas. 

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The ATTRYDE’s of SE England are descended from the RYDE family, traced back to Walter Atte Ryde who is mentioned in a quit claim in 1306 in Ewhurst parish, Surrey and then probably through William Ryde (Attryde), b. 1777 Send & Ripley, Surrey who married Mary Baker.  I have traced a large number of descendants from the RYDEs of Ewhurst & Craleigh parishes.  In addition, I have identified at least 5 other ATTRIDE families (see the DATA page for descendant charts of the families below):

Edward Attride (b. before 1780) mar. Martha Carter in 1799 at St Alban, Wood St, London and had two sons: George (who mar. Sarah Hammond in 1834 at St George Hanover Sq) and a son whose name is not known but is referred to in Martha’s 1848 will.

Father Attride born early 1700s who had sons:

William Attride (b. abt 1749, d. 1833) was a gardener in Edmonton, London.  William married Mary Gray in 1782 at Edmonton, Middlsex and had sons: William, Henry (mar. Rebecca Howsam in 1823), John and a Thomas. (See Data page for photos of some members of this family).  Y-DNA testing shows that this line is closely related to the line of Edward Attride (above).

Henry Attride (b. 1755-1770) mar. Mary Carnall in 1787 at St James, Westminster.  Henry had sons: Henry, Frederick and Joseph William.

George (ca1749 - 1838)

Thomas (ca1764 - bef 1834) married Jane Carr in 1789 at St George Hanover Sq., London

Edward (bef 1790 - bef 1834) married Unknown and had 4 children (names also unknown).

John Attride (b. 1725  d. 1819 Banstead, Surrey) mar.ried Anne Granger in 1764 in Banstead, Surrey and had sons: James, John & Thomas.

There is some evidence of morphing of these surnames.  For instance: the 1685 marriage at Send & Ripley parish of Thomas Ryde of Send to Elizabeth Songhurst of Send uses the surname RYDE.  However, the 1694 Send parish land record “lease for 1,000 years as mortgage: Thomas Attryde of Send, Yeoman and Jeremiah Leggatt of Send, Miller.”  In 1708 the will of Thomas uses the surname ATTRYDE.  the 1718 receipt of legacies under the will of Thomas uses as his surname ATRYDE but mentions his son, Henry ATTRYDE of Winchester.

In my own ancestry: my great grandfather, George Attride (b. April 1853 Kingston parish, Surrey) was the son of Charlotte Hallett and an unidentified father (his birth certificate lists his mother but no name is listed under father).  In June 1853, Charlotte Hallett mar. George Attryde who listed as his father, Thomas Attryde.  Charlotte had another son, James in 1856.  The father listed was James Attryde (who is likely the son of William & Mary Ryde who mar. in Long Ditton is 1800).  This William is a descendant of a string of Gabriels with the surname RYDE from Cranleigh and Ewhurst parishes.  My great grandfather, George is not a descendant of these RYDEs since my Y-DNA does not match that of a RYDE descendant (current surname spelling ATTRYDE).  Charlotte Hallett lived at times in the Kingston Workhouse and had children by James Ayres and James Davey whom she married in 1862.  She must have had a rough life.