William Ritchie

Biography of William Ritchie

William Ritchie was born in Virginia in the early to mid eighteenth century. His father, Archibald Ritchie, was a Scotsman who had moved from Scotland to Virginia and become a prominent merchant-planter.

William Ritchie grew up in the Ritchie House in Tappahannock, Essex County, Virginia. He matriculated at the University of Glasgow in 1770, in the Humanities Faculty.

He returned to Tappahannock, where he died on the 4th of December, 1794.


William Ritchie
Died 4 December 1794.
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Record last updated: 30th Jul 2019

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