Ridley, Matthew (b. 1749)

English merchant with ties to Maryland.

Manager of the Maryland branch of Stewart and Campbell, a London mercantile firm (1770-75).

Returned to England to marry Anne Richardson (1775).

Member of a committee responsible for aiding American prisoners. One of a group of merchants in Nantes (1777-79). Appointed agent for Maryland to negotiate a loan in Europe (1781).