Born Failsworth Lancashire. Came to Laxey where in 1881 he established St George's Woollen Mills run in association with Ruskin's Companions of St. George.
Also noted as secretary of Laxey Industrial & Provident Co-operative Co.
Later in life became a great friend of T.E.Brown.
Manx Tales, 1895
Memorial Notices Manx Quarterly #11
Ruskin and Egbert Rydings. Mannin #3 1914
T.E.Brown - Egbert Rydings Mannin #9 1917