- Does anyone have any information on the Redsdale family? My great-great grandmother is Evelina Redsdale. She was born March 25, 1858 on St. Helena. It is said she was a soldier's daughter. She married the 1st mate of a whaling ship from New Bedford MA. He died and she remarried my great-great grandfather. I have been told that she was an English woman with very pale skin, short, and very pretty. Any information on her or her family would be appreciated.