Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Ridgeway

Henry Ridgeway, of Newtown, Waterford, is recorded by Hussey de Burgh as the owner of 2 acres in county Waterford and 48 acres in county Kilkenny. Cullen notes the company of Courtenay and Ridgeway as among the biggest exporters from Waterford port in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The family had come to Ireland in the reign of Elizabeth I and were Quakers. They intermarried with other influential business families in Waterford including the Strangmans and Penroses.

Associated Families

Houses

Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Blenheim (Gaultiere) Ballymaclode Ballygunner Waterford Faithlegg 90 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: S652107
OS Sheet: 10
Discovery map: 76
Blenheim House Ballymaclode Ballygunner Waterford Faithlegg 90 Gaultiere Waterford OSI Ref: S651104
OS Sheet: 18
Discovery map: 76

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources

  • ''Analecta Hibernica'': McLYSAGHT, Edward. Ridgeway manuscript, the property of H. Ridgeway of Rossmore, Mallow, a ledger from 1791 recording the export trade of H. Ridgeway, a Waterford merchant. XV (1944),p.376.
  • ''Jnl of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland'': CULLEN, L.M. The overseas trade of Waterford as seen from a ledger of Courtenay and Ridgeway. LXXXVII, no.2 (1958), pp.165-178.