Landed Estates
NUI Galway



Name Description
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.