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RIDGWAY, Rowland

Born: 1834
Died: 1879 09 15

Architect


Born in Northwich, Cheshire in England Ridgway came to Natal in 1850 as a surveyor-architect with the British immigration schemes of 1849 and 1850. In 1864 he married Elizabeth, a daughter of RS UPTON. So far the only building yet ascribed to him is the Methodist Church in West Street which job he won in a competition in 1877. Ridgway died at his home in Prince Alfred Street in Durban. Ridgway had nine children, of whom Rowland Alfred RIDGWAY and James Henry RIDGWAY were two (he was forty-four when he died intestate), and his youngest child five months old, RS UPTON was an executor of his intestate estate).

(Hillebrand 1975; Kearney 1973:75; NAD MSCE 5/110)

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.