Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Stonecutter, of Dublin, listed as such in Wilson's Dublin Directory fom the 1780s onwards. His address is given as 100 Townsend Street in 1784, as 56 South Great George's Street in 1798 and 1806 and as Baggot Street in 1814.

A person of this name, son of Hugh and Martha Wildridge, was christened in the church of St Peter and St Kevin, Dublin, on 27 September 1761.(1) A George Wildridge was admitted a freeman of Dublin as a member of the Masons' Guild by virtue of service at Midsummer 1786.(2) The will of a George Wildridge dated 1828, which names Andrew Woods of 63 Baggot Street as executor, was proved in the Prerogative Court.(3)



(1) www.familysearch.org.
(2) 'An alphabetical list of the Freemen of the City of Dublin, 1774-1824', The Irish Ancestor XV (1983), Nos. 1 & 2, .126.
(3) Index of Irish Wills 1484-1858 (Eneclann CD-ROM), Document ID 46406.  This George Wildridge appears to have had at least three daughters, one of whom was married to an Andrew Woods, one to a George Marquis, and one to a William Duncan, who eventually emigrated to Barraquilla, Colombia (information from Alfonso Duncan, May 2011).