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Wrightson's of Ireland

Information in part sourced from the book written by W.G. Wrightson 

"Memorials of The Family of Wrightson"

With thanks to Brendan Hall, Lesley Lomas, Geoffrey & Vicky B-Wollaston for their help

Snippet of Dundalk Church Register provided by Brendan Hall

[National Library Ireland][Dublin Castle]

ARMS : A fess int. 3 cross crosslets fitchy.

CREST : on a mount a Tiger Salient


[Dublin Castle]

[Dublin Alderman George Wrightson] [Dundalk Co Louth Aldborough Wrightson

[Rathkeal][Limerick] [Tyrone, Richard B Wrightson ]

[Clogher, Co Tyrone  - Ann Wrightson] [Miscellaneous] [Wrightson of Aldborough, Yorkshire]

Newspaper Articles of Ireland

Most of the Wrightson's on this page are descended from Anthony Wrightson of Yorkshire, who was in the service of Richard Aldborough of Ellingthorpe Hall (Ellenthorpe Hall), Boroughbridge, Yorkshire. Anthony was thought to be the Estate Agent & friend of Richard Aldborough. Anthony was of the 'Aristrocratic class'.

Read an observation written by William G Wrightson re the "Irish Wrightson's" [ click ]

Click to see a brass etching of Sir William de Aldeburgh c 1360 (north ailse of Aldborough Church)

Note the similarity between the Arms of Aldeburgh and Wrightson


Anthony Wrightson [parents] of Yorkshire, born late 1500's

  F i

?? Wrightson married ?? Clarke, issue

M ii

Thomas Wrightson born around the 1620's was married ??

M iii

Anthony Wrightson

M iv

John Wrightson of St James, Clarkenwell , born around 1627 married Dorothy Thynne

Anthony Wrightson [parents] of ?? was born ?? 

  M i

George Wrightson a Major, married Mary Mass(e)y, issue All dead brother in law Samuel Massy

M ii

Edward Wrightson a Lieutenant Colonel, died unmarried

M iii

Hector Wrightson a Lieutenant of the Dragoons, killed in Ireland, unmarried

M iv

Anthony Wrightson died unmarried

M v

Aldborough Wrightson  born 1676 died 1739

George Wrightson [parents] of  Killnegannogh, Ireland, born c1670's died 1703

  U i

?????

 

Aldborough Wrightson [parents] of Ireland, born 1676 died 1739

  M i

Carnes Wrightson marr ?? child Frances Wrightson (only daug at 1779), married a Coming

M ii

George Wrightson of Dublin? born early 1700's

M iii

William Wrightson of ?? born early 1700's

M iv

John Wrightson b. c1720 d. 1779 a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army. at the time of his will John live at Chelsea Cottage, Middlesex. John had property in New York, was he related to William Wrightson of Mt Wrightson?

M v

Aldborough Wrightson of Dundalk - Merchant - Soldier b 1722 d 1788

F vi

Mary Wrightson  married John Gyles, had a daughter Martha Gyles

F vii

Ann Wrightson married a Wetherby

Dublin

George Wrightson [parents] Alderman of Dublin b. ? died 1783

  F i

Elizabeth Wrightson 

F ii

Ann(e) Wrightson

 

Elizabeth Wrightson [parents] of Dublin born about 1740's St Mary's, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

  M i

George Nisbitt

F ii

Jane Nisbitt

F iii

Ann(e) Nisbitt

F iv

Elizabeth Nisbitt

M v

Caracross Nisbitt

 

Anne Wrightson [parents] of Dublin born about 1746 St Mary's, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

  M i

John Wrightson Scott b 21st Feb 1772 Delgany, Co Wicklow

M ii

George Scott

F iii

Mary Scott

F iv

Elizabeth Scott

F v

Anne Scott

M vi

Hopton Stratford Scott Major General Sir, K.C.B.

F vii

Louisa Scott


William Wrightson [parents

  M i

?? Wrightson

M ii

?? Wrightson

M iii

?? Wrightson

M iv

?? Wrightson

M v

?? Wrightson

M vi

?? Wrightson

M vii

?? Wrightson

I have presumed this connection for the moment on information discussed by William G Wrightson in the late 1800's

?? Wrightson [parents

  M i

Richard Wrightson

Richard Wrightson [parents] Master of Ordinance for Ireland died 1831

  M i

Thomas Richard Wrightson of Co Antrim, born 1815, died 1874

M ii

Richard Wrightson born 1817, died 1875

 

Thomas Richard Wrightson [parents] of Co Antrim, born 1815, died 1874

  M i

Richard Stephen Wrightson of Ireland, lived in Surbiton Surrey born 1845, died 1914 married

M ii

Edmund W Wrightson of Halesworth, Suffolk. Surgeon born 1849, died Sept Qtr1883

 

Richard Stephen Wrightson [parents] of Ireland b 1845

  F i

Georgina Fanny Butler of Great House, Hampshire, born 1856

M ii

Frederick William Butler of Great House, Hampshire, born 1859

F iii

Adelaide Butler of Great House, Hampshire, born 1861

F iv

Florence Caroline Butler, of Great House, Hampshire, born 1862

M v

Alfred Middleton Butler of Weston, Somerset, born 1864

M vi

Charles Butler of Weston, Somerset, born 1866

 

Edmund Wrightson [parents] of Halesworth, Suffolk. Surgeon born 1849, died Sept Qtr 1883

  M i

Thomas Richard Wrightson of  Blything, Suffolk born Sept Qtr 1875 

F ii

Hetty July Wrightson of  Blything, Suffolk born Sept Qtr 1877

 

Thomas Richard Wrightson  [parents] of  Halesworth, Blything, Suffolk born Sept Qtr 1877

  U i
U ii

 

Hetty (Ketty) July Wrightson  [parents] of  Halesworth, Blything, Suffolk born Sept Qtr 1877

  U i
U ii

 


Richard Wrightson [parents] of  Co Antrim? born 1817 died 1875

  M i

Richard Blayney Wrightson of Tyrone, Ireland born 1852 - 1917

M ii

Arthur Nepean Wrightson born 185x

F iii

Catherine Caroline Wrightson of Benburb, Tyrone born 26th May 1865 (Source LDS)

Tyrone

Source 1901 Census : Wrightson with Irish descent. There are several untraced branches of Wrightson

from William Wrightson's line [click]

Richard Blayney Wrightson [parents] of Tyrone, Ireland born 1852 died 1917

M i

Richard William Wrightson of Aldeburgh born 1891 - 1953

M ii

Geoffrey Nassau Wrightson of Aldeburgh born Mar Qtr 1893 - 1983 marr. no issue

F iii

Beryl Maud Wrightson of Aldeburgh born Dec Qtr 1894 - 1984 

F iv

Brenda Wrightson of Aldeburgh born 1898 - 1983, didn't marry. Most of her life was an intructor of teachers of physical training in Aberdeen. A humerous and generous person.

 

Richard "Dick" William Wrightson [parents] of Aldeburgh, Suffolk born 1891 died c 1954

 

  F i

Elsa Anita Mae Grinstead   [link to Lesley Lomas site ]

F ii

Vivienne Joy Grinstead  [link to Lesley Lomas site ]

 

Geoffrey Nassau Wrightson [parents] of Aldeburgh, Suffolk born Mar Qtr 1893

 

Beryl Maud Wrightson [parents] of Aldeburgh, Suffolk born Dec Qtr 1894 died 1984

M i

John Alexander (Sandy) Buchanan-Wollaston of ?? 1919 - 1994 Lt Col RN. 

M ii

Nigel Richard Buchanan-Wollaston (Actor click to see film list)

M iii

Geoffrey Buchanan-Wollaston of ?? 1925 - Fishery Officer, District Inspector of Fisheries MAFF

 

Alexander (Sandy) Buchanan-Wollaston [parents] of ??, born 1919, died 1994

F i

Christiane Buchanan-Wollaston of Kensington, London born 11th Sept 1946 lives in Boston

M i

?? Buchanan-Wollaston 

M ii

?? Buchanan-Wollaston

F iii

?? Buchanan-Wollaston

 

Nigel Buchanan-Wollaston [parents] of ??, born 1921, died 1983

F i

Penny Buchanan-Wollaston of ?? born 1953  (married Kevan Gibbings)

F ii

Vicky Buchanan-Wollaston of ?? born 1955  (married Jim Beynon)

F iii

Mary Buchanan-Wollaston of ?? born 1957 (married Bernie Saunders)

 


 

Mary Wrightson [parents

  M i

Martha Gyles

Tyrone

Ann(e) Wrightson [parents] of ?? 

 

  M i

Henry Wetherby

F ii

Amelia Wetherby

F iii

Agnes Wetherby

 

Ann Wrightson [parents] of ?? born ??

 

  U i

?? 

 


Dundalk

Aldborough Wrightson [parents] of Dundalk, Co Louth, Ireland, b 1722 d. 1st Jan 1788

  F i

Sarah Wrightson  of Dundalk, born 19th June 1744, married John Wright

M ii

Robert Wrightson of Dundlak, born 29th May 1747 (LDS also have a Robert of Dublin born 10th March 1740

M i

Thomas Wrightson of Dublin (Dundalk), born 31st Jan 1755 died 14th Aug 1790

Thomas Wrightson [parents] of Dublin (Dundalk)  born 31st Jan 1755 died 14th Aug 1790

  F i

Harriette(Henrietta) Elizabeth Wrightson of Dundalk, Co Louth : Chris.  5th July 1786

F ii

Martha Wrightson married James Gildea of Co. Ballinrobe, Dec 1806

Sarah Wrightson [parents] of Dublin About 1749 St Bridget's, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

  M i

Thomas Meadley (Medley)

F ii

Harriot Meadley

  U i

?? Wright

 


 

John Wrightson [parents] of St James, Clarkenwell,  & Ampthill, Bedford, born c 1628, died between 1683..1686

  U i

????


Alborah, and Ann are more than likely to be Brother and Sister

Alborah Wrightson [parents] of Dublin b 10th April 1694

  U i

?? Wrightson 

Ann Wrightson [parents] of Dublin b 22nd Aug 1696

  U i

?? 


Miscellaneous

Saint Peter And Saint Kevin, Dublin

Robert Wrightson [parents] of ?? born 1718?

  M i

Robert Wrightson of Dublin chris 10th Mar 1740 Saint Peter And Saint Kevin

Jane and Robert are probably Brother and Sister

Robert Wrightson [parents] of Dublin chris. 10th March 1740 Saint Peter And Saint Kevin

  M i

?? Wrightson

Jane Wrightson [parents] of Dublin b. 1738

  U i

Dorothy Wrightson [parents] of Dublin chris. 30th Dec 1691

Aborah Wrightson [parents] of Dublin b. 10th April 1694

Ann Wrightson [parents] of Dublin b. 22nd Aug 1696

 

Elizabeth Wrightson [parents] of ?? born c1730

  U i

Joseph Wrightson [parents] of ?? born c1730

  U i

 


Dromore

Mary Wrightson [parents] of Dromore, b around 1680

 

Margaret Wrightson [parents] of Dromore Parish, Antrim born late 1600's

 

Mary Wrightson [parents] of Dromore, b prob late 1700's

  F i

Jane Wrightson or Kinny of Dromore b 16th Jan 1815

 


Rathkeale

Daniel Wrightson [parents] of Rathkeale, Limerick,  Ireland born abt 1735 

  M i

Hugh Wrightson of Rathkeale, Limerick, born abt 1761

F ii

Catherine Wrightson of Rathkeale, Limerick, born abt 1763

M ii

Daniell Wrightson of Rathkeale, Limerick, born Jan 1766, died 27th Feb 1766

 

Mary Wrightson [parents] of  Rathkeale, Limerick

 

 

Mary Wrightson [parents] of  ??

 

Bridget Wrightson [parents] of  Ireland born c1753, Trinity Church, Rathkeale, Limerick

  F i

Julianna Shire of Trinity Church, Rathkeale, Limerick, born abt 1773

U ii

?? Shire of Trinity Church,Rathkeale, Limerick, born abt 1774

M ii

Henry Shire of Trinity Church,Rathkeale, Limerick, born Jan 1775

    

  F i

Limerick

Cathe Wrightson [parents] of  Rathkeale, Limerick

 

 

James Wrightson [parents] of  ?? born ??

  M i

John Wrightson of Limerick, Limerick. Chris 29th Nov 1782 at St John's

 

Daniel Wrightson [parents] of  ??

  M i

Mortimer Wrightson of Cathedral St Mary, Limerick, Limerick, born 21st Nov 1836

 

Hugh Wrightson [parents] of  Ireland

  F i

Catherine Wrightson of Cathedral St Mary, Limerick, Limerick, born 22nd June 1784

 

Hugh Wrightson [parents] of  Ireland

  F i

Catherine Wrightson of Cathedral St Mary, Limerick, Limerick, born 26th Apr 1803

Hugh Wrightson [parents] of  Ireland

  M i

Hugh Wrightson of Cathedral St Mary, Limerick, Limerick, born 20th Nov 1804

 

Hugh Wrightson [parents] of  Ireland

  F i

Catherine Wrightson of Cathedral St Mary, Limerick, Limerick, born 27th March 1808

Hugh Wrightson [parents] of  Ireland

  F i

Charlotte Wrightson of Cathedral St Mary, Limerick, Limerick, born 24th March 1839

 

Hugh Wrightson [parents] of  Ireland

 

Martha Wrightson [parents] of  Ireland

 

Mary Wrightson [parents] of  Ireland

 

Mary Wrightson [parents] of  Ireland

 

William Wrightson [parents] of  Ireland

 

 


 

David Wrighston [parents] of  Ireland born 1815

F i

Margaret Wrightson of Ontario born 1861 : Dressmaker

F ii

Mary Wrightson of Ontario born 1879 :

M iii

Hugh Wrightson of Ontario born 1851 : C Traveler

M iv

Terence Wrightson of Ontario born 1855 : Book keeper

F v

Ellen Wrightson of Ontario born 1849


1901 Census of Clare

District Electoral Division: Cloghaun
Townland: Knockaskeheen
DED Number: 58/4

 

Wrightson Margaret Head of Family Roman Catholic Cannot Read
Female Farmer Widow Co. Clare Irish-English
Glynn Bridget Visitor Roman Catholic Read-Write 50 Female
Widow Co. Galway Irish-English
Wrightson Bridget Head of Family Roman Catholic Read-Write 32 Female Farmer Married Co. Clare Irish-English
Wrightson Delia Daughter Roman Catholic Cannot Read 5 Female
Not Married Co. Clare Irish-English
McMahon Bridget Mother Roman Catholic Cannot Read 74 Female Retired Farmer Widow Co. Clare Irish-English

 

Extract from the Armagh Guardian, Co. Armagh, Ireland

20th May 1845

Married

In Benburb Church, on Tuesday, the 13th inst., by the Rev.
Richard Wrightson, Mr. Andrew Wilson, of the Ordnance
Survey department, to Miss Caldwell, of this City.
   

Charles Wrightson of Ireland born c 1852 in 1901 was a convict

in Parkhurst Prison, Isle of Wight. Occupation Printer?? or Painter Compostion

 

Dundalk Church Register

 

Baptisms: Parish, Surname, Child's Name, Baptism Date, Father's Name

Dundalk Wrightson Sarah 19/06/1744 Wrightson Aldborrow

Dundalk Wrightson Robt. 29/05/1747 Wrightson Aldborrow

Dundalk Wrightson Harriette Elizabth 05/07/1786 Wrightson Thos.

Dundalk Writson Thos. 31/01/1755 Writson (Mr.)

Marriage: Parish, Date of Marriage, Husband Name, Wife Name

Dundalk 23/12/1784 Wrightson Thomas Clerk Martha

Burials, Dundalk:

Wrighson Widow (Mrs.) 08/11/1797

Wrightson Margeret 05/03/1753 wife to Aby. Wrightson

Wrightson Thos. (Mr.) 15/08/1790

Wrightson Esqr. Aldborough --/01/1788


Wrightson Lane (provided by Brendan Hall) photo

Wrightson's Lane is a long narrow lane connecting

Clanbrassil Street to Chapel Street. It now bisects the grounds of the

(former) Christian Brothers Secondary and Elementary schools.

I was looking through transcriptions of 'Old Dundalk Title Deeds' in the

Journal of the Louth Archaeological and Historical Society, 1981. One deed

(for Thomas Finegan, Dundalk, weaver) refers to a plot of land being

'bounded by the Chapel Lane on the front, by Wrightson's tanyard on the

south'

Another deed:

'Made 1 January 1838 between H. Howard, trustee Lord Roden's estate and

James Gildea and Martha Gildea, otherwise Wrightson his wife, and Mary

Kieran, spinster.

Tenement in Back Lane as then late in the possession of John Small

containing in front, eighty four feet, in the rere, forty eight feet and

extending backwards by the Mass House wall .... Renewal of deed 4 October

1772 between Lord Clanbrassil and Aldborough Wrightson, merchant which was

for lives of Thomas Read, Thomas Wrightson, only son of said Aldborough

Wrightson, the lessee, and Ralph Trewman, only son of Dudly Trewman,

Dundalk.

Term: Lives of H.M. Queen Victoria, HRH Prince George William Frederick

Charles, and HRH Princess Augusta Caroline, son and daughter of the Duke of

Cambridge.

Yearly Rent: Six pounds, six shillings sterling of the late Irish currency,

and twelve pence per pound receiver's fees to be reduced to four pounds,

four shillings if Aldborough Wrightson should before a certain day build a

house or houses on the premises.

Witness: Featherstone Briscoe.'

What I think the above means is that Wrightson's had a tannery bordering the

lane that became known as Wrightson's Lane though I can't identify the exact

spot where the tannery was situated. I'm sure (with further research) it

would be possible to find the exact position. The 1901 map of Dundalk shows

Wrightson's Lane as being almost entirely built up with houses (unlike now),

as does the 1864 map on my web site. The Mass House referred to above was in

Wrightson's Lane.

 

 

 

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