JACKSON, WILLIAM RIDGWAY
- Born: 1840ca Died: 1886
Engineer and architect, of Belfast. William Ridgeway Jackson was the younger son of THOMAS JACKSON and younger brother of ANTHONY THOMAS JACKSON . He worked in his father's office from circa 1867 until at least 1877(1) and probably until 1881. He is credited by H.G. Calwell with the design of the Children's Hospital in Queen Street, Belfast, built in 1877-78.(2) He subsequently emigrated to Australia, where he designed the Watson's Bay Tramway, Sydney. He died in Australia in 1886 at the age of forty-six.
All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from a note on the Jackson family by J.R.H. Greeves, a great-grandson of Thomas Jackson, in Irish Booklore Vol. 2, no. 1, 152.
(1) IB 19, 1 Nov 1877, 318; the last references to works by Thomas Jackson & Son are in IB 23, 15 Oct 1881, 298, 300-301.
(2) In letter to C.E.B. Brett, 26 Oct 1967.