William Barry Ritchie

William Barry (Billy) Ritchie
d. 15 Feb 1883
Jane Ritchie
d. 8 Feb 1893

The Grove

William Barry Ritchie
Malcolm Ritchie
b. about 1815 Of Mountpottinger, Of Ballykeigle, Belfast, Antrim, Ireland
d. 30 Mar 1869  Pan in France


Francis Ritchie
b. 02 Aug 1784 in Mountpottinger, of Ballykeigle, Belfast
d. 13 Feb 1864 Ireland
Agnes Barry


Thomas Hay Ritchie





















From Thomas Ritchie's Memoirs
"One farm was called "the Rock" through the position of the homestead being built on rock. James had a family of four sons and two daughters who were all men and women before I was born. The one that I knew and loved was called Billy Ritchie. The whole family lived at "the Rock" farm in my time and none married in my time up to 1863. I have often been with my father when the old man came to see his nephew (my Father) I was only a little fellow and was very sorry when he died."

William Barry Ritchie's Obituary and The Queens Bridge

Office bearers, Down County Directory (from Bassett's County Down Guide and Directory, 1886)

MAGISTRATES. Ritchie, William B., The Grove, Belfast

Ulster Defence Union Belfast Weekly News - 21 October, 1893

Wills Calendar

Title: Date Of Death: 30/03/1869
Forename: Malcolm Date Of Grant: 13/12/1869
Surname: Ritchie Effects: Effects under £200
Registry: Belfast

Letters of Administration of the personal estate of Malcolm Ritchie late of the Grove Belfast County Antrim a Minor a Bachelor deceased who died 30 March 1869 at Pan in France were granted at Belfast to William Barry Ritchie of the Grove Belfast to William Berry Ritchie of the Grove Belfast aforesaid Esquire the Father and only next of kin of said deceased.


Wills Calendar

Title: Date Of Death: 15/02/1887
Forename: William Barry Date Of Grant: 26/09/1887  
Surname: Ritchie Effects:  £116,290 6s. 6d.  
Registry: Belfast

The Will of William Barry Ritchie late of The Grove Belfast Merchant J.P. who died 15 February 1887 at Liverpool was proved at Belfast by John Ritchie of Belfast Commission Merchant and Thomas Hay Ritchie and William Barry Ritchie both of The Grove Belfast Merchants three of the Executors.


Wills Calendar

Title: Date Of Death: 08/02/1893 
Forename: Jane Date Of Grant: 05/01/1894  
Surname: Ritchie Effects: Effects £389 5s. 1d.  
Registry: Belfast

The Will of Jane Ritchie late of The Grove Belfast Widow who died 8 February 1893 at same place was proved at Belfast by William Barry Ritchie of The Grove Belfast Esquire J.P. the sole Executor.

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