Richard Grubb and Kathleen Mary Ridgway
Originally Quakers, the Ridgways were corn and bu er merchants in the city. One of their sons, Joseph Chamney Ridgway, was a doctor who served as an officer with the Royal Army Medical Corps during the First World War. Joseph was in Dublin at the me of the 1916 Easter Rising, and was asked to a end to some of the wounded prisoners. One of these was James Connolly, signatory to the Proclama on of the Irish Republic. A man of great compassion, Ridgway asked Connolly if there was anything he could do for him, and with the help of a nurse he sent a message from Connolly to his wife. James Connolly was executed on 12 May 1916, and Joseph Ridgway died in 1959.