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Carpenter and stonecutter, of Dublin. Peter Cockburn was a son of JOHN COCKBURN  . He was awarded a premium by the Dublin Society's Schools in 1802(1) and admitted a freeman of the City as a member of the Corporation of Masons by virtue of service at Christmas 1809.(2) He was taken into partnership by his father, with whom he worked on the spire of St George's church, Dublin, circa 1811-12. He continued in business after his father's death in 1811/12 but disappears from the directories after 1829.
A person of the same name married Catherine, daughter of Joseph Ashley in Dublin on 27 September 1809.(2)
Addresses: 9 Mark Street, Dublin, <=1814-18; Great Brunswick Street, <=1823-1829.
(1) Gitta Willemson, The Dublin Society Drawing Schools 1746-1876 (2000), 17.
(2) 'An alphabetical list of the Freemen of the City of Dublin, 1774-1824', The Irish Ancestor XV (1983), Nos. 1 & 2, 35.
(3) www.familysearch.org; there was a timber merchant named Joseph Ashley in Dublin at this time.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for COCKBURN, PETER
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HARDWICKE PLACE, ST GEORGE'S CHURCH (CI)|
|Nature:||J. Cockburn & Son paid for stonecutter's work, including steeple.. PC continues to work inside and ouside church after his father's death.|
|Refs:||Papers relating to St George's Church, Dublin…Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 29 April 1825, 8-9,19-20 (copy in IAA, RP.D.130.10)|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, GENERAL POST OFFICE|
|Nature:||PC tenders for cut stone work of portico.|
|Refs:||Specification, signed by Francis Johnston, & list of tenders for stone and brickwork, 1814, &c. in An Post archives (photocopy in IAA, RP.L.72|