CORRY, JAMES PORTER WHITE *
- Born: 1826 Died: 1891
Builder, of Belfast. James Corry, who was born in 1826, was the eldest son of Robert Corry, quarryowner, of Turnagardy, Newtownards, Co. Down, and later a timber merchant and building contractor in Belfast, and an elder brother of JOHN CORRY . He was educated at Belfast Academical Institution before entering the expanding family business, which was actively engaged in the development of the city of Belfast and its harbour. He was Conservative MP for Belfast from 1874 until 1885 and for Mid Armagh from 1886. He was created a baronet in 1885. He died on 28 November 1891 at Dunraven, Belfast. His wife Martha (née Service) of Glasgow, whom he had married on 10 July 1849, predeceased him. There were two sons and three daughters of the marriage.
All information in this entry was supplied by Helen Andrews, DIB.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for CORRY, JAMES PORTER WHITE *
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UPPER CRESCENT, NO. 007-16|
|Nature:||Neo-Classical. Built by JC, architect possibly Charles Lanyon.|
|Refs:||Brett, 33; UAHS Queen's University list(1975), 11; Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 12, no. 22 (illus.).|
|Building:||CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, LOWER CRESCENT, NO. 001-12|
|Nature:||Neo-Classical. Built by JC.|
|Refs:||Brett, 33; UAHS Queen's University list(1975), 11,13(illus.); Paul Larmour, Belfast: an illustrated architectural guide (1987), 12, no. 22 (illus.).|