HAMPTON, ROBERT JOHN
- Born: 1821ca Died: 1855
County surveyor for No. 3 District of Co. Dublin, 1845-1855. Robert John Hampton, one of the three sons of WILLIAM HAMPTON , county surveyor for Co. Wicklow, and a nephew of JOHN HAMPTON , was born circa 1821. He worked as an assistant to his father from 1837 until 1842. In 1845 he was appointed county surveyor for the No. 3 District of Co. Dublin, remaining in this position until his early death. He died of a fever 'in the prime of life' on 22 August 1855 at his residence at 2 Grantham Street(1) and was buried in the family grave at Mount Jerome Cemetery. A granite obelisk near the entrance was, according to the inscription, 'erected by the contractors as a mark of their esteem for him and as a testimony of their confidence in his integrity and impartiality in his dealings with them'.
ICEI: member by 1849;(2) hon. secretary and treasurer, 1853-1855.(3)
RIAI: he is possibly the member named simply as 'Hampton' who attended a meeting on 16 December 1854.(4)
Addresses: 3 Harrington Street, Dublin, 1846;(5) 2 Grantham Street, 1847.(6)
All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Shirley McGlynn, of Lavender Bay, New South Wales, Australia, great-great-granddaughter of William Hampton, and from Brendan O'Donoghue, The Irish County Surveyors 1834-1944 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007), 201.
(1) Dublin Evening Mail, 24 Aug 1855 (B.O'D.).
(2) TICEI 3 (1847-49), list of members.
(3) Jones transcripts of lists of officers of ICEI in Thom's directories.
(4) B 12, 23 Dec 1854, 657.
(5) Jones, transcripts of lists of engineers in trades directory section of Thom's directories.
(6) Pettigrew & Oulton's Dublin Almanac 1847.