Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Armagh. Sampson Jervois, the second surviving son of Francis Jervois, MD, of Killeagh, Co. Cork, and his wife Eleanor Eyre, daughter of Maj. Robert Hedges Maunsell of Youghal, was born in Co. Cork on 1 September 1860. He served a four-year pupillage with THOMAS DREW  THOMAS DREW and then became an assistant in the office of  WILLIAM MANSFIELD MITCHELL  WILLIAM MANSFIELD MITCHELL at 5 Leinster Street, Dublin, which is given as his address in the lists of RIAI probationers between 1886 and 1898. According to his application for membership of the RIAI in 1899, he acted as Drew's clerk of works on 'two important buildings'; one of these was the Kilkenny lunatic asylum.

In 1899 Jervois was appointed diocesan district architect for the Church of Ireland dioceses of Armagh and Clogher and Down, Connor and Dromore. He collaborated with RICHARD CAULFIELD ORPEN RICHARD CAULFIELD ORPEN , who had also worked in Drew's office, on a design for the Primate Alexander Synod Hall in Armagh in 1911.(1) He retired from the position in 1925 or 1926,(2) when he was succeeded by HENRY CHUDLEIGH DORMAN  HENRY CHUDLEIGH DORMAN at Armagh and Clogher and PERCY MORGAN JURY  PERCY MORGAN JURY at Down, Connor and Dromore. He died on 26 March 1931, survived by his wife, Anne Beatrice, daughter of Henry Beasley, of Wicklow, whom he had married in circa 1894, by his son, Henry Sampson, and his daughter, Nancy Helena.

RIAI: probationer, <=1886-1898; allowed preliminary exam, 2 December 1889;(3) elected member, 1899, having been proposed by  Thomas Drew, seconded by William Mansfied Mitchell and Richard Caulfield Orpen; raised to fellow, 1915;(4) resigned 1925.(5)

Addresses: 5 Leinster Street, Dublin, <=1886-1898; Armagh, 1899; 3 Seven Houses, Armagh, 1899-1908; Abbey House, Armagh, 1909->=1924.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from  IAA, RIAI office archives (Acc. 93/136), membership forms 1878-1909 (extremely fragile), Burke's Irish Family Records (1976), 637, and RIAI membership lists.  

(1)
IA & C 1, 18 Feb 1911, 45(illus.).
(2)
Irish Church Directory (1925), 48,59,71; his resignation from the RIAI in 1925 (see note 5 below) suggests the earlier date. 
(3)
RIAI council meeting minutes, 2 Dec 1889, 278.
(4)
JRIAI (1915), 9.
(5)
IB 67, 7 Mar 1925, 174.


13 work entries listed in chronological order for JERVOIS, WILLIAM SAMPSON


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Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, DUBLIN ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM (ST CANICE'S HOSPITAL)
Date: 1893-1897?
Nature: Clerk of works.
Refs: Jones, with cryptic ref: 'in B [?Builder] from 1 Nov 1893 to 23 Aug 1897'

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BUNDORAN, HOUSE
Date: 1902
Nature: Rebuilding.
Refs: B 94, 3 May 1902, 458

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, PREMISES
Date: 1903
Nature: Erection of new premises to replace those recently destroyed by fire. Contractor: J. & R. Thompson.
Refs: IB 45, 27 Aug 1903, 1956

Building: CO. LOUTH, TERMONFECKIN, CHURCH OF ST FECHIN (CI)
Date: 1904
Nature: New tower & spire and other alts.
Refs: IB 30 Jul,10 Sep 1904, 490,594; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 498;  exterior church illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 124.

Building: CO. DOWN, DOWNPATRICK, CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY TRINITY (CI)
Date: 1905
Nature: Repairs & restorations (including restoration of S.E. & NE pinnacles of tower, repointing of entire building, some interior replastering).
Refs: B 102, 22 Apr 1905, 446; 103, 26 Jul 1912, ?.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, BALLYHERRIDAN, HOUSE
Date: 1909
Nature: Tenders sought for building new dwelling house for William Menary at Balllyherridan about 1 mile from the city of Armagh.
Refs: B 96, 26 Jun 1909, 771

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, BALLYHERRIDAN, HOUSE
Date: 1909
Nature: House to be built for Mr Menary 'about one mile from the city of Armagh'.
Refs: IB 51, 26 Jun 1909, 406; B 96, 26 Jun 1909, 771

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, ABBEY STREET, CHURCH HOUSE
Date: 1911-13
Nature: With R. Caulfield Orpen. In memory of Bishop Alexander. FS laid 27 Jul 1912. Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey, Belfast.
Refs: Building News 100, 3 Mar 1911, 315; IA & C 1, 18 Feb 1911, 45(illus.); R. McKinstry, R. Oram, R. Weatherup & P. Wilson, The Buildings of Armagh (UAHS, 1992), 46;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 107.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, RICHHILL, CHURCH OF ST MATTHEW (CI)
Date: 1912
Nature: New tower.Tenders invited, Jul -Aug 1912.
Refs: IB 54, 3,17 Aug 1912, 458,484; B 103, 26 Jul 1912, 125;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 519.

Building: CO. DERRY, BALLINDERRY, GLEBE HOUSE
Date: 1913
Nature: Repairs.
Refs: IB 55, 13 Sep 1913, 596

Building: CO. ARMAGH, TYNAN, CHURCH OF ST VINDIC (CI)
Date: 1915-16
Nature: Repairs. Contractor: Lester Bros. Church reopened, Jan 1916.
Refs: IB 58, 29 Jan 1916, 54

Building: CO. CAVAN, BALLYJAMESDUFF, JACKSON'S ALMSHOUSES
Date: 1917
Nature: Additions to same.
Refs: Letter re above from WSJ to Rev. G. Fleming Stuart, 20 Jul 1917, in PRONI, D2817/2/7 (see PRONI e-catalogue).

Building: CO. LOUTH, CASTLEBELLINGHAM, CHURCH (CI, KILSARAN PARISH)
Date: 1920
Nature: Improvements.
Refs: IB 62, 24 Apr 1920, 305