Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. William Murray was born in 1789, a son of Samuel Murray of Armagh by his wife, Elizabeth Williamson. William Murray had connections with the building trade on both sides of his family: his father was a first cousin of FRANCIS  FRANCIS and RICHARD JOHNSTON RICHARD JOHNSTON , and on the maternal side he was related to MATTHEW MATTHEW , ARTHUR  ARTHUR and JOHN WILLIAMSON JOHN WILLIAMSON , builders and architects in Dublin. His brother EDWARD MURRAY  EDWARD MURRAY was also a builder. By 1807 he had entered the office of Francis Johnston, who by then had become architect to the Board of Works, and in 1819 he set up his own practice at 5 St George's Place, North circular Road.(1)  In 1822 he was appointed Johnston's official assistant at the Board of Works.(2) When Johnston decided to retire in 1825, he recommended Murray as his successor. Although there were other applicants, Murray was confirmed in the appointment in February 1827 at an annual salary of £369.4s.7d.(3) He survived the reorganization of the Board in 1831 but retired the following year, to be succeeded by JACOB OWEN. JACOB OWEN. (4)

Murray was retained as architect to the Commissioners for Erecting and Establishing District Lunatic Asylums in Ireland until the functions of the Commissioners were taken under the direct control of the Board of Public Works in 1835. Over a period of fifteen years he had been involved in the erection of nine district lunatic asylums, all built, with only minor variations, to the formula originally devised with Francis Johnston for the asylum at Armagh.(5) Murray was also architect to the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham, until 1845, when, again, his duties were taken over by the Office of Public Works, and to the House of Industry. In addition to his duties in the public sector, he ran a successful private practice. In 1845 he took his son WILLIAM GEORGE MURRAY  WILLIAM GEORGE MURRAY and ABRAHAM DENNY  ABRAHAM DENNY into partnership under the name of MURRAY MURRAY , SON, & DENNY.  DENNY.

Murray exhibited regularly at the RHA between 1828 and 1847, excepting only the years 1839, 1845 and 1846.(6) He died at home on 11 June 1849 after catching cholera in an epidemic. He was buried in St George's graveyard, Drumcondra, near the grave of Francis Johnston. He had been married twice: by his first wife, Elizabeth Williams, he was the father of William George Murray and two other sons, Edward and Henry; by the second he had two daughters and a fourth son, Francis. The younger daughter, Adelaide Anne, married THOMAS DREW. THOMAS DREW. (7) William George Murray and Abraham Denny continued the architectural practice under the name of MURRAY & MURRAY & amp; DENNY  DENNY until 1855, when Denny left Dublin.

'William Murray, Esq. Circular-rd.' was a subscriber to William Stitt's The Practical Architect's Ready Assistant; or Builder's Complete Companion (Dublin, 1819).

The RIAI Murray Collection, presented by William Murray's grandson ALBERT EDWARD MURRAY ALBERT EDWARD MURRAY , to the RIAI in 1923 and now housed in the Irish Architectural Archive (Acc. 92/46), contains many architectural designs by William Murray, for which see under WORKS.

RIAI: hon. treasurer, 1839-1849; council member, 1839-1849.
RIA: elected member, 1830.
RHA: elected associate, 3 November 1829;(8) elected member by 1842; council member <=1842-46; house committee member, <=1842-49; treasurer, <=1842-49.
Geological Society of Ireland: council member, 1844-46; treasurer, 1846-49.
Aged & Infirm Carpenters Asylum: vice-patron, <=1842-47

Addresses: 5 St George's Place, North Circular Road, 1819-23; (with Francis Johnston) 55 Eccles Street, with office in Lower Castle Yard, 1824-27; 36 Eccles Street, with office in Lower Castle Yard, 1828-1835; 72 Gardiner Street Lower, 1836-44; 68 Gardiner Street Lower, 1845, until death.

See WORKS.



References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the account of Murray's life in Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 10-17, and from Jones's transcripts from Wilson's, Pettigrew & Oulton's & Thom's directories. Futher information about the Murray family is in a copy of counsel's opinion, 1941, re property of Robert Healy, deceased, in Lower Prince Edward Terrace, Blackrock (in IAA). The account of Murray in APSD, M, ?, conflates father & Son. A portrait of Murray, from the collection of R.M. Butler, is in the RIAI (repr. by F. O'Dwyer, 'Building empires: architecture, politics and the Board of Works 1760-1860', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 5 (2002), 140; this may be the one exhibited by Martin Cregan at the RHA in 1844.)

(1) Freeman's Journal, 1 Mar 1819.
(2) NA SPO/CSORP 1827/335 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44); see also entry for Frederick Darley[2], note 2.
(3) Board of Works minutes, 22 Feb 1827 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(4) For details of his departure from the Board of Works, see NA SPO/CSORP 1832/1839,2014,2630; also NA SPO/OP 1832/367 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44); see also O'Dwyer, op.cit., above, 146-8.
(5) In 1835 he delivered a paper on these asylums to the RIBA, to which he sent a set of designs for first- and second-class asylums.  In his accompanying letter of 30 Oct 1835 he complained of the way the Government had treated him after 17 years of service as architect to the Commissioners of Lunatic Asylums. (Victoria & Albert Museum, RIBA Archiive, LC\1\1\31, see British Architectural Library Catalogue, http://riba.sirsidynix.net.uk/ , last visited Jun 2009.)   . For another account by him of his lunatic asylum work, see NA SPO/CSORP 1835/2039,2824 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(6) These included a number of theoretical projects and undentifiable designs; for the full list, see IALE II, 315-316, where works by William Murray have wrongly been included with those of William George Murray.
(7) Goslin cites information from Murray's descendant, Mrs Moody, to the effect that the elder daughter married Abraham Denny, who thus became Murray's son-in-law; however the entry on Denny in Walford's County Families (1887), presumably authorized by Denny himself, says that he married Elizabeth Georgina, daughter of John Williams of Holywell, Co. Flint, in 1845. Could she have been related to Murray's wife, nee Elizabeth Williams?
(8) W.G. Strickland, A Dictionary of Irish Artists (1913), II, 632.


60 work entries listed in chronological order for MURRAY, WILLIAM [1]


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Building: CO. OFFALY, TULLAMORE, CORMAC STREET, COUNTY GAOL
Date: 1820
Nature: Unexecuted designs for new gaol.
Refs: Designs, signed and dated Dublin, 1820, in IAA, Murrary Collection, 92/46 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 339-40); front elevation exh. RHA 1844, no. 430

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1820-1825;1837
Nature: New '2nd class' asylum for 100 patients designed by Francis Johnston with WM, 1820; opened 14 Jul 1825. Contractors: McCartney & Ballantine.  Proposed adds. by WM, 1837.   'B' wing, 1846  (Builder: R. Clarke).
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, nos. 63-73 (Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 56-58; Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 101; 4th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland) (1836), 7;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 137-8.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, COLLEGE STREET, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1821
Nature: Proposed pair of 3-storey houses on site next to Court House, for Capt. Algeo.
Refs: Plan, signed and dated Dublin, 28 Dec 1821, in IAA, Murray Collection, no. 1 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 41

Building: CO. TYRONE, CALEDON, MARKET HOUSE, INN & LINEN MARKET
Date: 1821
Nature: Proposed scheme, for 2nd Earl of Caledon. WM perhaps architect of market house as erected.
Refs: Plans, s. & d. 2 Apr 1821, in possession of Earl of Caledon; C.E.B. Brett, Court Houses and Market Houses of the Province of Ulster (UAHS, 1973), 98; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 160-161

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PEARSE STREET, TURF GAS CO.
Date: 1823
Nature: Designs for entrance gates, lodges and workers' cottages.
Refs: Signed, dated drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, nos. 709-710 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 214-215)

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, MULGRAVE STREET, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1824-1827
Nature: New 'lst class' asylum for 150 inmates (75 males and 75 females) on radiating plan.. With Francis Johnston. Site acquired, 1821. Construction started on wings, Jul 1823. FS laid 14 May 1824. Completed May 1826. Opened 30 Jan 1827. Cost: £30,200. (Second district lunatic asylum to be opened in Ireland.)Contractors: Williams & Cockburn.
Refs: Minutes of Commissioners for General Control..and for Superintending…the Erection…of Asylums for the Lunatic Poor, May 1826 (information from Brendan O'Donoghue); survey plan, 1912, formerly in office archives of W.H. Byrne & Son; 4th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland) (1836), 4,7; APSD, L, 92 (under Limerick); Patrick Fitzgerald & John James McGregor, The history, topography, and antiquities, of the county and city of Limerick (Dublin, 1826-7), II, 603-4; M. Lenihan, History of Limerick (1866), 438,464 (for plan see frontispiece map); APSD V, L, 153; 45th Report on District, Criminal and Private Lunatic Asylums (1896), 17; Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 101; C. O'Connor & J. O'Regan, eds., Public Works: the architecture of the Office of Public Works 1837-1987 (AAI, 1987), 15;  Judith Hill, 'Barracks, asylum and model school:  public architecture in Limerick from the late-eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth century', Limerick History and Society, ed. by Liam Irwin & Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh (Dublin: Geography Publications, 2009), 285-294(illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BRUNSWICK STREET NORTH, HOUSE OF INDUSTRY
Date: 1824;1827;1832;
Nature: Adds. & alts. 10 new cells (with F. Johnston), 1824; drying closet (with F. Johnston), 1827); porch for governor's house, 1832; w/c for governor's house, 1834; extension, 1834,1836
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, nos. 388-392,394-397,399-400 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 144-147)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, GENERAL POST OFFICE
Date: 1825
Nature: Proposed outbuildings. Proposed cupola.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, nos 700-703 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 209); design for cupola (probably 92/46, no.703) exh. RHA 1831, no. 246

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 123 (ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS)
Date: 1825-27
Nature: Addition containing museum and examination hall. FS laid 25 Aug 1825.
Refs: Elevation of side facing York St in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, no. 807 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 239-240; exh. Irish Architectural Drawings (1965), no. 23); longitudinal section of entrance hall exh. RHA 1830, no. 250; model in Royal College of Surgeons library; 'Annals of Dublin' (unpaginated) at end of Pettigrew & Oulton's Dublin Almanac (1847); J.D.H. Widdess, An Account of the Schools of Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin, 1789-1948 (1949), 57,62;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 484.

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, STRAND ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM (OLD)
Date: 1825-29
Nature: New '2nd class' asylum, for 100 patients. With F. Johnston. Opened 24 Jul 1829. Cost: £25,678. Builders: Williams & Cockburne.
Refs: 4th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland) (1836), 7; Robert Simpson, Tha Annals of Derry (1847), 250; APSD, L, 13445th Report on … Lunatic Asylums (1896), 17; Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 101

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, FALLS ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1826;1834-35
Nature: New '2nd class' asylum for 100 patients, with Francis Johnston, 1826; later adds. by WM, 1834-35. (Demolished 1924)
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, nos. 106-120 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 69-72; design exh. RHA 1831, no. 263; Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 101

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, INNS QUAY, FOUR COURTS
Date: 1827
Nature: Proposed adds. & alts.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, nos. 560-562 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 182-3

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, CHARLEMONT PLACE, NO. 001-5
Date: 1827-1830
Nature: Part of incomplete terrace built as speculation by 2nd Earl of Charlemont. Builder: John Barnes.
Refs: R. McKinstry, R. Oram, R. Weatherup, P. Wilson, The Buildings of Armagh (UAHS, 1992), 131-133;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 127,Pl.72.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, ST ANN'S CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1828
Nature: Proposal for tower & spire.
Refs: Design exh. RHA 1828, no. 206

Building: CO. OFFALY, DURROW ABBEY
Date: 1829
Nature: Proposed additions, farm buildings and laundry, for Hector John Graham, Viscount Glandine, later 2nd Earl of Norbury.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, nos. 842-849 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 253-254)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ABBEY STREET LOWER, ROYAL HIBERNIAN ACADEMY
Date: 1829
Nature: Statue gallery, for Mrs Ann Johnston (widow of Francis Johnston).
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, nos. 310-324 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 124-127; section exh. RHA 1830, no. 259

Building: CO. CARLOW, CARLOW, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1829-32
Nature: New '2nd class' asylum for 100 patients. Opened 7 May 1832.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, nos. 123-137 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 74-77; front elevation exh. RHA 1831, no. 263; 4th Report of Board of Public Works Ireland (1836), 7; Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 101

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BRUNSWICK STREET NORTH, RICHMOND SURGICAL HOSPITAL
Date: 1830
Nature: Alts.
Refs: Survey plans showing alts. as carried out in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, nos. 1-2 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 158)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BOW LANE, ST PATRICK'S HOSPITAL
Date: 1830
Nature: Proposed new drying stove.
Refs: Pland and sections, May 1830, in St Patrick's Hospital archives, F/9/8b

Building: CO. TYRONE, ROXBOROUGH CASTLE
Date: 1830;1841-44
Nature: Adds. & imps., 1830; Italianate alts. & adds., including new service wings, 1841-44. Proposed gates & lodge. For Francis William Caulfield, 2nd Earl of Charlemont. Contractor: Thomas Walker.
Refs: Designs exh. RHA 1830, no. 415, 1841, no. 415; drawings, 1841-44, in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, nos. 993-1073 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 297-308; 2 of these drawings were exh. Architecture of Ireland (1975), nos. 68, 69, incorrectly identified as Roxborough, Co. Galway);  see 'A new song called Roxborough Castle' in IAA, A.E. Murray scrapbook, 87/58.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, PALACE DEMESNE, ARCHBISHOP'S PALACE
Date: 1830s?
Nature: Addition of extra storey and porch. 'This work is invariably attributed to Francis Johnston and dated to 1825;  the internal decoration looks a decade later, though, making his successor, William Murray, seem more likely...The porch was added as part of the C19 works, and from its similarities with Castle Dillon can be attributed to Murray.'(Mulligan)
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 135.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ABBEY STREET, ROYAL MUSIC HALL (PROPOSED)
Date: 1831
Nature: WM exhibits designs for hall 'intended to be erected' at RHA.
Refs: RHA 1831, no. 255

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET (& CAVENDISH ROW), ROTUNDA ASSEMBLY ROOMS
Date: 1831
Nature: Undated proposals for concert hall in assembly rooms.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, nos. 711,712 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 225-6)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARNELL STREET (& CAVENDISH ROW), ROTUNDA (ROUND ROOM)
Date: 1831
Nature: Proposed new seating for orchestra &c, in Round Room, 1831.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, nos. 711,712 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 225-6).

Building: CO. LAOIS, PORTLAOISE, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1831-33
Nature: New '2nd class' asylum for 100 patients. Opened 14 May 1833.
Refs: Plans &c., in IAA, Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.116; RHA 1831, no. 263; 4th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland) (1836), 7; Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 101;

Building: CO. GALWAY, BALLINASLOE, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1831-33
Nature: New 'lst class' asylum for 150 patients; closely similar to asylum at Limerick. In progress 1831. Cost £27,124.
Refs: RHA 1831, no. 260; Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 101; 46th Report on District, Criminal and Private Lunatic Asylums (1897), 18

Building: CO. OFFALY, TULLAMORE, CORMAC STREET, COUNTY COURT HOUSE
Date: 1832
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 1174-1193 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 335-338)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH, MARINE VILLA
Date: 1832
Nature: Design 'of Sir Edward Lees' Cottage at Howth' exh RHA.
Refs: RHA 1832, no. 247

Building: CO. KILDARE, KILLADOON
Date: 1832
Nature: Works at same (dressing room, bedroom?), for 2nd Earl of Leitrim.
Refs: A.P.W. Malcomson, The Clements Archive (Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2010), 332.

Building: CO. LEITRIM, LOUGH RYNN
Date: 1832-33
Nature: New house, for Robert Bermingham Clements, Viscount Clements, designed by William Murray.  'South elevation of a dwelling house to be erected for a nobleman in Co. Leitrim' exh. by Murray at RHA, 1832. Initial contractor: Anderson. Contractor for completion of house: 'Mr Catcheside'.
Refs: RHA 1832, no. 247;  A.P.W. Malcomson, The Clements Archive (Dublin: Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2010), 386,406-13.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, WESTERN ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1832-35
Nature: New '2nd class' lunatic asylum for 60 patients. Opened 16 Jan 1835. Cost: £14,019. (Enlarged by Board of Works (not by WM)1842 to accommodate 100 patients).
Refs: Drawing, signed and dated 12 Jun 1832, in IAA, Murray Collection, no. 215 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 99-100); elevation exh. RHA 1835, no. 268; 4th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland)n (1936), 7(18 W.P. Burke, History of Clonmel (1907), 199; Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 101

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, UPPER GRANGE ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1833
Nature: New '2nd class' asylum, for 100 patients. Opened 7 Jul 1835.
Refs: NA SPO/CSORP 1834/3064; 4th Annual Report of Commissioners of Public Works (Ireland), 7;  (18 Jill Lever, ed., Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects L-N (1973), 101

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GRESHAM TERRACE
Date: 1833-35
Nature: Adds. alts. and completion of terrace begun by George Papworth, for Thomas M. Gresham.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, nos. 826-835 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 247-249)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, GRESHAM TERRACE
Date: 1834
Nature: Proposed terrace of 6 houses, for Thomas M. Gresham.
Refs: Site survey in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, no. 822 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 246)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, ELIZABETH TERRACE (PROPOSED)
Date: 1834
Nature: Design for proposed terrace exh. RHA.
Refs: RHA 1834, no. 266

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, ?, HOUSES (007)
Date: 1834
Nature: Design for terrace of 7 houses 'designed for Kingstown' exh. RHA.
Refs: RHA 1834, no. 261

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, MALL, CHARLEMONT PLACE SCHOOL
Date: 1834
Nature: New school, 'usually attributed to William Murray' (Mulligan). (Later converted to premises for Armagh Natural History and Philosophical Society, 1857; County Museum since 1931.)
Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 127.


Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, OBSERVATORY
Date: 1835
Nature: 4-bay link between main building and kitchen block.

Refs: Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 125

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, ?, HOUSE FOR A GENTLEMAN
Date: 1836
Nature: Design exh. RHA.
Refs: RHA 1836, no. 227

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, HOUSES (005)
Date: 1837
Nature: Design 'for terrace of five houses, to be built at Armagh' exh. RHA.
Refs: RHA 1837, no. 224;

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BRIDGE OVER RIVER LIFFEY (PROPOSED)
Date: 1837
Nature: Design for bridge 'proposed to be built over the Liffey, near the Custom House' exh. RHA.
Refs: RHA 1837, no. 215

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARLBOROUGH STREET, NO. 022? (DUBLIN & DROGHEDA RAILWAY CO)
Date: 1837
Nature: Design for front of office exh. RHA. (No. 22 was office address in 1844)
Refs: RHA 1837, no. 220

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, MALL, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (3RD)
Date: 1837-1840
Nature: Ionic. Cost £2,500.
Refs: R. McKinstry, R. Oram, R. Weatherup & P. Wilson, The Buildings of Armagh (UAHS, 1992), 150-152; Simon Walker, Historic Ulster Churches (Institute of Irish Studies, 2000), 83-4(illus.)

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, GAOL SQUARE, COUNTY GAOL
Date: 1837-1848
Nature: Enlargement and alterations. Tenders invited Jan 1845. Contractor: Cherry, Loughgall.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, nos. 19-54 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 48-53,55; 2 of these drawings exh. Architecture of Ireland (1975), nos. 70 & 71); Armagh Guardian, 14 Jan,11 Feb,4 Mar,3,24 Jun,15 Jul 1845;  A.M. Rowan, ed., The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 149-53(illus.);  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 124.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, VICTORIA STREET, SAVINGS BANK
Date: 1838
Nature: Design exh. RHA.
Refs: RHA 1838, no. 192; ; R. McKinstry, R. Oram, R. Weatherup, P. Wilson, The Buildings of Armagh (UAHS, 1992), 204-5;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 135.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, KILDARE STREET, LEINSTER HOUSE (ROYAL DUBLIN SOCIETY)
Date: 1838
Nature: Proposals for statue gallery and lecture hall. Not executed.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, nos. 647-652 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 200-201); section of gallery exh. RHA 1840, no. 338.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TALBOT STREET, NO. 078 (WELCH METHODIST CHAPEL)
Date: 1838
Nature: FS laid Mar 1838. Opened 4 Nov 1838.
Refs: 'Annals of Dublin' (unpaginated) at end of Pettigrew & Oulton's Dublin Almanac (1847)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUN LAOGHAIRE, VICTORIA SQUARE (PROPOSED)
Date: 1838-39
Nature: Proposed development of 20 cottages for Thomas M. Gresham.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, nos. 836-840 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 250)

Building: CO. TYRONE, CALEDON, CALEDON MONUMENT
Date: 1840
Nature: Monument to 2nd Earl of Caledon, in form of Greek Doric column, surmounted by statue by Thomas Kirk. For James Du Pré, 3rd Earl of Caledon. (Destroyed by IRA)
Refs: RHA 1840, no. 345; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 161

Building: WALES, FLINTSHIRE, GENTLEMAN'S HOUSE
Date: 1840
Nature: Front elevation exh. RHA. (? for John Williams of Holywell, Flintshire, who became father-in-law of Abraham Denny in 1845?)
Refs: RHA 1840, no. 348

Building: ENGLAND, LIVERPOOL (LANCASHIRE), CHURCH OF ST SAVIOUR
Date: 1840
Nature: 'in progress of being built' in 1840.
Refs: Designs exh. RHA 1840, nos. 337,349

Building: ENGLAND, LIVERPOOL (LANCASHIRE, ST GEORGE'S HALL
Date: 1840
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: Designs exh. RHA 1840, nos. 327,334,335,336

Building: CO. MEATH, CHARLESFORT (KELLS)
Date: 1841
Nature: Front elevation 'representing the improvements in progress of being made' exh. RHA. For John Tisdall.
Refs: RHA 1841, 413 (WM also exhibited design for gate entrance for a demesne near Kells, RHA 1842, no. 446, which could be for Rockfield or Charlesfort); Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 81; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 293

Building: CO. MEATH, ROCKFIELD
Date: 1841
Nature: Front elevation 'showing the improvements in progress of being made' exh. RHA. For Richard Rothwell?
Refs: RHA 1841, 384 (WM also exhibited design for gate entrance for a demesne near Kells, RHA 1842, no. 446, which could be for Rockfield or Charlesfort); Mark Bence-Jones, Burke’s Guide to Country Houses. Volume I, Ireland. (London, 1978), 243(illus.)

Building: ENGLAND, SHREWSBURY, SHROPSHIRE LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1841
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: Signed and dated rawing in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, no. 1084 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 313); front elevation exh. RHA 1842, no. 448

Building: CO. TYRONE, MOY, KILLYMAN STREET, HOUSES
Date: 1843
Nature: Proposed estate cottages, for William Caulfield, 2nd Earl of Charlemont.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, 92/46, nos. 956,957 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 288; plan & elevation repr. Architecture of Ireland (1975), 67

Building: CO. ARMAGH, CASTLE DILLON (ARMAGH)
Date: 1843-44
Nature: New Classical house replacing mid-18th century house for Sir George King Adlercron Molyneux, 6th Bt. 9-bay, 2-storey over basement centre with 2-bay single storey wings. Builder: Charles & John McGibbon, Edinburgh & Armagh) Work probably supervised by W.G. Murray.
Refs: Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, nos. 144-181 (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 81-88; almost certainly the 'Mansion House to be erected near Armagh' which WM exh. at RHA 1843, no. 625; IB 73, 7 Nov 1931, 960;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 526.


Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WELLINGTON ROAD, NO. 053-59 (HEYTESBURY TERRACE)
Date: 1844
Nature: Terrrace of 4 houses, for Joseph Boyce and himself.
Refs: Drawings (including ?alternative proposal for 8 houses) in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, nos. 813-815 (no. 815 in RIAI, 8 Merrion Sq) (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 243); design exh. RHA 1844, no. 405, also Architecture of Ireland (1975), no. 73

Building: CO. DOWN, HILLSBOROUGH, DOWNSHIRE MONUMENT
Date: 1847
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: RHA 1847, nos. 418,495

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH CASTLE
Date: ?
Nature: Works at same.
Refs: Builder's estimate for works at castle by WM among missing items from Murray Collection as listed in 1940s (see Bernadette Goslin, 'A History and descriptive catalogue of the Murray Collection of architectural drawings' (MA thesis, University College, Dublin, 1990), 352)