NELSON, JAMES *
- Born: - Died: -
Overseer of City Works, Dublin, in the 1720s and 1730s.(1) In 1729 a contract was signed whereby Nelson was to supervise the erection of an octagonal steeple for St Werburgh's church by the stonecutter WILLIAM BORRADALE ; this was apparently not carried out.(2) Nelson was one of the three representatives of the Carpenters' Guild on the Common Council of Dublin in 1720, 1723 and 1726.(3)
(1) A Directory of Dublin for the year 1738 (Dublin Corporation, 2000), 70.
(2) Rev. S.C. Hughes, The Church of S. Werburgh, Dublin (1889), 27-28; K. Severens, 'A new perspective on Georgian building practice; the rebuilding of St Werburgh's Church, Dublin (1754-59)', BIGS 35 (1992-93), 4.
(3) CARD 8, 470,472,474.
1 work entries listed in chronological order for NELSON, JAMES *
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WERBURGH STREET, ST WERBURGH'S CHURCH (CI)|
|Nature:||JN supervises erection of tower by William Borradale.|
|Refs:||Rev. S.C. Hughes, The Church of S. Werburgh, Dublin (1889), 27-28|