Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Carpenter and builder, of Waterford. Thomas Roberts was the son of Thomas Roberts, a Welshman, who settled in Waterford circa 1680. He married Sarah Bowles, by whom he was the father of JOHN ROBERTS [1]  JOHN ROBERTS [1] and three daughters. He died in 1775. In his will, dated 18 November 1775, he left considerable property in Waterford. He built the new gaol in 1727 and brought a water supply to the Quay in 1742.(1) From 1754 to 1759 he was employed by the Barrack Board at various barracks in Co. Cork, including the erection of new buildings and repairs at Charles Fort, Kinsale, under the direction of CHARLES VALLANCEY. CHARLES VALLANCEY. (2)

See also THOMAS ROBERTS [3]. THOMAS ROBERTS [3].

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from William J. Bayly, 'The Roberts family of Waterford', Journal of the Waterford and South East of Ireland Archaeological Society 2 (1896), 99ff.

(1) Mark Girouard, 'The reign of the building families: City of Waterford, Ireland - II',Country Life 141, 15 Dec 1966, 1627. An abstract of his will, dated 1775, is in the National Archives (Index of Irish Wills 1484-1858 (Eneclann CD-ROM), Document ID 56887).
(2) IAA, MS. letter and account books of Thomas Eyre (Acc. 86/149), II, 98,103,106-108,110-111,117-119,122,125.


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Building: CO. CORK, CHARLES FORT (KINSALE)
Date: 1759
Nature: Contractor for erecting new buildings and repairing fortifications under direction of Capt. Charles Vallancey. For Thomas Eyre, Surveyor General.
Refs: MS. letter and account books of Thomas Eyre in IAA (Acc. 86/149), II, 125

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, BALLYBRICKEN GREEN, CITY GAOL
Date: 1827
Nature: TR builder of same.
Refs: Mark Girouard, 'The reign of the building families: City of Waterford, Ireland - II',Country Life 141, 15 Dec 1966, 1627