CHALKE, ISAAC *
- Born: - Died: 1726a
Painter-stainer and plasterer, of Dublin, whose will was proved in the Prerogative Court in 1726.(1) There appear to have been two persons of this name, presumably a father and son.(2) The elder was responsible for 'painting, guilding and plastering worke…in and about the Tholsell' during the 1680s.(3) His will was proved in 1701, THOMAS BURGH being named as one of his executors.(4) The younger worked at Dublin Castle between 1705 and 1707.(5)
(1) Arthur Vicars, Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 (1897), 83.
(2) www.familysearch.org lists an Isaac Chalke who was born circa 1660 and another - a son of Isaac and Mary Chalke - who was born in 1693.
(3) CARD V, 387,399.
(4) Rolf Loeber, A Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Ireland 1600-1720 (1981), 33.
(5) NA/PRO (Kew) WO/55/1984 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).