SIMPSON, BENJAMIN *
- Born: - Died: -
Stonecutter, of Dublin, employed on EDWARD LOVETT PEARCE' s Parliament House in 1730.(1) In the same year Simpson was admitted a freeman of Dublin by act of parliament; according to McParland, this indicates that he had recently come from England.(2) Perhaps related to EDWARD SIMPSON.
(1) C.P. Curran, Dublin Decorative Plasterwork of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries (1967), 24.
(2) E. McParland, Public Architecture in Ireland: 1680-1760 (2001), 191.