Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Amateur architect? Henry Straton appears to have been a younger son of General John Straton (c.1726-1803), of Dublin and Dundalk, MP, for Dundalk from 1799 to 1800.(1) If this is so, he was also a younger brother of JOHN STRATON JOHN STRATON , who married a daughter of Robert Jocelyn, first Earl of Roden, in 1798. In 1801 Bryan Bolger recorded measuring work at the Earl of Roden's house at Dundalk on the orders of 'Henry Straton, Esq'.(2) 'H. Straton' also signed drawings made 'from the plan of Thomas Williams Esq.'(3) for a newly built Bank of Ireland on the Westmoreland Street site which was was under consideration circa 1799.(4)



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(1) Edith Mary Johnston-Liik, History of the Irish Parliament, 1692-1800 VI, 368; it is difficult to reconcile the date given here for John Straton's date of marriage (1778) with that given for Henry Straton (1795) unless Henry was the son of an earlier marriage.
(2) Bryan Bolger MSS., NA/PRO 1A 58/125.
(3) Thomas Williams was the Secretary of the Bank of Ireland from 1788 until 1829 (S.G. Hall, The Bank of Ireland 1783-1946 (1949), 404.)
(4) Bank of Ireland drawings collection (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44); for the proposed site on Westmoreland Street site see E. McParland, 'The Bank and the Visual Arts', in F.S.L. Lyons, ed., Bicentenary Essays Bank of Ireland 1783-1983 (1983), 100-101.