SWORDS, THOMAS *
- Born: - Died: 1805
Bricklayer and builder, of Leeson Street, Dublin, active in the 1790s and the first five years of the nineteenth century. It was as one of the 'Principal Architects and Builders of this City' that he signed a certificate in support of BRYAN BOLGER' s application to become measurer of the Royal Canal works in July 1794.(1) In 1801 he also signed a memorial from various tradesmen employed by the Board of Works, recommending that Bolger should succeed JOHN BERRELL as measurer to the Board.(2) Swords died in 1805, when his will was proved in the Prerogative Court.(3)
Address: Leeson Street, 1798.(4)
(1) Bryan Bolger MSS, NA/PRO 1A/58/129.
(2) See note 1, above.
(3) Arthur Vicars, Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 (1897), 447.
(4) From Wilson's Dublin Directory.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for SWORDS, THOMAS *
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COLLEGE GREEN, PARLIAMENT HOUSE|
|Nature:||Brickwork at House of Commons (walls under gallery and work on circular wall). For Board of Works.|
|Refs:||Notebooks of Bryan Bolger, NA/PRO 1A/58/128 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MERRION STREET, HOUSE|
|Nature:||TS carries out adds. to John Dwyer's house measured by Bryan Bolger, 1802.|
|Refs:||Bryan Bolger MSS, NA/PRO 1A/58/124|