RANDAL, GEORGE *
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Builder said to have been responsible for erecting Parliament Bridge, Cork, in 1761.(1) He can perhaps be identified with George Randall, who was born in Cork in 1717, married Margeret, daughter of Jonas Devonsher, in Cork on 7 February 1755 and died on 9 September 1791.(2)
(1) MS. notes by Robert Walker, c. 1890 (B of I); T.F. McNamara, Portrait of Cork (1981), 208, says bridge was 'probably' built by Samuel Hobbs.
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|Building:||CO. CORK, CORK, PARLIAMENT BRIDGE|
|Nature:||New stone bridge with wooden centre. Act passed for providing same, 1761. Washed away by flood, 28 May 1804. Opened 22 Sep 1864. Replaced, 1806. Bridge also attr. to Samuel Hobbs (Could Hobbs have executed the wooden centre, and Randal the stonework?)
Francis H. Tuckey, The County and City of Cork Remembrancer (Cork, 1837), 138,142,223; MS notes by R. Walker, Cork city surveyor, c. 1890; T.F. McNamara, Portrait of Cork (1981), 208, says bridge was 'probably' built by Samuel Hobbs; Roger Herlihy, A Walk through the South Parish (Cork: Red Abbey Publications, 2010), 75-76.