Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

County surveyor for Co. Tyrone, 1838-39. Thomas Clarke practised as a surveyor in Belturbet, Co. Cavan, with James Clarke in the early 1830s.(1) Following the death of James Clarke in 1838, he was appointed county surveyor for Tyrone on 4 September 1838 but had been dismissed within six months, to be replaced by JAMES BARRY FARRELL  JAMES BARRY FARRELL on 7 March 1839.(2)


(1) Sarah Bendall, ed., Dictionary of Land Surveyors and Local Map-Makers of Great Britain and Ireland 1530-1850 (2nd edition, 1997), 98,99; a survey of the Ardremullen estate in Co. Meath, by James and Thomas Clarke, Belturbet, 1833, is in the National Library of Ireland (MS 2796) (B.O'D.).
(2) Information from Brendan O'Donoghue's unpublished paper, 'The Office of County Surveyor, origins and early years', delivered to the IEI Heritage Society on 23 November 1992.