Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Builder, of Dublin. Gilbert Cockburn [2], who was born circa 1823,(1) was a son of GILBERT COCKBURN [1]  GILBERT COCKBURN [1] and a brother of THOMAS BAKER COCKBURN THOMAS BAKER COCKBURN . He appears to have entered his father's building firm in the later 1830s and carried on the business for some years after his father's death in 1862. Although styled 'engineer' or 'C.E.' in the directories and in his obituary in the Irish Builder, he was not a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers of Ireland. After the family business came to an end in the late 1870s, he lived in retirement at Ballybrack. He died on 6 January 1900, aged seventy-seven,(2) and was buried in the family vault at Mount Jerome cemetery on 11 January.

Addresses: Work: 179 Great Brunswick Street, 18-31 Erne Street Lower and Shaw Street, 1863; 83-97 Great Brunswick Street and 1-9 Erne Street Lower, 1874-1875.
Home: 6 Vesey Pl. Monkstown 1857; 3 Haddington Rd, 1858-1867 or later; Clarinda Cottage, Ballybrack, <=1874 until death


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary notice of Cockburn in IB 42, 1 Feb 1900, 263, and from Wilson's, Pettigrew & Oulton's, Thom's and Post Office Directories.

(1) Mount Jerome cemetery records.
(2) See note 1, above.