Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Cork. On 3 February 1784, Cork Corporation authorized the payment of £67.18s.5d. 'to Francis Cotterell, architect' for 'work done for St Stephen's Hospital'.(1) Cottrell appears, at an address in Hanover Street, Cork, in Richard Lucas's Cork Directory for 1787, in James Haly's Directory for 1795 and in Connor's Cork Directory for 1812 and 1817. His death 'on Monday night at an advanced age after a short but severe illness' was announced in the Southern Reporter of Thursday, 18 Mar 1819; his wife's death appeared in the Cork Advertiser of 23 Jul 1801, and that of his daughter, who was married to a distiller named Charles Holton, in The Constitution of 22 Sep 1827.(2)  The nature of his relationship to  Edward Francis Cottrell, architect, of Hanover Street, and to CHARLES COTTRELL  CHARLES COTTRELL is not certain.(3)

A Francis Cottrell married Henrietta Draper in Cork in 1784.(4)


(1) Richard Caulfield (ed.) The Council Book of the Corporation of the City of Cork (1876), 988.
(2) References to architects from Cork newspapers extracted by Rosemary ffolliott.
(3) See James O'Brien, St Mary's Church, Buttevant, Co. Cork: notes on its building history 1828-1886 (2011), 29, n.56. (Copy in IAA). 
(4) www.familysearch.org.

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Date: 1784a
Nature: FC paid £67.18s.5d. for work at.
Refs: Richard Caulfield (ed.) The Council Book of the Corporation of the City of Cork (1876), 988