Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer. John Thomas Crosthwait, son of Samuel Crosthwait, was born in Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow, circa 1840, and admitted to Trinity College, Dublin, in 1858.(1) He obtained the Licence in Civil Engineering in 1861.(2) He worked under JOHN FOWLER  JOHN FOWLER on the St John's Wood Railway and was engaged on railway surveys in Egypt before returning to Ireland and setting up in private practice in Banagher, Co. Offaly. He later lived or worked in Switzerland. He died in 1889.(3) He is probably the John T. Crosthwait who married Emma Lees in 1874.(4)

ICEI: elected member, 1874.

Addresses: Banagher, 1874; Montreux, Switzerland, 1887.


All information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from ICEI membership applications, I, 135, and lists of members in TICEI 17 and TICEI 19.

(1) Alumini Dublinenses III, supplement, p. 28 (as Thomas John).
(2) R.C. Cox, compiler, Trinity College School of Engineering: 'Graduates' in Engineering 1843-1992 (1993), unpaginated (as Thomas John).
(3) TICEI 20 (1888-1890), Report of council, 1890, 1.
(4) www.familysearch.org.