Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Stone-cutter, of Dublin. John Darley was born in 1733, the second son of ARTHUR DARLEY[1]  ARTHUR DARLEY[1] by Mary Wirling and a brother of GEORGE DARLEY[2] GEORGE DARLEY[2] , HILL DARLEY  HILL DARLEY and ARTHUR DARLEY[2] ARTHUR DARLEY[2] . He married Frances Guinness in 1763, but mentions no children in his will of 11 October 1784.(1) He died in 1785, and his will was proved in the Prerogative Court the same year.(2) He witnessed the will of Margaret Reed of Dorset Street, Dublin, on 31 March 1784.(3)

Addresses:(3) York Street, 1770; 2 Mercer's Street, 1783.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the manuscript 'Pedigree charts of the Darley family in Ireland 1700-1926' in the possession of Mrs R.C Lewis-Crosby (1998).

(1) Arthur Vicars, Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 (1897), 123; a letter written by George Darley to Christopher Myers on 14 Dec 1779, appears to suggest that John Darley's business failed in March of that year.
(2) E. Ellis and P.B. Eustace, eds., Registry of Deeds, Dublin: Abstracts of Wills: Vol. III 1785-1832 (1984), 8.
(3) From Wilson's Dublin Directory.