Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Ironmonger, of Dublin. Benjamin Binns was probably one of the twenty-four children of Jonathan Binns of Dublin and a brother or half brother of GEORGE BINNS [1]. GEORGE BINNS [1]. (1) Jonathan Binns's second wife Anne, who was a widow for fifty years, ran an ironmongery business from 21 Dame Street; in Wilson's Dublin Directory from 1815 onwards the business is listed as 'Anne and Benjamin Binns'. After Anne's death, probably circa 1822,(2) Benjamin Binns moved to premises at 20 Dame Street; he appears in Wilson's Dublin Directory at this address from 1823 until at least 1831. A bill dated 19 Apr 1830 with a letterhead decorated with engravings of iron gates and grates and other items is among the Pakenham papers at Tullynally.(3)


(1) Information about Jonathan and Anne Binns is from the memorandum of the life of George Binns[1] written by his son William in 1860, in the Dyson Perrins Museum, Worcester, a copy of which was supplied to the IAA by Mrs Phyllis Williams, Neuadd Paradwys, Bodorgan, Ynys Mon, Wales, 1995.
(2) In Wilson's Dublin Directory for 1823, No. 21 Dame Street is given as the address of the executors of Anne Binns and No. 20 as the address of Benjamin Binns.
(3) Photograph in IAA, neg. no. S/1792/15.