Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Builder, of 4 Peter Street, Dublin, listed as such in Wilson's Dublin Directory for 1817-1819.

There seem to have been more than one Dublin bricklayer with this name active in the first three decades of the nineteenth century..  A John Graham was admitted a freeman of the City of Dublin at Michaelmas 1819 as a member of the Guild of Bricklayers, by virtue of having completed his apprenticeship with a Dublin freeman of that Guild.(1) A John Graham of Bow Street represented the Guild of Bricklayers on the Common Council for the years 1826-1828, and John Graham of Kilmainham was Master of the Guild in 1828.   According to a report on the Dublin trades compiled in 1834, there seems to have been another John Graham of Kilmainham who was in business circa 1800 and 'Died in good circumstances about twelve years ago [having] built some Houses on his own account'.(2)


(1) 'An alphabetical list of the Freemen of the City of Dublin, 1774-1824', The Irish Ancestor XV (1983), Nos. 1 & 2, 57.
Royal Irish Academy, Haliday MS 4B 31;  this manuscript is a copy of a report presented to Daniel O'Connell in 1834 to support the argument for repealing the Act of Union by describing the catastrophic impact the Act had had on the tradesmen of Dublin.