- Born: - Died: 1851
County surveyor for Cos. Laois, Monaghan and Carlow. According to Bendell, Alexander Harrison was a pupil in the office of Sherrard, Brassington & Gale.(1) He was appointed county surveyor for Co. Laois in May 1834,(2) transferred to Co. Monaghan in 1841 and to Co. Carlow in August 1850, changing places with JOHN WALKER. (3) He had barely moved to Carlow when he died of typhus fever 'caught in the discharge of his duties' on 25 March 1851, leaving a widow and two children.(4) He was succeeded by PETER BURTCHAELL.
ICEI: founder member, 1835.(5)
Address: Abbey Street, Carlow, at time of death.
All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Brendan O'Donoghue.
(1) Sarah Bendall, ed., Dictionary of Land Surveyors and Local Map-Makers of Great Britain and Ireland 1530-1850 (2nd edition, 1997), II, 231.
(2) Dublin Evening Post, 20 May 1834.
(3) Carlow Sentinel, 10 Aug 1850 (reference from Brendan O'Donoghue).
(4) Carlow Sentinel, 29 Mar 1851 (reference from Brendan O'Donoghue).
(5) Photocopy of transcript of minutes of first meeting of Engineers' Society of Ireland, 6 Aug 1835, in IAA, Jones File F73.
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|Building:||CO. LAOIS, MOUNTMELLICK, COURT HOUSE|
|Nature:||Designed by AH. Builder: William Dunne|
|Refs:||Queen's County Grand Jury Presentments, 1839, 1840, cited by C. Casey, 'Courthouses, markethouses and townhalls of Leinster', MA thesis, University College, Dublin, submitted September 1982, I, 74|