HENRY, DAVID JOSEPH
- Born: - Died: -
Civil engineer of 2 D'Olier Street and 20 Westmoreland Street, Dublin, listed as such in Wilson's Dublin Directory for 1837 and in the Post Office Directory for 1839. He appears to have worked previously for HENRY, MULLINS & amp; MCMAHON ; among the material from the firm's office now in the collection of Thomas Pakenham at Tullynally, Co. Westmeath, there is a letter from D.J or Y Henry, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford, 6 October 1835, to Henry, Mullins & McMahon in Dublin about the harbour works being carried out at Dunmore, with a coloured plan of the paving. It is likely that D.J. Henry was a son of DAVID HENRY and that he set up in business on his own after his father's death in 1836. He may be the Mr Henry who was assisted by CHARLES TARRANT on the construction of the Edinburgh & Glasgow railway during the 1840s.(1)
Inst.CE: elected member, 9 May 1837.(2)
(1) Obituary of Charles Tarrant in Min.Proc.Inst.CE 52 (1877-78, Pt. II), 280-281.
(2) Information from Mrs Carol Morgan, Archivist, Inst.CE, Feb 2012.