Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Builder and architect of Fermoy and later of Cork.  Thomas Howard was born in Yorkshire in 1770.  As a young man he moved from England to Fermoy, Co. Cork, probably on account of the opportunities provided by an extensive barrack building programme, which transformed the town during the last decade of the eighteenth century and the first decade of the nineteenth.  His fellow Yorkshireman ABRAHAM HARGRAVE [1]  ABRAHAM HARGRAVE [1] was working in Fermoy at the same time.  By 1824 he had moved to Cork.  He died at home in Cork on 7 November 1834.  He had married  twice: by his first wife, Margaret Cormack, whom he married in 1793, he had four sons, including EDWARD HOWARD EDWARD HOWARD , ROBERT HOWARD  ROBERT HOWARD and THOMAS HOWARD [2] THOMAS HOWARD [2] ;  by his second wife, Elizabeth Day, whom he married in 1816, he had a fifth son, HENRY HOWARD.& HENRY HOWARD.& #160;  SAMUEL ROBERTS  SAMUEL ROBERTS was apprenticed to him from 1814 to 1821.

Address: 94 George's Street, Cork, 1824a until death.


All information not otherwise attributed is from Robert S. Brantley with Victor McGee, Henry Howard, Louisiana's Architect (The Historic New Orleans Collection and Princeton Architectural Press, 2015), 16-19, 38, 320n7.

(1) Pigot & Co.'s City of Dublin and Hibernian Provincial Directory (1824), 248.