Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Measurer, of 14 Little Britain Street, Dublin, listed as such in Wilson's Dublin Directory for 1814. Thomas Humphreys was the author of The Irish Builder's Guide, published in Dublin in 1813, which he dedicated to FRANCIS JOHNSTON. FRANCIS JOHNSTON. (1) Humphreys was possibly a connection of Francis Humphreys, one of the builders who tendered for the construction of the Dublin City Marshalsea in 1803.(2) A Thomas Humphrys was admitted a freeman of the City of Dublin at Michaelmas 1815, as belonging to the 'City at Large' rather than as a member of a Corporation.(3)


(1) According to E. McParland, the book contains some biographical details concerning minor architectural work by Humphreys.
(2) CARD XV, 294.
(3) 'An alphabetical list of the Freemen of the City of Dublin, 1774-1824', The Irish Ancestor XV (1983), Nos. 1 & 2, 67.

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Humphreys, Thomas The Irish Builder's Guide, exhibiting the valuation of buildings throughout Ireland…Dedicated to Francis Johson, Esq. Architect to His Majesty's Honourable Board of Works 1813 Dublin: James Charles, 1813. (Copy in Royal Irish Academy)