DRUITT, JOSEPH *
- Born: - Died: 1770a
Carpenter and slate merchant, of Dublin, active in the 1750s and 1760s. Druitt was one of the three representatives of the Guild of Carpenters on the Common Council of Dublin, 1750-1753.(1) He died in November 1770 at Batchelor's Quay,(2) and his will, written on 21 October 1770, was proved in the Prerogative Court the same year.(3) At the time of his death his immediate family consisted of a wife, Elinor, two sons, Edward and Thomas, and a daughter, Jane, widow of Henry Emerson. His brother John was suveyor of excise in Lisbon. Joseph Druitt's effects included a number of houses in Dublin, three of which, in Henry Street and on the corner of Marlborough Street, he had built himself, and shares in five ships, the Love, the Law, the Marlborough, the Saltham and the Lovely Nelly of Whitehaven.(4)
(1) CARD IX, 456.
(2) Faulkner's Dublin Journal, 10-15 Nov 1770.
(3) Arthur Vicars, Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 (1897), 146.
(4) The narrate of Druitt's will is given in P.B. Eustace, Registry of Deeds Dublin: Abstracts of Wills II 1746-85 (1954), 226-7 (no. 456).