Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Carpenter, of Dublin, who provided plans for the reinstatement of St Werburgh's church, Dublin, after fire destroyed the roof and interior furnishings in 1754. His plans were accepted by the building committee, although it appears that JOSEPH JARRATT  JOSEPH JARRATT also had a hand in the design.(1) Goodwin was one of the representatives of the Corporation of Carpenters on the Common Council of the City of Dublin in 1759.(2) The following year he supported THOMAS EYRE THOMAS EYRE , when the Surveyor-General's conduct in connection with the Dublin Barracks was called into question.(3) The will of William Goodwin, carpenter, of Dublin, was proved in the Prerogative Court in 1763.(4)

'Mr. William Goodwin, Carpenter' was one of the subscribers to JOHN AHERON' JOHN AHERON' s A general treatise on architecture, published in Dublin in 1754.


(1) K. Severens, 'A new perspective on Georgian building practice; the rebuilding of St Werburgh's Church, Dublin', BIGS 35 (1992-93), 6-7.
(2) Information from Kenneth Severens.
(3) Severens, loc. cit., above, citing [Thomas Eyre], A reply to the report of the commissioners and others upon the condition of Dublin barracks (1760).
(4) Arthur Vicars, Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 (1897), 197.