Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

County surveyor for the Eastern District of Co. Limerick, 1862-1892. Thomas Fosbery, third son of George Fosbery of Clorane and Curraghbridge, Co. Limerick, was born on 1 May 1820. He inherited Kilgobbin, the estate of his brother Francis Fosbery, on the latter's death in 1859, and Clorane, the estate of his eldest brother George Fosbery, in 1875. He was appointed to the county surveyorship of Co. Limerick following the death of THOMAS KEARNEY  THOMAS KEARNEY in June 1862 and held it until he resigned on grounds of ill-health in March 1892. He died at home at Kilgobbin on 1 April 1893.(1) He married Georgina, daughter of St George Smith, of Greenhills, near Drogheda, on 25 March 1852, and was the father of two sons and three daughters. He was a moving spirit in the Clorane Coursing Club.(2)

Address: Kilgobbin, Patrickswell, Co. Limerick.


All information in this entry is from B. Burke, Landed Gentry of Ireland (1904), 199, and from Brendan O'Donoghue.

Limerick Reporter and Tipperary Vindicator, 4 Apr 1893 (B.O'D.);  Limerick Chronicle, 4 April 1893..
See note 1, above.