- Born: - Died: 1836/7
County surveyor for Co. Limerick, 1836-37. William Horne may be the same person as the 'W. Horn, C.E., Sligo' who was a subscriber to the first volume of the Transactions of the Institution of Civil Engineers (1836) but he was living in Shannonbridge, Co. Offaly, when he was appointed to the county surveyorship of Limerick in November 1836, following the resignation of JOHN WALKER. H e was dismissed the following year. The county was then divided into two parts: THOMAS KEARNEY was appointed surveyor of the eastern division in June 1837 and Walker of the western division the following month.(1) Horne had died by 1856.
All information in this entry is from Brendan O'Donoghue, The Irish County Surveyors 1834-1944 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007), 212, which see for further details.