Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin, who supervised the completion of Aldborough House, Dublin, for the second Earl of Aldborough in 1796-97. According to an agreement drawn up on 22 June 1796, Harris was to be paid £100 'for superintending the completion of his Lordship's house, collonnades and offices, measuring the respective works to be measured, and drawing the design of elevations and laying out of the stables and offices'.(1) However, after only a month, he withdrew from the agreement, although he apparently was involved in some way with the house until April of the the following year.

The registers of St Audoen's Catholic church, Dublin, record the baptism on Christmas Day, 1808, of Ellenor, daughter of Jason Harris and his wife, Elizabeth.(2)


(1) Verner-Wingfield Papers, PRONI, D.2538/F/10; Aidan O'Boyle, 'Aldborough House, Dublin:  a construction history', Irish Architectural and Decorative Studies 4 (Irish Georgian Society, 2001), 117-118.
(2) Irish Genalogy, churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie (last visited, Nov 2011).