Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and engineer, of Dublin.(1) Robert Morgan, the second son of Anthony Morgan, cabinetmaker of Dublin, and his wife Elizabeth, née Blacker, was born in Dublin on 30 December 1820. He was a nephew of LEWIS MORGAN  LEWIS MORGAN and an older brother of ANTHONY MORGAN ANTHONY MORGAN . Described as 'architect', he appears in the directories from 1841 to 1853, as Robert R. Morgan from the late 1840s.(2) Robert R. Morgan exhibited an 'Illuminated design for the Royal Dublin Society's Certificate, 1847' at the Royal Hibernian Academy in 1848, from 13 Hardwicke Street.(2) There is no architect named Robert Morgan or Robert R. Morgan in the Dublin directories after 1853.

Robert Morgan had moved to England by 1861, when he appears in the English census as a civil engineer boarding in a doctor's house in Huddersfield. He married Agnes Crawford-Bromehead in Derbyshire on 12 September in the same year. Their daughter, Elizabeth was born in Huddersfield circa 1864 but by 1871 the family had moved to London. The census for that year describes Morgan as 'Civil Engineer Inspector Home Office', the 1881 census as 'Inspector Local Government Board', the 1891 census simply as 'Civil Engineer'. He does not appear in the 1901 census.

Addresses:(5) 34 Rutland Street Upper, 1841-47; 34 Rutland Street Upper & 13 Hardwicke Street, 1848; 13 Hardwicke Street, 1849-1853; 3 New North Road, Huddersfield, 1861; 11 Buckland Crescent, Hampstead, London, 1871-1881; 35 Buckland Crescent, 1891.


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(1) It is not clear whether Robert Morgan is the same person as Robert R. Morgan.
(2) His name appears to be given wrongly as John Morgan in Jones's transcripts from Thom's directories for 1845 and 1846. It changes back to Robert in 1847 and to Robert R. Morgan in 1850.
(2) No. 353 (RHA Index, II, 291).
(5) From Jones's transcripts from Thom's directories. The two addresses appear to have been the addresses of the widows of Lewis and Anthony Morgan.