Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Clerk of works with the Board of Public Works from 1894 until 1901 or later. John Morrison, a great-grandson of Sir RICHARD MORRISON RICHARD MORRISON ,(1) is described as 'contractor, late of Bagenalstown' in a note in the Irish Builder of 17 March 1901.(2) He entered the service of the Board of Works as a clerk of works on 16 May 1894.(3) He may be the John Morrison who appears in the 1911 census as a Co. Wexford born, sixty-three-year-old architect's assistant.  A John Morrison of Hillview Terrace, Clontarf, wrote to the Irish Builder in 1912, stating that in 1853 his father, 'then a very young man', had ben appointed clerk of works by PHILIP CHARLES HARDWICK  PHILIP CHARLES HARDWICK for works at Adare Manor, Co. Limerick, and also for the reconstruction of the Catholic church in Adare.(4)


(1) IB 43, 8 May 1901, 733; this branch of the Morrison family, possibly an illegitimate one, is not acknowledged in the entry on Morrison of Coolegegan in LGI (1904), 423.
(2) p. 673.
(3) Jones transcript from Board of Works records.
(4) IB 54, 8 May 1901, 673.