Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer. William Henry Morrow, the son of a surveyor and land valuer,(1) was born at Stranorlar, Co. Donegal, in 1844. After receiving his education in Raphoe, he was engaged as an assistant engineer on the Enniskillen, Bundoran & Sligo Railway from April 1862 until December 1863 and again, by the railway contractor Thomas Brassey, from April 1864 to March 1866. He then went to work for Brassey on the Bala & Dolgelly Railway in Wales. He returned to Ireland briefly in 1869 to lay out the Fermoy & Lismore Railway for Brassey. The rest of his career was spent out of Ireland, in Wales, England, Brazil and Argentina, where he died suddenly, from apoplexy, on 31 August 1894.

InstCE: elected associate member, 2 December 1870.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Morrow in Min.Proc.Inst.CE 119 (1894-95), 407, which see for further details of Morrow's later career.

(1) Probably Henry Morrow, who was active as a surveyor in Cos. Donegal and Tyrone, from the 1840s until the 1860s, see Sarah Bendall, ed., Dictionary of Land Surveyors and Local Map-Makers of Great Britain and Ireland 1530-1850 (2nd edition, 1997), II, 364.