MURRAY, ARTHUR *
- Born: - Died: 1855?
Carpenter and builder, of 21 Lower Ormond Quay, active in the 1830s and 1840s. Arthur Murray was probably either the brother or the son of EDWARD MURRAY ; according to Wilson's Dublin Directoryan A. Murray was working as a builder in partnership with EDWARD MURRAY from an address in James's Street from 1829 until 1837. Arthur Murray is listed at 21 Lower Ormond Quay in the Post Office Directory for 1839 and 1844, but in Pettigrew & Oulton's Dublin Almanac for 1847 the only Arthur Murray to appear is 'Arthur Murray, esq, 1 Belle ville, Rathgar Road'; this is the Arthur Murray for whom MURRAY & DENNY designed Belville Terrace at Nos. 132-135 Rathgar Road in 1851.(1) If indeed he was the son, rather than the brother, of Edward Murray, he died in 1855.(2) He may be the Arthur Murray who married Eliza Boswell in Dublin in 1831.(3)
(1) Drawings in IAA, Murray Collection, 92/46, nos. 753-758; exh. Architecture of Ireland (1975), nos. 76-79(illus.).
(2) Copy of counsel's opinion, 1941, re property of Robert Healy, deceased, in Lower Prince Edward Terrace, Blackrock (in IAA).