Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

County surveyor for Co. Armagh, 1921-1947. Edgar McConnell, son of William McConnell and his wife Jane, née Wallace, was born on 15 January 1889 at Trostan, Ballymena, Co. Antrim. He was educated at Ballymena Academy and the Royal College of Science in Dublin, where he qualified as an engineer in 1910. From 1911 until 1921 he worked as an inspector for the Congested Districts Board. After successfully sitting the county surveyorship examination in 1920, he was appointed acting county surveyor for Co. Armagh in March 1921. In June he was elected to the permanent post, in which he remained until 1947. He died in Armagh on 26 February 1948, and was buried in the Presbyterian New Cemetery, Rock Road, Armagh, with his wife, Anna (née Mayrs,1887-1936), whom he had married at Crossgar, Macosquin, Co. Derry, on 8 October 1912.   A daughter was born in Co. Westmeath in 1916 and a son in Ennis, Co. Clare in 1919.

Address:  Mullinure, Armagh, 1926 until death.


All information in this entry is from Hector Deane, maternal grandson of Edgar McConnell (Jul 2009), www.familysearch.org. and Brendan O'Donoghue, The Irish County Surveyors 1834-1944 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007), 249.