Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Surveyor, of Derry City, where he was born circa 1791.(1) He may have been a son or other connection of the person of the same name who made a map of Derry City in 1799.(2) Robert Porter exhibited a 'Map of Logh Lane, exhibiting woods, mountains, rivers, roads in the neighbourhood of Killarney' at the Cork Society for Promoting the Fine Arts, 1816 (No. 29) and a 'Chart of part of the river Lee, shewing the difficulties of the Navigation between Cork and Passage' in 1817 (No. 6). He also signed a 'Design for a communication between Cove and Midleton' in 1816.(3)

Address: 41 Linenhall Street, Derry, 1820-1821.(4)


(1) Sarah Bendall, ed., Dictionary of Land Surveyors and Local Map-Makers of Great Britain and Ireland 1530-1850 (2nd edition, 1997), II, 412.
(2) Reproduced in James Stevens Curl, The Londonderry Plantation, 1609-1914 (1986), Pl. 335.
(3) Guildford Muniments Room, Midleton Papers 145/Box 93.
(4) See note 1, above.