Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Belfast. According to the English census of 1891, Godfrey Robertson  third son of Frederic Robertson and his wife Sophia Amelia  (neĆ© Giles,) was born in Dover, Kent, in 1879 or 1880.(1)  He became a pupil of WILLIAM JOHN WATERMAN ROOME  WILLIAM JOHN WATERMAN ROOME in Belfast, and was lodging with his father's two widowed sisters in Hughenden Avenue at the time of the 1911 census. The census return describes him as 'Architect's assistant'.    By 1923 he had entered the office of the Belfast city surveyor, EDMUND SUFFERN PINKERTON. EDMUND SUFFERN PINKERTON.

RIBA: probationer, June 1907; student, 1911; associate, 1918.

Addresses: Ardnacoragh, 2 Hughenden Avenue, Belfast, 1907-1911; c/o Miss Steven, Barden Towers, Strandtown, Belfast, 1918.


All information in this entry is from RIBAJ 14 (1906-7), 621, RIBAJ 26 (1918-19), 144, and Who's Who in Architecture (1923), 209.

(1) His father, who was born in Camlin, Co. Roscommon (see www.familysearch.org ), was probably in the Navy:  the three sons were born in Dublin, Southampton and Dover respectively, and by the time of the census the family had moved to Portsmouth.