Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Land surveyor, of Dublin, active from 1765 or earlier until 1792 or later.(1) According to Wilson's Dublin Directory Roe was a grocer as well as a land surveyor during the 1770s, but from 1780 onwards he is described as land surveyor only. JOHN ROE JOHN ROE , who shared the same address in the 1790s, was probably his son. A survey map by Roe of part of the lands of Stacumney, Co. Kildare, dated May 1773, is among the St Aldwyn Papers in the Gloucestershire Record Office (Box 15).(2) Other examples of his work, dated 1774 and 1789, are in the Pembroke Estate Papers in the National Archives.(3) With John Roe he was responsible for laying out Fitzwilliam Square in 1791.(4)  He is also recorded as making a survey for the Dublin Wide Streets Commissioners in 1779.(5)  

Addresses: 1 Smithfield, 1775-1779; 7 Arran Street West, 1780-1792.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Wilson's Dublin Directory.

(1) Sarah Bendall, ed., Dictionary of Land Surveyors and Local Map-Makers of Great Britain and Ireland 1530-1850 (2nd edition, 1997), II, 440.
(2) B of I.
(3) Ref. 2/1/12-15,39,41.
(4) Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 570. 
(5) Wide Streets Commissioners Minutes, 11 Feb 1779 .