Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Surveyor and measurer, of Dublin, engaged in 1738 to make drawings of cathedrals for Walter Harris's edition of Ware's Works. Blaymire probably had Yorkshire origins.(1) Frederick O'Dwyer has suggested that he was the 'Mr Bell Myers' who taught THOMAS IVORY  THOMAS IVORY draughtsmanship, according to the biography of Ivory in Anthologia Hibernica, May 1793, pp. 344-5.(2) Blaymire died at Loughboy, Co. Kilkenny(?), on 12 June 1763.(3)


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the entry on Blaymire in Strickland I, 68-69, which gives further details about Blaymire in his role of topographical artist.

(1) All the Jonas Blaymires listed in www.familysearch.org are from the Halifax and Bradford area of Yorkshire, apart from one in Co. Durham.
(2) Frederick O’Dwyer, ‘Making connections in Georgian Ireland’, BIGS 38 (1996-97), 8.
(3) Pue's Occurrences, 14-18 Jun 1763 (information from E. McParland).