Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Bricklayer, of Dublin, active in the 1770s. At the City Assembly of 16 January 1778, the committee for examining tradesmen's bills gave their opinion that the representatives of 'William Stephenson, bricklayer, deceased' should be allowed £21-8s-3d out of his bill for £41.17s.9d, 'the remainder [having been] charged for making a sewer in Patrick street, which the corporation have no right to pay'.(1) He is probably the William Stephenson, builder, of Mary's Abbey, Dublin, who is listed in Wilson's Dublin Directory for 1774 and the 'William Stephens, builder' of 33 Mary's Abbey, who appears in the edition for 1776.

Another William Stephenson was admitted a freeman of the city as a member of the Bricklayers' Guild by virtue of birth at Michaelmas 1807.(2)


(1) CARD XII, 530.
(2) 'An alphabetical list of the Freemen of the City of Dublin, 1774-1824', The Irish Ancestor XV (1983), Nos. 1 & 2, 115.