STEWART, JOHN *
- Born: - Died: -
Stone and wood carver, of 45 Montgomery Street, Dublin, listed in Wilson's Dublin Directory from 1798 or earlier until 1818 or later. He - or possibly his son RICHARD STEWART - is probably the person referred to in a draft letter among Bryan Bolger's papers which sets out the rates charged by 'Mr Steward the carver' for carving four capitals. The anonymous draft, dated 18 August 1807 and addressed to the Rev. Mr Duan, Mountrath, gives the carver's rates as four guineas for timber and blocking out four capitals and eighteen guineas for carving them, five guineas being payable in advance.(1) John Stewart worked with Richard Stewart on the Chapel Royal at Dublin Castle and at St George's church, Dublin.(2) He is probably the John Stewart, stonecutter, of Dublin, who witnessed the will of Anthony Robinson, of Dublin, in March 1808.(3)
Address: 45 Montgomery Street, <=1898->=1818.
(1) Bryan Bolger papers, NA/PRO 1A/58/129. Could these capitals have been for the Catholic church in Mountrath, described by Lewis as large and cruciform?
(2) Papers relating to St George's Church, Dublin…Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 29 April 1825, 9.
(3) E. Ellis & P.B. Eustace, eds., Registry of Deeds Dublin: Abstracts of Wills III 1785-1832 (1984), 249.
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|Building:||CO. WEXFORD, FERNS, CATHEDRAL OF ST EDAN (CI)|
|Nature:||Monument to Rev. William Preston (d. 1789) iscr. 'I. Stewart Dublin Sculp'.|
|Refs:||Homan Potterton, Irish Church Monuments 1570-1880 (UAHS, 1975), 83|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HARDWICKE PLACE, ST GEORGE'S CHURCH (CI)|
|Nature:||RS employed as carver, 1810-12..|
|Refs:||Papers relating to St George's Church, Dublin…Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 29 April 1825, 9,19-20 (copy in IAA, RP.D.130.10)|
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CASTLE STREET, DUBLIN CASTLE, CHAPEL ROYAL (CI)|
|Nature:||JS paid 13 guineas for carving in same.
Bryan Bolger MSS, NA/PRO 1A/58/128.