Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Master builder, of the city of Dublin, who died on 27 November 1744 aged fifty and was buried in St Paul's Church of Ireland church, Bray, Co. Wicklow. His wife, Elizabeth, who died on 19 March 1747 also aged fifty, was buried with him. Their tombstone, which records this information, is against the south wall of the church.(1) The uncatalogued papers of Ball's business are in the National Archives.(2) Another Benjamin Ball, an ironmonger, was active in Dublin in the 1760s, witnessing the will of Charles Davys, of Hampstead, Co. Dublin, on 30 March 1769.(3)  He was the builder of No. 44 North Great George's Street.(4)


(1) William Garner, Bray Architectural Heritage (An Foras Forbatha, 1980), 12-13.
(2) Information from Frederick O'Dwyer.
(3) P.B. Eustace, Registry of Deeds Dublin: Abstracts of Wills II 1746-85 (1954), 215 (no. 432).
(4) Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 230.