Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Measurer, of Dublin. In April 1812 Wilson Tomey was appointed overseer of the water works for the north side of Dublin, in succession to RICHARD HOMAN RICHARD HOMAN , who was on the point of dying. In recommending his appointment the Committee for Better supplying the City of Dublin with Pipe Water described Tomey to the members of the Corporation as 'a man who from his activity as well as experience in mensuration will be a very great acquisition to your establishment, as he will not only be capable of performing the duties annexed to Mr. Homan's situation, but…will also be competent to survey your works'. A salary of £120 per annum was approved. This was raised to £150 after Homan's death, so that an annuity of £30 could be deducted from it for Homan's widow, Nicolina.(1)

He is probably the Wilson Tomey or Toomey who won prizes from the Dublin Society's School of Drawing in Architecture on 7 May 1795 and 7 April 1796.(2) A Wilson Tomey was elected a freeman of Dublin as a member of the Carpenters' Guild by virtue of birth at Easter 1820.(3) See also WILLIAM TOMEY. WILLIAM TOMEY.


(1) CARD XVI, 319,344.
(2) MS. transcript from Royal Dublin Society minutes of School of Drawing in Architecture admissions and prizewinners (in IAA); Gitta Willemson, The Dublin Society Drawing Schools 1746-1876 (2000), 95.
(3) 'An alphabetical list of the Freemen of the City of Dublin, 1774-1824', The Irish Ancestor XV (1983), Nos. 1 & 2, 123.