Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Surveyor and civil engineer, of Dublin, active from the 1830s until the 1860s. Edward Vaughan was possibly a descendant or connection of one of the many surveyors named Vaughan who were active in Ireland in the eighteenth and early nineteenth century.(1) After working on road construction in Co. Tyrone, he set up in private practice as an engineer and surveyor in Dublin in 1836.(2) He was one of the draughtsmen who drew views of properties to be sold under the provisions of the Incumbered Estates Act of 1849.(3)

ICEI: elected associate 1857; (4) no longer on list of members for 1870.

Addresses:(5) 12 Lower Ormond Quay, 1834-1839; 61 Upper Sackville Street, 1844; 66 Upper Sackville Street, 1846; 5 North Frederick Street, 1847; 12 Rutland Square East, <=1853->=1863
Home: Parkstown House, Athboy, Co. Meath, <=1844->=1857; Park House, Booterstown, Co. Dublin, 1863.


(1) For these, and for Edward Vaughan himself, see Sarah Bendall, ed., Dictionary of Land Surveyors and Local Map-Makers of Great Britain and Ireland 1530-1850 (2nd edition, 1997), II, 526.
(2) ICEI admissions applications, I, 23.
(3) According to Mary Cecilia Lyons, Illustrated Incumbered Estates Ireland, 1850-1905 (1993), 159-60, Vaughan drew a view and plan of Moyne House, Co. Galway, which came up for sale on 4 December 1855.
(4) See note 2, above.
(5) From Wilson's, Thom's, Pettigrew & Oulton's and Post Office directories.