Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Carpenter, of Elphin, Co. Roscommon, active in the 1740s. James Crawford appears in the the census of Elphin of 1749 as a protestant living in Elphin with his protestant wife, one child under the age of fourteen, and four servants, three male and one female.(1) Crawford, who is mentioned in the letters written by Edward Synge, Bishop of Elphin, to his daughter Alicia between 1747 and 1749, was employed in the building of the new Bishop's Palace at Elphin.(2) He was also employed by Synge in building a church.(3) He may be the James Crawford who was paid for work at the barracks at Jamestown, co. Roscommon, in March 1757.(4)

James Crawford may possibly have been a connection of OLIVER CRAWFORD. OLIVER CRAWFORD.


(1) Marie-Louise Legg, ed., The Census of Elphin 1749 (Irish Manuscripts Commission, 2004), 2, 12 n16.
(2) Marie-Louise Legg, ed., The Synge Letters (1996), 45,57,97.
(3) See note 1, above.
(4) IAA, MS. letter and account books of Thomas Eyre (Acc. 86/149), II, 110.