Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Scottish stonemason employed by Colonel Hugh Boyd of Ballycastle Co. Antrim, who in 1758 sent him to England to study examples of harbour construction and to call on  CHRISTOPHER MYERS  CHRISTOPHER MYERS at Whitehaven to invite him to Ballycastle.  Brown was working under Myers on Ballycastle harbour  in 1760.  Later in the 1760s, according to Severens, he emigrated to the United States and settled in Charleston, South Carolina, where he was active as a builder until at least 1791.  If this is so, he cannot be the same person as JAMES BROWN [2]  JAMES BROWN [2] as O'Dwyer suggests.


All information in this entry is from research notes supplied to the compiler by Professor Kenneth Severens and from  Frederick O'Dwyer, 'In search of Christopher Myers' in Michael McCarthy & Karina O'Neill, eds., Studies in the Gothic Revival (Dublin, 2008), 73 (reference supplied by Anne Casement).