Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Railway engineer, of Ballymoney, Co. Antrim. George Bradshaw, who was born in Belfast on 1 July 1859, attended Smith's Academy and St Malachy's College, Belfast, before becoming a pupil of Joseph Donaghy, a locomotive superintendent, in 1875. During his four-year pupilage he also attended classes at the Belfast Government School of Art. After a further year as Donaghy's assistant, he became an assistant to JAMES FRANCIS MACKINNON  JAMES FRANCIS MACKINNON in 1882, remaining with him until 1886. He then became locomotive and resident engineer to the Ballycastle Railway Co., a post which he held until 1922, or later.

According to the 1911 census, Bradshaw married his wife, Rosanna (née Mulholland), circa 1881, and had eight surviving children.   His son JAMES A.Q. BRADSHAW  JAMES A.Q. BRADSHAW succeeded him as resident engineer to the Ballycastle Railway Co.

ICEI: elected member, 5 May 1909.

Address:  19 Charlotte Street, Balleymoney, Co. Antrim.


All information in this entry is from ICEI membership applications, IV, 76, ICEI membership lists and the obituary of James A.Q. Bradshaw in IB 77, 14 Dec 1935, ? .