Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Carpenter and builder, of Fermoy, Co. Cork, active from the 1850s until the 1880s.  James Newstead was also the owner of a limestone quarry at Gurrane, Co. Cork.  He was widely employed in Co. Cork and the neighbouring counties and was the contractor for a number of Catholic churches and institutions in the area.    He died at the beginning of 1893 at the age of fifty-nine,(1) bequeathing his estate to a Susan Newstead of Fermoy.(2)

Newstead was the first treasurer of the Fermoy Young Men's Society, established in 1870,(3) and a subscriber to M.F. Cusack's, History of the County and City of Cork (1875).

Address: Church Hill, Fermoy, 1870;  Barrack Hill, 1884.


(1) www.familysearch.com, citing Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920. 
(2) She was probably James Newstead's younger sister, appearing in the Irish census of 1901 as a fifty-six-year-old spinster, living in Barrack Hill, Fermoy.
(3) Cork Examiner, 4 Jul 1870.

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Date: 1884
Nature: New benches designed by JN.
Refs: MS synopsis of Buttevant parochial records and accounts, 1829-1886, by Rev. Cornelius Buckley (information from Mgr James O'Brien, Buttevant, who has photocopy of same, Aug 2010).