- Born: 1585ca Died: 1660
English born civil servant in Ireland. Became a successful civil servant in Ireland where he received born in England, eldest, became a successful civil servant in Ireland
English born Comptroller of the Works in Ireland. Born c.1585, eldest son of Robert Annesley, a Munster plantation undertaker and his wife Beatrix. Appointed comptroller of the King’s works in July 1606
Secured various grants of property and obtained plantation lands in Cos Tyrone and Wexford.
According to Loeber, his influence on the architecture produced by the Irish Royal Works was likely minimal., with none of his account books surviving. He participated in a private capacity in the plantation of Ulster and built two bawns and one 'English' house in co. Tyrone (Loeber)
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