Architect and civil engineer, of Dublin, active in Ireland from the 1850s until cIrca 1870. According to the marriage registry of St Peter's Church of Ireland church, Dublin, John Clendenin Byrne (sic), CE, son of John Byrne, Esq., of 33 North Cumberland Street, Dublin, was married to Mary, daughter of Richard Cotton Walker, barrister, on 11 September 1852. By 1857, when his daughter Harriette was christened, he had changed the spelling of his name to Burne.
Details of Burne's training are not forthcoming, but in 1863 he was admitted a fellow of the RIAI. In 1864 he was appointed architect to the Protestant Bishop of Meath for the Commissioners of Improvement and Loan. As a result of having stood security for a friend, he was obliged to emigrate to America in about 1870. He was already in America by the beginning of 1871, when the council of the RIAI considered a request from him for a certificate of his connection with the Institute, which the Honorary Secretary was duly ordered to send to him. In July of the same year he applied to the Grand Lodge of Ireland Committee of Charity for the means to enable his family to join him in New York. His eldest daughter, Fannie, was married in New York in July 1874. By 1880, according to the New York census for that year,he and his wife, Mary, still had two sons, Richard and William, living with them. An architect of this name designed 1388 Second Avenue (1882) and 1817-1824 Second Avenue (1888) in New York.
RSAI: elected member 8 Jan 1862.
RIAI: proposed as fellow by JAMES HIGGINS OWEN and E.P. Gribbon 18 Jun 1863, and admitted 19 Nov 1863; struck off 7 Dec 1868 for being in arrears with subscription.
GLFI: joined Lodge 125 Dublin in 1860.
Addresses: 61 Harcourt St 1857-1870.
Irish Genealogy, https://churchrecords.irishgenealogy.ie (last visited, Mar 2018).
See note 1, above.
DB 6, 15 Oct 1864, 209; Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 6, no. 64 (19 Oct 1864), 217.
GLFI archives. (3 RIAI council minutes, 5 Jan 1871, 154.
Irish Times, 15 Jul 1874.
United States Census, 1880, index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZX3-5H9 : accessed 22 Oct 2012).
JRSAI 7 (1862-1863), 3.
RIAI general meeting minutes, 18 Jun,19 Nov 1863, 128, 133; DB 5, 1 Dec 1863, 196. 11) RIAI council minutes, 7 Dec 1868, 115.
Thom's directories 1860-1870, Trades Directory section; the list of engineers in the editions of 1869, 1870 and 1871 includes 'Henry C. Burne' at 61 Harcourt Street.