Sir Edward Lovet Pearce

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Pearce, Sir Edward Lovet, a distinguished Irish architect, was born in the second half of the 17th century. He was a member of Parliament, held the position of Government Engineer and Surveyor-General, and designed the Irish Parliament House in College-green. The works were commenced in 1729, carried on by him until his demise, and completed about 1739, at a cost of about £40,000, by his successor, Arthur Dobbs. [For the additions to Pearce's design, see GANDON, JAMES.] He died at his seat at Stillorgan, County of Dublin, 7th December 1733, and was buried in Donnybrook churchyard. [His brother, Lieutenant-General Thomas Pearce, Governor of Limerick, was buried beside him five years afterwards.]

Sources

40b. Biographical Annals of the Civil Government of the United States: Washington, 1876.

110a. Dublin, History and Antiquities of the City: Walter Harris. London, 1766.

215. Limerick, Its History and Antiquities: Maurice Lenihan. Dublin, 1866. Lodge, John, see also No. 161.

254. Notes and Queries (1). London, 1850-'78.
O'Callaghan, John C., see No. 186.

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