Sir Richard Morrison

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Morrison, Sir Richard, an architect of some local celebrity, one of Gandon's pupils, and President of the Institute of Architects, was born in Cork in 1767. He was at first employed in the Government service in the Ordnance department; but afterwards devoted himself to private engagements, and erected many important public buildings in Ireland — as Sir Patrick Dun's Hospital, Dublin, and the County Court-houses at Carlow, Clonmel, Dundalk, Galway, Maryborough, Naas, Roscommon and Wexford. He was knighted in 1841, and died 31st October 1849, aged about 82.

Sources

7. Annual Register. London, 1756-1877.

40. Biographical Division of English Cyclopaedia, with Supplement: Charles Knight, 7 vols. London, 1856-'72.

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