Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Carpenter, surveyor and architect, of Dublin and London. Robert Darley was born in 1767, the eldest child of ARTHUR DARLEY[2]  ARTHUR DARLEY[2] and his wife Elizabeth Mason.(1) His work at a house in Parliament Street was measured by Bryan Bolger in 1791.(2) Later he went to London, where he designed the Brompton Square and Beauchamp Place developments in Kensington in the 1820s. He died in London in 1833; in his will, which mentions his son, Frederick, he bequeathed his three-fifth interest in a freehold tenement on the west side of Dorset Street to his nephew William Kerfoot of Dublin.(3)


(1) Information from manuscript 'Pedigree charts of the Darley family in Ireland 1700-1926' in the possession of Mrs R.C Lewis-Crosby (1998).
(2) Bryan Bolger MSS., NA/PRO 1A/58/124.
(3) Information from Andrew Saint in letter to E. McParland, 11 Jun 1982, citing will PROB 11/1821, folio 150 recto. Robert Darley's younger sister Anne had married Thomas Kerfoot.