DE BALMONT, JULIAN
- Born: - Died: -
Architect, of Dublin, active from 1841 or earlier until 1868 or later. Julian De Balmont, who may have come from England,(1) is listed as a drawing clerk for the Ecclesiastical Commissioners in Thom's directories for 1868, 1869 and 1870, the year in which the Commission came to an end. De Balmont ceases to appear in the directories after 1870, which may have been the year of his death. In 1874 only a Mrs De Balmont was living in the house which he had occupied. He is probably the 'John De Balmont', architect, who is named among those present at the funeral of JOHN LOUCH on 22 August 1867.(2) Henry De Balmont, who was employed by the surveyor BENJAMIN THOMAS PATTERSON for four months in 1860/61(3) and attended the RIAI's Class for Architectural Study in 1865-6,(4) may have been his son.
Addresses: 5 Brunswick Place, 1841; Irishtown Road, 1847; 7 Tritonville, 1857-1870.(5)
All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Pettigrew & Oulton's, Post Office and Thom's directories (or Jones's transcripts from same.
(1) A Julien Balmont, son of Julien and Sophia Balmont, was christened in St Marylebone parish church, London, on 11 December 1808 (www.familysearch.org).
(2) IB 9, 1 Sep 1867, 219.
(3) Testimonials from Patterson, 14 Feb 1861 and 16 Jan 1862, in PKS L1 (pp.84,256)
(4) MS list of names to be struck off RIAI list of members, ca. 1866, in RIAI archives.
(5) The house was renumbered as 37 Tritonville in the mid 1860s.
2 work entries listed in chronological order for DE BALMONT, JULIAN
|Building:||CO. MEATH, BALRATH CROSS ROADS, POST OFFICE|
|Nature:||New post office, for Sir William Somerville.
Drawings in possession of Finian Corley, Athlone, Co. Westmeath (2009); information from Finian Corley; illus. in National Inventory of Architectural Heritage: Buildings of Ireland http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=ME®no=14403205 (last visited Jan 2009)
|Building:||CO. MEATH, BALRATH CROSS ROADS, POLICE BARRACKS|
|Nature:||Probably attributable to J de B on basis of similarity to post office. For Sir William Somerville.
|Refs:||National Inventory of Architectural Heritage: Buildings of Ireland http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/niah/search.jsp?type=record&county=ME®no=14403205 (last visited Jan 2009)|