Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer, of Dublin. According to the 1911 census, Matthew Fortescue was born in Canada in 1865 or 1866.  He became a student at Trinity College, Dublin, receiving the BA degree in 1890 and the BAI degree the following year. In 1892 he joined the staff of the Canadian Pacific Railway for three years and then spent a further two and a half years working for an engineering company in Liverpool. On his return to Ireland he became an assistant engineer at the St James's Gate Brewery, first under WESLEY WILLIAM WILSON  WESLEY WILLIAM WILSON and then under PROSSER AUSTIN HAYNES SHAW.& PROSSER AUSTIN HAYNES SHAW.& #160;  At the time of the 1911 census he had been married for twenty years but had no children.

AAI: member, 1901-1906;(1) reads paper on iron and steel construction, 6 January 1903;(2) no longer on membership list for 1907.
ICEI: elected member, 5 Dec 1900;(3) no longer in list of members for 1924-25.
Engineering & Scientific Association of Ireland: reads paper on Canadian railways, May 1912.(4)

Addresses: 57 Grosvenor Road, Rathgar, <=1900->=1911; 56 Grosvenor Road, 1911->=1934.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from ICEI membership applications, III, 114, ICEI membership lists and Thom's directories.

(1) Lists of members in AAI Green Books.
(2) IB 45, 15 Jan 1903, 1548.
(3) TICEI 28 (1898-1901), ?.
(4) IB 53, 11 May 1912, 295.