Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Carpenter, of Dublin. John Ayre, who was born circa 1762, married Ann Crabb in St Mary's church, Dublin in 1787 and had at least five children, one of whom, John E. Ayre, became his apprentice in 1810 and later emigrated to the United States. He died on 25 September 1831, aged sixty-nine, and was buried in St Thomas's church, where he was sexton. His will was proved in the Prerogative Court in 1832, his daughter Ann Ayre being named as his executrix.(1)

Addresses:(2) 27 Mecklenburgh Street, <=1798,1802; 36 Mecklenburgh Street, 1803-1807; 36 Marlborough Street, 1809-1811; 24 Purdon Street, 1814-1820; 24 Purdon Street and 44 Mecklenburgh Street, 1821-1823; 44 Mecklenburgh Street, 1824-1826.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for was supplied by Ayre's great-great-great grandson, Patrick Nicholson, in an e-mail of 11 May 2007.

(1) Index of Irish Wills 1484-1858 (Eneclann CD-ROM), Document ID 2944.
(2) From Wilson's Dublin Directory.