Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Civil engineer. James Hayes was probably born in Worcester circa 1878.(1) From 1894 to 1897 he was apprenticed to the city engineer for Worcester, Thomas Caird. For the next five years he worked in England, first as an assistant Edward Willcox of London and Birmingham, then on his own account in Worcester, and then as chief assistant to H.C. Werner of Westminster and Ems, Germany. He came to Ireland in 1902 to take up the post of chief assistant to JOHN HARRIS HAZLETT SWINEY  JOHN HARRIS HAZLETT SWINEY of Belfast, and was in was in charge of the Buncrana main drainage scheme in 1905.(2) He may have left Ireland circa 1911 when he ceased to be a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers of Ireland.

ICEI: elected associate member, 3 March 1904;(3) reads paper, 'Some notes on bacterial purification', 3 May 1905;(5) awarded Mullins Silver Medal for same, 1905;(5) no longer on list of members, 1911.

Address: Avenue Chambers, Belfast, 1903; Victoria Park, Buncrana, 1906.(6)



All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from ICEI membership applications, III, 201.

(1) The English census returns for 1891 list a James G. Hayes, 13-year-old son of a commercial traveller named James Hayes, living at 94 Camp Hill Road, Worcester.
(2) IB 47, 6 May,1 Jul 1905, 321,462.
(3) TICEI 31 (1903-4), ?.
(4) TICEI 32 (1904-5), 171-205.
(5) TICEI 32 (1904-5), 209.
(6) TICEI 33 (1906-7), list of members.

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Date: 1905
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Refs: IB 47, 6 May,1 Jul 1905, 321,462

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Hayes, James Gordon Lennox 'Some notes on the bacterial purification of water' 1905 TICEI 32 (1904-5), 171-205; IB 47, 17 Jun,1 Jul 1905, 402,438.