Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Chairman of the Board of Public Works in Ireland, 1845-1850. For a full account of Jones's distinguished career as an officer in the Royal Engineers see Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Jones was appointed a member of the Commission for the improvement of the River Shannon on 2 December 1835 and first commissioner for fixing the municipal boundaries in Ireland on 11 February 1836. On 20 October 1836 he was made secretary to the Irish railway commission. He also prepared a report on the state of distress in Co. Donegal. After spending a few months in 1839 as commanding Royal Engineer in Jersey, he was seconded and re-appointed to the Shannon commission. On 15 October 1845 he was appointed chairman of the Board of Public Works in Ireland, holding the position until March 1850, when he reverted to military duties in England. He was one of the Dublin Wide Streets Commissioners from 1848 until 1850.

ICEI: member, 1847; president, 1847-50.(1)
Inst.CE: member by 1838.(2)
RIA: member, 1839-1852.

Address:(3) Woburn House, Seaview Terrace, Donnybrook, <=1847->=1848.



All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from DNB and Thom's directories.

(1) Lists of officers and members of ICEI in TICEI and Thom's directories.
(2) List of members for 1838 in Trans.Inst.CE 2 (1838), 233.
(3) Pettigrew & Oulton'sDublin Almanac (1847); Thom's Directory (1848).

Author Title Date Details
Jones, Harry David 'Observations upon the Sections of breakwaters as heretofore constructed, with suggestions as to modifications of their forms' 1842 Min.Proc.Inst.CE 2 (1842), 124-5, and Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal 5 (Sep, 1842), 318-320.

Jones, Harry David 'A plan for the prevention of railway accidents' 1847 TICEI 2 (1846-47), 112-116. Jones, Harry David 'Description of the measures adopted for the protection of the "Great Britain" in Dundrum Bay' 1847 TICEI 2 (1846-1847), 110-112. Jones, Harry David 'An account of the Caisson Dams used in some of the works on the River Shannon' 1849 TICEI 3 (1847-49), 23-30. (Paper read to ICEI 11 Jan 1848.) Jones, Harry David 'Description of the Bridge erected at Athlone, by the Commissioners for the Improvement of the River Shannon' 1849 Min.Proc.Inst.CE 8 (1849),296-303