Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer and cartographer. After being a pupil of JOHN ROCQUE JOHN ROCQUE , Samuel Andrews set up in business in Cork with his fellow pupil JOHN POWELL  JOHN POWELL in 1760, the year of Roque's sudden departure from Ireland.(1) He worked with MICHAEL SHANAHAN  MICHAEL SHANAHAN on Cork Harbour.(2) A plan by him, drawn for George, 4th Viscount Midleton and signed and dated 1775, showing part of Cork harbour and the River Midleton with a proposed canal to make the River Midleton navigable to the sea and turn Midleton into a sea port, is among the Midleton Papers in the Surrey History Centre.(3)


(1) J.H. Andrews, Plantation Acres (Ulster Historical Foundation, 1985), 164,344; other references to Andrews are on pp. 164 and 441.
(2) JHCI II, cclxxxiii.
(3) Midleton Papers 145/Box 93.

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Date: 1775
Nature: Proposed canal to make river Midleton navigable as far as Midleton and turn latter into a sea port. For George, 4th Viscount Midleton.
Refs: Signed and dated plan in Guildford Muniment Room, Midleton Papers 145/Box 93.

Date: 1775
Nature: Worked with Michael Shanahan
Refs: JHCI 2,cclxxxiii (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); Plan of Cork Harbour, 1775, NLI(?), special list 178 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)