Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, builder and carpenter, of Dublin. Edward Quilton appears to have started in business with some architectural ambitions; he is designated 'architect' in Wilson's Dublin Directory for the years 1821 to 1833.(1) In the 1834 edition he is described as architect and builder, and in the 1836 and 1837 editions as carpenter and builder. He was still living in 1858 but appears to have died by 1863, when only a Mrs. Quilton remained in his house in Leinster Road.

Edward Quilton was presumably a brother or other near relation of RICHARD QUILTON RICHARD QUILTON , who shared the address at 8 Merrion Row in the 1820s. He is probably the same person as the Edward Quilton who became a Freeman of the City of Dublin as a member of the Guild of Carpenters by virtue of service at Michaelmas 1810.(2) EDWARD TANKERVILLE QUILTON  EDWARD TANKERVILLE QUILTON may have been his son.

Addresses: 8 Merrion Row, 1821-1837; 15 Leeson Street, 1839-1841; 4 Leinster Road, Rathmines, 1844; Prospect House, Rathfarnham Road, 1847-1853; 25 Leinster Road, 1857-1858.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from Wilson's Dublin Directory, the Post Office Dublin Directory Pettigrew & Oulton's Dublin Almanac and Thom's Directory.

(1) In Pigot's Directory for 1824 however he is described as a builder with addresses at both 67 Townsend Street and 8 Merrion Row.
(2) 'An alphabetical list of the Freemen of the City of Dublin, 1774-1824', The Irish Ancestor XV (1983), Nos. 1 & 2, 102.