Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Bricklayer and builder, of Bolton Street, Dublin, whose death is announced in Faulkner's Dublin Journal for 12-14 November 1772. He may be the same person as the 'John Read', bricklayer, who in 1769 was paid £37.4s.10d by the city treasurer for repairing the quay wall in Dublin(1) and as the 'John Reed' who estimated the cost of building a wall for the Wide Streets Commissioners in the same year.(2) After his death his business was carried on by his son FRANCIS REID  FRANCIS REID and grandson John Reid. Various other persons named Reid were admitted Freemen of the City of Dublin as members of the Guild of Bricklayers, viz. James Reid (Michaelmas, 1780), Andrew Reid (Michaelmas, 1795), Joseph Reid (Michaelmas, 1807), Alexander Reed(sic) (Michaelmas, 1813), and Andrew Reid (Christmas, 1819).(2)


(1) CARD XII, 36.
(2) Wide Streets Commissioners minutes, 13 Feb 1869 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(3) 'An alphabetical list of the Freemen of the City of Dublin, 1774-1824', The Irish Ancestor XV (1983), Nos. 1 & 2, 103,105,106,107.