STOKES, WILLIAM *
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Builder, who with GEORGE DARLEY , built the bridge at Lismore, Co. Waterford, in 1774-1777.(1) As he was Darley's partner in the project, he may also have come from Dublin. By the time he built the bridge he was evidently of some standing, because he had been sent by the Trustees of the Mitchelstown Charity in Co. Cork, to inspect JOHN MORRISON' s work there.(2) He may be the person of the same name who was appointed by the Dublin Society on 26 June 1765 to superintend the building of Nos. 112-113 Grafton Street, designed by CHRISTOPHER MYERS. (3)
(1) Letter from Richard Chenevix, Bishop of Waterford, to William Gore, Bishop of Limerick, 15 Aug 1775, in NLI, Limerick MSS., PC 875, 22/4; Jane Meredith, ''No Small Thing': Thomas Ivory's bridge at Lismore', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 14 (1998), 102-114(illus.).
(2) Letter from Richard Chenevix, cited above.
(3) Royal Dublin Society Minutes, 26 Jun 1765 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
2 work entries listed in chronological order for STOKES, WILLIAM *
|Building:||CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 112-113 (NAVIGATION BOARD OR ROYAL DUBLIN SOCIETY)|
|Nature:||William Stokes appointed by Dublin Society to superintend building of same, 26 Jun 1765. (Architect: Christopher Myers.)|
|Refs:||Royal Dublin Society minutes, 26 Jun 1765 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)|
|Building:||CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE, BRIDGE|
|Nature:||Built by George Darley and William Stokes to designs by Thomas Ivory for William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire.|
|Refs:||NLI, special sist 15 and letter from Richard Chenevix, Bishop of Waterford, Aug 1775, in Limerick MSS (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); Jane Meredith, ''No Small Thing': Thomas Ivory's bridge at Lismore', Irish Arts Review Yearbook 14 (1998), 102-114(illus.)|