WEBSTER, BENJAMIN WILLIAM
- Born: 1846/47 Died: -
Builder and architect, of Gorey, Co. Wexford. According to his 1911 census return, Benjamin Webster was born in Gorey in 1846 or 1847. He was active as a building contracter in Gorey from the late 1860s, working on Church of Ireland churches and country houses in the area.(1) He was also architect and clerk of works to Gorey Rural District Council from 1904 or earlier until 1915 or later. He married at least twice. At the time of the 1911 census he had been married for four years to his wife Kathleen who had borne him two children; two other children by an earlier marriage were also living with him.
Address: 10 Main Street, Gorey, 1911.
Information not otherwise attributed is from the 1911 census of Ireland, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ (last visited Nov 2009).
(1) Churches included Ferns cathedral, Kiltennel church at Courtown and the church of St John the Baptist at Stratford-on-Slaney. Country houses included Ramsfort, Park House and St Waleran's, all in or near Gorey, and Valentia House, Camolin.
3 work entries listed in chronological order for WEBSTER, BENJAMIN WILLIAM
|Building:||CO. WEXFORD, GOREY, UNION WORKHOUSE INFIRMARY|
|Nature:||Works to operation room. Tender of Dockrell & Sons, Dublin, for £47.12s.9d. accepted.|
|Refs:||IB 46, 19 Nov 1904, 782|
|Building:||CO. WEXFORD, GOREY, SOUTH PARADE, POST OFFICE|
|Nature:||New post office designed and built by BW for Isaac Hutchinson, postmaster, Gorey, and let on lease to Postmaster General. Contract begun 12 Jan 1905 and completed 12 months later.|
|Refs:||IB 48, 24 Mar 1906, 242|
|Building:||CO. WEXFORD, GOREY, HOUSES|
|Nature:||Tenders invited for building single and double labourers' cottages and for fencing 70 plots, for Gorey Rural District Council..|
IB 57, 16 Jan,13 Mar 1915, 34,40,130; Freeman's Journal, 5 Feb,5 Mar 1915.