Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Plasterer, working on the new house at Baronscourt, Co. Tyrone, in 1745. John Whithouse found himself in financial straits in June 1745 because he had not been paid and had to be bought out of gaol for forty shillings by the Earl of Abercorn's agent the following month 'that the work should not be delayed'. His work on the house, which he finished in November 1745, was badly done, but he believed that he had been underpaid. He appears to have died in the early months of 1755, leaving his family in great poverty.


All information in this entry is from John H. Gebbie, An Introduction to the Abercorn letters (1972), 10,11,14,285.