Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Dublin City Surveyor, 1718-1735. James Ramsay was apprenticed to the Dublin City Surveyor Joseph Moland (d.1717) and succeeded him in the post in 1718.(1) He carried out his duties diligently, making a large number of surveys for the city and the Ballast Office. He also made three brass standard yard measures for the city. He had died by July 1735, when ROGER KENDRICK' ROGER KENDRICK' s application for the vacant position was granted by the Corporation.(2)


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from J.H. Andrews, Plantation Acres (Ulster Historical Foundation, 1985), and Mary Clarke, The Book of Maps of the Dublin City Surveyors 1695-1827 (Dublin Corporation, 1983), xi,46,50.

(1) CARD VII, 54.
(2) CARD VIII, 188.