WHINREY, JOHN *
- Born: - Died: 1730a
Builder or stonecutter, of Dublin, active from circa 1700. John Whinrey was employed as a stonecutter by Trinity College, Dublin, from circa 1700 until 1711; 'Mr Whinery' also supplied a 'cornish' of Blessington stone for the new building adjoining the laboratory in 1726.(2) He is presumably the 'Whinnery' who submitted a proposal for building a new stone bridge over the River Boyne at Drogheda, Co. Louth, to Drogheda Cororation in January 1721, a proposal by STEPHEN PRICE being preferred.(3) The wills of a John Whinrey, mason, of Dublin, and a Nathaniel Whinrey, stonecutter, of Dublin, were proved in the Prerogative Court in 1730 and 1731 respectively.(4)
(1) TCD muniments, MUN/P/2/8, 16, 17, 19, 21.
(2) TCD muniments, MUN/P/2/54.
(3) Rev. T. Gogarty, ed., Council Book of the Corporation of Drogheda. Vol. I. From the year 1649 to 1734 (1915), 350 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc. 2008/44).
(4) Arthur Vicars, Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810 (1897), 485.