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Re: Joseph Semple, John Semple and Jane Semple
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 14 June 17 23:08 BST (UK) »
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    SEMPLE, JOHN [3]
    Born: 1801 Died: 1882



27 work entries listed in chronological order for SEMPLE, JOHN [3]

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Building:    CO. DUBLIN, TALLAGHT, CHURCH OF ST MAELRUAIN (CI)
Date:    1823-1829
Nature:    New church incorporating belfry of ancient church. Consecrated 1 Nov 1829. 'the church, dedicated to St Maelruane, was built in 1829 on the site of the ancient structure, by a grant of nearly £3,000 from the late Board of First Fruits.' (Lewis)
Refs:    S. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837), II, 588; Douglas Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (1983), 76; M. Craig, 'John Semple and his churches', Irish Arts Review Year Book 1989-1990, 145(illus.),146; Clergy of Dublin and Glendalough (2001), 245;  exterior illlus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 297.

Building:    CO. WEXFORD, WEXFORD, TEMPERANCE ROW, CHURCH OF ST SELSKAR (CI)
Date:    1825
Nature:    New church in grounds of Selskar Abbey. Attributed to JS by Murphy.
Refs:    Etain Murphy, 'The Semples and St Selskar's', Journal of the Wexford Historical Society No. 20 (2004-5), 45-55

Building:    CO. WEXFORD, WEXFORD, TEMPERANCE ROW, CHURCH OF ST SELSKAR (CI)
Date:    1825-26
Nature:    New church in grounds of Selskar Abbey, attributed to JS by Etain Murphy.
Refs:    Etain Murphy, 'The Semples and St Selskar's', Journal of the Wexford Historical Society No. 20 (1004-5), 45-55

Building:    CO. CARLOW, CARLOW, CHURCH (CI, KILLESHIN PARISH)
Date:    1826
Nature:    New church with spire. Cost:£1846.3s.1d, half of which was gift from Board of First Fruits. Attributed to JS by Craig.   Described by Lewis as modern, with 'an arched stone roof. like St Kieran's chapel at Glendalough and those of St Cormac at Cashel and St Doulough near Dublin'. (Weight of roof cracked walls so that body of church had to be rebuilt in 1846.)
Refs:    J.P. Lawson, Gazetteer of Ireland (1842), 201-2; M. Craig, 'John Semple and his churches', Irish Arts Review Year Book 1989-1990, 146,14(illus.); Clergy of Cashel and Emly; Clergy of Leighlin (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2012), 261(illus.),262;  exterior and interior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 351. 

Building:    CO. DUBLIN, KILTERNAN, CHURCH (CI)
Date:    1826
Nature:    New church. Consecrated,10 Dec 1826.
Refs:    M. Craig, 'John Semple and his churches', Irish Arts Review Year Book 1989-1990, 146(illus.),150; Clergy of Dublin and Glendalough (2001), 127;  exterior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 292.

Building:    CO. DUBLIN, WHITECHURCH, CHURCH (CI)
Date:    1826-27
Nature:    New church. Consecrated 3 Jun 1827.
Refs:    Douglas Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (1983), 71M. Craig, 'John Semple and his churches', Irish Arts Review Year Book 1989-1990, 146; Clergy of Dublin and Glendalough (2001), 252;  interior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 298.

Building:    CO. KILDARE, THOMASTOWN, CHURCH (CI)
Date:    1827
Nature:    Attributed by Patrick Farrell to JS; 'erected in 1827 by the gift of £900 from the same Board[First Fruits]' (Lewis).
Refs:    Patrick Farrell notes in Jones file S32; S. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837), II, 621

Building:    CO. OFFALY, BALLYKEEN, CHURCH (CI)
Date:    1827
Nature:    New church. (Date from Lewis. Now demolished.)
Refs:    M. Craig, 'John Semple and his churches', Irish Arts Review Year Book 1989-1990, 146,150(illus.); S. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837), I, 139

Building:    CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SIMMONSCOURT ROAD, CHURCH OF ST MARY (CI, DONNYBROOK PARISH)
Date:    1827
Nature:    New transeptless church with 'vaulted roof' like Black Church and Trinity Church, Rathmines.  Built 1827 and licensed for worship 1 Apr 1830. Spire taken down afterdamage in storm of Jan 1839. Not rebuilt by 1859. Old church demolished shortly after opening of new church; ‘of the monuments in the interior, not one was rescued from destruction!’ (Christian Examiner)
Refs:    Critical notice with illustration, not mentioning architect's name, in Dublin Penny Journal (1832), 212-3; Christian Examiner, New series, no. 6, Jun 1859, 129;   Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 22, no. 22, 29 May 1880, 428;  M. Craig, 'John Semple and his churches', Irish Arts Review Year Book 1989-1990, 146,148(illus.); Clergy of Dublin and Glendalough (2001), 92;  exterior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 291.

Building:    CO. KILDARE, TIPPERKEVIN, CHURCH (CI)
Date:    1827-1830
Nature:    Small church 'in the later English style' (Lewis), small and handsome with belfry of good construction (D'Alton). Built from 1827 and licensed for divine service 5 Aug 1830. Patrick Farrell says it is by JS.
Refs:    S. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837), II, 635; John D’Alton, The History of the county of Dublin (1838), ?; Clergy of Dublin and Glendalough (Ulster Historical Foundation, 2001), 328; Patrick Farrell MS notes in Jones file S32


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Re: Joseph Semple, John Semple and Jane Semple
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 14 June 17 23:09 BST (UK) »
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Building:    CO. KILDARE, NEWBRIDGE (NEAR), CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (CI, MORRISTOWNBILLER PARISH)
Date:    1828
Nature:    New church; '…a small edifice, in the early English style, built in 1828, by a gift of £600 and a loan of £300 from the same Board [of First Fruits]; and the Ecclesiastical Commissioner have recently granted £287 for repairs.'(Lewis)
Refs:    M. Craig, 'John Semple and his churches', Irish Arts Review Year Book 1989-1990, 146,149(illus.); S. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837), II, 393; Douglas Scott Richardson, Gothic Revival Architecture in Ireland (1983), 71, 98n.39;  exterior illus. on Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 322.

Building:    CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHURCH AVENUE (RATHMINES), CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (CI)
Date:    1828
Nature:    New chapel of ease. Consecrated 1 Jun 1828
Refs:    Dublin Penny Journal 2, 7 Sep 1833, 85(illus.); M. Craig, 'John Semple and his churches', Irish Arts Review Year Book 1989-1990, 146,148(illus.); Clergy of Dublin and Glendalough (2001), 158.

Building:    CO. KILDARE, FEIGHCULLEN, CHURCH (CI)
Date:    1829
Nature:    New church; 'a small but handsome structure, erected by a gift of £830 and a loan of £277 from the late Board of First Fruits, in 1829, and for its repair a grant of £248 has been recently made by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners' (Lewis).
Refs:    M. Craig, 'John Semple and his churches', Irish Arts Review Year Book 1989-1990, 146,147(illus.); S. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837), I, 617

Building:    CO. DUBLIN, MALAHIDE, CHURCH ROAD, CHURCH OF ST ANDREW (CI)
Date:    1829
Nature:    Adds.?
Refs:    Patrick Farrell has copied elevation of E? end of this church, which has date and signature '7th Jan 1829, J. Semple & Son'

Building:    CO. DUBLIN, MONKSTOWN, CHURCH (CI)
Date:    1829-1831
Nature:    Remodelling and enlargement of church of 1789. Semple prepares initial plans, 1823. Old church demolished 1828. Plans still not fialized in Jun 1829. New church opened for worship on Christmas Day 1831. Builder: Edward Carolin & Sons..
Refs:    Freeman's Journal, 11 Jun 1829;   M. Craig, 'John Semple and his churches', Irish Arts Review Year Book 1989-1990, 148(illus.); Clergy of Dublin and Glendalough (2001), 140; Étain Murphy, A Glorious Extravaganza: the history of Monkstown Parish Church (2003), 39-77;  exterior and interior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 293.

Building:    CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST MARY'S PLACE, ST MARY'S CHURCH (CI)
Date:    1830
Nature:    New chapel of ease by John Semple & Son. Licensed for worship 18 Jan 1831. 'Whether these were the designs of John Semple Sen. (1763-1841) or Jun.(1801-1882) remains in question, though the Black Church seems more likely to be the brain-child of a thirty-year-old than a man of sixty seven.' (Casey)
Refs:    M. Craig, 'John Semple and his churches', Irish Arts Review Year Book 1989-1990, 146; Clergy of Dublin and Glendalough (2001), 202;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 122-125. 

Building:    CO. WICKLOW, CARYSFORT (RATHDRUM), ROYAL SCHOOL
Date:    1831
Nature:    Combined school house and master's residence. Designed by JS. Builder: William Phillips, carpenter. Cost: £502-5s-5½d. School endowed by Charles I.
Refs:    JRSAI 91? (1961), 193-217(illus.)

Building:    CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GREEN STREET, NEWGATE PRISON
Date:    1836-38p
Nature:    Rebuilding and improvements. Tenders invited, Oct 1838.
Refs:    NA/SPO OP 1837/86 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44);  Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser, 6 Oct 1838.

Building:    CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CARLISLE BRIDGE (OLD)
Date:    1838ca
Nature:    Proposed widening.
Refs:    NA/SPO CSORP 1839/64-485 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Building:    CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, INCHICORE ROAD, KILMAINHAM GAOL
Date:    1838ca
Nature:    Plans for additions.
Refs:    NA/SPO CSORP 1838/2333 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44)

Building:    CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRANGEGORMAN, RICHMOND PENITENTIARY
Date:    1838p
Nature:    Addition of 96 cells, kitchens and infirmary. Tenders invited, Sep 1838.
Refs:    NA/SPO CSORP 1838/2333 (IAA, Edward McParland files, Acc.2008/44); Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser, 28 Sep 1838 (information from Frank Keohane, Mar 2010).


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Re: Joseph Semple, John Semple and Jane Semple
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 14 June 17 23:10 BST (UK) »
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Building:    CO. GALWAY, SPIDDAL, CHURCH (CI)
Date:    1851-52
Nature:    New church. Consecrated Aug or Sep 1852. Is this the church for which there are undated drawings signed by John Semple in RCB? And is this John Semple the Dublin architect or a member of the Semple family of building contractors in Galway?
Refs:    Signed, undated drawings for a new 3-bay church with tower at W end, 1 bay chancel, in RCB Library, portfolio 26; B 9, 28 Jun 1851, 409; 10, 4 Sep 1852, 570 (architect is not named in either of these refs.)

Building:    CO. DUBLIN, OLD CONNAUGHT, OLD BAWN HOUSE SITE
Date:    1857ca
Nature:    JS lays out building plots at same.
Refs:    Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser, 5 Sep 1857.

Building:    CO. LAOIS, ABBEYLEIX, CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL & ALL ANGELS (CI)
Date:    ?
Nature:    New church. (W end only remains after remodelling).
Refs:    M. Craig, 'John Semple and his churches', Irish Arts Review Year Book 1989-1990, 146

Building:    CO. LOUTH, RATHCOR, CHURCH (CI)
Date:    ?
Nature:    'looks as though Semple might have had a hand in it'
Refs:    M. Craig, 'John Semple and his churches', Irish Arts Review Year Book 1989-1990, 146

Building:    CO. KILDARE, RATHANGAN, CHURCH (CI)
Date:    ?
Nature:    New church.
Refs:    M. Craig, 'John Semple and his churches', Irish Arts Review Year Book 1989-1990, 146,149(illus.);  exterior illus. in ;  exterior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 321.

Building:    CO. LAOIS, CLONEYHURKE, CHURCH (CI)
Date:    ?
Nature:    New chapel of ease on site given by Warburton family of Gartryhinch.
Refs:    M. Craig, 'John Semple and his churches', Irish Arts Review Year Book 1989-1990, 146,149(illus.);  exterior illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013), 325.



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Re: Joseph Semple, John Semple and Jane Semple
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 14 June 17 23:18 BST (UK) »
There are 4 other Dublin John Semples listed:

http://www.dia.ie/architects/view/4865/SEMPLE-JOHN%5B1%5D%2A

http://www.dia.ie/architects/view/4862/SEMPLE-JOHN%5B2%5D

http://www.dia.ie/architects/view/4871/SEMPLE-JOHN%5B4%5D

and the Galway John:  http://www.dia.ie/architects/view/6342/semple-john%5B5%5D

    SEMPLE, JOHN [5]
    Born: - Died: -


Architect, probably of Galway, active in the 1830s. On 12 March 1837 Timothy Murray of Galway wrote to Martin Blake, MP for Galway, recommending that his friend 'John Semple, the architect' should be chosen to design a store which Blake was building in the town. Semple had already supplied Blake with a drawing for the building.(1) Possibly the same John Semple who was a building contractor in Galway in the early 1860s.

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(1) Letter from Timothy Murray to Martin Blake, MP, Brook Lodge, Galway, 12 Mar 1837, in NA, Blake of Ballyglunin papers M6936/38/80 (information from Kevin Mulligan).




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Re: Joseph Semple, John Semple and Jane Semple
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 14 June 17 23:33 BST (UK) »
List of works by Galway John...

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    SEMPLE, JOHN [5]
    Born: - Died: -

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Building:    CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, STORE
Date:    1837
Nature:    Proposed store, for Marin Joseph Blake, MP.
Refs:    Letter from Timothy Murray to Martin Blake, MP, Brook Lodge, Galway, 12 Mar 1837, in NA, Blake of Ballyglunin papers M6936/38/80 (information from Kevin Mulligan).

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Re: Joseph Semple, John Semple and Jane Semple
« Reply #32 on: Thursday 15 June 17 21:41 BST (UK) »
Staggering - but thanks for all this Kalilileth!

I’m not really sure what to make of it though – I had no idea that there were several John Semple architects/builders around the same time in Dublin!  This is a huge list of works.  As you say, it would not be surprising to find a link with Galway John Semple. 

My older relations in the family were able to give me quite a lot of information to start our family history but they knew very little about the Semples, which is why I started this thread in 2010.  I know a lot more now thanks to everyone’s help on this site, but I’ve still not found a record of Jane Semple’s birth, nor her death (as Jane Parker), nor the relationship with Joseph Semple, which led to her being married in Joseph Semple’s house, Nile Lodge, in 1876. 

I remain optimistic though - given how much more information is available now than when I started.

Many thanks for all the research you’ve done on this.

Malcolm

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Re: Joseph Semple, John Semple and Jane Semple
« Reply #33 on: Friday 16 June 17 22:04 BST (UK) »
I've just found this record, which was only posted in Sept 2016:

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=parker&GSfn=jane&GSbyrel=all&GSdy=1927&GSdyrel=in&GScntry=35&GSob=n&GRid=169594139&df=all&

This gives Jane's birth year as 1847 and the date of her death as July 1927, in Ballinrobe. 

There doesn't seem to be a civil record though, so it's difficult to confirm, but this could be the grave of Edward Staunton's and Mary Newton's mother.  She may have been living with Cecil and Mary Newton, who lived at a chemist's shop in Bridge Street, Ballinrobe.  She had originally been living with my grandfather and family in Ballaghaderreen, but my grandfather died in 1925 and his family was split up at that stage.


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Re: Joseph Semple, John Semple and Jane Semple
« Reply #34 on: Wednesday 13 October 21 17:05 BST (UK) »
Just in case this helps anyone else who was looking for the links between members of the Semple family in Galway, I've attached an extract from a lengthy obituary for Austin Semple, who died in July 1910, aged 91.  It’s from the Galway Express on 16th July 1910 and it mentions that Austin was the survivor of four brothers - John Semple (builder), Joseph Semple of Nile Lodge, and Richard Semple (merchant).
 
I was looking for the link between my great grandmother, who’s maiden name was Jane Semple and who’s father was John Semple, a builder, and Joseph Semple.  This was because in 1876 Jane Semple married my great grandfather, Edward Patrick Staunton, at Nile Lodge, which was owned by Joseph Semple.  I couldn’t find any records to explain in what way they were related, but this answers that question.

Many thanks for all the helpful links that have been posted in this thread over the past few years!