1746-1813; architect; though English he dominated Irish country-house
architecture, beginning with Mount Kennedy, Co. Wicklow (1772), executed
by Cooley after 1782; Abbeyleix, Co. Laois (1773-5), Gothic designs for
Slane, Co. Meath (1775); diningroom at Westport, Co. Mayo (1781) [stucco
by Michael Stapleton]; his visit to Ireland in 1785 followed by work at
Leinster House, Dublin (1785), and Curragmore, Co. Waterford (c.1787);
completed the sublime Castlecoole, Co. Fermanagh (1790-98).