FITZGERALD, Edward (1758?-1834) — Dublin
Engraver and copperplate printer. Engraved Map of the state of Coahuila and Texas for Neal John O’Neill, “The guide to Texas. Observations, historical, geographical, topographical, statistical, descriptive and political”, Dublin 1834.
Appointed Engraver to the Bank of Ireland in or about 1784, when Garnet Terry (see BME 2011) declined the position. Married Jane Walsh 31 May 1796 at St. Mary. He was paid £12.4s.4d for map engraving work by the Wide Streets Commissioners in 1802. As Engraver to the Bank, he testified concerning forged bank-notes on a number of occasions. Traded as “Fitzgerald & Son” 1818-1822. Died aged seventy-six in April 1834. He was buried in a family vault at the church of Sts. Michael & John. Will in NA — PROB 11/1830/44. “At his residence in Dorset Street, in the 76th year of his age, Edward Fitzgerald, Esq., for many years connected with the Bank of Ireland and clerk of the Irish Lottery. In him his children have to deplore the loss of an affectionate parent and none could be more universally esteemed and respected through life by his numerous friends and acquaintances” (Freemans Journal, 4 Apr 1834).
25 Capel Street, Dublin — 1790-1793
25 Abbey Street, Dublin — 1794-1825
88 Upper Dorset Street, Dublin — 1826-1834
BNA. Mackenzie. NA. Pollard.