Joseph Fogerty

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Joseph Fogerty
Born 7 April 1831[1]
Died 2 September 1899[1]
Nationality British / Irish (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland)
Occupation Civil Engineer, Architect, Novelist
Known for Railway engineer, novelist

Joseph Fogerty, CE, FRIBA, was an Irish civil engineer, architect, and novelist active in mid-to-late-nineteenth-century Limerick, London, and Vienna.[1]

Born in Limerick, he studied under his father, engineer John Fogerty in Limerick before entering the University College, London in 1856, later working in London for Sir John Fowler.[1] He was elected Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects on 9 February 1880 after being proposed by Henry Currey, Edwin Nash and Charles Barry.[1] Three of his novels, Lauterdale, Caterina and Countess Irene, were published. He died at his house, Enderby, in Sydenham.[1]

He was the brother and uncle of architects William Fogerty and John Frederick Fogerty, respectively. He married Hannah Cochrane (d. 1910), of Limerick and they had a daughter, Elsie Fogerty (born in Sydenham on 16 December 1865), who became a notable teacher of speech.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Irish Architectural Archive, Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720-1940.FOGERTY, JOSEPH(Accessed 12 Oct 2010)
  2. ^ Michael Sanderson, 'Fogerty, Elsie', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004-2009)

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