John MALLET

Male 1781 - 1868  (87 years)


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  • Name John MALLET  [1, 2
    Born 23 Jan 1781  North Tawton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Alternate Name John of Dublin  [1
    Occupation Carpenter (member of the Carpenter's Guild)  [3
    Occupation Freeman of the Corporation of Barbers and Surgeons  [4
    Occupation Freeman of the Corporation of Carpenters  [4
    Occupation Plumber, engineer and iron founder  [5
    Occupation The Corporation of Joiners  [4
    Occupation 1822  8-9 Ryders Row, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Plumber, hydraulic engine maker and iron founder 
    Occupation 1824  Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 8
    Plumber 
    Occupation 1826  Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Church warden for the parish of St. Mary 
    Occupation 1830  [4
    High Sheriff of Dublin City Corporation 
    Occupation 1835  8-9 Ryders Row, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 9
    Iron, brass, and bell founder; millwright and engineer 
    Reference 1357 
    Reference 9336 
    Residence 5 Drumcondra Terrace, Lower Drumcondra Road, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1841  1 Grosvenor Terrace, Monkstown, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Residence 1844  94 Capel Street, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Iron founder
    Residence 1850  7-9 Ryders Row, 98 Capel Street, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence 1853  Delville House, Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 04 Sep 1868  Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • John Mallett married his first cousin, Thomasina Mallett, the daughter of his father's brother and uncle, Robert Mallett. It is described that at the time of John's marriage to Thomasina, he married into the same business which was then run by John's uncle, Robert (see Robert's notes), and from this sprang the successful business of J. & R. Mallet with premises at 7, 8 and 9 Ryder's Row in Dublin and further premises at Royal Canal, Phibsboro at a later date.

      In the biography of John Mallett's famous son, Robert, the civil engineer and scientist, it is recorded that John Mallett moved to Dublin from Devon in 1780 to join his uncle's (Robert Mallett's) brass and copper founding business. John became a plumber, engineer and ironfounder. He had settled in Dublin by Michaelmas 1801 and subsequently encouraged his parents to join him in Dublin. He inherited the foundry and plumbing business in 1804, following his uncle's death. His uncle at the time of his death was building a business and residential premises at Ryder's Row and it would appear that the business at 16 Ship Street was, some time after John had inherited this business, transferred to the Ryder's Row premises.

      He transferred the running of the business to and lived at numbers 7, 8 and 9 Ryder's Row in Dublin, this being a lane running between Capel Street and Parnell Street. Building work on Ryder's Lane, which later became Row, had begun in the 1750's. John continued to build and expand the business, and took an active part in the municipal affairs of the city. Thus, by 1820, Watson's Gentleman's and Citizen's Almanack could report that: 'Mallet, J. (was a) Plumber, Hydrualic Engineer Maker and Iron Founder', indicating a trend towards general engineering work. In the 1830 valuation of the city of Dublin under the Parish of St. Mary is the entry '7, 8, 9 Ryder's Row, Mallet, £160, 4 stores with extensive metal foundry and plumbers' workshops'. This was a trend later capitalised upon by John's son, Robert, who joined the business in 1831. Robert subsequently took control of the running of the business. The business itself was named as 'J. & R Mallet'. In 1830,

      In the paper entitled 'John and Robert Mallet 1780-1881' read to the Old Dublin Society by Michael J. Tutty, he refers to a number of original letters and documents which have been preserved and are included in the manuscript of the two volume book 'History of the Mallet Family'. The following jingle about John is found in this book:-

      'Mallet's a good and an old English name, Mallets were formerly men of great fame, Their towers and their castles went soaring to heaven, But the best of all Mallets was John of Glasnevin'

      [Copyright 2010 - Trevor Brice and Richard Mallett. Not to be reproduced without the authors' permission]
    Person ID I9336  Southwest
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2016 

    Father Richard MALLET,   b. 23 Jul 1745, North Tawton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1817, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Anne SNELL,   b. 29 May 1750, North Tawton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 23 Jun 1779  North Tawton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Thomasina Jane MALLET,   b. 09 Dec 1784, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jan 1861  (Age 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1804 
    • Thomasina Mallett married her first cousin, John Mallett, who was the son of her father's brother, Richard Mallett. There is a carte de visite photograph of Thomasina taken in her old age, but it is not known where this is or may be kept. This is briefly referred to in the Paper entitled 'John and Robert Mallet, 1780-1881' read to the Old Dublin Society on the 5th February 1975 by Michael Tutty.

      [Copyright 2009 - Trevor Brice. Not to be reproduced without the author's permission]
    Children 
    +1. Robert MALLET,   b. 03 Jun 1810, Ryders Row, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Nov 1881, Enmore, 2 The Grove, Clapham Road, Lambeth, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Richard MALLET,   b. Apr 1812, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Anne MALLET,   b. Abt 1814, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1901  (Age ~ 87 years)
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F2556  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Jan 1781 - North Tawton, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Plumber, hydraulic engine maker and iron founder - 1822 - 8-9 Ryders Row, Dublin, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Plumber - 1824 - Dublin, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Church warden for the parish of St. Mary - 1826 - Dublin, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Iron, brass, and bell founder; millwright and engineer - 1835 - 8-9 Ryders Row, Dublin, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 5 Drumcondra Terrace, Lower Drumcondra Road, Dublin, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1841 - 1 Grosvenor Terrace, Monkstown, Dublin, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1844 - 94 Capel Street, Dublin, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - 7-9 Ryders Row, 98 Capel Street, Dublin, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1853 - Delville House, Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 04 Sep 1868 - Dublin, Ireland Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    John Mallet Sales Docket
    John Mallet Sales Docket
    An original sales receipt for some plumbing items purchased by Captain Gunett on the 21st December 1813. The final bill appears to be 8s and 10d and was probably signed by an employee of John Mallet.

    Courtesy Richard Mallett.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2258] James Mallett of Spreyton, Compiler: Richard mallett, (Reading, UK, Jan 3, 2016), M23S202, M23R260.

    2. [S2130] West Country Studies Library.

    3. [S2071] Trevor Brice.

    4. [S2139] Paper read to Old Dublin Society, Michael J. Tutty.

    5. [S2137] Dictionary of Irish Architects, (Name: Irish Architectural Archive; Location: www.dia.ie/architects;).

    6. [S2073] Find My Past.

    7. [S2140] Treble Almanac.

    8. [S2142] Pigot & Co., City of Dublin and Hibernian Provinci.

    9. [S2141] Pettigrew and Oulton, The Dublin Almanac and Gener.

    10. [S2078] Reginald West manuscript, Reginald West.

    11. [S2138] Dublin City Directory, (Location: http://www.libraryireland.com/DublinDirectory1850/m.php;).