George Victor Du Noyer M.R.I.A., F.R.G.S.

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1817 Born. Dublin. (Lineal descendant of the Chevalier du Noyer. Ancestors came to Ireland as Refugees).
1834 Appointed to Geological Branch of Ordnance Survey of Ireland (under General Portlock).
Later served on Archaeological Section of same service under Petrie.
1847 Joined Geological Survey, Irish branch.
Contributed to many Memoirs, also papers to Royal Irish Academy, Dublin Geological Society, The Geologist etc. Drawings in memoirs and in “Murchison’s Siluria”, “Juke’s Manual”, “Juke’s Popular Geology” etc.
Helped with Griffith’s and McCoy’s palaeontological plates.
“The Du Noyer Sketches” – archaeological and geological drawings in 6 volumes. Presented to the Royal Irish Academy.
During field work in Dingle, discovered prehistoric city of Faha – account read to British Association and published by the Archaeological Society London.
Superintended opening of prehistoric cairns Je Danaan at Lough Creu. Prepared account with drawings (Kilkenny Archaeological Society).
Series of papers on Cromlechs in Journal of Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland.
Survey work – connected with work on 48 1 inch sheets and 17 memoirs. Most important memoirs = Explanation of sheets 102, 112, 160, 161, 172, 167, 168, 178, 179, 184, 185, 186.
1869 Died January 3rd at Antrim.

Biographies and obituaries[edit]

George Victor Du Noyer — Wikipedia article

Du Noyer collection Geological Society of Ireland website. Includes photograph of Du Noyer.


112 works on the BGS Library catalogue.

BGS archives[edit]

Ref No Title Description
GSM/DC/A/C/4/130-138 H T De la Beche: Letters: Ireland. Du Noyer's pay.
GSM/DC/A/C/4/130-138, 151, 234 G V Du Noyer: Letters on his pay.
GSM/DC/A/C/4/133-138, 151, 235 T Oldham: Letter to H T De la Beche about Mr. Du Noyer.
GSM/DC/A/C/4/133-138, 235 G.V. Du Noyer: Letters between T. Oldham and H T De la Beche about him
GSM/DC/A/C/4/151 G V Du Noyer: Letter to T. Oldham.
GSM/DC/A/C/6/416 G V Du Noyer: Letter on possible transfer to India.
GSM/DC/A/C/6/422 G V Du Noyer: Letter on promotion.
GSM/DC/A/C/7/453 J B Jukes: Letters on Du Noyer's expenses.
GSM/DC/A/C/7/453-454 G V Du Noyer: Letters on expenses claims.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/30 G V Du Noyer: Letter on manuscript.
GSM/DC/A/C/8/110 G V Du Noyer: Letter on his death.
GSM/DC/A/C/14/216 G V Du Noyer: Letter on Portlock's library
GSM/DC/A/C/15/134 G V Du Noyer: Letters on expenses claims