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Abraham, Robert (1775–1850), architect, was born in the parish of St Pancras, London, on 12 February 1775, the son of John Abraham, builder, and his wife, Mary, née Mottershead. He became a pupil under the surveyor James Bowen, and began his professional life as a ...

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Adam, John (1721–1792), architect, was born in Edinburgh. He was the eldest of the four sons of the entrepreneur and architect William Adam (bap. 1689, d. 1748) and his wife, Mary Robertson (1699–1761). He attended Dalkeith grammar school. His father's sudden death in 1748 propelled him into the main stream of Scottish life during the ...

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John Adam (1721–1792) by James Tassie, 1791 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Robert Adam (1728–1792) attrib. George Willison, c. 1770–74 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Adam, Robert (1728–1792), architect, was born at Kirkcaldy in Fife on 3 July 1728, the second son of William Adam (bap. 1689, d. 1748), architect, and his wife, Mary Robertson (1699–1761), the daughter of William Robertson of Gladney. He was educated at the high school of ...

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Adam, William (bap. 1689, d. 1748), builder and architect, was baptized on 24 October 1689 at Abbotshall church, Kirkcaldy, Fife. He was the only surviving child of John Adam, builder and merchant, and of his wife, Helen, daughter of the third Lord Cranstoun...

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Adams, Robert (d. 1595), architect, was one of seven surviving children of Clement Adams (c. 1519–1587), schoolmaster to the royal pages of honour (1552–87) and a designer and engraver of some reputation, who wrote a Latin account of Richard Chancellor's expedition of 1553–4 to ...

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Adshead, Stanley Davenport (1868–1946), architect and town planner, was born at Bowden Vale, Bowden, Cheshire, on 8 March 1868. He was the second of eight children and eldest son of Joseph Adshead, an artist, and his wife, Eliza Davies. He was educated at ...

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Aikin, Edmund (1780–1820), architect, was born on 2 October 1780 at Warrington, Lancashire, the youngest son of John Aikin (1747–1822), physician and author, and his wife, Martha, née Jennings (c.1746–1830). His two brothers, Charles Rochemont Aikin and Arthur Aikin, achieved prominence in the fields of surgery and natural science respectively. A shy, nervous, and physically delicate child, he was educated at home until, following the family's move to ...