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Barnsley family (per. 1885–1987), architects, designers, and craftspeople, came to prominence with (Arthur) Ernest Barnsley (1863–1926), architect and designer, and Sidney Howard Barnsley (1865–1926), architect and furniture maker. Ernest Barnsley was born on 17 February 1863, the sixth child of ...

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Benjamin, (Rose) Elisabeth (1908–1999), architect and designer, was born at 20 Christchurch Avenue, Willesden, London, on 7 December 1908, the only child of liberal-minded Jewish parents, Alfred Benjamin (b. 1876/7), an entrepreneurial businessman, collector and designer of pottery, and his wife, ...

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George Frederick Bodley (1827–1907) by unknown photographer, 1899 RIBA Library Photographs Collection

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Bodley, George Frederick (1827–1907), architect and designer, was born at his parents' home, 4 Albion Street, Hull, on 14 March 1827, the sixth child and youngest son of William Hulme Bodley MD (1781–1855) of Edinburgh, physician of the Hull Royal Infirmary, and his wife, ...

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William Butterfield (1814–1900) by Jane Fortescue Coleridge, 1874 by permission of the Warden and Fellows of Keble College, Oxford

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Butterfield, William (1814–1900), architect and designer, was born on 7 September 1814 in London, the second child and eldest son of William Butterfield (1783–1866), chemist and wharfinger, and his wife, Ann (1793–1867), the daughter of Robert Steven, a leather factor of the City of London...

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Gray [formerly Smith], (Kathleen) Eileen Moray (1878–1976), designer and architect, was born on 9 August 1878 at Brownswood, the family estate in Enniscorthy, co. Wexford. She was the third of three daughters and youngest of five children of James Maclaren Smith (1832–1900)...

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Hoban, James (1762–1831), architect and designer, was born in Callan, co. Kilkenny, Ireland, the son of Edward Hoban and his wife, Martha née Bayne. Details of his early life are not known, but he studied drawing under Thomas Ivory in one of the schools of the ...

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Owen Jones (1809–1874) by Henry Wyndham Phillips, 1856 RIBA Library Photographs Collection

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Jones, Owen (1809–1874), architect, printer, and designer, was born on 15 February 1809 at 148 Thames Street, London, the second of the three children of Owen Jones (1741–1814) and his wife, Hannah Jane (1772/3–1838). His father was a furrier and a distinguished Welsh antiquary. ...

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Speight, Sadie [married name Sadie Martin, Lady Martin] (1906–1992), architect and designer, was born on 26 May 1906 at 65 Church Street, Standish, Lancashire, one of two daughters of Alfred Speight, a doctor, and his wife, Mary Annie, née Urmston. Both she and her sister, ...

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Talbert, Bruce James (1838–1881), architect and designer, was born in Dundee, the son of a merchant, James Talbert. On leaving Dundee high school he was apprenticed first to a woodcarver called Millar and then to the architect Charles Edwards. His only known work in that area was heraldic decoration in the ...