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Atkinson, Thomas (bap. 1729, d. 1798), architect and mason, was baptized on 22 June 1729 at Holy Trinity Church, King's Court, York, the son of Thomas Atkinson (d. 1765), a mason, and his wife, Jane Marshall. He worked with his father on ...

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Brown, Richard (1736–1816), stonemason and manufacturer of decorative stone, was born in Derby and baptized at the collegiate church of All Saints on 25 July 1736, son of Richard Browne [Richard [i] Brown] (1700–1756), mason, and his second wife, Ann, née...

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Grumbold, Robert (bap. 1639, d. 1720), mason and architect, was baptized in June 1639 at Raunds, Northamptonshire, the son of Edward and Mary Grumbold, and was a member of a family of masons originating at the quarry villages of Raunds and Weldon which was active in the ...

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Kendall, John (1768/9–1829), architect and stonemason, was the youngest of four children of Edward Kendall (d. 1796) of Exeter, monumental sculptor and mason, and his wife, Mary (bap. 1738, d. 1831), daughter of James and Elizabeth Rennel of Kingsteignton. He probably attended ...

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Marshall, Edward (1597/8–1675), sculptor and master mason, was apprenticed to John Clerke under the auspices of the Masons' Company of London; he became free of the company in 1627, a liveryman in 1630–31, and served as warden in 1642–3 and 1646–7, and as master in 1649–50. On 26 June 1627 he married ...

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McGill, Alexander (c. 1680–1734), mason and architect, was the son of George McGill, minister of Arbirlot in Forfarshire (c.1641–1691×1702), and his wife, Margaret Guthrie. In 1697 he was apprenticed to Alexander Nisbet, an Edinburgh mason with strong professional connections in Forfarshire...

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Oliver, John (1616/17–1701), glass painter and master mason, who was born presumably in London, was supposed to have been related to the miniature painters Isaac and Peter Oliver and to John Oliver, master mason to James I, but there is no known evidence to support this assertion recorded in ...

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Stanton, William (1639–1705), tomb sculptor and mason, was born on 6 April 1639, the son of Edward Stanton (1595/6–1686) and nephew of the mason–sculptor Thomas Stanton (1609/10–1674). Thomas Stanton had, by 1635, established the business which members of the family were to control for a century from a house and yard on the west side of ...

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Stone, Nicholas (1585x8–1647), sculptor, master mason, and architect, was born in Devon, probably at Woodbury near Exeter, the son of a quarryman—possibly John Stone (d. 1618). By his own account he served for two years as an apprentice and for a further year as a journeyman under the ...

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Townesend, William (bap. 1676, d. 1739), master mason, was baptized on 17 December 1676 at St Giles's Church, Oxford, the second child and eldest of the three sons of John Townesend (1648–1728), a mason of Oxford, and his wife, Elizabeth Morrell or Morall...

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