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Cure family (per. c. 1540–c. 1620), masons and sculptors, worked in London. William Cure the elder (1514/15–1579) was born in Holland and was brought over to England in 1541 or 1542 to work on Nonsuch Palace for Henry VIII. He became an English citizen in 1552, married an Englishwoman, ...

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Dagnall, Charles (d. 1774?), colliery owner and ivory comb maker, is a figure about whom biographical details are sparse. He lived at Eccleston on the edge of what became the industrial town of St Helens in Lancashire. Many people with the name of ...

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Gosset, Isaac (1713–1799), frame maker and wax modeller, was born in St Helier, Jersey, on 2 May 1713, the sixth and posthumous son of Jean Gosset and his wife, Suzanne d'Allain. His parents had married in St Helier on 11 July 1696, his mother having earlier abjured Roman Catholicism in the parish church. ...

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Rattee, James (1820–1855), woodcarver and mason, was born at Fundenhall, Norfolk. Of his parents, nothing is known. He was apprenticed to a carpenter and joiner of Norwich, named Ollett. He became interested in ecclesiastical art, frequenting the cathedral and other churches in the city and its neighbourhood; at his request his employer taught him carving, in which he soon demonstrated a remarkable skill. In 1842 he left ...

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Smith, Alan Verner [Sam] (1908–1983), toymaker and sculptor, was born on 27 July 1908 at 118 Hill Lane, Shirley, Southampton, the son of Edwin Thomas Smith, a steamship captain, and Alice Margaret, née Ward; he had two siblings, Ivor and Rita. Between 1918 and 1925 ...

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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 ...