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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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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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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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Smythson, Robert (1534/5–1614), master mason and architect, was aged seventy-nine when he died in 1614, according to his memorial tablet in the parish church at Wollaton, Nottinghamshire, but neither the date nor the place of his birth is known. In the 1660s, at the time of the heralds' visitation 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 ...