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Beverley, Robert of (d. 1285), master mason and sculptor, is first recorded in 1253, when he received £1 12s. for carving four vault-bosses for Westminster Abbey. In 1259 he was paid 3s. per week while working at Westminster Palace under Master John of Gloucester...

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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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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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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 ...