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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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W. E. A. Axon

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Castillo, John (1792–1845), stonemason, poet, and preacher, was born at Rathfarnham, near Dublin. When he was two or three years old his parents, who were Roman Catholics, emigrated to England, and on the voyage were shipwrecked off the Isle of Man. They settled in the hamlet of ...

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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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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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L. H. Cust

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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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Bertha Porter

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Mylne, John (d. 1621), mason, was the son of the mason Thomas Mylne (fl. 1561–1593), possibly identifiable with the Thomas Mylne buried in Elgin in 1605. Masons from the Mylne family were active in Dundee in the sixteenth century, supplying stone for royal works and other projects from the quarries at ...

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Bertha Porter

revised by Deborah Howard

Mylne, John (1611–1667), master mason, son of John Mylne (d. 1657) [see under Mylne, John (d. 1621)] and his wife, Isobel Wilson, was probably born in Perth. He served an apprenticeship with his father, and before 1634 he married Agnes (Ann) Fraser...

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Mylne, Robert (1633–1710), master mason, eldest son of Alexander Mylne (1613–1643), a sculptor [see under Mylne, John (1611-1667)], and of his wife, Anna Vegilman, was born in Edinburgh. In 1653 he was apprenticed to his uncle John Mylne (1611–1667). In 1660 he was made a burgess of ...

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Nelson, John (bap. 1726, d. 1812), statuary and mason, was baptized on 9 April 1726 at St Andrew's Church, Penrith, Westmorland, the son of Richard and Ann Nelson, of whom nothing is otherwise known. He received a 'liberal education', possibly at Penrith grammar school...

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Paterson, Robert [nicknamed Old Mortality] (bap. 1716, d. 1801), stonemason, was born at Haggisha, in the parish of Hawick, and baptized on 25 April 1716, the youngest son of Walter Paterson, farmer, and his wife, Margaret Scott. In his thirteenth year he served an apprenticeship under his brother ...

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G. C. Boase

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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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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 ...