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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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Baldwin, Thomas (c. 1750–1820), architect and property developer, of unknown parentage, was mainly active in Bath, although not born there. He married Elizabeth, daughter of John Chapman, alderman of the city, on 15 September 1779, at St James's Church. They had at least one daughter and one son. He began his career as clerk to the Palladian local architect ...

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Barnsley family (per. 1885–1987), architects, designers, and craftspeople, came to prominence with (Arthur) Ernest Barnsley (1863–1926), architect and designer, and Sidney Howard Barnsley (1865–1926), architect and furniture maker. Ernest Barnsley was born on 17 February 1863, the sixth child of ...

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Ernest William Gimson (1864–1919) by unknown photographer, c. 1900–10 Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum

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Gimson, Ernest William (1864–1919), craftsman and architect, was born in Leicester on 21 December 1864, the fourth child and second son in the family of three sons and four daughters of Josiah Gimson (1818–1883), iron-founder, engineer, and industrial entrepreneur, who established the Vulcan works...

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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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Harrison, Stephen (fl. 1604–1605), joiner and architect, was living at the sign of the Snayle, Lime Street, London, in 1604. In that year he published a slim folio volume of his designs for the seven Arches of Triumph erected for James I's passage through ...

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James, John (c. 1672–1746), architect, surveyor, and carpenter, was the eldest son of the Revd John James (c.1645–1733). It is clear from his memorial tablet in St Mary's Church, Eversley, Hampshire, that his parents were not Thomas and Elinor James, as was once thought. ...

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Jelfe, Andrews (c. 1690–1759), masonry contractor and architect, was one of at least two sons of William Jelfe (c.1660–1721), a carpenter, of South Weald, Essex, and his wife, Mary, née Andrews (c.1668–1748). On 2 August 1704 he was apprenticed to ...

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Jerman, Edward (c. 1605–1668), carpenter and architect, was the eldest of the three sons of Anthony Jerman (d. 1650), master of the Carpenters' Company in 1633–4, and his wife, Mary Bennett. He belonged to at least the third generation of a family prominent as carpenters 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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Shepherd, Edward (c. 1692–1747), building craftsman and architect, played a major part in the development of west London in the first half of the eighteenth century. Nothing is known of his antecedents and early life before his marriage on 14 May 1710 to ...

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Smith, Robert (1722–1777), carpenter and architect, was born at Lugton, a hamlet 8 miles south-west of Edinburgh, on 14 January 1722, the son of John Smith, a baxter (or baker), and Martha, née Lawrie. His parents were poor tenants of the wealthy and powerful ...

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Sunlight, Joseph (1889–1978), architect and property developer, was born in Novogrudock, Belorussia, then part of the Russian empire, on 2 January 1889 ns (20 December 1888 os), the son of Israel Schimschlavitch, afterwards Sunlight (1864–1945), and his wife, Minnie (d. 1941). His father, like many Russian Jews, was anxious to evade conscription into the tsarist army and the family emigrated to ...