Soane, Sir John
- David Watkin
Soane, Sir John (1753–1837), architect, was born on 10 September 1753, probably at Goring-on-Thames, near Reading, where his father was employed as a bricklayer. He was the seventh and last child of John Soan (1714–1768) and Martha Marcy (1713–1800). In 1784 he changed his surname to ...