William Stanton (mason)

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William Stanton (1639–1705) was an English mason and sculptor. He is known particularly for monumental masonry. He is often ferred to as Stanton of Holborn.

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William Stanton, 1694 memorial to Thomas Savage, 3rd Earl Rivers in St Michael's Church, Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK. Rivers Memorial St Michaels Macclesfield Cheshire UK.jpg
William Stanton, 1694 memorial to Thomas Savage, 3rd Earl Rivers in St Michael's Church, Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK.

Life

He was son of Edward Stanton (d.1686), and nephew of the mason Thomas Stanton (d.1674). [1] Thomas Stanton had set up a business adjacent to St Andrew Holborn in the first half of the seventeenth century. [2]

In 1663 William Stanton became free of the Masons' Company, and was Master of the Company in 1688 and 1689. [1] He worked at Gray's Inn around 1672. [2] In 1686 he became master-mason at Belton House, followed by a commission at Denham Place from 1689; and in 1701 was working at Stonyhurst. [1] [2] Over 30 of his church monuments are recorded. [1]

His apprentices included "Thomas Hill the Younger" son of Thomas Hill Master of the Worshipful Company of Masons. [3]

He died in 1705 and is buried in St Andrew's Church, Holborn. [1]

Monuments

Shireburn monument All Hallows Church, Mitton Interior, All Hallows Church, Mitton - geograph.org.uk - 417818.jpg
Shireburn monument All Hallows Church, Mitton
Memorial to Isaac Motham and his wife in St Remigius Church, Hethersett, Norfolk, UK. The church of St Remigius in Hethersett - C18 memorial - geograph.org.uk - 1746892.jpg
Memorial to Isaac Motham and his wife in St Remigius Church, Hethersett, Norfolk, UK.

Family

His wife Dorothy died in 1707 and is buried in St Andrew's Church, Holborn.

Edward Stanton was his son. [1]

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Rupert Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851 (revised version of 1951 edition), pp. 366–8.
  2. 1 2 3 Fisher, Geoffrey. "Stanton, William". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/38004.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  3. Dictionary of British Sculptors 1660-1851 by Rupert Gunnis p.201
  4. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/147904009/john-dormer [ user-generated source ]

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