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Bryan, John (1760)

Bryan, John

Painswick, Glos.; carver and mason (b.1715-d.1787).

Son of Joseph Bryan. Bound an apprentice named Millard in 1760. [Society of Genealogists apprentice index]. It is unclear whether John Bryan ever worked in wood. Local records suggest he was exclusively a stone carver and mason, with quarries just north of Painswick. He is said to have worked with his partner and younger brother Joseph, who was based in Gloucester. John Bryan’s pyramid-shaped tomb, probably designed by himself, is in the graveyard of the parish church in Painswick.

Source: DEFM; Robert Bryan, personal communication (2020).

The original entry from Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840 can be found at British History Online.