Cleare, William, London, carver (c. 1660–70). Collaborated with John Wratton and Whitting in building a triumphal arch for Charles Il's coronation in 1661. Recorded 1663–65 in the accounts of the 6th Duke of Richmond and Lennox during the building programme at Cobham Hall, Kent. [Colvin, ed., History of King's Works, V, pp. 252, 278, 284, 289, 330] Probably William Cleer(e).