Joshua Marshall (sculptor) – Wikipedia



Joshua Marshall (1628–1678) was once a seventeenth century English mason and sculptor. Because the King’s Grasp Mason on the time of the Nice Fireplace of London he was once liable for lots of the rebuilding initiatives and labored intently with Christopher Wren and was once the builder of a number of “Wren church buildings”.[1]

North entrance of Greenwich Palace

He was once born in a space on Fetter Lane in London on 24 June 1628[2] the eldest son of Edward Marshall and become the Warden of the Worshipful Corporate of Masons
in 1666 and become Grasp of the Corporate in 1670. He was once additional appointed Grasp Mason to the Crown and as such labored on a number of Royal palaces.[3]

Marshall lived within the parish of St Bride’s Church and attended church there. He had premises on Shoe Lane simply off Fleet Boulevard. As Grasp Mason to the King and as a typical contractor for the works od Wren he was once one of the most many masons who labored on St Paul’s Cathedral however his particular paintings at the cathedral isn’t transparent.[4]

He was once the major builder of The Monument to the Nice Fireplace of London and was once paid the large sum of £11,300 for this job out of the full price of £13,450. (round £1.9 million in 2021)[5]

He died in London on 6 April 1678. He was once buried at St Dunstan-in-the-West. In his will he left £200 to be given to the widows of masons in London.[6]

He was once married to Catherine George daughter of John George. They’d 5 kids however just one daughter and two sons survived to maturity: Anne, John and Edward. Anne married Richard Somers of the Inside Temple.[8]




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