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08 June 2009

William Flockhart (1852-1913)

William Flockhart was born in Glasgow in 1852, the son of William Flockhart, tailor and clothier, and Margaret Gibson. There was a family link of some kind to Sir William Flockhart of Duncan...

07 June 2009

Emerson, Sir William (1843-1924)

Sir William Emerson was born in Whetstone, London on 3 December 1843. Around 1861 he was articled to William Gilbee Habershon, who soon thereafter entered into partnership with Alfred Robert Pite. Emerson subsequently...

07 June 2009

Edis, Sir Robert William (1839-1927)

Colonel Sir Robert William Edis was born at Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire on 13 June 1839. He was educated at Aldenham School and articled to William Gilbee Habershon and Edward Habershon whereafter he became head...

07 June 2009

Douglas, John (1830-1911)

Trained in Lancaster and who set up his practice in Chester. His mother had been born and brought up on the Eaton estate in Cheshire and he went on to design of many...

07 June 2009

Dawber, Sir Edward Guy (1861-1938)

Edward Guy Dawber was born at King’s Lynn in 1861, the son of a merchant there. He was articled to William Adams in the same town about 1877 and then moved to Dublin...

07 June 2009

Davis, Arthur Joseph (1878-1951)

Davis studied at École des Beaux-Arts in Paris in the 1880s. He was a senior partner in the firm Mewes & Davis, with Charles Mewès. The firm designed the construction and decoration of...

07 June 2009

Cullen, Alexander (1856-1911)

Alexander Cullen was born on 18 June 1856 at Craigneuk, Wishaw, the son of William Cullen and his wife Mary Hill. Initially he was apprenticed to a builder, but he then attended Glasgow...

07 June 2009

James Cubitt (1836-1912)

James Cubitt’s family came from Norfolk and was not related to the civil engineering family of Cubitts. His father was a Baptist minister who taught at Spurgeon’s Pastor’s College. Cubitt was articled to...

07 June 2009

Cousin, David (1809-78)

David Cousin was born in North Leith in 1809 (christened 28 May), the son of John Cousin, joiner and his wife Isabella Paterson. He was articled to his father as a joiner but...