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John Maddock & Sons Royal Vitreous

  • GB-1859-SJCR-CI72
  • Corporate body
  • 1855-1981

Earthenware manufacturers at Newcastle St, Dale Hall, Burselm in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The firm of John Maddock was founded in the 1830's in premises in Newcastle Street, Burslem. John Maddock was in partnership with Seddon from 1839 to1842. The firm made granite ware for the American market.

Gray's Pottery

  • GB-1859-SJCR-CI73
  • Corporate body
  • 1912-1959

A family owned firm which hand decorated patterns onto undecorated pottery, called 'white ware'. The firm employed highly-accomplished in-house designers.

Worsley, Miles

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN74
  • Person
  • active 1502-1509

Cofferer to Lady Margaret Beaufort, also named as treasurer of the chamber from 1506.

Frescobaldi, Leonardo

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN75
  • Person
  • 1485-1529

Leonardo Frescobaldi was a Florentine merchant and member of the Frescobaldi family, a prominent noble family of bankers and merchants active in Florence from the thirteenth century onwards. He was the son of Girolamo di Leonardo Frescobaldi (d.1518) and was based in London during the early sixteenth century. Together with Giovanni Cavalcanti, Frescobaldi served as a guarantor for Pietro Torrigiano in 1511 for his work on the tomb of Lady Margaret Beaufort.

Torrigiano, Pietro

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN77
  • Person
  • 1472-1528

Pietro Torrigiano was a fifteenth-century Florentine sculptor who played an important role in introducing Renaissance art to England. In the account of his life given by Giorgio Vasari, Torrigiano was born in Florence in 1472 and studied art in Florence as a young man under the patronage of Lorenzo de’ Medici. He came to England c.1509 and in 1511, was commissioned to create the monument for the tomb of Lady Margaret Beaufort. He went on to receive appointments for a number of other royal works, including a commission to create a terracotta bust of King Henry VII and the monument and effigies of Henry VII and Queen Elizabeth of York. The monument and effigies may still be seen in the Henry VII Lady Chapel at Westminster Abbey and were completed c.1517. Torrigiano spent the later years of his life in Spain, especially at Seville. He died in 1528.

Cavalcanti, Giovanni

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN76
  • Person
  • 1480-1542

Florentine merchant and guarantor for royal works completed by Pietro Torrigiano.

Thomson, Thomas

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN78
  • Person
  • c.1470-c.1540

Thomas Thomson was Master of Christ’s College, Cambridge, 1510-1517, and Vice-Chancellor, 1510-1512. Other notable appointments include Vicar of Gateley, Norfolk, 1520- 1530, and Vicar of Enfield, Middlesex, from 1505 to his death c.1540. An early benefactor to St. John’s College, Thomson helped to support the income of two fellowships and contributed, through a donation of rents in Cambridge, to the construction of a chantry on the south side of the College Chapel in 1524.

Quarles, George

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN79
  • Person
  • c.1475-1535

Born in Ufford, Northamptonshire around 1475, George Quarles served as Royal Auditor to both King Henry VII and King Henry VIII of England.

Lyster, Richard

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN81
  • Person
  • c.1480-1554

Chief Justice of the King’s Bench, 1545-1552.

Bray, Reginald

  • GB-1859-SJCA-PN82
  • Person
  • c.1440-1503

Architect, English courtier, and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster under Henry VII, from 1486-1503. Bray was born c. 1440 in the parish of St. John Bedwardine, near Worcester, and was educated at the Royal Grammar School Worcester. From 1467 onwards, he assumed an important role in Lady Margaret Beaufort’s household as receiver-general, primarily to Lady Margaret Beaufort and Sir Henry Stafford until 1471, and then subsequently to Lady Margaret and Thomas Stanley. He remained in the service of Lady Margaret until c.1499 and held principal responsibility for managing lands granted to her in 1487.

Other notable appointments include Knight of the Bath, and subsequently, Knight of the Garter; and Steward of the University of Oxford (1496).

In his work as an architect, Bray designed both St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle and Henry VII’s Chapel at Westminster. Together with John Alcock, he also played a key part in the construction of Jesus College, Cambridge, founded in 1496.

Bray married Katherine Hussey (d.1506) around 1475 and died without issue. He was buried at Windsor in St. George’s Chapel.

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