John Daymond II
Died 26 February 1898
Active: 1851 - 1891
Country of birth and death: England
Stonemason, architectural sculptor, stone carver
Born in St Pancras. He was the second of four generations of stone masons and architectural sculptors who operated a business from near Vincent Square in London. His father, John Daymond I (c.1786-c.1860) started the firm, it was taken over by John Daymond III (c.1847-1934) in the 1890s and finally run by John Dudley Daymond (1879-1954). John Daymond II probably exhibited a 'Vase of Flowers' at the Great Exhibition (it is possible this was carved by his father).
According to Ward-Jackson (2011) some of the earliest known work attributed to the family is the foliage carving on the Union Club (originally the Thatched House Club), St. James's Street, London, architect J. Knowles and a fireplace at Thorseby, Lincolnshire built 1865-75 by Anthony Salvin. Architectural practices with which the Daymond's were most frequently linked include: John Norton (1823-1904), Davis and Emanuel (fl.1869-1909); Treadwell and Martin; Sir Henry Tanner (1876-1947); George Sherrin (1843-1909); and Frederick William Marks (d.1922). The largest project Daymond is known to have worked on (as J. Daymond and Son) is the figurative sculpture for the City of London School by Davis and Emanuel (c.1879-1883).
Wealth at death: £7,851 17s. 0d.
Probate date: 21 April 1898
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Vase with Flowers
Presume created by John Daymond II because of address, but could have been carved by his father, John Daymond I
Institutional and Business Connections
Traded as John Daymond and Son
Personal and Professional Connections
Daughter/son/child of John Daymond I
Grandmother/grandfather/grandparent to John Dudley Daymond IV
Mother/father/parent of John Daymond III
Descriptions of Practice
Occupation given in Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861
'Stone Carver' and his son John Daymond III also 'Stone Carver'
Occupation given in Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871
John Daymond II 'Carver & Mason Employing 3 Men and 1 Boy' and John Daymond III 'Carver Stone & Marble'
Occupation given in Census Returns of England and Wales, 1881
'Stone Carver Employing 2 Men 1 Boy'
Occupation given in Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891
'Stone & Wood Carver'
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861
RG09 piece 49 folio 147 page 7
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871
RG10 piece 123 folio 37 page 23
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1881
RG11 piece 114 folio 106 page 22
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1891
Class: RG12; Piece: 79; Folio 151; Page 46; GSU roll: 6095189
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915
Name: John Daymond Estimated birth year: abt 1821 Year of Registration: 1898 Quarter of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar Age at Death: 77 District: St George Hanover Square County: London, Middlesex Volume: 1a Page: 408
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858-1966
Name: John Daymond Probate Date: 21 Apr 1898 Death Date: 26 Feb 1898 Death Place: Middlesex, England Registry: London
Citing this record
'John Daymond II', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/person.php?id=ann_1291666646, accessed 27 Nov 2014]