John Emery (of London and Lichfield)
Born 1825 (Circa)
Died 18 April 1895
Active: 1849 - 1892
Country of birth and death: England
Born in Colwich, near Haywood, Staffordshire sometime between 1825 and 1830. After working in London for almost twenty years, he settled back in Staffordshire and described himself as a sculptor and architect in 1871. However, the mainstay of his practice was a stone masonry and, possibly, architectural sculpture business in Rugeley.
Wealth at death: £1,480 0s. 2d.
Probate date: 6 June 1895
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Address Market Street Rugeley | View on map
1867 (Presumed) - 1872 (Presumed)
Listed as the address under 'Sculptors' in Trade Directory - probably both the artists place residence and location of business.
Exhibitions, Meetings, Awards and other Events
Exhibited at The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts (Summer Exhibition), 1768-
1849 - 1865
Exhibited 5 times, five works in all (statuettes, an 'electrotyped sketch' and plaster models)
Institutional and Business Connections
Traded as J. Emery
1860 (Circa) - 1892 (Circa)
Descriptions of Practice
Listed under Sculptors Post Office Staffordshire Court Directory Post Office Directory of Staffordshire
Listed under Sculptors Post Office Directory Staffordshire, 1872 Post Office Directory
Occupation given in Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851
Occupation given in Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861
Occupation given in Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871
'Sculptor & Architect'
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851
Class: HO107; Piece: 1479; Folio: 184; Page: 30; GSU roll: 87802-87803
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861
Class: RG9; Piece: 51; Folio: 128; Page: 25; GSU roll: 542564
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871
Class: RG10; Piece: 2919; Folio: 72; Page: 21; GSU roll: 836408
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
Name: John Emery Probate Date: 6 Jun 1895 Death Date: 18 Apr 1895 Death Place: Staffordshire, England Registry: Lichfield
Post Office Directory Staffordshire, 1872 Post Office Directory
Citing this record
'John Emery (of London and Lichfield)', 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=msib7_1218119719, accessed 26 Mar 2017]