John Meard Junior
Person Male Died 1746
Apprenticed to his father in August 1700 – ‘John Meard Citizen and Turner... his father and Master admitted to this Freedom’ (Freedom Admissions Register of the Turners’ Company). On his father’s death in 1713 he inherited 20 houses plus St. Anne’s Court – around 50 houses in all. One of the great carpenters of his generation at a time when his trade was the key component in the construction of the London townhouse. Master of the Worshipful Company of Carpenters’ in 1735, and worked with Sir Christopher Wren at St Paul’s Cathedral and with the architect John James on some of the City’s greatest churches.