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Maclay, William

Kenneth R. Bowling.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; US Politics; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1300 words.

Maclay, William (20 July 1737–16 April 1804), surveyor, legislator, and diarist, was born in New Garden Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, the son of Charles Maclay and Eleanor Query,...

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Thornton, William

Daniel Preston.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Architecture. 1764 words.

Thornton, William (20 May 1759–28 March 1828), architect, civil servant, and essayist, was born on the island of Tortola in the West Indies, the son of William Thornton, a planter, and...

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