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Stone, Benjamin (fl. 1605–1643), sword maker


in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Stone, Benjamin (fl. 1605–1643), sword maker, the son of John Stone of Arundel, Sussex, yeoman, was apprenticed to William Bell, cutler, for nine years from 2 February 1605. Sworn a freeman of the Cutlers' Company on 2 December 1613, he engaged his first apprentice the following year. Repeated offences against the rules of the company, recorded in its court minute book, suggest that he was an awkward character. From about 1628 ...

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