lived in the Strand and taught to draw. In 1662 he designed and etched a book of flowers. His portraits are, William Gouge ; Samuel Clarke, martyrologist ; and King William and Queen Mary.
a name that might well escape Vertue, since it is only found to a single print in Ames's Catalogue of a supervisor of excise at Bristol: the plate done at Tetbury.—V. p. 48. 1
It is a trite observation, that gunpowder was discovered by a monk and printing by a soldier. It is an additional honour to the latter profession to have invented mezzotinto. 3____________________
He was the author of several inventions of decided utility; in his own profession, of a method to bore cannons, and of a mixed metal of which they should be composed, and of a great improvement in the manufacture of gunpowder. He communicated to Christopher Kirby a method of tempering steel, for the best fish-hooks ever made in England.—D.