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Died: 1731

William Coleman was a master builder listed as an early member of The Carpenters' Company in 1786, but no Company records prior to the l760s survive to confirm the dates of his membership. Typical of early building trade craftsmen, Coleman married Rebecca Bradford, daughter of the early Philadelphia house carpenter Thomas Bradford; and his daughter, Ann, married master builder Edward Warner. This William Coleman may be the same who was apprenticed to Edmond Chesmore in the Worshipful Company of Carpenters, London, 1686-1693. In 1724-1725, Coleman was a Philadelphia Commissioner overseeing work on the Court House.

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  • Carpenters' Company of Philadelphia

 

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