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Died: 1781

The master builder Ezekiel Worrell became a member of The Carpenters' Company prior to the date of the earliest surviving Company records of the 1760s. He is first noted as present at a meeting of The Company in 1770. On 7 August 1760 Worrell had married Ann King at St. Paul's Church, Philadelphia. In 1775 he was an "encourager" to the Philadelphia edition of Abraham Swan's The British Architect, the first architectural book printed in America. Following Worrell's death in 1781, his widow petitioned The Carpenters' Company for help in "placing one of her sons Apprentice to a House Carpenter." That son was probably Joseph Worrell.

Written by Roger W. Moss.

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