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Abel, John (1620-1640)

Abel, John

Sarnesfield, Herefordshire; carpenter and joiner (fl. 1620-40).

Abel built the timber framed town hall of Brecon in 1624 and in the 1630s installed the screen at Abbey Dore. It bore the arms of Charles I, Archbishop William Laud and Abel’s patron, John Scudamore.

Source: Bebb, Welsh Furniture (2007), I, p. 270.