ABOUT BRADDOCK MEAD

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Braddock Mead

c.1685-1757

Braddock Mead, alias John Green, was an interesting and mysterious figure of 19th century London. He took on quite a few alias' during his lifetime, of which John Green is the best known. Green came into existence after Mead was sentenced to prison for attempting to defraud an Irish heiress in 1728. It was hardly his first or last run-in with the authorities.

Of Irish origin himself, Mead moved to London in 1717, where he began working with some of the foremost cartographers of the day, including Thomas Jefferys, who served as a geographer to the Prince of Wales, and Thomas Astley. His brilliant understanding of geography and cartography has made him one of the most important cartographers of the 18th century. Sadly, his turbulent lifestyle led to him committing suicide in 1757.

 

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