CREIGHTON, Roger (1796-1838) — Wakefield & London
Draughtsman and land surveyor. Drew Christopher Greenwood, Map of the County Palatine of Lancaster 1818; subsequently contributed insets for Christopher Greenwood and John Greenwood’s large scale county maps: View of Warwick Castle on Map of the county of Warwick 1822; View of Wells Cathedral on Map of the county of Somerset 1822; Plan showing the distance from Yanlet Creek on the River Thames to Colemouth Creek on the River Medway 1822; Windsor Castle engraved by Ebenezer Stalker and Josiah Neele on Map of the county of Berks 1824; South west view of Chatsworth House engraved by William Woolnoth on Map of the county of Derby 1825; South prospect of the town of Nottingham engraved by Woolnoth on Map of the county of Nottingham 1826; North west view of Belvoir Castle engraved by George, James and John Neele on Map of the county of Leicester 1826; South west view of Woburn Abbey engraved by Woolnoth on Map of the county of Bedford 1826; View of Melcombe Regis, near Weymouth engraved by Owen on Map of the county of Dorset 1826; South East View Of Winchester Cathedral engraved by Woolnoth on Map of the county of Southampton, 1826; North west view of Exeter Cathedral engraved by Woolnoth on Map of the county of Devon, 1827; South west view of Shrewsbury engraved by Woolnoth on Map of the county of Salop, 1827; A new historical map of Palestine, with part of Egypt & Arabia, engraved by Josiah Henshall for Henry Teesdale, 1831; A plan of London and its environs, engraved by John Walker 2 and Charles Walker for Samuel Lewis, 1831; A map of England & Wales divided into counties, parliamentary divisions & dioceses shewing the principal roads railways rivers & canals, engraved by John Crane Dower for Samuel Lewis, 1840 (for names in bold, see BME 2011).
Baptised 25 Dec 1796 at Tynemouth, the son of David Creighton and his wife Catherine Lawson, who had married at Tynemouth in 1794. He is first recorded as a land-surveyor in Wakefield, and perhaps trained under Christopher Greenwood, with whom he worked on the county maps from 1818 and whom he evidently followed to London. Married Martha Gostling 16 Jan 1823 at St. George, Hanover Square. He was recorded variously as a surveyor or draughtsman on the baptismal records of their children between 1824 and 1834. After the collapse of the Greenwood county project, he became the principal draughtsman for the “Topographical dictionary” series published by Samuel Lewis. Buried 9 Apr 1838 at St. Luke, Chelsea. Will in NA — PROB 11/1893/239.
North Gate, Wakefield — 1818
38 Lisle Street, London — 1818
Parish of St. Anne Westminster — 1823
Eaton Street, Westminster — 1824
6 Macclesfield Street — 1825
Westbourne Street, Westminster — 1826 and 1830
Graham Street, Westminster — 1828
Smith Street, Chelsea — 1834-1838
COPAC. NA. Smith (Victorian). Tooley.