He is recorded in the account book of the Charity School, Kensington High Street, London, as receiving, in the period Christmas 1714 to Christmas 1715, payment for stone figures of a boy and a girl for the school’s frontage (now St Mary Abbots primary school). The account book (the only known source for this sculptor) spells his name ‘Eustice’; the spelling, ‘Eustace’, used in the Survey of London and in Roscoe et al is incorrect.
Bibliography: T. Cavanagh, Public Sculpture of Kensington and Chelsea with Westminster South-West, Watford, 2023, pp. 221–22; Kensington Central Library local studies and archive: ‘Trustees of the Charity School Accounts 1708–33’, p. 119 (MS 63/6847); I. Roscoe et al, A Biographical Dictionary of Sculptors in Britain 1660–1851, New Haven and London, 2009; Survey of London. Vol. XXXVII. North Kensington, London, 1973, p. 37.
Terry Cavanagh August 2023