William Buckland was a builder
and architect best known for his work on George Mason's Gunston Hall, in Fairfax County. Born in England, Buckland trained as
a joiner and carpenter before coming to Virginia as the indentured servant of Thomson Mason in 1755. He
worked on the interior detailing of Gunston Hall for the next four years. Buckland
moved to Richmond County in
1761, where he purchased a farm and likely continued to work as a builder, although
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