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Born: fl 1850


Son of a British regiment Sergeant-Major stationed at the frontier of the Eastern Cape in the 1820s. Builder, Contractor and architect in Grahamstown in the mid C19 (LEWCOCK, 1963: 443 cites Lanham, W Bain and Willmore, ER. 1959. The 1820 Settlers of Sevenfountains and Salem. Grahamstown, p. 55).

All truncated references not fully cited in 'References' are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.

Books citing BRISLIN

Lewcock, Ronald. 1963. Early Nineteenth Century Architecture in South Africa : a study of the interaction of two cultures, 1795-1837. Cape Town: AA Balkema. pp 443

Menache, Philippe & Wolff, Helmut. 2021. die NG Kerk, ons erfenis : 'n fotoversameling van die argitektoniese skatte van 139 NG kerke in SA. Not identified: Not identified. pp 43