Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Carlos, Edward John
CARLOS, EDWARD JOHN (1798–1851), antiquary, was a descendant of William Careless or Carlos [q. v.], who was chiefly instrumental in the preservation of the life of Charles II during the flight after the battle of Worcester, and the only child of William Carlos and Grace Smith of Newington, Middlesex, where he was born on 12 Feb. 1798. He was educated at Hr. Colecraft's school, Newington, and was articled to Mr. Reynell the lord mayor's court office, with which he was connected for more than thirty years. He took a great interest in architecture and in ancient buildings. In 1832 he was one of the committee for the restoration of Crosby Hall, which in November of that year he contributed an account to the 'Gentleman's Magazine' under the title, 'Historical and Antiquarian Notices of Crosby Hall.' He was one of the most active promoters of public efforts in defence of the church of St. Mary Overy, Southwark, and when old London Bridge was pulled down he contributed to the 'Gentlemen's Magazine' for March 1832 'An Account of London Bridge, with Observations on its Architecture during its demolition.' For the same periodical he wrote during 1824-33 a series of descriptions of new churches in the metropolis, and the reviews of architectural books from 1822 to 1848. In 1843 he published as a second edition, wiih additions of Skelton's 'Oxonia Restaurata,' in which the plates illustrative of each college were brought together and the descriptions formed into a continuous narrative. He died on 20 Jan. 1851.
[Gent. Mag. 1851. pt. i. p. 442.]