Presumably son of Richard Young Citizen and Carter of London, apprenticed to John Muns 4 October 1749 on payment of £5 of the charity of Christ's Hospital. Freedom unrecorded. First mark entered as small-worker, 21 July 1760. Address: Basinghall Street. Moved to Clerkenwell, 22 January 1766. Second mark, in partnership with Orlando Jackson, 17 March 1774. Address: 33 Aldersgate Street, where he already appears alone as a plateworker in the Parl. Report list 1773. Third mark with the same, 14 May 1774. Fourth mark alone as plateworker, 15 April 1775. Address: 5 Aldersgate Street. Fifth mark, 28 April 1781. Moved to 70 Little Britain, 13 November 1788.
His work alone or jointly is of elegant neo-Classical design and fine finish, particularly his epergnes.