The following data is extracted from Stone Family History.
NICHOLAS: (1586-1647); mason, statuary and architect; apprenticed tor two years to a mason, then went to Holland and worked as a stonemason under Pieter de Keyser, son of the celebrated sculptor; returned to England about 1614, from which date he had a large practice as a mason and statuary; employed by James I at Holyrood. St. James Palace, Whitehall, Somerset House, etc. In 1619 he was made master mason to James I; as architect designed and rebuilt Cornbury House and Tart Hall; best known for his monuments, which are in the style known as Jacobean; made the tombs of many famous people. He had three sons. The eldest, Henry, studied art in Holland, Italy and France and acquired note as one of the most successful copyists of the works of Van Dyke. Nicholas practiced as a mason and statuary and made many drawings of architecture and scuplture. The youngest, John, was educated for the church, but at the outbreak of the civil war joined the army on the King's side; succeeded to his father's house and profession.
Source: Stone Family History