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Adams, Job (1729)

Adams, Job, London; upholder (1729)

Son of Job Adams of Aldersgate, cooper. App. to William Cowthorpe on 4 August 1721. Admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. on 5 March 1729. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]. By 1732 in Philadelphia, where in the Philadelphia Mercury of 8 June 1732 he advertised himself as ‘Job Adams, Upholder, lately arriv’d from London, living in Front-Street near the Croocked Billet; makes and sells all Sorts of Upholders Goods, viz. Beds and Bedding, Easy-Chairs, Settees, Squabs and Couches, Window-Seat Cushions Russia Leather Chairs, with all Sorts of Upholstery Goods at reasonable Rates’.

The original entry from Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840 can be found at British History Online.