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Bastard, John & William (1756)

Bastard, John & William, address unrecorded, cm (1756). Their account rendered to John, 4th Duke of Bedford on 30 July 1756 invoices nine small items: a tea board, coffee board, two trays, a plate basket, two punch ladles and a knife box, totalling £1 13s 3d, and is marked ‘To go to Camp’. The Duke was in camp as a militia commander during the summer of 1756. The account also names George Rawson, personal servant to Francis, Marquess of Tavistock, the Duke's son, then aged 17 and probably in camp with his father. Some of the articles may have been for his use. [Bedford Office, London; G. Blakiston, Woburn and the Russells] Possibly the brothers John & William Bastard of Blandford, Dorset, better known as architects:

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