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Birchall, William (1770-93)

Birchall, William, Queen Sq., Bath, Som., u and cm (1770–93). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1775 for £1,400, of which utensils, stock and goods accounted for £1,010. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 242, p. 613] See Thomas Bird. Advertised in Bath Chronicle, 25 January 1770 that he was from London and had just set up business. In December 1777 he was employed by Bath Corporation to make a pattern settee for others to follow and in 1778 was paid £68 13s 6d for settees he covered in crimson check. [Bath Corp. records] See Thomas Bird.

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