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Lodge, Henry (1731-84)

Lodge, Henry, London and Colchester, Essex, u (1731–84). Son of William Lodge snr, of Colchester, sadler. App. in London to Roger Tomlyn, 16 November 1724 and free of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude, 1 December 1731. His stay in London was probably short for by 1738 he had returned to Colchester and in that year supplied Peter Creffield of Ardleigh with furniture. This included ‘a bedstead with a double sacking and castors a set of cornishes a moulding teaster a frame headcloth carvd headboard and base moulding’ for which £2 5s was charged and ‘for making the green bed and three pairs of window curtains and fixing them up complete’ £1 14s. He took app. named Halburn in 1743 and another named Barlow in 1755. In 1779 he took out insurance cover of £700 but of this only £150 was in respect of utensils and stock. His business premises in 1784 were in the High St. [D; poll bk; GL, Upholders’ Co. records; Sun MS vol. 277, p. 390; vol. 319, p. 189; S of G, app. index; Essex RO, D/DRc F 33]

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