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Ackworth, William, 86 High Street, Chatham, Kent, u and cm (1802–11). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in January 1802 for £3,200 of which stock and utensils accounted for £1,350.

Alden, Anne, Below the conduit, Exeter, Devon, u (1717–24). In 1717 took app. named Humphrey Wilcox who continued the business at the same address on her retirement in 1724.

Allin, William, Newark, Notts., cm (1770–88). Insured with the Sun Fire Office in 1776 for a total of £1,000 of which £400 was for utensils and stock.

Anderton, Henry, Liverpool, cm and upholder (1811–19). In 1811 traded from 18 Sir Thomas Buildings and in the same year is recorded at 2 Marble St with a partner called Jamieson.

Arbuthnot, Philip, Villers St, Strand, London, cm, japanner and looking-glass seller (1702–27). One of the most fashionable furniture suppliers of the first decades of the 18th century.

Armitage, William, Leeds, Yorks., upholder, appraiser and cm (1769–79). In September 1769 announced that he had moved his shop from Kirkgate to ‘the Back of the Shambles where Mr Joseph Wilson, Book seller lately dwells’.

Astley, Abraham, ‘The Rising Sun’, Harp Alley, Fleet Ditch, London, u and cm (c. 1720). Probably related to Isaac Astley who traded at the same address.

Attwater, W., 9 Drake St, Red Lion Sq., London, cm, u and undertaker (c. 1820).

Bailey, Edward, 13 and 14 Mount St, Grosvenor Sq., London, cm, u and undertaker (1809–40).

Baker, Barnard, Covent Gdn, London, upholder and cm (1751–d. 1796). Trading in King St in 1776 and at 23 Bedford St, 1778–96. Son of John Baker of Shelley, Essex, farmer. App. to Elizabeth Hutt, widow of J. Hutt, clothworker.

Barber, Thomas, address unrecorded, cm (1773). The accounts of George Cooke for Dunham Massey, Cheshire, include a payment of £4 7s 6d for ‘a Dail chest for Mr Worthington Room’, 25 March 1773. [John Rylands Lib., Manchester]

Baron, William jnr, Whimple St, facing Broad St, Plymouth, Devon, cm, u, auctioneer, appraiser, undertaker, patent mangle and household furniture dealer (1822–26).

Barston, Thomas, Grantham, Lincs., ironmonger and cutler (1770).

Barton & Bond, Longworth's Folly, Manchester, joiners and chest makers (1811). [D]

Batten, John, St Margaret's Bank, Rochester, Kent, upholder, cm, appraiser and undertaker (1792–1839).

Bayles, Lucy, address unrecorded, cm and u (1745–46). Carried out work for Robert Nugent of Gosfield Hall, Essex, for his London house in Dover St.

Beazely & Sons, 92 Fenchurch St, London, trunk and chest maker (1804). [D]

Becket(t), William, Lancaster, cm and joiner (1771–1800). App. to William Blackburn in 1771; admitted freeman, 1779–80, when stated ‘of Wray’. Named in the Gillow records between 1786–1800 moulding claws.

Bedwell, William, the Butter Mkt, Ipswich, Suffolk, joiner and cm (1723–42). As only joiner he took out a Sun Insurance policy on 6 January 1723 for £200 on his dwelling house in the parish of St Stephen.

Beevor, James, address unrecorded (c. 1780). Mahogany chest of drawers recorded with name ‘JAMES BEEVOR’ inscribed on underside of top.

Belcher & Gray, London, cm and u (1769–81). Addresses given at Brownlow St, Holborn, 1769–83, and Poultney St, Golden Sq., 1783–84. In 1779 supplied beds and bedding for Sir John Griffin Griffin's London house in New Burlington St.

Belchier, John, ‘The Sun’, South side of St Paul's Churchyard, London, cm (1717–d. 1753). A craftsman whose surname might suggest a Huguenot origin.

Bell, Elizabeth, ‘The White Swan’, against the South Gate, St Paul's Churchyard, London, cm (1740–c. 1758). Successor to Henry Bell at this address and almost certainly his widow.

Bell, Henry, ‘The White Swan’, against the South Gate, St Paul's Churchyard, London, cm (1736–d. 1740). Successor to Coxed & Woster at this address.

Bell, Philip, St Paul's Churchyard, London, cm and upholder (1758–74). Successor to Elizabeth Bell and almost certainly her son. His father was probably Henry Bell who also traded at the same address.