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Belcher, Thomas, 25 Gt Portland St, London, upholder and undertaker (1783). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1783 for £300 of which utensils and stock accounted for £213. [GL, Sun MS vol. 313, p.
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.
Birtill, Joseph, Clare St, Bristol, carver and gilder (d. by 1785).
Bishop, —, Long Acre, London, ‘from Edinburgh’, gilder and carver (late 18th century). Hepplewhite-style oval mirror recorded bearing label which states that he ‘performs carving & gilding in all its branches, viz.
Bradley, Richard, Horsemarket, Warrington, Lancs., cm (1796–1808). Witnessed a will in 1796. Good quality mahogany bow-fronted secretaire bookcase, c.
Bradley, Robert, Horsemarket, Warrington, Lancs., cm and u (1805–48). Declared bankrupt, Liverpool Mercury, 27 June 1817, but trading again from 1818–48; recorded wrongly as ‘Beadley’ in 1818. Secretaire bookcase, c.
Bran(d)t, Charles, London, carver and gilder (1814–31). Trading at 16 Bow St, Bloomsbury in 1814; Compton House, 53 Old Compton St, Soho, 1816; 33 Theobalds Rd, Bedford Row, 1818; no.
Brown, W., 6 Gt George St, Liverpool, cm and u (1832–34). Advertised in Liverpool Mercury, 18 May 1832, that he ‘has removed from 41 St. James Street to No. 6 Great George Street’. Sale of stock announced, same paper, 2 May 1834, ‘of Mr. W.
Collins, William, Tothill Fields, London, (1812–23).
Durham, John, London, cm and u (1821–35). Trading at 16 Catherine St, Strand, 1823–28; and 16 Rupert St, Haymarket, 1829–35. Stock consisted of varieties of folding, camp and field beds, combined settee, couch and cabinet beds.
Gregson, Joseph, London and Liverpool, u and interior surveyor (1812–d. 1827). Son of William Gregson, block maker and nephew of Mathew Gregson of Liverpool, cm and u. Freeman of Liverpool 5 October 1812.
James, Robert, Bristol, cm and u (1784–1831). Recorded living in the parish of St Augustine, 1784. In Terill St, 1793–95 and St Michael's Hill, 1799–1801.
Kettle, Henry, St Paul's Churchyard, London, cm, upholder and undertaker (c. 1773–97). A member of the Brewers’ Co. though there is no evidence that he practiced this trade. Partner with William Henshaw from c.
Mallet, Francis Peter, 48 Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell Green, London, cm and u (b. 1729–d. 1799).
Marshall, James jnr, York and Leeds, cm, upholder and appraiser (1755–d.1796). Appears to have run businesses either simultaneously or firstly in Leeds, c. 1755–66, then in York from 1768 until his death in 1796.
Pic, Nicolas, London (1690–93). Associated with Peter Michon in the supply of four lanterns to Queen Mary for Kensington Palace, 1690–91, for which £48 12s was charged.
Planta, John, Fulneck, near Leeds, Yorks., cm (1764–c. 1825).
Silk, Thomas, London, u and cm (1767–1801). Freeman of London and a member of the Joiners’ Co. and Ironmongers’ Co. In 1767 he was using an address in Little Carter Lane, but from 1768–71 was at Bell Yd, Doctors Commons.
Snell, William, London, u (1788–d. by 1839). Traded as William Snell from 1788–1817 although one directory of 1794 lists the business as Snell & Wright. From 1819 the business was William & Edward Snell.
Speer, George, ‘The Seven Stars’, 2 Gt Tower St, London, cm and u (b.1736–d. 1802). Free of the London Upholders’ Co., 6 March 1771 under the terms of the 1750 Upholders’ Act. Does not appear in London directories until 1777.