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Atkinson, William

Liverpool; cabinet maker (fl.1796–1840)

Burroughs & Watts, 19 Soho Sq., London, billiard table maker (1839). Billiard table at Mersham-le-Hatch, Kent, recorded in the inventory of 1926. [D]

Chipchase, Robert & Lambert, Robert

London; cabinet maker and upholder (fl.1767–88)

Edmundson, Richard

Liverpool, Lancs.; cabinet maker and upholder (fl. 1779–d. 1810)

Elston, —, Petergate, York, joiner and billiard table maker (1775).

Erwood, Solomon, 3 Brownlow St, Holborn, London, billiard table maker (b. 1741–d. 1813). Trade card [Landauer Coll., MMA, NY] reads ‘Maces, Cues &c.


Lancaster and London; cabinet makers and upholsterers (fl.c.1730–after 1840)

Head, Jonathon, Gt George St, Liverpool, cm (1813). Sale of his stock in trade ‘by order of the assignees’, by Trother & Magill, cm and auctioneers, advertised in Liverpool Mercury, 9 April 1813.

Hopkins, William, London (?), cm (1751). A magnificent fullsize billiard table on carved lion-paw cabriole legs from Parham Park, Sussex, is signed on part of the original bed ‘William Hopkins maker 1751’. [Conn., vol. 143, 1959, pp. 26–28, fig. 2]

Magnus, —, London. Billiard table with trade label at Hopetoun House, West Lothian, mentioned in the 1800 inventory.

Meyers, —, address unrecorded. In May 1823 he was paid £50 for a billiard table supplied to Nicholas Pearse of Loughton, Essex, and Marylebone, London. [Essex RO, D/DHt A1/3]

Nix, George

Covent Garden, London; cabinet maker (fl.1716–51)

Parker, William, London, backgammon and billiard table maker (1825–39). In 1825 at 14 Hooper St, Goswell St but by 1826 had moved to 3 Marlins Pl., Spa Fields, Islington.

Roberts, James, Lancaster, u and cm (1759–d. by 1805). Warerooms recorded ‘under the Assembly Room’ in 1804; and trading at Market St at his death in 1805. Admitted freeman, 1759–60. The Gillows Ledger, 1763–68, shows a large account with Roberts.

Saxon, Samuel, Fore St, Exeter, Devon, u, cm and chairmaker (1764). Stated that he had moved from London and was in occupation of the house where John Stone formerly lived which was the back part of Spencer's printing office, opposite St Martin's Lane.

Seddon, George I

Aldersgate St, London; cabinet maker (fl. 1753–d.1801)

Soper, Samuel jnr, Exeter, Devon, cm, u and billiard table manufacturer (1819–40). Did not follow his father in the business at Bedford Pl. but set up on his own at 259 High St.

Soper, Samuel snr, Bedford Pl., Bedford Circus, Exeter, Devon, cm and u (1791–d.1821). From 1791–1816 the address is given as Bedford St. His name was included in a Militia Census of 1803 and he was then living in the parish of St Stephen.

Thurston, John

14 Catherine St, Strand, London; billiard table and backgammon board maker (fl. 1822–40)