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Alderman, J., 16 Soho Sq., London, inventor, patentee and manufacturer (c. 1830–40).
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.
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.
Bellamy, John, Sanvey Gate, Leicester, carpenter, turner and joiner (1767–75). Took app. named William Hall in 1767. Announced auction of stock in trade, including ‘Claw tables, set, of chairs etc’, Leicester Journal, 1775. [Leicester freemen rolls]
Bradburn(e), John, London, cm, u, appraiser, undertaker (1750–d. 1781).
Cobb, John, 72 St Martin's Lane, London, u and cm (c. 1715– 78). John Cobb was presumably the one of that name put app. in 1729 to Tim Money, a Norwich u, for £45. [GL, Boyd's app. lists, vol. VI, p.
Crook, Benjamin snr, ‘The George & White Lyon’, south side of St Paul's Churchyard, London, joiner and cm (1732–50). Although he was not elected freeman of the Joiners’ Co.
Douglass, James, Claypath, Durham, joiner and cm (1816). Announcement concerning end of partnership with Hopper and continuation of business alone, Durham County Advertiser, 16 March 1816.
Fell, Joseph, Half Mood Inn Yd, Bigg Mkt, Newcastle, cm (1816). Sale by Joseph Fell of stock of ‘an eminent CABINET-MAKER’ declining business, announced in Durham County Advertiser, 29 June 1816.
Fisher, Joseph, at ‘The Black Lyon’ in Houndsditch, near Aldgate Church, London, u, appraiser, undertaker and cm (c. 1740).
Gardiner, —, address unknown, cm (1744). In 1744 supplied a mahogany claw table to Holkham Hall, Norfolk at a cost of 16s. [V & A archives]
Gordon, John and Taitt, John and Richard, London, cm and upholders (1748–96). Although the firm of John Gordon and John Taitt received a number of important commissions in the 1770s, relatively little is known about the two partners’ early careers.
Hodson, John, London, upholder and cm (1709–86). Son of Thomas Hodson, innholder of Lincoln. App. to Thomas Arne jnr on 23 February 1709, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 3 December 1718. Took app.
Hollinshed, Thomas, corner of Gt Queen St, Drury Lane, London, turner (1755). Rococo trade card states that he ‘Makes & Sells all Sorts of Turnery Goods, in Mahogany, Wallnuttreee &c. Viz.
James, George, Plymouth, Devon, u and cm (1801). In November 1801 his stock was sold for the benefit of his creditors.
King, Thomas, Long Acre, London, cm and gilder (1742). In October 1742 his stock in trade was sold by auction.
Long, William, London, cm and carver (before 1785). From 1785 trading at an address in Union St, Philadelphia, USA. Claimed to be ‘Late of London’.
Lovell, Richard, London, broker and cm (1715–d. by 1742). In October 1715 took out insurance cover of £100 on a house in Hosier Lane, parish of St Sepulchre. He was stated to be a freeman joiner.
Mackinder, George, King St, Golden Sq., London, carpenter and cm (1739–44). Provided the Duke of Gordon with items for his London house in 1739, totalling £3 13s 6d and including ‘A Fine Mahogany pillar & claw table’.
Newton, James, 63 Wardour St, London, u and cm (1773–1821). Initially in partnership with Lawrence Fell, a former partner of Fell & Turton. James Newton is first recorded in Compton St at no. 37 in 1780 and 31 in 1781–83.
Oliffe, Robert, London, cm (1769–70). Paid £44 9s 6d for goods supplied to Sylas Neville of Scratby Hall near Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk on 7 June, 7 July and 4 August 1769. The items included a table and elbow chair.
Porter, John, London, cm and u (1827–39). At 25 Welbeck St, Cavendish Sq., 1827–29 and 5 Bartholomew Pl., Hertford Rd in 1839. In 1829 the business was described as Porter & Co. invalid chair etc., maker. [D]
Pyner, Francis snr and jnr, Lombard St, London, upholder and cm (1764–93). Francis Pyner snr was app. to William Powle, freeman of the Clothworkers’ Co., and made free of the Upholders’ Co. under the terms of the 1750 Upholders’ Act on 1 November 1764.
Rook, —, London, cm (1754). Notice given in Public Advertiser, 30 March 1754 of ‘Auction by Mr. Heath At the Corner of Queen Street, near Storey's Gate Westminster.
Saunders, John, Brighton, Sussex, cm, u and joiner (1827–41). John Saunders appears to have continued the family's general upholstery work at Brighton Pavilion after the death of his father, Thomas Saunders, c.1826.