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Alderman, J., 16 Soho Sq., London, inventor, patentee and manufacturer (c. 1830–40).
Austin, Cornelius snr, Cambridge, joiner (c. 1660–1704). Cornelius Austin is better known for the fixed joinery work that is found in many of the Cambridge colleges such as King's Chapel, Emmanuel Chapel and the Wren Library at Trinity.
Barker, Robert snr, at the ‘Sopha Dome Beds’, Petergate, York, u, appraiser and undertaker (b. 1706–d. 1781). Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754. Son of John Barker, u of Petergate, bapt.
Boson, John, London, carver (1720–d. 1743). When John Boson died in April 1743 he had become one of a select group of craftsmen closely connected with the designs of William Kent.
Bradburn(e), John, London, cm, u, appraiser, undertaker (1750–d. 1781).
Browne & Co., 53 University St, Fitzroy Sq., London, scagliola works (1835–39). In June 1839 supplied twenty-two scagliola pedestals with Ravaccione marble bases, costing £264, for the Sculpture Gallery at Buckingham Palace.
Bywater, John, Grosvenor St, Bond St, London, cm and u to His Majesty (1803–39). Recorded at 70 Lower Grosvenor St, 1812–39; as Bywater & Goodbarne at no. 10 in 1835, and no. 70, 1836–37; and as Bywater & Co. at no. 70, 1829–39.
Chippendale, Thomas snr, London, cm (b. 1718–d. 1779).
Coade, Eleanor and her successors, London (1769–c. 1840). Eleanor Coade (b. 1733–d. 1821) made an artificial stone at Narrow Wall, Lambeth, which so successfully imitated natural limestone that it has been mistaken for it ever since.
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.
Cox, John, Clare, Suffolk, cm, u, appraiser and auctioneer (1796–1803).
Dobyns, John, warehouse at Conduit St, Hanover Sq., London, u and undertaker (1771).
Farmborough (Farnborough or Farnbrough), William, at ‘Ye Looking Glass’ on Cornhill, London, cm, glassman and inlayer (1672–1700).
Folgham, John, London, cm, case and knife-case maker, dealer in silver and plated goods (c. 1750–1803). Trade card, c. 1760, gives address opposite the ‘Castle Inn’, Wood St; trade card and directories, c.
Fuhrlohg, Christopher, 24 Tottenham Ct Rd, between Percy St and Hanaway Yd, 22 Gerard St, and 12 Gt Russell St, Bloomsbury, London, cm, inlayer and u (b. c. 1740–d. after 1787). Christopher Fuhrlohg came from a Swiss family which emigrated to Sweden.
Goodison, Benjamin, ‘Golden Spread Eagle’, Long Acre, London, cm (c. 1700–67). Benjamin Goodison first comes to notice on 7 September 1719 when he signed for money for ‘my master’ James Moore from the Duchess of Marlborough. [BL, Add.
Gravenor, James, Derby, carver (1763–68). Known in connection with his work at Kedleston Hall, Derbs., for Sir Nathaniel Curzon.
Grendey, Giles, London, cm (b. 1693–d. 1780). Giles Grendey was born in Wotton-under-Edge, Glos., the son of William Grendey, and his wife Anne (neé Hall). In 1709 he was app. to William Sherborne, a second-generation London joiner.
Hallett, William snr, Gt Newport St, Long Acre, London, cm (b. c. 1707–d. 1781), Hallett, William jnr, cm (c. 1730–d. 1767). In 1938 the late R. W. Symonds published an article on Hallett, Vile and Cobb [Conn., April 1938, pp.
Hancock & Rixon, address unrecorded, lamp lustre makers (1832–38). By 31 March 1838 trading as Hancock, Rixon & Dant.
Haworth, Thomas, near ‘The Angel’, High St, Doncaster, Yorks., u and cm (1766). Advertised in Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 28 June 1766, as ‘Some years foreman to Mr.
Hewitt, John, London (?).
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.
How, John, address unrecorded, carver (1731–36). Worked at Kew Palace and the Wren City Churches as partner of John Benson (fl. 1727–43). [Conn., June 1981, p.