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Audley, William jnr & John (1812–39)

Initially at Lad Lane but by 1822 had in addition premises in the High St. In the period 1818–22 the business is referred to as William Audley & Sons. In 1834–39 William Audley appears to have been the sole proprietor and was trading from addresses at…

Boon, John (1827)

Declared bankrupt, Liverpool Mercury, 25 May 1827. Sale of stock in trade announced, same paper, 18 May, ‘consisting of two elegant Four-post Bedsteads, tastefully fitted up with French Gray & Blue Morine Furniture, excellent Hair…

Chew, William (b. 1784–d. 1824)

Initially traded in partnership with his father John Chew under the style ‘Chew & Son’. In November 1811 it was announced that they were agents for ‘patent adjusting bedsteads for the relief of sick, lame & infirm persons’ devised by Messrs Parker…

Clarkson, William (c. 1760)

His trade card states that he ‘Makes & sells all Sorts of Upholstery, Cabinet Goods viz. Four Post & other Bedsteads, wth Damask, Mohair, Moreen, Harratteen, Cheney, Cotton & Check Furnit1, Feather Bed…

Cliffe, Joseph (1823–33)

in 1818–19 recorded at Bold St but at this period he was probably employed in the business of his uncle Samuel Davies in Foregate St. He was in his uncle's employ for 17 years. In 1829 he set up his own business in Bridge St Row which he described as an…

Edwards, John (1828–47)

Addresses given in Northgate St in 1828; 82 Watergate St, 1829–33; and 29 Watergate Row with res. in Watergate St, 1840. Advertised as agent in sale of the Manor House in Gt Boughton, near Chester, in Chester Chronicle, Cheshire and North Wales Advertiser…

Griffith(s), Charles (1831–40)

Freeman of Chester, 27 April 1831. Bankrupt March 1838 and on 3 April his stock was offered for sale at his premises at 89 Watergate St Row. This consisted of ‘four post and tent bedsteads with chintz curtains lined and fringed, hair and…

Hewitt, (or Hewett), Nathaniel (1768–77)

Rococo trade card reads: ‘Makes & Sells all Sorts of fashionable Standing Beds, Feather Beds, Blankets, Quilts, Ruggs, Coverlets, Flanders and English Ticking; Also Leather, Cane and Matted…

Jackson, Daniel & Peter (1816–38)

At 1 Spring Gdns, 1816–25, but by 1828 had moved to 83 Market St. Their bankruptcy was announced in December 1830 and subsequently Peter recommenced trading on his own behalf. He is recorded at Wolstenholmes Ct in 1832 and from 1834 in New Common St,…

Kent, Abbot (1769–c. 1810)

Son of William Kent of Braintree, Essex, peruke maker. He was the brother of John Kent and the father of William Kent, both London upholsterers. Abbot Kent was app. to William Kent on 3 July 1760 and to Samuel Luck, shipwright on 4 September 1762. He was…