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Barefoote, Josiah (d. 1744)

Sale of stock announced in Daily Advertiser, 19 May 1744: ‘The Upholstery & Cabinet Goods of Mr Josiah Barefoote, deceas'd within Two Doors of Durham Yard in the Strand, viz. worsted Damask Beds, … settee…

Cobb, John (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. 1155] Some support for a Norfolk origin appears in Cobb's will [PRO, Prob. 11/1044, f. 314] in which, in a codicil of…

Cullen, James (1754–79)

Listed in London directories between 1765 and 1779. Nothing is known of his background before 1754 when, together with ‘several of the principal wrights in Edinburgh’ he advertised the formation of the Edinburgh Upholstery, Joiner and…

Gordon, John and Taitt, John and Richard (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. The origins of John Gordon have yet to be discovered, but from his will…

Heasman, Henry snr and jnr (1687–1750)

Heasman snr traded in the Great Piazza, Covent Gdn, 1712–50. Took apps named James Gronous until 1700; Robert Cox, 1708–19; his son, Henry Heasman jnr 5 March 1710 to his freedom by servitude, 3 April 1728; and William Light in 1718.…

Kemp, George (1755–97)

Son of George Kemp of Ramsgate, Kent, mariner. Father of Matthew Kemp and George Kemp jnr, both members of the Upholders’ Co. George Kemp snr was made free of the Upholders’ Co. by redemption under the terms of the 1750 Upholders’ Act on 28 August 1755.…

McDouall, James (1766–70)

Trade card of 1766, among the accounts of Sir John Griffin Griffin of Audley End, Essex, states that he ‘MAKES and SELLS all Sorts of Cabinet and Upholstery Work; as Desks and Book-Cases, Buroes and Double-…

Marshall, John (1793–1840)

Addresses given at 21 Gerrard St, Soho, 1794– 1808; and 31 Soho Sq., 1811–40. Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793; and named in his list of master cabinet makers in his Cabinet Dictionary, 1803, to which he also…

Mayhew, John and Ince, William (1736–d. 1811)

and Ince, William (d. 1804), London, cm. The partnership of John Mayhew and William Ince (1758/59–1804) was one of the most significant, probably the…

Phene, Samuel (1750–75)

Member of the Stationers’ Co. Traded at the sign of ‘The Golden Plow’, Little Moorgate but c. 1767 this address was given the new designation of 17 Broker's Row, Moorfields. On 7 August 1750 took as app. Thomas Jones who was declared free of the Upholders…