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Cooke, Thomas (1746–64)

In 1746 at ‘The Crown & Cushion’, Gt Queen St, Lincoln's Inn Fields. From this address he announced his intention of selling up his stock and going into partnership with ‘Mr Nash at the Royal Bed, Holbourn-…

Cork & Goring (1818)

Bankrupt 1818 and their stock sold by auction October 1818. This consisted of ‘rose wood sofa card and loo tables, mahogany chests of drawers, dressing stands, bed steps, ship sideboard, sets of dining,…

Crow, Augustin (d. by 1689)

Successor to Alderman William Crow. Augustin Crow was already dead by April 1689 when his stock was disposed of. This consisted of ‘all manner of rich Household Goods … as Damask, Mohair and Camlet Beds, Tapestry Hangings, …

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…

Hudson, Edward (1802–05)

Announced in Lancaster Gazette, 20 November 1802, that ‘he intends, in a few days, to commence carrying on the above business, in all its branches, at the shop on the Green Area, Lancaster, lately occupied by Mr. Jeremiah Sowerby; and…

Jordan, George (1811–34)

At Dog-bank, 1811–16, but in July 1816 announced his move to ‘a large house adjoining the old Bird-in-Bush Inn, Pilgrim St.’. In 1827 an address at Fountain Yd, Pipewell St is shown in one directory but the Pilgrim St premises appear to have been retained…

Nickson, Samuel (1802–27)

Listed also at Commercial Buildings in 1816. Free 3 July 1802. Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803. Developed an extensive business and in 1815 claimed to be employing workmen from Gillows, and Tatham & Co., London. In that…

Payne, Benjamin (1827–28)

At Granby St in 1827 but his trade card and directories of 1828 record Gallowtree Gate, London Rd. The trade card shows that Payne was able to supply plate glass, paper hangings, carpets and feather beds. He acted as agent for the…

Preston, William (1821)

In an advertisement of May 1821 he claimed to have been established ‘many years’. He stated that he stocked ‘a large & elegant assortment of the following articles viz: sofas, couches, secretary desks and bookcase…

Pyner, George (1749–68)

At Little Poulteney St, Westminster in 1749 but by 1768 in Princes St, Soho where he maintained an establishment which he called ‘The Blanket Ware-house’. His hand-bill is amongst the accounts of Sir John Griffin Griffin (later 4th Lord Howard de Walden…