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Bisset(t) (or Birset), John (c. 1760–93)

Trade card, c. 1760 [Banks Coll., BM] gives address at ‘Ye Chair & Coffin’, Lower Moorfields, and states ‘stocks in Trade And Household Goods of all Sorts Bought, Sold or Appraised’. Card has Rococo embellishments and shows Chippendale-…

Fuhrlohg, Christopher (b. c. 1740–d. after 1787)

Christopher Fuhrlohg came from a Swiss family which emigrated to Sweden. He was born in Stockholm in about 1740 as the 4th child of the master cm Johan Hugo Fürloh (1724–47). It is not known to whom he was app., but he set off on his travels as a…

Linnell, William (b. c. 1703–d. 1763)

William Linnell was the son of a yeoman, John Linnell of Hemel Hempstead, Herts. He went to London in 1717 to serve his apprenticeship with Michael Savage, a member of the Joiners’ Co. In 1719 he was turned over to John Townshend with whom he completed…

Marshall, James jnr (1755–d.1796)

Appears to have run businesses either simultaneously or firstly in Leeds, c. 1755–66, then in York from 1768 until his death in 1796. Son of James Marshall snr, joiner of York; admitted freeman of York in 1758, in which year he polled there, but of Leeds…

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…

Morel, Nicholas and Morel & Hughes, Robert (1790–1830)

Although no firm evidence has been discovered Nicholas Morel may have been of French extraction and seems to have been associated with the group of Anglo-French craftsmen who worked for Henry Holland and Dominique Daguerre, particularly at…

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…

Ravald & Morland (1779–93)

Recorded at 13 Prince's St, Soho, 1780–93. Submitted a bill to Sir John Griffin Griffin of Audley End, Essex, dated 19 January 1779 and totalling £64 7s 9d for items supplied to Sir John's London house in New Burlington St. Items included ‘A Set of…

Simson (or Simpson), George (1780–1839)

Son of John Simpson (sic) of Chatham, Kent, surgeon and apothecary. App. to Noah Chivers of London on 2 December 1772 and free of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude in February 1780. By 1787 had established his own business at the St Paul's Churchyard…

Snell, William (1788–d. by 1839)

Traded as William Snell from 1788–1817 although one directory of 1794 lists the business as Snell & Wright. From 1819 the business was William & Edward Snell. At 15 Hanover St, Long Acre from 1788–1821, but by 1823 had moved to 27 Albemarle St.…