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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…

Foulger, Lockn (1773)

Trade card shows Gothic and twig-work settees, a Windsor chair on wheels, a light carriage and a barrel or boat chair. It states that he ‘Makes all sorts of Windsor Chairs, Garden…

Goodison, Benjamin (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. MS 61354, f.76; Ian Caldwell in The Antique Collector, May 1986, p. 96] Further on 1 April 1720 he…

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.…

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…

Seddon, George (1753–1868)

The firm of Seddon was the largest furniture-making firm in London in the last quarter of the 18th century when it employed more people, held more extensive stocks and produced a wider-range of goods than any other furnituremaking business It remained of…