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Bradburn(e), John (1750–d. 1781)

Bradburne held the Royal Warrant of ‘Upholsterer to his Majesty and Cabinet-Maker to the Great Wardrobe’ and was responsible for supplying considerable quantities of furniture and furnishings to the Royal Household between 1764 and 1777. His…

Capstack, Capstick and James (1798–1812)

A cm of this name is recorded in the Gillow records for the periods 1798–99, 1800 and 1812–14. He may, or may not, be the same person as the James Capstick whose household and business goods were put up for sale in April 1811. Apart from his household…

Fox, Solomon (1766–1808)

Recorded at no. 38, 1790–93, and no. 33 in 1808. Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1777 for £800 on his house; and on 16 February 1786 for £400 on his house in Grafton St, Tottenham Ct Rd. Carried out work at Welbeck Abbey from June 1766 to January 1777…

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…

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…

Podmore, George (1824–34)

Free 16 October 1824. In March 1833 advertised that he was selling off the entire stock of Podmore & Morris ‘at prime cost’ from the shop at Hotel Row, Eastgate St from which they had traded before the business ceased. He had on offer ‘Cabinet…

Reynoldson, George (1695–d.1764)

George Reynoldson was one of the most eminent u and cm in York during the 18th century. He was a Catholic and this largely dictated both the path his life followed and, to an extent, the commissions he was given. He had a business in Stonegate and a…

Webster, Edward (c. 1730)

Known from a label affixed to a mirror of the William and Mary period. This indicates that he made and sold ‘tables, chest of drawers, and buroes, desk-book-cases, chairs, settees, or…