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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…

Hudson, Solomon (1780–93)

[D] Clearly a skilful and highlyesteemed craftsman, he received prestigious patronage, and carried out work according to Robert Adam's designs. Simple trade card, c.1791, with anthemion border is in the Heal Coll., BM. Of 16 Litchfield St, he took out a…

May, William, Sharp, Peter & Wilson, Isabella (1817)

Declared bankrupt, and sale of stock and effects advertised in Liverpool Mercury, 10 January 1817. Sale advertised again on 17 January of ‘THE entire STOCK in TRADE of Messrs. May & Sharp, UPHOLSTERERS, CABINET MAKERS and MODELLERS, consisting of a…

Oakey, — (1819)

On 10 December 1819 Messrs Taylor & Pinnington advertised the coming sale of Oakey's utensils and stock ‘on the Premises 25 Tarleton-street Church-street’. This consisted of ‘lofty Four-post Bedsteads with carved,…

Presswell, William snr (1816–33)

At Sidwell St in 1816 but by 1822 had moved to 188 Fore St, an address that he was to continue to occupy until his retirement in 1833. In December 1829 his daughter Sarah married R. Anning, grocer, at St John's Church. He also had a son William who traded…

Saunders, Paul (b. 1722–d.1771)

succeeded by Saunders, Hugh & Bracken, John, upholders (1774–94). Paul Saunders was a major London u of the 1750s and 1760s supplying the important upper strata of London…

Sharp, Peter (1817)

Named in insolvency proceedings in January 1817. At first named with two partners, William May and Isabella Wilson, but subsequently only Sharp and May are mentioned. Their stock was sold for the benefit of their creditors in two sales on 20 January and…

Shearer, Thomas

London (1788). Signed seventeen of the twenty plates in The Cabinet-Makers’ London Book of Prices, published by the London Society of Cabinet Makers in 1788. This volume was a practical manual containing tables of prices to help…