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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…

France, William snr (1734?–d. 1773)

William France snr who had a distinguished patronage, and whose firm continued after his death in various titles (noted at end of entry), may have been born in 1734. One of that name was bapt. on 1 January 1734 at St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, [PR] son…

Gee, John (1779–c. 1824)

also listed as Gee & Sons (1809) and Gee, Thomas Ayliffe (1804– 09?). In about 1779 John Gee replaced Thomas Ayliffe as partner to Benjamin Crompton, who had been Turner in Ordinary to George III since 1762. On 14 October 1787 Gee was…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Tait(t), Richard (1786–1827)

Recorded at no. 93, 1786–87. Took out Sun Insurance policies on 28 January 1786 for £1,000 including £650 on utensils etc.; on 10 February 1787 for £2,300 on household goods, utensils and stock in workshop; and on 23 April 1810 for £3,000 on stock,…

Wilson, Walter (1767–c. 1797)

The business originated in a partnership between Walter Wilson and William Brown. They traded from 405 Strand, 1767–77, but from 1779 until the termination of the partnership in c. 1782 the number was 376 Strand. The business traded as Wilson & Brown…