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Anderton, Henry (1811–19)

In 1811 traded from 18 Sir Thomas Buildings and in the same year is recorded at 2 Marble St with a partner called Jamieson. An address at 52 London Rd is listed in 1813, but from the following year the Marble St address was used. Retired from business in…

Armitage, William (1769–79)

In September 1769 announced that he had moved his shop from Kirkgate to ‘the Back of the Shambles where Mr Joseph Wilson, Book seller lately dwells’. From the new address he offered a large assortment of paper hangings, fabrics, carpets and…

Audley, William jnr & John (1812–39)

Initially at Lad Lane but by 1822 had in addition premises in the High St. In the period 1818–22 the business is referred to as William Audley & Sons. In 1834–39 William Audley appears to have been the sole proprietor and was trading from addresses at…

Bailey, Edward (1809–40)

In 1826 he endorsed the prefatory recommendation in Nicholson's Practical Cabinet Maker as ‘Manufacturer to His Majesty’, and is recorded in London directories between 1809 and 1840. He is frequently named in the Royal Household accounts as…

Barefoote, Josiah (d. 1744)

Sale of stock announced in Daily Advertiser, 19 May 1744: ‘The Upholstery & Cabinet Goods of Mr Josiah Barefoote, deceas'd within Two Doors of Durham Yard in the Strand, viz. worsted Damask Beds, … settee…

Bartlett, G.

address unrecorded. In 1822 supplied chairs, curtains and carpet for Hampton Court Chapel. [PRO, LC11/35]

Bladwell, John (1724–68)

These dates possibly cover two related tradesmen. On 7 December 1724 took out a Sun Insurance policy for £500 on goods and merchandise in his house ‘four doors above the Buck's Tavern in Bow St.’, the street where he is recorded in the…

Blyde, Charles (c. 1760–84)

Trading at ‘The Chair and Tea Chest’, c. 1760, the address given on his trade card framed by foliated Rococo scrolls, which states he was ‘Late foreman to Messrs. Gally & Baker’, and supplied blankets and carpets…

Bodham, Philip (1719–24)

‘Was partner with the late Mr. John Hibbert, is now remov'd to the next door’, as above. [Heal] Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 13 July ‘for his goods and merchandise in his dwelling house only’. [GL, Sun MS vol. 9, p. 357] Known to have supplied…

Boon, John (1827)

Declared bankrupt, Liverpool Mercury, 25 May 1827. Sale of stock in trade announced, same paper, 18 May, ‘consisting of two elegant Four-post Bedsteads, tastefully fitted up with French Gray & Blue Morine Furniture, excellent Hair…