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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…

Cooper, — (1699–1704)

The Chatsworth accounts show an u named Cooper working on an extensive scale from 1699–1704. The accounts mention an annual wage of £30 in 1704 suggesting that Cooper was probably resident during this period and concentrating all his efforts on the…

Honiss, William Henry (1837–39)

Advertised in Sussex Agricultural Express, 10 June 1837, offering thanks for fifteen years of liberal patronage, and stating that he has ‘an extensive assortment of Furniture which he is enabled to offer at very low prices, for ready money consisting of…

Hutchin(s), Hassall (or Hassil) (1769–90)

Recorded at King St, Covent Gdn, 1773–83; and no. 41, 1783–90. In 1777 Hassett Hutchins of Hart St, Covent Gdn, insured a house at 115 Strand, near Somerset House, for £60. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 258, p. 438] He joined Abigail Hutchins, probably his mother,…

Linnell, John (1729–d. 1796)

John Linnell was the eldest son of William Linnell and his wife, Mary Butler. He was probably trained as a furniture maker in his father's workshop although he was not formally app. to his father nor has any record of his apprenticeship come to …

Moore, Thomas (1756–78)

Fine trade card shows mitred figure holding wool-comb and book, with Rococo decoration surrounding sheep, cushions and a loom. Card reads, ‘Thomas Moore, Hosier and Manufacturer — At the Bishop Blaze Chiswell Street, LONDON, Makes and Sells…

Newbery, John (1794–1825)

At 28 Upper Marylebone St in 1794 but by 1807 the number was 54. In 1808 also a morine printer and in 1825 the business was listed as an ‘Upholsterer's warehouseman, PaintedBaize and Leather Cover Maker’. In…

Nix, George (1744–51)

Information about George Nix is somewhat sparse. In 1716 he is described as ‘citizen and joiner’ and recorded taking app. named Edward, son of Edward Halfhide, citizen and joiner, on 15 August for a payment of £15. On 24 April 1718 he took Theo Martinoff…