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Hewitt, John

London (?). In 1771 supplied furniture to Charles Long of Saxmundham, Suffolk, totalling £8 0s 6d: on 12 March a ‘Mahogany Shirt horse’; on 23 May ‘A Mahogany Box with a good lock and Key’; and on 24 May, two pairs of Wilton bedside …

Kent, Bartholomew (b. 1727–d. 1803)

App. to William Smith of Newcastle whose daughter he later married. After receiving his freedom traded in London and Bath, Som. for seven years. In 1755 returned to Newcastle to take over the business of William Smith, his father-in-law, on his death. He…

Leadbetter, Thomas (1767–d. by 1772)

Free 24 November 1767 but did not trade for long. In December 1772 an auction sale of the remaining stock of the late Thomas Leadbetter was announced. This consisted of ‘Morines, Chineys & Checks for Bed Furniture; Counterpanes, cover…

Shackles, Thomas (1796–1834)

In 1802 had a residence at Hedon, near Hull, but by 1803 living at Lowgate, probably the house previously occupied by John Shackles. He was still shown at Lowgate in one directory of 1828, although others of 1814–31 give 2 Pryme St. His shop was at Eaton…

Shaw, Thomas (1757–1802)

He passed his whole career of forty-five years as joiner, u and cm in the service of the Dukes of Bedford. He was born about 1740 and may have been the son of Robert Shaw, cm of Woburn. He began work in 1757 and, it seems, succeeded to the business of…

Wilkinson, Joseph (1780–84)

Associated with Joshua Wilkinson snr and jnr in the business of Wilkinson & Sons which operated a cabinet and upholstery warehouse in the City and Moorfields area. This business was established by 1778 at 24 Change Alley but…