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Baker, Robert (1801)


Batten, John (1792–1839)

Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 7 June 1792 for £3,300 of which utensils and stock accounted for £1,000, workshop and storehouse adjoining house for £300, utensils and stock therein, £200; cart house, stable and loft above, £70, utensils and stock…

Beazely & Sons (1804)


Bevan, James (1822–35)


Bromford, Rob (1796)


Carkman, Thomas (1767–1803)

The number of the business premises in Chapel St was constantly changing. By 1777 it was 51; in 1781, 39; and in 1790 it was 40. After 1796 the business was conducted from 4 Lord St. In 1781 Carkman advertised himself as a cabinet and …

Carter, Thomas (1790–1834)

The earliest reference to this business occurs in the Maidstone Journal, 27 July 1790. The business was trading as Carter & Palmer and offered a wide range of goods and services. They acted as auctioneers and sworn appraisers. They offered to supply ‘…

Day, W (c. 1820)

Trade card announces him to be ‘BY HIS MAJESTY'S ROYAL LETTERS PATENT … OF THE EXPANDING AND PRESS TRUNKS & PORTMANTEAUS, Trunk Maker to HRH the DUKES OF YORK & SUSSEX. Sole Inventor of the Imperial Double Trunk &…

Dunn, Sarah (1832–39)

Her trade card, undated, reads: ‘SARAH DUNN, (Successor to her late Father Edward Dunn) Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer, Appraiser, Paper Hanger & Undertaker. MARKET PLACE, BROMLEY, KENT. House and Estate Agent, Trunks,…

Edwards, John (1834–40)