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Bealing, Richard (1672–1711)

Named frequently in the Royal Household accounts between 1688–1711, supplying bedding, cushions, upholstered furniture, curtains etc. for the Houses of Parliament, Hampton Court, Kensington and Whitehall Palaces and Windsor…

Brown, John (1718–68)

Son of Richard Brown of Chipping Norton, Oxon., tallow chandler. App. to John James on 28 March 1718 and free of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude, 6 October 1725. About 1728 he took over the premises in St Paul's Churchyard at the sign of ‘The Walnut Tree…

Charley, Josiah (1714)

Took out insurance cover on two adjoining buildings in Crown St at £100 each on 30 December 1714. [GL, Hand in Hand MS vol. 13, p. 638]

Elliott, Charles (1752–d. 1832)

and successors. Charles Elliott was one of the chief London cm of the late 18th century. He held royal appointments from 1783–c. 1810, and was succeeded as royal cm and u by William Francis, his brother-in-law and partner. The firm continued in the royal…

Gibbons, Grinling (b. 1648–d. 1721)

Son of James Gibbons who was free of the Drapers’ Co., 12 September 1638. The father moved to Holland and Grinling was born in Rotterdam in 1648. James Gibbons returned to England in 1659 and his son probably travelled with him. He is said to have been…

Gilroy, John (1774–82)

Worked for the Royal Household and in 1776 provided furnishings for the ‘New Court in Westminster Hall, for the Tryal of Elizabeth, who stiles herself the Dutchess of Kingston, on the 15th of April’. Supplied bedding, curtains, carpet…

Goodison, Benjamin (c. 1700–67)

Benjamin Goodison first comes to notice on 7 September 1719 when he signed for money for ‘my master’ James Moore from the Duchess of Marlborough. [BL, Add. MS 61354, f.76; Ian Caldwell in The Antique Collector, May 1986, p. 96] Further on 1 April 1720 he…

Lambert, Robert (1767–93)

A partner with Robert Chipchase in the business of Chipchase & Lambert, 1767–88. In 1774 Robert Lambert was shown living at New St and in 1784 at Beak St. When the partnership was dissolved in 1788 Robert Chipchase moved to 39 Dover St, leaving Robert…

Lovell, Michael (1712–31)

On 13 June 1712 took out insurance cover of £200 jointly with a Samuel Arnolde on a house on the south side of Crown Court, Gracechurch St. The house was said to be rented. This may have been Lovell's house and business…

Lucas, Henry (1820–35)

At 33 Newman St, Oxford St, 1820–25. In 1820 took out insurance cover for £400 of which £100 was in respect of utensils and stock. In 1821 the figures were raised to £500 and £200 and for 1822 were £350 and £250 respectively. His trade tools…