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Allanson, Thomas (1777–d. 1784)

Admitted freeman in 1777 and in this year he insured his utensils and stock in the Blake St premises for £800 with the Sun Fire Office. The York Minster fabric rolls record that he was paid £4 16s in 1781 for lining pews, and a further £3 1s…

Bell, John (1827)

[D] Possibly the John Bell, carpenter of Barnard Castle who made new pews for the church in 1813. [Durham RO, D/St/V 612]

Chapman, George & John (1776–1815)

John Chapman, the founder of the business was the son of Thomas Chapman of York, a painter. John took the freedom of York as an u in 1776 and in the same year established himself in a shop and house in the Market Pl. at Hull. This he insured for £600,…

Guidot, Anthony (1708–27)

Son of Richard Guidot of Ropley, Hants., Gent. Brother of William Guidot snr, who was his app. 1716–24, and father of William Guidot jnr, both London upholders. Anthony Guidot was app. to Thomas Ferrers on 14 July 1708 and free of the Upholders’ Co. by…

Hands, Thomas (1828–38)

Trading at no. 14, 1828–30; and no. 85, 1834–38. Son of Richard Hands, combmaker; admitted freeman in 1819. Submitted bill totalling £12 13s 9d to the trustees of St Saviour's Chapel in August 1834 for ‘extending Gallery across the Chapel, laying an…

Pew, Benjamin (1739)

When his household goods and stock in trade were put up for sale in May 1739 he was described as the ingenious Mr. Benjamin Pew’. His stock consisted of ‘large Glass Sconces in carv'd and Gilt Frames…

Sewell, — (1794)

On 27 April 1794 supplied for Panshanger, Herts. a fire screen costing £4 14s 6d, and on 10 September two stools at £7 15s. Also carried out repairs to church pews etc., charging 14s 3d for this work on 27 June 1794. [Herts. RO,…

Swan, John (1769–1811)

It was reported in the Cambridge Chronicle and Journal of 29 July 1769 that ‘lately died … in the Indies, Sir William Swan of Madingley in this county. He is succeeded in title and a small estate by his only brother Sir John Swan, a young gentleman about…

Warren, Thomas (1710–34)

Only known from details of commissions in the Monson archives at the Lincoln RO. The commissions were however frequent and on an extensive scale. They commenced with the supply of ‘6 fine dutch chayers rush buttums’ in December 1710. These together with…