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Bullock, George (b. 1777/78– d. 1818)

Bullock's place of birth is unknown though at some stage he certainly lived in London: ‘August 27 1798 Mr Bullock the young artist who gained such great repute in Birmingham … returning to London, the statue business not answering his expectation. He now…

Cathrow, Thomas (1768–82)

Son of James Cathrow of Tottenham, London, gardener. App. to Elizabeth Dawson, 1 May 1760 and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 1 June 1768. Took apps John Harris (1771–78) and James H. Kirby (1778–82). [GL, Upholders’ Co…

Dawson, Elizabeth (1758–68)

Daughter of Thomas Dawson; admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by patrimony on 2 February 1758. Took apps named Thomas Cathrow, 1760–68 and William Chancellor, 1766–68. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Elliott, Thomas (1811)

Son of William Elliott, silk throwster of Nottingham; app. to Thomas Elliott in 1811. [Nottingham app. list]

Fisher, Evan (1742)

[Preston Guild record of burgesses]

Haupt, Georg (b. 1741–d. 1784)

Georg Haupt was born in Stockholm on 10 August 1741. His father, Elias Haupt, was a master cm whose position in the Cabinet-Makers’ Guild appears to have entitled his son to preferential treatment. The young man was app. at thirteen, some…

Hunt, Philip (c. 1690)

His trade card takes an unusual form. It illustrates a marquetry looking-glass of late 17th-century date bearing the interlaced cypher of William III and Mary II supported by a lion and unicorn in the arched…

Kirby, James Harrison (1787)

Son of John Kirby of Nottingham, soap boiler. App. to Thomas Cathrow on 1 July 1778 and then to Mary Cathrow on 7 June 1782. Free of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude, 14 November 1787. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

Lapierre, Francis (1688–d. 1717)

An important Huguenot u who was employed on an extensive scale by the Crown and on major furnishing schemes in the last years of the 17th and the first two decades of the 18th century. His French nationality led him to be prosecuted…

Moore, James snr (c. 1670–d. 1726)

Moore may be the ‘James Moore’ born to James and Mary Moore, and christened on 10 December 1670 at St Dunstan's, Stepney. [PR] However when Moore gave evidence against Henry Joynes, Comptroller of the works at Blenheim Palace (Sarah, Duchess of…