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Barker, Robert snr (b. 1706–d. 1781)

Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754. Son of John Barker, u of Petergate, bapt. 9 December 1707 at Holy Trinity (Christ Church), King's Sq. Admitted freeman by patrimony in 1731. Married twice, having, by the first marriage, four children who…

Chippendale, Thomas snr (b. 1718–d. 1779)

Enjoys an international reputation as author of The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director and is often described as ‘the Shakespeare of English furniture makers’: his career and achievements have been researched in depth and his name is now…

Cobb, John (c. 1715– 78)

John Cobb was presumably the one of that name put app. in 1729 to Tim Money, a Norwich u, for £45. [GL, Boyd's app. lists, vol. VI, p. 1155] Some support for a Norfolk origin appears in Cobb's will [PRO, Prob. 11/1044, f. 314] in which, in a codicil of…

Dobyns, John (1771)

Sale of stock by Christie's on bankruptcy held on 21–22 January 1771, consisting of ‘A Variety of Cabinet and Upholstery Goods, in Four-Post Bedsteads, Tables, Wilton and Scotch Carpeting, some very…

Folgham, John (c. 1750–1803)

Trade card, c. 1760, gives address opposite the ‘Castle Inn’, Wood St; trade card and directories, c. 1750–77 and 118 Fetter Lane; and 81 Fleet St, 1778–1803. Trading in partnership with his son, Timothy, 1790–1803; and John Folgham jnr is also recorded…

Fuhrlohg, Christopher (b. c. 1740–d. after 1787)

Christopher Fuhrlohg came from a Swiss family which emigrated to Sweden. He was born in Stockholm in about 1740 as the 4th child of the master cm Johan Hugo Fürloh (1724–47). It is not known to whom he was app., but he set off on his travels as a…

Vile, William (c. 1700/05–d. 1767)

William Vile was born early in the 18th century, probably in Somerset. A search of local records shows the name of Vile in profusion, but it may always elude us as to which William Vile of the many the cm was. The problem will perhaps only be solved by…

Whittle, James (1731–59)

Whittle took three apps in the 1730s: James Griffith in 1731 for £10, Christopher Jackson in 1734 for £5 5s and Peter South in 1738 for £15 15s. [PRO, IRI/12, 14, 15] He took app. named Thomas Ashley for £31 10s in 1743 [IRI/17], a year after he supplied…