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Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660-1840. Originally published by W.S. Maney and Son Limited, Leeds, 1986.

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Note: Mac M, Mc, Mac, are all treated as Mac, and the next letter in the name determines the position. Names such as Mace and Mack are included with the above.

Mabrey, John, Felicity Pl., Oldham St, Liverpool, cm (1827). [D]

Maby, Thomas, St James's Churchyard, Bristol, cm (181317). [D]

Maby, William, Bristol, cm (181928). Recorded at The Queen's Head, St James's Churchyard, St James's Barton, 181926; and at The Queen's Head & Arcade tavern, 182728. [D]

McAlister, John, Liverpool, u and cm (183739). Trading at 23 Ranelagh St in 1837 and 25 Bold St in 1839. [D]

McAllester, John, shop at 9 Bittern St, Liverpool, u (183435). Recorded also at no. 13 in 1835. [D]

McAlley, John, Portland Pl., Borough Rd, London, bed and mattress maker (1837). [D]

MAllister & Gibson, Manor Chare, Newcastle, joiners and cm (1827). [D]

Macalpine, Hugh B., Liverpool, carver and gilder (183739). Addresses given at 116 Richmond Row in 1837 and 35 Seymour St with shop at 88 Richmond Row in 1839. [D]

McAndrew, James, Darling Pl., Dog Row, Bethnal Green, London, cm (1820). [D]

Macay, John, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

McBean, Anne, Castle Hill, Windsor, Berks., cm and u (1820 41). Anne McBean was regularly employed at Windsor Castle and other royal residences in the Great Park over a period of twenty years in a manner which exemplifies the use of competent, but less expensive, local craftsmen by the Lord Chamberlain's Office. Between 182040 her name appears in the Household account bks [Windsor RA] of 182931 (with references to unpaid bills, 182022), estimate accounts and 183540 Household accounts [Windsor RA], as well as the PRO accounts from 182340. [PRO, LC 11/4192]

Much work was of a routine nature, typical of an u in regular employ, and involved cleaning, repairing, altering and jobbing in the Castle and also in the King's Closet at St George's Chapel, for which she appears to have been generally responsible. At different periods she was engaged in refurbishing and refitting Adelaide Lodge, Lower Lodge, Cumberland Lodge, Royal Cottage, the Mews and apartments and rooms for Household members of staff in various areas of the Castle precinct. Lengthy bills for the repair of cabinet work and upholstery include specific items, often of a backstairs nature: 8 black-stained & rush seat chairs as well as more important items: Library table Royal Lodge 11 8s, October 1823. [LC 11/41] Commissions for refitting included important work at Windsor Library in 1836: Repairing & altering old mahogany library tables & Chairs, staining the same as ebony, inlaying ivory buhl ornaments covering the tops with scarlet morocco leather . [Windsor RA, 183540 accounts]

Occasionally, general jobbing work was done at St James's Palace and Brighton Pavilion, and Anne McBean would assist in supplying a piece of furniture: 31 Dec., 1833 Brighton Pavilion Assisting in making a mahogany Sideboard with Bamboo ornaments, 8 15s 6d. Her firm may well have been assisting that of H.L Goertz as they often estimated for the same work and identical accounts frequently appear. Anne McBean was almost certainly related to James and Thomas McBean of Windsor (see below). [Joy, English Furniture, 18001851] N.N.T.

McBean, J., 1 Duke St, Grosvenor Sq., London, u (1802). [D]

McBean, James, Windsor, Berks., cm and u (17931806). A McBean of Windsor subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1783, and James McBean is listed in the Windsor poll bk in 1794, 1802, 1804, and 1806 in which year his name stood on the rate bk, but he did not poll. Listed as upholsterer. This is probably the same McBean listed as Upholsterer to Princess Elizabeth in 1801 and 1805. [D; PRO, C13 661/29]

McBean, Thomas, 9 Castle St, Windsor, Berks., cm and u (183034). Thomas McBean is listed in Pigot's Directory, 1830 at above address, and in the fifth hall bk of the borough of New Windsor, 182852 as follows: Lease of Two Tenements and Premises in St. Alban's Street renewed to Representatives of Mr. Tho. McBean, deceased.

McBeth, Alexander, Liverpool, carver and gilder (1822). App. to Harry Wilson in 1822. [Liverpool app. enrolment bk]

Macblane, , address unrecorded. On 30 May 1774 he was paid 1 for mending a Tea Table etc. for Sir Richard Hoare of Boreham House, Essex. [Essex RO, D/Du 649/2]

McBride, George, Liverpool, cm (1839). Admitted freeman on 25 July 1839. [Liverpool freemen reg.]

McCabe, Thomas, Chester, cm (1828). Son of Hannah McCabe, widow; app. to William Morgan, cm, on 6 May 1828 for seven years. [Chester app. indentures]

McCann, Andrew, 12 Brook St, London Rd, Manchester, chairmaker (1825). [D]

McCann, James, 34 Drury Lane, London, cm (1803). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 1 February 1803 for 500. [GL, Sun MS vol. 427, ref. 743923]

McCann, William, Salford, Lancs., chairmaker (180825). Addresses given at 21 Spain St in 1808, 3 Wright's Ct in 1813, and 153 Chapel St, 182225. [D]

McCan(n)s, Charles, Chester, cm (176884). Trading at Newgate St, 177184. App. to William Venables, joiner, and admitted freeman on 18 December 1768. [Chester freemen rolls and poll bks]

McCarthy, George Packer, St Stephen's parish, Bristol, cm (177481). [Poll bks]

MCarthy, John, Bristol, cm (182739). Addresses given at 44 Redcliff Hill, 182730; 30 Guinea St, 183132; 26 Redcliff St, 183334; and 9 Somerset Sq., 183539. [D]

McCathey, Charles, 26 Blackman St, Southwark, London, bed and mattress maker (182228). [D]

McCathy, Dennis, 13 Trafalgar St, Walworth, London, bedstead maker (1839). [D]

McCauley, William John, Hull, Yorks., joiner and cm (1808). App. to George Spenceley of Hull in October 1808. [Hull app. reg.]

McClay, Hugh, 9 Well St, London, cm (1777). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1777 for 300 of which utensils, stock and goods accounted for 200. [GL, Sun MS vol. 261, p. 449]

McClay, Hugh, Swan Stable Yd, Wardour St, London, cm (1780). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1780 for 300, of which utensils, stock and goods accounted for 180. [GL, Sun MS vol. 287, p. 446]

McClellan, James, London, then South Carolina, USA, cm (before 1732). Advertised in the South Carolina Gazette, 27 January 1732, that he was from London, living next door to Mr. Joseph Massey, in Church-Street, Makes and sells all sorts of Cabinet Ware, viz: Cabinets, Desks and Book Cases, Buroes, Tables of all sorts, Chairs, Tea-boxes, and New-fashioned Chests, etc. where may be had Looking Glasses, and Joiners Tools.

McClennan & Flint, 114 Gt Russell St, Bloomsbury, London, cm (1808). [D] See Robert McLellan.

McCliesh, Andrew, Meards Ct, Dean St, Soho, London, cm (1778). Insured his house for 100 in 1778. [GL, Sun MS vol. 271, p. 216]

MCloskey, J., Little Whitelion St, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

MCloud, Henry, 18 Warren St, Fitzroy Sq., London, cm and u (1839). [D]

MCloud (or McCloud), John, Bolton St, Chorley, Lancs., joiner and cm (182434). Trading at no. 91 in 1824. [D]

McComb, John, Liverpool, cm (180918). App. in 1809 to Mathew Gardner, who assigned him to William Turner in 1815. Petitioned freedom on servitude in 1818, paying 6s 8d. [Liverpool freemen's committee bk]

McConnell, John, 5 Circus St, Liverpool, cm (181618). [D]

McConvill, Peter, Liverpool, cm (182127). Trading at 4 Norris St in 1821 and 46 Pitt St in 1827. [D]

McCoomb, John, Windermere Pl., Wellington St North, Liverpool, cm (1818). Admitted freeman on 11 June 1818. [Liverpool freemen reg.]

McCormick, Charles Hinten, Liverpool, cm (1812). Admitted freeman on 5 October 1812 on servitude to John Parry. [Liverpool freemen reg.]

McCourt, Thomas, Liverpool, cm (1823). App. to John Armstrong in 1823. [Liverpool app. enrolment bk]

McCraken, James, 41 Berners St, Oxford St, London, u (1839). [D]

MCready (or MCredie), John, Claremont Hill, Shrewsbury, Salop, cm and u (182228). [D]

McCreary (or McCreery), Isabella, Liverpool, u (182739). Addresses given at 2 Frederick St, 182729; 2 Newton St in 1835; no. 8, 183739 with workshop at 27 South John St, 183537 and no. 34 in 1839. [D]

MCulloch, William, 46 Wardour St, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

McDaniel, John, Liverpool, cm (181123). Trading at 4 Bolton St in 1811 and 33 Circus St in 1823. [D]

McDonald, A., Rose St, Soho, London, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Macdonald, Alexander, 10 Stafford St, Lisson Grove, London, carver and gilder (1839). [D]

McDonald, Archibald, Cumberland St, Dale St, Liverpool, cm (1804). [D]

McDonald, Archibald, 27 Wood St, Manchester, cm (1811). [D]

McDonald, D., address unrecorded, u (c.1829). Mentioned in the accounts for the erection and furnishing of Wynyard Park, Co. Durham, by Charles William Vane, Marquess of Londonderry, 182040. [Durham RO, Londonderry papers, D/LO/E484, vol. 182941]

McDonald, Donald, 3 Somerset St, Portman Sq., London, u and cm (1820). [D]

MDonald, Donald, High St, Stockton-upon-Tees, Co. Durham, u and furniture warehouseman (1827). [D]

MDonald, G. F., Limekiln Lane, Bristol, cm (182627). [D]

McDonald, Hugh, Guiana Ct, 11 Parr St, Liverpool, cm (1835). [D]

McDonald, John, 3 Castle St, Holborn, London, water gilder (180911). [D]

McDonald, John, 3 Bolton St, Copperas Hill, Liverpool, cm (1818). [D]

McDonald, John, St Andrew St, Liverpool, cm (1825). Death of his wife, aged 64, reported in Liverpool Mercury, 29 April 1825.

McDonald, William, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

McDonald, William, 1 Upper Montague St, London, u (1839). [D]

McDonough, J., 20 Little Wild St, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, water gilder (1808). [D]

McDonough, John, 11 Cursitor St, Chancery Lane, London, water gilder (1785). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 7 March 1785 for 300, utensils, stock and goods in trust accounting for 150. [GL, Sun MS vol. 327, p. 415]

McDouall, James, at The Royal-Bed, Strand, near Durham Yd, London, cm, u and appraiser (176670). Trade card of 1766, among the accounts of Sir John Griffin Griffin of Audley End, Essex, states that he MAKES and SELLS all Sorts of Cabinet and Upholstery Work; as Desks and Book-Cases, Buroes and Double-Chests of Drawers; Dressing-Chests and Tables; Three Drawer Dressing-Tables; Breakfast, Dining, Card, Turn-Over and Tea-Tables; Tea Boards and Tea-Chests: Chairs in Mahogany, Walnut-Tree, Beach, &c. Looking, Chimney and Sconce-Glasses, in French, Carved, Pediment and Gilt, Mahogany and Walnut Tree Frames; Dressing, Swinging and Hanging-Glasses, in Mahogany and Walnut-Tree Frames: Damask, Moreen, Harrateen, Chiney, Linseis and Checks, of all Colours, in Whole and Half-Teasters: Feather-Beds of all Sorts, with Blankets, Quilts, Coverlids and Rugs: Settee, Buroe, Chest of Draws, Four-Posts and Turn-Up Bedsteads: Scotch and other Carpets and Floor-Cloths; with all other Sorts of Furniture, for Exportation: Brass and SteelStoves, Shovels, Tongs, Pokers, &c. and Kitchen Furniture. Any Gentleman in Town or Country, who are pleased to Favour me with their Commands, may depend upon being punctually served on reasonable Terms. N.B. FUNERALS PERFORMED. [Essex RO, D/DBy/A24/11] Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., December 1770.

Macdougall, Alexander, 37 Long Acre, London, carver and glass grinder (1789). [D]

Macdowel, Alexander, Windsor, Berks., cm (1806). [Poll bk]

M'Dowell, , Tottenham St, Tottenham Ct Rd, London, chairmaker (1803). Named in Sheraton's list of master cabinet makers, 1803.

McDowell, James, Poynton St, Liverpool, cm (183537). Trading at no. 14 in 1835, and no. 13 in 1837. [D]

McDowell, John, 3 Cumberland St, Middlx Hospital, London, chairmaker (180920). [D]

McDowell, Joseph, Strand, London, cm (1774). [Poll bk]

M'Dowell, R., William's Mews, Hampstead Rd, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

McDowell, Robert, address unrecorded, chairmaker (?) (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Macdowell, William, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, cm (1753). Took app. named Prigg in 1753. [S of G, app. index]

McDowell, William, Market St (or Strand), Falmouth, Cornwall, cm and u (181630). [D]

McDuff, Archibald, Husband St, Carnaby Mkt, London, cm (1774). [Poll bk]

Mace, Charles, 69 Church St, Berwick-on-Tweed, Northumb., cm and joiner (1834). [D]

Mace, John, address unrecorded, upholder (1711). Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. on 5 September 1711. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Mace, John, North Walsham, Norfolk, cm, u and joiner (1822). [D]

Mace, John, Bedale, Yorks., joiner and cm (1840). [D]

Mace, Joseph, North Walsham, Norfolk, cm (183039). Recorded at Market Pl. in 1830 and Church Plain in 1839. [D]

Macefield, Robert, 13 New St, Birmingham, cm and upholder (176770). [D]

M'Entire, James, 3 Chapel St, Hull, Yorks., chair manufacturer (183839). [D] See John M'Intire.

McEwen, Alexander, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

M'Ewen, John, Queen St, Southwark, London, looking-glass warehouseman (c.1790). [Wills, Looking-Glasses]

McEwen, Jonah, Castle St, Oxford Mkt, London, cm (179397). Trading at no. 13 in 1793, when he subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book. Notices regarding his bankruptcy appeared in Billinge's Liverpool Advertiser, 23 May 1796 and 23 January 1797. Probably Jonah McGwan.

Macy, Uriah, 28 Foley St, Foley Pl., London, upholsterer's warehouseman (1839). [D]

McFarlane, , London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

McGill, Ralph, 18 Shaw's Brow, Liverpool, cm (180507). [D]

McGoulrick, George, Slater St, Liverpool, master cm (b.c. 1795d.1823). Death aged 28 reported in Liverpool Mercury, 10 January 1823.

McGowen, Alexander, 6 America St, Southwark, London, cm (1808). [D]

McGrath, Richard, London, then South Carolina, USA, cm and u (1771). Advertised in the South Carolina Gazette, 8 August 1771 that he was lately from London and intends to remove up the Path, a little way within the Town Gate; where the Cabinet-Makers and Upholsterer's Business will be carried on in a more extensive Manner than it has since his arrival in Charles Town .

McGwan, Jonah, 13 Little Castle St, London, cm (1787). Insured household goods, utensils, stock, goods in yard and stock in workshop for 400 on 20 January 1787. [GL, Sun MS vol. 342, ref. 526790] Probably Jonah McEwen.

Machan, Allison, Castlegate, Huddersfield, Yorks., cm (181420). Trading at Rosemary Lane, 181820. [D]

Machan, Matthew, Wakefield, Yorks., cm (1798). [D]

Machan, William, Lofthouse Gate, Wakefield, Yorks., joiner and cm (1804). [PRO, C13 55/17]

Machell, James, Lancaster, cm (182728). [Lancaster freemen rolls]

Machell, William, Lancaster, cm (180407). App. to J. Wakefield in 1804 and admitted freeman, 180607. [Lancaster app. reg. and freemen rolls]

Machen, Lancelot, Nottingham, cm (1783). Son of Bakewell Machen, farmer of Summercotes, Alfreton, Derbs.; taken as app. in 1783. [Nottingham app. list]

Machin, Edward, 54 Snowhill, Birmingham, u (183539). [D]

Machin, George, Prees, near Wem, Salop, joiner and cm (1840). [D]

Machin, Thomas, 12 Gt Hampton St, Birmingham, cabinet case maker (1835). [D]

Mcllraith, John, London, cm (182639). Trading at 96 Gt Portland St, 182628, and 77 High St, Marylebone in 1835. [D]

M'Intire, John, Hull, Yorks., chair spindle maker, chairmaker and wood turner (182339). Trading at 5 Waterhouse Lane, 182326; 20 Wells St in 1831; Well's Entry, Waterworks St in 1835; as McIntrye & Battle, fancy chairmakers in Well's Yd, Waterworks St in 1837; and as M'Entire & Battle of Waterworks St and 3 Chapel St, 183839; and as McIntyre & Battle, Wells St in 1840. [D] See James M'Entire.

M'Intosh, John, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

McIntosh, John, 5 Little Titchfield St, London, cm (1835). [D]

McIntosh, William, 17 Peters St, Berwick St, London, cm (1778). Insured his house for 100 in 1778. [GL, Sun MS vol. 270, p. 115]

McIntosh, William, 11 Crown Ct, Pulteney St, London, cm (1790). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 8 December 1790 for 100 on household goods in a house, not his own. [GL, Sun MS ref. 576737]

Mac(k)intyre, George, 23 Portland St, Wardour St, London, cm, upholder and undertaker (181720). [D]

McJay, Barnard, North St, Keighley, Yorks., cm and u (1830). [D]

Mack, Bernard, 41 Kirby St, Hatton Gdn, London, carver and gilder (1819). [D] See Bernardi Mack(i)e.

Mack, William, 17 London Rd, Southwark, London, furniture broker, u and cm (183537). [D]

Mack, William, 24 Little Marylebone St, London, u (1839). [D]

Mackarall, James, Lancaster, joiner and cm (182930). [Lancaster freemen rolls]

Mackay, , address unrecorded, u (1775). Subscribed to Thomas Malton's Compleat Treatise on Perspective, 1775.

Mackey, , address unrecorded. On 8 June 1774 he was paid 17 9s for Chairs etc. to 22nd May 1774 supplied to the Earl of Ancaster. [Lincoln RO, 2 ANC 6/16]

McKay, , London, cm (1783). In 1783 he was paid 13 19s by Alexander Wedderburn. [Scottish RO, GD/64/Box 20/177/2 and 3]

Mackay, Charles, 171 Piccadilly, London, u (1784). [D] See James Mackay at this address.

Mackay, George, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Mackay, James, 171 Piccadilly, London, u (176184). [D; poll bk] Probably James Mackey.

McKay, James, Manor-chare, Newcastle, carver and gilder (1811). [D]

McKay, John C., Handbridge, Chester, cm (181926). Admitted freeman on 21 October 1819. [Chester freemen rolls and poll bks]

Mackay & Durno, address unrecorded, u (1756). Recorded in Henry Hoare's account book of 174970, receiving 18 6s on 3 December 1756. [Wilts. RO, MS 383/6]

Mack(i)e, Bernardi (or Benjamin), 7 Greville St and 41 Kirby St, Hatton Gdn, London, carver, gilder and picture frame maker (180920). [D] See Bernard Mack.

Macke, Francis Joseph, Thayne St, Manchester Sq., London, u (1795). Declared bankrupt, Billinge's Liverpool Advertiser, 1 June 1795.

Mackenzie, , address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Mackenzie, Alexander, Newcastle, u (1777). [Poll bk]

Mackenzie, Alezander, 4 James St, Golden Lane, London, cm (1781). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1781 for 300, 220 accounting for utensils, stock and goods. [GL, Sun MS vol. 290, p. 286]

Mackenzie, Alexander & Blissatt (or Blisset(t)), Marylebone St, Golden Sq., London, cm and upholders (17841815). Mackenzie was recorded alone at no. 34 in 1784, and with Blissatt there between 1786 and 1811. The firm's address was given as no. 37 in 1790, 180809 and 181215; and no. 36 in 1801 and 1803. The same premises were probably renumbered throughout the period. The firm took out a Sun Insurance policy on 29 March 1786 for 1,200, of which utensils etc. accounted for 840. Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793, and Cabinet Dictionary, 1803. Succeeded in 1816 by Mackenzie & Wakeling. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 336, p. 91]

McKenzie, Daniel, Preston, Lancs., cm (180222). [Preston Guild record of burgesses]

McKenzie, Daniel, 10 Turnstile Alley, Drury Lane, London, cm (1807). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 20 January 1807 for 500 of which 300 accounted for stock, utensils and goods in trust. [GL, Sun MS vol. 437, ref. 798783]

Mackenzie, Ebenizer, Huntingdon, cm (1831). Taken as app. on 30 May 1831. [Hunts. RO, app. indentures]

Mackenzie, George, 25 Gt George St, Liverpool, cm (1839). [D]

Mackenzie, P., Sheffield, Yorks., u (1824). Declared bankrupt, Brighton Gazette, 25 March 1824. See W. Mackenzie.

McKenzie, Thomas, 3 Derby St, Whitechapel, Liverpool, cm (1823). Advertised sale of remaining stock on declining business, in Liverpool Mercury, 28 February 1823, to take place on 6 March. Stock consisted of clocks, Mahogany & Painted Articles, Pier & Dressing Glasses, Gentleman's capital knee-hole Desk with seventeen drawers, Cabinetmaker's Tool Chest, large Kitchen Range, with hot hearths, a few Mahogany Ends, in planks, boards etc. suitable for Cabinet & Chairmakers, Iron-founder's Blowing-machine, a large stove, & other useful Articles.

Mackenzie, W., Sheffield, Yorks., u (1824). Declared bankrupt, Brighton Gazette, 25 March 1824. See P. Mackenzie.

Mackenzie, William, 11 Market Pl., Sheffield, Yorks., silversmith, broker, u and music seller (181722). Trading as Mackenzie & Son in 1817. [D]

M'Kenzie, William, 32 Blackfriargate, Hull, Yorks., u and broker (1826). [D]

M'Kenzie, William, St Ives, Hunts., chairmaker and cm (183039). Trading at Crown St in 1830 and Merry land in 1839. [D]

Mackenzie & Son, Bishop Wearmouth, Sunderland, Co. Durham, cm (1832). [D]

Mackenzie, Steains & Pryer, 30 Brydge's St, Strand, London, u (181125). [D] See Pryer, Steains & Mackenzie.

Mackenzie & Wakeling, 37 Marylebone St, Golden Sq. and 36 Gerrard St, Soho, London, u (181620). [D] Successors to Mackenzie & Blisset.

Mackereth, S., Lancaster, furniture painter (178891). [Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow records]

Mackery, George & Speare, James, 6 Princes St, Drury Lane, London, carvers (1775). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1775 for 300, 120 accounting for utensils, stock and goods. [GL, Sun MS vol. 236, p. 233]

Mackery, George, 12 Brownlow St, Long Acre, London, cm (1783). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1783 for 200, 100 on utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 313, p. 77]

Macket & Co., 186 Sloane St, London, u (1837). [D]

Mackett, , 26 Sloane St, London, cm (183234). [D] See Atkinson & Mackett.

Mackewen, Thomas, 28 Gt Charlotte St, Blackfriars Rd, London, looking-glass manufacturer (181329). [D]

Mackey, James, Piccadilly, London, upholder (1774). [Poll bk] Probably James Mackay.

Mackey, James, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Mackie, George, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Mackie, Robert, 106 Wardour St, Soho, London, cm, u and undertaker (180335). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803. [D]

Mackie, Thomas, 96 Curtain Rd, London, carver and gilder (1835). [D]

Mackinder, George, King St, Golden Sq., London, carpenter and cm (173944). Provided the Duke of Gordon with items for his London house in 1739, totalling 3 13s 6d and including A Fine Mahogany pillar & claw table. His bill of 26 April 1739 included A Fine Mahog. Teabox wth an inside Spring Drawer, A Fine Wood Voider, a tray, a small inlaid salver and 2 Bottle Dishes, totalling 2 12s 6d. [Scottish RO, GD 44/51/465 and 465/4/28] Declared bankrupt, London Daily Post and General Advertiser, 5 March 1744. Sale of household goods, furniture, Pictures by many eminent Masters, and all his Stock in Trade, consisting of fine Mahogany and Walnut-Tree Planks and Veneers, Cherry-Tree, Beech, etc., announced in Daily Advertiser, 19 March 1744. Notice regarding payment of debts to Mackinder appeared in the same paper on 28 April 1744.

McKinley, Thomas, Cable St, Oldham Rd, Manchester, carver and gilder (183639). Recorded at no. 26, 183638, and no. 35 in 1839. [D]

McKinnon, , 79 Tottenham Ct Rd, London, cm (1804). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 5 July 1804 for 400 on a house at the corner of Turnstile in Lincoln's Inn Fields in tenure of a stationer. [GL, Sun MS vol. 431, ref. 762888] Probably John McKinnon.

McKinnon, Angus, corner of Holborn Row, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, cm (1783d. by 1792). Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1783 for 500, of which 300 accounted for utensils, stock and goods, and a further policy for 600 on his house; on 16 July 1785 for 200 on utensils, stock and goods; and on 13 January 1787 for 600 on seven houses. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 313, p. 157; vol. 314, p. 471; vol. 331, p. 282; vol. 342, ref. 526749] Probably father of:

McKinnon, John, London, cm (179192). Recorded at 9 Little Rider St, St James's on 26 August 1791 when he took out a Sun Insurance policy for 800 on an empty house at 15 Sackville St. On 12 July 1792 he insured this house for 500, and also a house at the corner of Turnstile in Lincoln's Inn Fields in tenure of McKinnon, widow, for 200. [GL, Sun MS ref. 587700; vol. 389, ref. 602680] Probably McKinnon, , of 79 Tottenham Ct Rd.

Macklecan, John, Southwark, London, chairmaker (1746). Took app. named Lay in 1746. [S of G, app. index]

Mackleton, , Leadenhall St, London, cm (d. 1750). Notice in General Advertiser, 19 November 1750 read: On Thursday morning died at his House at Woodford Mr. Mackleton formerly an eminent Cabinet Maker in Leadenhall St.

Mackley, John, 3 Bridge Ct, Westminster Bridge, London, cm and u (182735). [D]

Mackley, William, Southgate, Market Weighton, Yorks., cm (1840). [D]

Macklin, R., 22 High St, Bloomsbury, London, bedstead maker (1829). [D]

Macklin, Thomas, Bateman's Buildings, Soho Sq., London, carver and gilder (1775). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1775 for 300, utensils, stock and goods accounting for 100. [GL, Sun MS vol. 236, p. 508]

Macklin, Thomas, 39 Fleet St, London, printseller, carver and gilder (178089). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1780 for 1,000 of which 750 accounted for utensils and stock. Trade card recorded. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 284, p. 6; Heal]

Macknam, Thomas, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b. c. 17911841). Aged 50 at the time of the 1841 Census.

Macknecan, John, London, cm (1761). [Maidstone poll bk]

McKnight, Alexander, 21 Scotch St, Whitehaven, Cumb., joiner and cm (1829). [D]

McKnight, Robert & Sons, Queen St, Whitehaven, Cumb., joiners and cm (1811). [D]

McKrobie, William, 2 Colvile Ct, Rathbone Pl., London, cm (180911). [D]

McLachlan, James, 41 Duckinfield St, Liverpool, cm (1837). [D]

Maclagan, Alexander, 158 Regent St, London, u and cm (1835). [D]

Maclaren, Daniel, 8 Hamilton Row, Battlebridge, London, cm (182627). [D]

McLauchlan, Andrew, 53 Commercial Rd, Lambeth, London, carver and gilder (182637). [D]

McLauchlan (or McLaughlan), David, 3 Printing House Sq., Blackfriars, London, carver and gilder, looking-glass and picture frame manufacturer (180037). Parcel-gilt mahogany pier table recorded, with marble top above a pierced frieze carved with scrolling leaves on two large cabriole legs carved with C scrolls, on a rectangular base; bearing label of D. J. McLauchlan of the above address and trade. [D; Sotheby's, 19 June 1981, lot 147]

McLaughlin, David, 1 Naked Boy Ct, Ludgate Hill, London, carver and gilder (1779). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1779 for 500 of which 200 accounted for utensils, stock and goods. [GL, Sun MS vol. 271, p. 475]

McLaughlin, James, 2 Crosbie St, Liverpool, chairmaker (1835). [D]

McLean, Charles, 25 Portland St, Oxford St, London, u (182939). [D]

M'Lean, Charles, 181 Fleet St, London, looking-glass and picture frame maker (1839). [D]

McLean, Charles, 1 Wellington St, Southwark, London, carver and gilder 1839). [D]

M'Lean, George, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

McLean, John & Son, London, cm, upholders (17701825). The origins of this firm may possibly be found on the south side of Little Newport St, Leicester Sq., where in June 1770 a Jn Mc Lane became the tenant of a Ho & workshops at a rent of 36 pa. In 1774 Jno M'Clean cabinet maker is listed in the same street [poll bk] and he remained at this address until 1783. His decorative trade card issued from this address features a dressing table and is inscribed: Jno Macklane | Cabinet, Chair Maker and | UPHOLDER | in Little Newport Street | near Leicester Square | London | NB. Funerals Perform'd. [Heal, p. 106] His address between 1783 and 1790 is not known, but in the second half of that year he became tenant of 55 Upper Marylebone St [rate bks] and the firm remained here until its demise in 1825. [D] There is no documentary proof linking these two McLeans although they are probably one and the same person. The firm is also recorded as having premises at two other addresses at the turn of the century: these were Pancras St, Tottenham Ct Rd, and Upper Terr., Tottenham Ct Rd. They occupied the former building c. 17991805 and vacated the latter in the same year. [D; rate bks] After John died c. 1815 and his son William took over, the business declined. Until 1816 the rates were promptly paid, the value of the rent having risen in this year to 100. However in 1819 goods were distrained for rent, there were arrears in 1820, and in 1821 William McLean was in receipt of Poor Relief and the clerk noted In Prison Landlord has taken all the goods. In 1822 McLean was a Bankrupt in Prison. The final entry in 1825 states Died so poor that his body was sent in a box by waggon into the country to relations.

Two fire insurance policies have been traced, in 1806 the household goods were covered for 100, stock and utensils in the warehouse were valued at 500, the workshop behind (stoves therein) 200, in the open yard 200. Total sum insured 1,000. In 1810 the figure was unchanged. [GL, Sun MS vol 437, ref. 792347; vol. 453, ref. 850499]

The firm used two different trade labels which have been found on a dozen or so pieces of furniture. The version employed c. 17991805 reads Manufactured and Sold by | J.MLANE & SON | Pancrass Street, Tottenham Court | Road, and | 58, Upper-Mary-le-bone-street | Portland Place. [V & A-W. 101944] The wording on labels employed c. 180515 is as follows: Manufactured and Sold by | JOHN McLEAN and SON, | 58, Upper Mary-le-bone-Street, | The end of Howland Street, Portland-Place. [Furn. Hist., 1978, pls 31B and 31C] Two pictorial trade cards are known, one inscribed Upholstery & Cabinet | Manufactory | Upper Marylebone Street, | Portland 58 Place with an elaborately styled Gothic shop front below displaying the sign board Ino MACLEAN & SON. [Heal Coll., BM] The other portrays a fashionably furnished drawing room with the word Elegant | PARISIAN FURNITURE | WAREROOMS | John McClean & Son | CABINET MAKERS & UPHOLDERS followed by their address. [Banks Coll., BM]

Several notices were placed in The Times: on 31 January 1806 the firm announced they have re-opened their Warerooms with a new and elegant assemblage of Parisian Furniture; and advertised on 11 February 1811 JOHN M'CLEAN and SON beg leave to acquaint the Nobility, Gentry and Public in general, they have in their Ware rooms a new and elegant assortment of every article of useful and ornamental furniture, upon the most approved principle, for furnishing houses, complete, which being the production of their own manufactory, they are enabled to offer on terms most advantageous: bedding of every description: pier and chimney glasses, carpeting, &c. Further advertisements appeared in the Times on 4 January 1812, 2 October 1812 and 6 March 1817.

McLean subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803 and his name also appears in the list of master cabinet makers appended to that volume. In the text Sheraton illustrates a pouch work table, p. 292 commenting The design was taken from one executed by Mr M'Lean in Mary-le-bone street, near Tottenham court road, who finishes these small articles in the neatest manner.

The group of labelled furniture displays such a distinctive artistic personality that many similar unlabelled items can be confidently attributed to their workshops. The pieces owe much to French influence, not only in their design but in their lavish use of delicate gilt brass mounts. They favoured dark rosewood, sometimes combined with boxwood strings and satinwood crossbanding, but in later work the technique of brass inlay in the manner of Boulle is found, together with brass strips engraved with paterae and fronds. Sometimes a sparing use of water-gilt enrichment is present. The cabinet work is of a consistently high order and the gilt mounts are finely chased. The firm's furniture displays little stylistic development, although there is a discernible movement from lightness and delicacy, inspired by French prototypes, towards heavier forms with a certain weakening and coarsening in the decoration. This decline seems to have occurred after William inherited the business from his father about 1815. Another distinctive feature of their house-style was the use of a unique repertoire of cast and chased brass mounts, not encountered on other furniture of the period and therefore a valuable aid to attribution. The firm was clearly of some size and importance and their work is of particular interest because it betrays no debt to fashionable Regency pattern books of the day.

A labelled games table survives at Saltram, Devon, another of the same pattern is recorded from Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincs., and there are unlabelled pieces at Harewood, Yorks., but only one country house commission has so far been documented. This account for general furnishings supplied to the 5th Earl of Jersey's seat Middleton Park, Oxon. and his town house in Berkeley Sq. covers the period July 1806 to April 1807 and totals 4,793 11s. None of the items have been identified. [S. Redburn, John McLean and Son, Furn. Hist., 1978, pp. 3137; Furn. Hist., 1966, pp. 3739; GCM; Jourdain and Rose, English Furniture: the Georgian Period, figs 70, 71; C. Life, 28 May 1964, p. 1337; 16 July, p. 110 and 3 September, p. 430, 1943; 12 June 1969; 20 January 1983, p. 139; Conn., March 1974; March 1976; vol. 132 (1953), p. 187; C. Musgrave, Regency Furniture, pl. 76; G. Wills, English Furniture 17601900, p. 183; Sotheby's, 12 November 1982, lot 84; V & A archives] S.R.

Maclean, John, Whitehall, London, u (1749). [Poll bk]

McLean, William, York, u (181220). Son of John McLean, cordwainer; app. to Hugh Rusby and Francis Ellis, u and cm, on 24 November 1812. Assigned to Arthur Shores and Edward Steward. Admitted freeman in 1820. [York app. reg. and freemen rolls]

M'Leland (or McClelland), John William, Kensington, London, cm and u (182339). Listed at High St in 1823 and Gravel Pits, 182639. [D]

M'Lellan, Elizabeth & Son, Market Pl., Mansfield, Notts., cm (1819). [D]

McLellan, John, Dragon Ct, Mansfield, Notts., joiner and cm (1832). [D]

McLellan, Robert, Gt Russell St, Bloomsbury, London, u (180939). Recorded at no. 114, 180921; no. 106, 182335; and no. 107, 183739. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 4 August 1824 for 3,600. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 497, refs 101949798] See McClennan & Flint.

Maclellan, Thomas, Falmouth, Cornwall, u (176883). Advertised for an app. in Sherborne Mercury, 4 January 1768. Document dated 5 October 1779 records the sale of his house in Falmouth. Insured his house for 600 in 1781 with the Sun Co. [D; Cornwall RO, BRA 846/18; GL, Sun MS vol. 292, p. 158]

McLellan, William, Mansfield, Notts., joiner, cm and u (181935). Addresses given at Stockwellgate in 1819, Church St, 182832, and Toothill Lane in 1835. [D]

M'Lellan & Sons, Mansfield, Notts. Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

McMay, John, Liverpool, cm (181627). App. to William Harvey in 1816. Petitioned freedom on servitude in 1823 paying 6s 8d, and admitted freeman in 1827. [Liverpool freemen's committee bk]

McMillan, Alexander, 17 Mortimer St, London, cm (1794). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 7 July 1794 for 100 on goods and utensils in his workshop. [GL, Sun MS vol. 401, ref. 630147]

McMillan, John, Liverpool, furniture painter etc. (181118). Trading at Pownall St, 181114; no. 6, 181113; and 5 Upper Milk St, 181618. [D]

McMillan, Theodore, 2 Dorrington St, Coldbath Fields, London, u (?) (1813). [D]

McMullin, Robert, 6 Highfield St, Liverpool, cm (1835). [D]

McNab, Neil, Liverpool, cm (1822). App. to Cattrall & Whittingham in 1822. [Liverpool app. enrolment bk]

McNabb, Archibald, 5 White St, Liverpool, cm (182123). [D]

McNay, John, Priest Ct, St Andrew St, Liverpool, cm (1827). Admitted freeman on 10 October 1827. Probably the John M'Nay, cm, whose marriage to Miss Elizabeth Dawson at St Nicholas's Church was reported in Liverpool Mercury, 22 June 1827. [Liverpool freemen reg.]

McNeill, J. & Co., 6 Cable St, Liverpool, u (1835). [D]

McNevin, Anthony, London, u, cm and appraiser (182628). Addresses given at 92 Dorset St, Salisbury Sq., 182627; and 86 Dorset St and 85 Crown Ct, Blackfriars, 182728. Trade card recorded. Successor to Mr Hill. [D; Heal]

McNicol, Alexander & Lewis, Liverpool, cm and u (183439). Trading at 32 St James St in 1834; 22 St Vincent St, St James's, 183537; and 61 St James St in 1839. [D]

Macom, Alexander, 3 Ebenezer Ct, McGuire St, Liverpool, cm (1803). [D]

Macom, James, Manchester, cm (1731). Took app. named Worthington in 1731. [S of G, app. index]

M'Phearson, J., 44 Lime St, Liverpool, architectural and furniture carver, plain and ornamental gilder (1827). Advertised in Liverpool Mercury, 18 May 1827, that he was from London, and had just commenced business at the above address, and flatters himself that from the practical knowledge he has already acquired in the profession with the promptitude displayed in the execution of the orders of his Friends & those who may honour him with their Commands, will alone ensure him that share of the patronage of a Liverpool public, which it will ever be his anxious study to merit. AN APPRENTICE WANTED.

Macpherson, J., English St, Carlisle, Cumb., carver and gilder (1810). [D]

Macquistin, George, address unrecorded, upholder (174249). Son of Bryce Macquistin, linen draper of St Mary-le-Grand; app. to Samuel Whiting on 29 July 1742, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 31 August 1749. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

M'Shane, Manasses, 32 Foley Pl., Portman Sq., London, upholder and undertaker (181739). [D]

Mactaggart, Alexander, Liverpool, cm (183739). Trading at 6 Leece St in 1837 and 39 Warren St in 1839. [D] See Robert Carson & Alexander Mactaggart.

M'Taggart, John, 16 Clayton Sq. and 12 Ranelagh St, Liverpool, u and paper manufacturer (1823). Notice in Liverpool Mercury, 25 July 1823 concerned the assignment of his estates to creditors, presumably on his bankruptcy. Announcement in the same paper on 29 August 1823 read: JOHN M'TAGGART & CO. late JOHN M'TAGGART, N. 16 Clayton Square, beg leave to acquaint their friends & the Public that they continue their Paper Hanging Manufactory, at N. 12 Ranelagh Street, where they have on hand a large quantity both of Papers & Borders of all descriptions at very low prices .

Mactaggart, Robert Carson & Alexander, 6 Leece St and 27 Benson St, Liverpool, u, cm and paper hanging manufacturers (1839). [D] See Alexander Mactaggart.

Mactavish, John, 81 Gt Titchfield St, London, u (1829). [D]

McTier, John, 17 Tash St, Gray's Inn Lane, London, wood and cabinet carver (1839). [D]

M'Vay, Bernard, North St, Keighley, Yorks., cm and u (182829). [D]

M'Williams, Alexander, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Maddams & Son, William, Hackney Rd, 68 Theobalds Rd, London, cm and u (182735). [D]

Madden, John, Walcott, Som., cm (1759). Took app. named Neal, 1759. [S of G, app. index]

Madden (or Maddan), Thomas, London, carver and gilder (178184). Of 10 Glasshouse St, took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1781 for 300 of which 70 accounted for utensils, stock and goods. Recorded at Meards Ct, Dean St, 178384, as Maddan at no. 13 in 1783 when he took out another policy for 300, utensils, stock and goods accounting for 70. [GL, Sun MS vol. 294, p. 510; vol. 313, p. 364; poll bk]

Maddern, John, Bristol, cm (1781). [Poll bk]

Maddison, Charles, Broadway, Stratford, Essex, cm and u (182339). Named in the Essex Jurers Book for Becontree Hundred in 1838. [D; Essex RO, Q/RJ/2/1]

Maddison, Francis, Huntingdon, cm, u, auctioneer and appraiser (181732). Recorded at Princess St in 1830. Advertised in Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 24 January 1817. [D; poll bk]

Maddison, John, High St, Huntingdon, auctioneer, appraiser, u and cm (181939). Eldest son of Mr Maddison, cm and u, his marriage to Miss Sale of Huntingdon was reported in Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 16 April 1819. [D; poll bk]

Maddison, John, Court 48, Groat Mkt, Newcastle, working u (182738). Recorded at Court 48, Groat Mkt, 182733, and 2 Spital in 1838. [D]

Maddison, Michael, 31 Bigg-Mkt, Newcastle, joiner, cm and green grocer (1833). [D]

Maddison, Philip, Bishop Wearmouth, Sunderland, Co. Durham, cm and u (1832). [D]

Maddison, Samuel, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, cm (182641). Trading at 85 Row, with house at no. 87 in 1836. [D; poll bks]

Maddison, William, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, cm (181841). [Poll bks]

Maddock, Edward, Chester, u (1830). Son of Hugh Maddock, butcher of Chester; app. to William Podmore, u, on 17 July 1830, for seven years. [Chester app. indentures]

Maddock, Elias, 24 Milk St, Bristol, cm and chairmaker (17991800). [D]

Maddock, James, Nantwich, Cheshire, upholder (1724). Took app. named Smith in 1724. [S of G, app. index]

Maddock, John, East St, Ashburton, Devon, cm (1838). [D]

Maddock, Samuel, Chester, u (169798). Son of Mary Madcock, widow; app. to Abner Scoles, u, 10 February 3 March 1697/98 for eight years. [Chester app. bks]

Maddock, Samuel, 127 Gt Ancoats St, Manchester, chairmaker (1825). [D]

Maddock, Samuel, 39 Pellow St, Liverpool, chairmaker (1829). [D]

Maddocks, Thomas, Liverpool, cm (1796). Admitted freeman on servitude to Edward Lowe on 25 May 1796. [Liverpool freemen reg.]

Maddox, , address unrecorded. Gilder employed in the mid 1770s at Chatsworth, Derbs. [Burlington, June 1980, p. 413]

Maddox, Charles, Greenhill, Lichfield, Staffs., cm (183035). [Poll bks]

Maddox, George, 21 Baker St W., and 2021 Blandford Mews, London, manufacturer. A set of six Regency mahogany dining chairs recorded, of Classical form, the seats in horsehair on reeded scimitar legs; bearing trade labels. [Phillips, 21 November 1967, lot 80]

Maddox, John, Castle St, London, carver (1749). [Poll bk]

Maddox, John, Walcot, Bath, Som., cm (1753). Took app. named Ring in 1753. [S of G, app. index]

Maddox, John, 18 Scotland Pl., Liverpool, furniture painter (181618). [D]

Maddox, Joseph, Liverpool, cm (182324). Trading at 15 Leeds St in 1823 and Gt Oxford St North in 1824. [D]

Maddox, Ralph, 14 Gt Russell St, Bloomsbury, London, carver and gilder, cm (17771817). Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1777 for 400 of which 100 accounted for utensils and goods; and in 1779 for 1,000, 50 on utensils, stock and goods. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 257, p. 353; vol. 276, p. 32]

Maddox, Ralph Henry, 25 Welbeck St, London, u and cm (183539). Trade card recorded. [D; Heal]

Maddox, Richard, Oswestry, Salop, cm (179798). [D]

Maddox, Robert, High St, Marlow, Bucks., cm, joiner and builder (1823). [D]

Maddox, Samuel, 7 Bridgewater Pl., Bridgewater, Liverpool, cm (1837). [D]

Madge, Mat(t)hew, Plymouth, Devon, cm and u (181438). Probably the Madge listed at Higher Broad St in 1814. Recorded in Lower Broad St in 1822; 27 Buckwell St in 1830; and Duckwell St in 1838. Named in the list of creditors of Thomas Smith, cm of Plymouth, in Exeter Flying Post, 2 March 1815. [D]

Madgwick, John, address unrecorded, upholder (1722). Son of Edward Madgwick of Bodenham, Wilts.; app. to James Parker, upholder of Salisbury, Wilts., on 21 June 1722 by common indenture and counterpart for 10. [Wilts. Apps and their Masters]

Madin, Mathew, Pitt, Wilts., cm (1724). Took app. named Davis in 1724. [S of G, app. index].

Madoin (or Madgin), John, Silver St, Durham, cm (d. 1816). Sale of business and stock on his death advertised in Durham County Advertiser, 21 December 1816. Stock consisted of a variety of ready made Furniture and Cabinet-Work, with a quantity of well-seasoned Mahogany in logs & planks, Elm, Beach, Sycamore, & wood of every description of the best quality. Possession of the sale & workshops situate in Silver Street may be had immediately, and further particulars upon application to Mrs. Anne Madgin, Framwellgate Bridge, who begs leave to return her grateful acknowledgement for the liberal encouragement experienced by her late Son while in business, & respectfully to solicit the payment of all debts unsettled at the time of his decease: & also that those who have demands against him will send her an account of their claims, in order that they may be speedily discharged.

Maggs, G., 6 Queen St, Bath, Som., cm (1819). [D]

Maggs, J., Bath, Som., cm and chairmaker (181926). Listed at 3 Nelson Pl. in 1819 and 14 Beaufort Sq. in 1826. [D] His trade card is in Bath Ref. Lib.

Maggs, J., Harp Alley, Fleet Mkt, London, japanner and gilder (1820). [D]

Maggs, John, Bath, Som., chairmaker (1831). Declared bankrupt, Liverpool Mercury, 16 December 1831.

Maggs, Joseph, 44 Upper East Smithfield, London, backmaker (1779). Insured his house for 100 in 1779. [GL, Sun MS vol. 273, p. 369]

Magill, Ralph, Liverpool, cm (17961839). Addresses given at 56 Christian St in 1796; 18 Shaw's Brow, 180011; no. 19 in 1810; no. 20, 181314; no. 18 in 1818; no. 6, 182124; no. 7, 182729; 56 Christian St, 1834; no. 36 in 1835; no. 63 and also 65 Vergil St in 1837; and 22 Vergil St in 1839. Admitted freeman on servitude to Edward Myers on 25 May 1796. Took app. named William Catterall in 1806, petitioned freedom in 1818. [D; Liverpool freemen reg. and committee bk]

Magnus, , London. Billiard table with trade label at Hopetoun House, West Lothian, mentioned in the 1800 inventory.

Magnus, Richard, Wells, Norfolk, cm and joiner (1822). [D]

Magor, H., 8 Church St, Greenwich, London, u (1838). [D] See John Taylor Major.

Maguire, C., 14 Windmill St, Tottenham Ct Rd, London, carver and gilder (1820). [D]

Maguire, Richard, Liverpool, cm (181330). App. to Nathan Newell in 1813, and admitted freeman in 1830. [Liverpool freemen's committee bk]

Mahanah, John, Tarporley, Cheshire, chairmaker (1798). [D]

Maidstone, Nathaniel, St Lawrence Pountney's Lane, London, chairmaker (1718). [D]

Mailane, John, Newport St, London, cm (1780). Insured a house in Adam St, Portman Sq. for 400 in 1780. [GL, Sun MS vol. 289, p. 67]

Maile, William, George St, Hampstead Rd, London, u (1818). [Marylebone Lib., deed 495]

Maile, William, 3 New Millman St, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Maile, William, 6 Park St, Dorset Sq., London, u (1839). [D]

Mailler, James, 3 Cross Keys Ct, Little Britain, London, cm (180911). [D]

Main, , address unrecorded. Named in Paul Methuen's Day Book for Corsham Court, Wilts., on 10 May 1790, supplying a Bird Organ & Inlaid Work Box costing 5 5s. [V&Amp;A archives]

Mainlove, , address unrecorded, u (1754). Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754. Probably Richard Manlove.

Mainwaring, William, Sedgley, Staffs., cm (1834). [D]

Mairis, A., 282 High Holborn, London, u and cm (1796). [D]

Mairis, Robert, address unrecorded, furniture warehouseman (1794). Sent a bill to Mr Turner in 1794. [V&Amp;A archives]

Mais, , address unrecorded. Named in the Massingberd account books in May 1785 receiving 12s 6d for repairing a drawing board; and on 9 July 1782, 2 19s for picture frames and glass supplied in Bath. [Lincoln RO, MM 9/10] Probably:

Mais, Henry, Bath, Som., carver, gilder and builder (179192). Notices regarding bankruptcy appeared in Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser, 26 September 1791 and 6 August 1792. Described as late of Bath in 1792.

Maitland, Robert, address unrecorded, cm (17931803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793, and Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Major, John Taylor, Church St, Greenwich, London, cm, u, carpenter and joiner (180834). [D] See H. Magor.

Major, John W., 90 Fore St, Exeter, Devon, formerly of London, upholstery, chair and cabinet warehouseman (182224). Advertised commencement of business in The Alfred, 30 July 1822, and sale of cabinet goods of the best workmanship & well-seasoned wood, at very low prices, on 22 July 1823. Marriage to Miss Tout at South Molton reported on 28 October 1823. Sale of stock and effects under an Execution from the Sheriff advertised in Exeter Flying Post, 17 June 1824. [D]

Major, John Taylor & Samuel, Poole, Dorset, u (1837). Declared bankrupt, Sussex Agricultural Express, 24 June 1837. See Samuel Major.

Major, Samuel, Liverpool, cm (1828). App. to Thomas Croft Huxley in 1828. [Liverpool app. enrolment bk]

Major, Samuel, Colyton, Devon, cm (1830). [D]

Major, Samuel, High St, Poole, Dorset, cm and u (183740). [D] See John Taylor Major.

Makepeace, Joseph, foot of Westgate St, Newcastle, u, sworn auctioneer and appraiser (1783). Advertised in Newcastle Courant, 25 October 1783, his large assortment of paper hangings of the newest pattern from London, fringe for beds, &c., lace, window line, tassels and cloak pins.

Makepeace, Mark, Tyne St, North Shields, Northumb., u (1827). [D]

Makepeace, Mary, 17 Upper Ashley St, Northampton Sq., London, carver and gilder (182627). [D]

Makin, John, Alford, Lincs., u (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Makin, John, Chapel St, Salford, Lancs., u (17941813). Recorded at no. 149 in 1794; no. 193 in 1804; no. 192 in 1811; and no. 203 in 1813. [D]

Makins, Benjamin, Gainsborough, Lincs., cm (180508). [D]

Makins, Thomas, Gainsborough, Lincs., cm (180911). [D]

Makins, Thomas, 14 Wellington Terr., Waterloo Rd, London, cm (1835). [D]

Makinson, I., Manchester, looking-glass manufacturer. Label recorded on early 19th-century wall mirror with bands of satinwood. [Sotheby's, 26 March 1954, lot 122]

Maklin, Thomas, Bateman's Buildings, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, gilder (1775). Took two apps in 1775. [Westminster Ref. Lib., MS 6048]

Malbone, John, address unrecorded, upholder (173950). Son of Joseph Malbone, brewer of Spitalfields, London. App. to Thomas Perrot on 5 September 1739, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 7 August 1750. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Malcher, John, St Bride's, London, u (172324). Named as son and heir of John Malcher, late of Long Coombe, Oxon., Gent., deceased, concerning the lease and release of a messuage in New Woodstock. [Oxford RO, Misc., Has. II/8]

Malcolm, George, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Malcolm, Michael, Panton St, London, cm (174556). [D] Possibly:

Malcolm, Michael, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, cm (1753). Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., May 1753. Possibly:

Malcome, Mitchell, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, cm (1749). [Westminster poll bk]

Male, Charles, Market Pl., Crewkerne, Som., cm (182230). [D]

Male, James, Yeovil, Som., cm (1798). [D]

Male, Joseph, Borough, Yeovil, Som., cm (1822). [D]

Male, Robert, Hotwells, Bristol, cm, u and undertaker (182535). Trading at 9 Caroline Pl. in 1825; 11 Dowry Sq., 182635; and as a Venetian and Indian blindmaker from 1827. [D]

Malim, Thomas, Doncaster, Yorks., upholder (1760). Took app. named Armitage in 1760. [S of G, app. index]

Malin, Edward, London, cm (1750). [GL, Joiners Co. records, list of liverymen] Probably Edward Maylin.

Malin (or Malyn), Thomas, London, cm (166163). The earliest reference to a cm in the Royal Accounts appears to be that of Thomas Malin, dated 166162 regarding the purchase of Two pairs of stands and two tables of Marble Speckled wood for Hampton Court, costing 18; Two Tables and Two pairs of stands of Jamaica Wood, probably mahogany, at 18; A very larg Table of marble wood inlaid, 15; 2 Marble colour'd tables of Violett wood for the Queenes closett at Whitehall, 11; and one large looking glass with an ebony frame for our Groome of the Stoole, for 25. The account totalled 87. At Michaelmas 1663 Malin supplied one faire looking glasse of Venice glasse wth an Ebbony frame, costing 20. [PRO, LC5/39; Conn., vol. 105, 1940, p. 201; R. W. Symonds, Furniture Making in 17th and 18th Century England, pp. 105 and 116] Possibly:

Malin(e), Thomas, address unrecorded, cm (1699). He rendered two bills to the 5th Earl of Bedford (later 1st Duke) for furniture ordered, very probably, for Bedford House, London. The first, dated 30 June 1699, for 8 10s, lists a mirror cresting of French walnut carved with a crown etc., and a pair of stands with ureated pillars. The second, dated 31 August 1699 for 4 9s, accounts for the remainder of the triad suite: a walnut table on twisted pillars, and a walnut frame for my Lord's great looking-glass. Both bills are endorsed Thos. Malin; the name suggests that he was a French Huguenot. [Bedford Office, London]

Mal(l)ins, William Hill, Birmingham, cabinet case maker (183039). Addresses given at 16 Court, Charles St in 1803; 16 Little Charles St in 1835 and Gt Charles St in 1839. [D]

Malkin, Thomas, Hawke St, Liverpool, cm (181621). [D]

Mallam, C. R., Banbury, Oxon., cm and u (183241). Listed at Parsons Lane, 183235; Parsons St in 1837 and High St, 183941. [D]

Mallam, Charles Richard, 30 Broad St, Worcester, cm and u (1828). [D]

Mallam, Robert & Charles, St Aldate's, Oxford, cm and u (1830). [D]

Mallard, Edward, Castle Foregate, Shrewsbury, Salop, u (1840). [Shrewsbury burgess roll]

Mallender, Paul, Brighton, Sussex, cm (182224). Recorded at 22 Portland St in 1822 and Devonshire Pl. in 1824. Daughter Emma and son Paul by Hannah Mallender bapt. on 21 April 1822 and 27 June 1824 respectively. [D; E. Sussex RO, PR (bapt.)]

Mallet, Francis Peter, 48 Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell Green, London, cm and u (b. 1729d. 1799). First noted in 1765 by which year he had become a partner with William and Richard Gomm in the business which operated from the former Newcastle House, the Close, Clerkenwell. In 1771 the business was named as Gomm, Son & Mallet and on 6 February of that year Mallet was made free of the Upholders Co. under the terms of the 1750 Upholders Act. His address was recorded as of Clerkenwell. Directories of 177475 list Mallet and give his address as Clerkenwell Green or Garraway's Coffee House, Exchange Alley. Mallet may have ceased his partnership by this date, possibly because of the anticipated financial difficulties of the business for, when bankruptcy occurred in 1776 only William and Richard Gomm are named in the proceedings. Mallet was further conveniently on hand to take over the business. Insurance cover taken out in that year was in his name and indicates the extensive size of the manufactory. Newcastle House was said to have six warehouses and workshops and shed and a sawpit which were covered by insurance of 9,100 of which 6,000 was for goods and stock. Insurance was also taken out earlier in this year on 8 Red Lion Sq. for 5,000 which included 3,200 for utensils and stock. Following on his bankruptcy Richard Gomm was living at this address in 1777 taking out insurance cover of 200 on the house only. The scale of production under Mallet's ownership was probably smaller and in 1782 insurance cover was a mere 600 including 100 for utensils and stock. Soon after 1790 Mallet probably retired and in 1794 he was recorded at Buckingham. He died in November 1799 at Islington Spa aged about 70 and was said at that time to be resident at Edmonton. He was described in his obituary notice in the Gents Mag. as an eminent cabinetmaker and successor to Mr. Gomm. An invoice from Mallet is in the Heal Coll., BM. It is made out to a Peck Esq., dated 24 December 1783, and concerns the supply of a large mahogany secretaire bookcase costing 21 15s. This bookcase on a cupboard base survives. [D; GL, Upholders Co. records; Sun MS vol. 245, p. 580; vol. 248, p. 305; vol. 301, p. 305; V&A archives] B.A.

Mallett, Henry, Market Gates, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, chairmaker (1839). [D]

Mallett, Robert, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, chairmaker (183036). Trading at George St in 1830 and Market Gates in 1836. [D]

Mallett, William, Bath, Som., cm (b. 1707d. 1791). Fashionable craftsman working during the reign of George II and the early years of George III. His name was continued after his death by his son, and the family was in business at The Octagon, Bath, until the early years of this century, when W. E. Mallett wrote An Introduction to Old English Furniture. Wing chair recorded with the name Mallett of Bath and the date 1785 carved on the underside of the seat. [Collector's Guide, September 1949]

Mallett, William, 5 Chariot St, Hull, Yorks., chairmaker (1831). [D]

Malley, John, Lancaster. Named in the Gillow records, 17841833. [Westminster Ref. Lib.]

Malley, Peter, Lancaster. Named in the Gillow records, 181622, including work on a bedstead in 1822. [Westminster Ref. Lib., vol. 344/100, p. 3167]

Malley, William, Lancaster. Named in the Gillow records in 1808 working on a chair. [Westminster Ref. Lib., vol. 344/99, p. 1850]

Mallinson, John, Penrith, Cumb., chairmaker (181134). Trading at Town Head in 1811 and Burrowgate in 1834. [D]

Malorie, Thomas, Lady Lane, Leeds, Yorks., u, joiner and cm (180508). [D]

Mally, B. J., Lancaster. Named in the Gillow Records in 1790. [Westminster Ref. Lib.]

Malone, Thomas, 27 Portland St, Manchester, cm and u (183640). [D]

Maltby, Francis, Hull, Yorks., cm (1768). [Poll bk]

Maltby, William, Nottingham, cm (1798). [D]

Maltman, James, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Malton, Perry, address unrecorded, carver (168990). Provided picture frames for Hampton Court, Kensington Palace and Petworth House, Sussex. [C. Life, 4 September 1980, p. 799]

Malton, Thomas, Hull, Yorks., cm (1768). [Poll bk]

Malton, Thomas, the Strand, London, cm (b. 1726d. 1801). Known principally as an architectural draughtsman, teacher of geometry and perspective. A former pupil, William Hickey, recorded in his memoirs (1772) that Mr Malton had been for several years a cabinet maker, having a large shop in the Strand, but as nature had blessed him with an extraordinary mechanical genius he was constantly engaged in experiments upon different subjects therein So powerfully did this inclination operate as his knowledge increased that he at length relinquished his trade he left off business with only about 2000, having a wife and six children. He is mentioned in a footnote to part two of Thomas Sheraton's Drawing Book and is recorded as binding an app. in 1761 for a fee of 10. The first edition of Malton's Compleat Treatise on Perspective, 1775 contains one plate and the third edition, 1779, a second featuring in all eleven items of fashionable furniture. The second edition of his Royal Road to Geometry, 1793 included a criticism of Sheraton's Drawing Book. [Furn. Hist., 1975; A. Spencer (ed.), Memoirs of William Hickey, 1948, 1, 281]

Malton, Thomas, Nottingham, cm (175455). Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754 and in 1755 took app. named John Flannell for a consideration of 20. [S of G, app. index]

Maltster (or Malster), Robert, Norwich, cm (181830). Recorded in the parish of St Martin-at-Palace in 1818, and St Gregory, 1830. [Poll bks]

Malvern, Charles, Worcester, cm (183135). Admitted freeman in 1831, and named in the Worcester freemen rolls on 1 December 1835.

Malvern, Charles, Leamington, Warks., cm and u (183537). Listed at 14 Warwick St in 1835 and 5 Windsor St in 1837. [D]

Mames, William, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Manarin, , from London, enameller and gilder. Late 18th-century trade card recorded. [Banks Coll., BM]

Manasses & M'Shane, 32 Foley Pl., Cavendish Sq., London, u (181925). [D]

Manby, George, High St, Leeds, Yorks., cm (1817). [D]

Manby, William, Hull, Yorks. and Louth, Lincs., cm (178084). Polled at Hull of Hull in 1780, of Louth in 1784.

Mancer, William, 27 Wardour St, London, chairmaker and painter (1820). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 27 July 1820 for 800 of which 500 accounted for stock and utensils in workshops behind his house. [GL, Sun MS vol. 483, ref. 970075]

Manchee, John, 10 New Inn Sq., Bateman's Lane, Shoreditch, London, carver (1823). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 14 May 1823 for 200. [GL, Sun MS vol. 497, ref. 1005270]

Manchester, John, Nantwich, Cheshire, cm (177175). Son Henry bapt. on 17 March 1771, William on 5 September 1773, and James on 17 September 1775. [Chester RO, PR (bapt.)]

Manchip, John, West St, Bridgwater, Som., cm and u (183040). [D]

Mander, Benjamin & Son, Wolverhampton, Staffs., papiermch maker (c. 1792after 1812). Trays stamped MANDER recorded. [Conn., August 1967, p. 251]

Mander, John, 5 Upper East Smithfield, London, cm, bedstead maker and undertaker (180828). [D]

Mander, Joseph, address unrecorded, upholder (1719/20). Son of John Mander, freeman butcher of London, deceased. App. to William Shepard and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 13 January 1719/20. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Mangenot, N., Lancaster, engraver (1801). [Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow records]

Mankin, Arthur, Market St, Falmouth, Cornwall, cm and u (182324). [D]

Manklelow, Edmund, Battle, Sussex, cm and u (183239). [D]

Manklin, Benjamin, Hull, Yorks., cm (174758). Son of Benjamin Manklin, furrier; admitted freeman of York in 1750. Polled at Hull in 1747 and 1754, and at York in 1758. [York freemen rolls]

Manknell, William, Holywell St, Chesterfield, Derbs., cm (181822). [D]

Manley, R., 8 Albion Pl., Bath, Som., chair and couch maker (1826). [D]

Manley, Samuel & Son, Bradford, Barnstaple, Devon, cm (1838). [D]

Manlove, Richard, address unrecorded, upholder (172342). Son of Thomas Manlove of Lappington, Salop, Gent., deceased. App. to Thomas Gardner on 30 July 1723, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 7 July 1731. Took app. named John Phipps, 173442. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Manlove, Richard, near St Antholin's Church, Watling St, London, upholder (c.1770). Trade card recorded. [Heal]

Manlove, Rowland, Market Pl., Uttoxeter, Staffs., cm and clockcase maker (1835). [D]

Mann, Benjamin, London, wholesale u and cm (180120). Addresses given at 28 Rood Lane, 180106; 117 Bishopsgate St in 1807; as Mann & Jordan there, 181112; and alone at 47 Somerset St, Aldersgate in 1820. Named in Sheraton's list of master cabinet makers, 1803. [D]

Mann, Charles, Gt Magdalen St, Thetford, Norfolk, cm, chairmaker and joiner (1822). [D]

Mann, H., High St, Lincoln, cm (180507). [D]

Mann, James, Framwellgate, Durham, joiner and cm (183134). Notice in Durham Advertiser, 13 May 1831 stated that JAMES MANN, of the late firm of SHAW and MANN, JOINERS AND CABINET-MAKERS, would be carrying on the business alone since the death of his partner, John Shaw; including Printers Joiner Work, as heretofore, executed with the greatest accuracy & on the most reasonable terms, viz: Cases, Frames, Gutters, Side & Foot Sticks, Shutting Sticks, Riglets, Quoins & everything connected with the business. [D]

Mann, John, Liverpool, joiner and cm (17901803). Recorded in Whitechapel in 1790; Mann St, off Harrington St, with shop at Sir Thomas Buildings in 1796; and Mann St, Stanhope St in 1803. [D]

Mann, John, 127 Fore St Hill, Exeter, Devon, cm (182334). Advertised in The Alfred, 25 November 1823, a large assortment of mahogany & other CHAIRS, & mahogany & rosewood SOFAS, manufactured with the best materials & offered at unprecedented low prices. American wood CHAIRS with hair seats, made at half the price of mahogany. Graining in exect imitation of Rosewood, Done or taught. [D; voters list]

Mann, John P., Stamford, Lincs., cm and u (183241). Recorded in St George's parish in 1832, and at St Mary's St, 183541. [D; poll bk]

Mann, John, Broad St, Nottingham, cm (1835). [D]

Mann, Richard, 13 Paradise Row, Chelsea, London, cm and u (1823). [D]

Man(n), Robert, Little Queen St, Holborn, London, u and cm (178993). Recorded at no. 31 in 1789. [D]

Mann, Samuel, address unrecorded, upholder (174251). Son of Robert Mann, school master of London; app. to John Jackson on 7 July 1742, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 12 January 1750/51. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Mann, Thomas, York, cm (174058). Recorded as lately in possession of a house next the Church in Spurriergate, in York Courant, 12 February 1740. Took app. named John Tate in 1743. Living in Feasegate at the York poll of 1758. [York app. reg.]

Mann, W. R., 1 Pollard Row, Bethnal Green, London, cm (1829). [D]

Mann, William, Hull, Yorks., cm (180305). Recorded at Adelpher Yd in 1803 and 24 Lowgate in 1805. [D]

Mannall, John, Colechester, Essex, cm and joiner (178182). Insured his house for 1,000 in 1781 and 600 in 1782. [GL, Sun MS vol. 289, p. 278; vol. 299, p. 132]

Manners, John, Morpeth, Northumb., joiner and cm (182734). Addresses given at Hair's Yd, Oldgate in 1827 and Old Gate, 182834. [D]

Manners, Matthew, Vine Lane, Newcastle, cm (1838). [D]

Manners, Robert, Brunswick St, Stockton-upon-Tees, Co. Durham, joiner and cm (1827). [D]

Manners, William, address unrecorded. Rosewood teapoy recorded bearing paper label: Made by Wm Manners Cabinet Maker June 17 1834.

Manning, James, St Clement's, Ipswich, Suffolk, cm (1818). Named in the calendar of marriage licence bonds in 1818. [Suffolk RO, FAA: 50/2/118, p. 53]

Manning, John, Cirencester, Glos., u (1817). [PR (bapt.)]

Manning, William, Holbeach, Lincs., joiner and cm (1826). [D]

Manning, William, Ipswich, Suffolk, carver and gilder (183035). Trading at Tower St in 1830 and Butter Mkt in 1835. [D; poll bks]

Mans, Joseph, Leicester, cm (1749). App. to John Elliott, and admitted freeman in 1749. [Leicester freemen rolls]

Mansel, Row. Dawkin, Jermyn St, London, upholder (1774). [Poll bk]

Mansell, E., High St, Chippenham, Wilts., cm etc. (1839). [D]

Mansell, Joseph, Bromsgrove Rd, Birmingham, cm (1822). [D]

Mansell, William, Penryn, Cornwall, joiner and cm (1792). Insured a house in Falmouth for 200 on 29 February 1792. [GL, Sun MS vol. 386, p. 42]

Mansell & Son, Princess St, Shrewsbury, Salop, cm and u (1840). [D]

Manser, Thomas, 8 Carpenter St, London, cm (1827). Children John and Charlotte by his wife Charlotte, bapt. on 30 October 1827 at the Methodist Westminster Chapel. [PRO, Non-Conf. Reg. RG4/4313]

Manser, William, London, furniture japanner, carver and gilder, chairmaker, broker and antique furniture and china dealer (b. 1779d. 1862). Trading at 27 Wardour St, 181944. Son of William and Elizabeth Manser, bapt. at St James's, Clerkenwell on 7 July 1779. He married Ann Ashley at St Saviour's, Southwark, on 15 April 1801. During the 1830s and 1840s Manser invested in property, and acquired long leases of many of the houses in Myddelton Sq., Clerkenwell. He died on 29 July 1862 at 17 Myddelton Sq., and was buried in the Abney Park Cemetery. [D]

Mansergh, John, Lancaster, cm (177084). App. to R. Bateman and W. Forrest in 1770, and admitted freeman, 177980. [Lancaster app. reg., freemen rolls and poll bk]

Mansfield, H., 9 Corn St, Bath, Som., cm (1833). [D]

Mansfield, Thomas, Bethlem, Gt Grimsby, Lincs., joiner and cm (1831). [D]

Mansfield, Thomas jnr, Salisbury St, Shaftesbury, Dorset, cm, u and paper hanger (1840). [D]

Mansford, Daniel, 45 Leather Lane, Holborn, London, cm and furniture broker (181720). [D]

Mansford, David, Baker St, Spa Fields, London, cm and barometer case maker (1824). Took out Sun Insurance policies on 15 March 1824 for 300, of which 200 accounted for stock, utensils and goods in trust; and on 24 June 1824 for 500. [GL, Sun MS vol. 495, ref. 1014807; vol. 497, ref. 1017827]

Mansford, David, 6 Baker St, Bagnigge Wells, London, cm (182639). [D]

Mansford, John, Town St, Shepton Mallet, Som., cm (1839). [D]

Mant, John, Chichester, Sussex, cm (1782). Insured his house for 200 in 1782. [GL, Sun MS vol. 301, p. 570]

Mant, John, Winchester, Hants., cm and auctioneer (17921808). Recorded in High St, 180508. [D] Clothes press recorded, with four drawers in the base, surmounted by a cupboard with two doors with oval panels of mahogany veneer; the top surmounted by four urn finials. It bears a printed label with Neo-classical cartouche framing inscription which reads: Mant, UPHOLDER & CABINET MAKER, High Street, WINCHESTER, NB. Goods Appraised & Sold by Auction on the most reasonable Terms. [Hotspur Ltd., London, c.1981; Heal Coll., BM; Apollo, February 1954] Identical label recorded on a roll-top desk with metal gallery, drawer and tapering legs with castors. [V & A archives]

Manthorpe, James, Norwich, cm (182530). Recorded in St Lawrence's parish in 1830. App. to Henry Higgins, and admitted freeman on 3 May 1825. [Norwich freemen reg. and poll bk]

Mantica, Charles, 6 Coppice Row, Clerkenwell, London, looking-glass manufacturer (1839). [D]

Mantle, James, Mile Town, Sheerness, Kent, cm (183839). Trading in High St, 1838. [D]

Mantle, T., 26 Upper York St, Bryanston Sq., London, cm (1835). [D]

Mantle, Thomas, Market Pl., Dover, Kent, cm and u (17931830). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 19 July 1792 for 100, including 50 for workshop and storerooms in the yard near his house in Market Pl., plus 50 for utensils and stock. Polled at Dover, 182630. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 387, p. 342]

Mantle, Thomas, 16 Marylebone Lane, London, cm (182628). [D]

Mantle, Thomas, 4 Shouldham St, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Manton, Edward, Coventry Rd, Warwick, cm (1831). [Poll bk]

Manton, George, 29 Essex St, Birmingham, cm (1835). [D]

Manwaring, Robert, Haymarket, London, cm (176066). The author of two modest furniture pattern books The Cabinet and Chair-Maker's Real Friend and Companion, 1765 and The Chair-Maker's Guide, 1766, he also contributed some fifty designs to Genteel Houshold Furniture in the Present Taste sponsored by a Society of Upholsterers and Cabinetmakers in 1760. Available information about Manwaring, including the fact that he was a cm with premises in the Hay-Market, London, is derived from his own publications. His designs all for stylish seat furniture are much less fluent than the work of Chippendale or Ince & Mayhew; Sheraton described them as worthless, but the best parlour chairs displaying bold interlaced splats, his elaborately fretted Chinese and Gothic specimens and highly picturesque rural examples express an individual artistic personality. Manwaring claimed they are actually Originals, and not pirated or copied, adding there are very few designs advanced, but what he has either executed himself, or seen completely finished by others. C.G.G.

Manzies, Robert, Orange St, Leicester Fields, London, cm (1780). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1780 for 500, utensils, stock and goods accounting for 100. [GL, Sun MS vol. 281, p. 401]

Manzochi, Girolano, 22 Brook St, Hull, Yorks., looking-glass maker (1838). [Goodison, Barometers]

Mapey (or Masey), Abram, address unrecorded. Named in the account book of Edward Monnington of Sarnesfield Court, near Kington, Herefs., on 29 June 1728, receiving 10 10s for a bureau. [Herefs. RO, P94/6] Possibly Abraham Massey.

Maplebeck, John, Wirksworth, Derbs., chairmaker (1822). [D]

Mapleson, Charles, Stoney Hill, Bristol, cm (179394). [D]

Maplestone, Charles jnr, Blyburgate St, Beccles, Suffolk, surveyor, builder cm, u and carpenter (182439). [D]

Maram, Philip, Church Lane, Strand, London, u (1709). [Rate bks]

March, Edward, 49 Queen St, Birmingham, cm (1830). [D]

March, George, Gainsborough, Lincs., cm (180507). [D]

Marchant, John, Cross Corner, Carnaby Mkt, London, upholder (1774). [Poll bk]

Marchant, John, London, cm, u and bedstead manufacturer (181429). Recorded at 1 corner of Church St, Shoreditch, 181619; 64 Shoreditch in 1820. 1 Cloak Lane, Shoreditch, 1827; and 1 Old Cock Lane, Bethnal Green in 1829. Heal rcords trade card. [D] See Sabourin & Marchant, also John Merchant.

Marchant, Peter, at The Royal Bed & Star, near Fleet Bridge, London, u and appraiser (c.1760). Trade card shows Daniel Marot type Lit d'Ange, with the Royal Arms in auricularstyle cartouche. Card states that he Makes & Sells all sorts of Upholsters & Cabinet-Makers Goods. Funerals Perform'd to any part of Great Britain. [Banks Coll., BM] See Peter Merchant.

Marchant, S., 51 Tooley St, Southwark, London, looking-glass frame maker (1820). [D]

Marchant, Samuel, 4 St George's Rd, Southwark, London, carver and gilder (1839). [D]

Marchant, William, 48 Church St, Bethnal Green, London, cm (1808). [D]

Marchese, Lewis, 1 Richmond St, Liverpool, carver and gilder (1818). [D]

Marchese & Co., 20 Haymarket, Liverpool, carvers and gilders (1816). [D]

Marcroft, John, Providence Pl., Leeds, Yorks., cm (1822). [D]

Marcuccis, Charles, 6 Barlow St, Marylebone, London, carver and gilder (1785). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 24 May 1785 for 200 on his house, and 30 on utensils, stock and goods in trust therein. [GL, Sun MS vol. 329, p. 281]

Mardn, Samuel, 32 Walbrook, London, upholder (1777). [D]

Maren, Stephen, New Compton St, London, carver and gilder (1749). [D] See Stephen Marin.

Mares, John, Deritend, Birmingham, chair and gun case maker (1818). [D]

Mare(s), John, Banbury Rd, Birmingham, cm and chairmaker (1822). [D]

Mares, William & J., Pimlico, London, cm and u (182739). Addresses given at 12 Upper Ranelagh St, 182728; 91 Lower Belgrave St in 1835; and no. 21 in 1839. [D]

Marganis, , St Anne's, London, cm (1730). Report that he had been stabbed appeared in Daily Journal, 5 August 1730.

Margarom, Robert William, Norwich, cm and chairmaker (1822d. 1825). Trading at Castle Ditches in 1822. Will proved at Norwich in 1825. [D; Norfolk Record Soc., index of wills]

Margerson, Joseph, Elbow Lane, Dale St, Liverpool, chair bottomer (1804). [D]

Margrie, George, Lyme Regis, Dorset, cm and u (183040). Addresses given at Broad St in 1830 and Church St in 1840. [D]

Margrie, Jacob, Bridport, Dorset, cm and auctioneer (182340). [D]

Marin, Stephen, 71 Long Acre, London, carver (1775). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1775 for 400, 100 accounting for utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 242, p. 512]

Marin, Stephen, 66 New Compton St, Soho, London, carver, gilder and oval turner (17971819). Trading in partnership with Baughan in 1819. Elegant Neo-classical trade card also bears inscription in French. [D; Banks Coll., BM]

Mariner, William, York, cm (178390). Son of Henry Mariner; app. to John Sanderson, cm, on 30 January 1783. Admitted freeman of the Liberty of St Peter in 1790. [York app. reg. and freemen rolls]

Maris, Samuel, address unrecorded, upholder (174148). Son of Richard Maris, Gent. of Worcester. App. to Jonathan Fawconer on 5 August 1741, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 1 September 1748. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Mark, Mark, Thornton St, Dockhead, London, carver and gilder (183234). [D]

Marker, John, Newbridge, Exeter, Devon, cm (1831). Son William bapt. on 8 January 1831 at St Edmund's Church. [PR (bapt.)]

Markey, Cornelius, at the third door from Tooley St in Southwark, London, u and cm (1752). Named in contemporary newspapers. [Heal]

Markey, John, Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, London, cm and u (182339). [D]

Markham, George, at The Windmill, Houndsditch, Aldgate, London, cane chairmaker (1720). Insured goods and merchandise in his house on 8 January 1720. [GL, Sun MS vol. 10, ref. 16199] See John le George Markham.

Markham, Gregory, Little Moorfields, London, u (d.1666). [Richard Smyth's Obituary, 1849]

Markham, John le George (?), at The Golden Chair, Houndsditch, Aldgate, London, cane chairmaker (1719). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 2 November 1719. [GL, Sun MS vol. 10, ref. 15632] See George Markham and Lawrence Markham.

Markham, John, Bridge St, Worksop, Notts., cm and u (1822). [D]

Markham, Lawrence, at The Golden Chair, near Gravel Lane, Houndsditch, Aldgate, London, chairmaker (1729). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 12 April 1729 for 300, including 100 on household goods and stock in trade in his house; and 200 on stock in his warehouse and sheds in adjoining yard. [GL, Sun MS vol. 29, ref. 47414] See John le George Markham.

Markham, Thomas, Gainsborough, Lincs., cm and u (182835). Listed at Gt Church Lane in 1828 and Church St in 1835. [D]

Markland, Ralph, Bull St, Birmingham, cm (1793). [D]

Marks, Henry, Cirencester, Glos., cm (183439). [PR (bapt.)]

Marks, James, Cirencester, Glos., cm (182832). [PR (bapt.)]

Marks, John, Norwich, u (176297). Trading at 12 Market Pl. in 1780, and no. 28 in 1783. Son of John Marks, plumber and glazier; admitted freeman on 11 September 1762. Former app., John Hardy, upholder, admitted freeman on 3 May 1779; and John Reynolds, u, on 17 March 1792. Announced in Norfolk Chronicle, 24 June 1780, that Mr Notley had left their co-partnership of Notley & Marks, as he was declining business, and Marks would trade on his own account. Trade card, c.1790, reads: MARKS, Upholsterer & Appraiser, Makes & Sells on the lowest Terms, All Sorts of Upholstery Furniture, In the newest, and most approV&Apos;d Taste, AT No. 12 MARKET PLACE, NORWICH.. [D; poll bks; Norwich freemen reg.; Norwich Local Hist. Lib.]

Marks, John, 8 Batchelor Row, Battle Bridge, London, cm (182628). [D]

Marks, John, Cock St, Hitchin, Herts., cm and u (182339). Listed also as auctioneer and builder in 1838. [D]

Marks, M., 93 Blackman St, Southwark, London, carver and gilder (183539). [D]

Marks, M., Old St, London, cabinet manufacturer (183539). Trading at no. 51 in 1835 and no. 72 in 1839. [D]

Marks, Sterry, London, upholder (177179). Recorded at his fathers N. 19 St. Thomas's, Southwark in 1779. Son of Job. Marks; app. to John Boulton on 2 October 1771, and Benjamin Soundy on 9 August 1774. Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 3 February 1779. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Marks, William, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Marks, William, College Yd, Worcester, carver and gilder (182040). Recorded at no. 6 in 1822 and no. 7 in 1830. [D]

Marks, William, South St, Manchester Sq., London, u and furniture broker (182939). [D]

Marks, Osborn & Co., 5 Albion Pl., St Pancras, London, auctioneers, appraisers, u and undertakers (183539). [D]

Marks Harding, John, Barnstaple, Devon, carver and gilder (1826). Birth of daughter announced in The Alfred, 8 August 1826.

Marland, John, Manchester, chairmaker and cm (181840). Recorded in partnership with James Marland at 23 Thomas St, 181825, and also at no. 74 in 1824 and 182829, no. 72 in 1825; Redfern St, 182829 and 10 Thomas St, 183334. Listed alone at 10 Thomas St in 1832 and at 1 Blukely (or Blakeley) St, Miller St in 1840. Recorded as Marland & Farron, cm and chairmakers at 21 Thomas St in 1836 and no. 23, 183640. [D]

Marlen (or Marlin), Francis Thomas, West St, Faversham, Kent, cm (183239). [D]

Marlen, William, Last Lane, Dover, Kent, cm, u and chairmaker (1839). [D]

Marley, John, Workington, Cumb., joiner and/or cm (181134). Trading at Griffin St in 1811 and Priestgate, 182829. [D]

Marleys, Robert, address unrecorded. On 27 February 1734 he was paid 16s 2d for a Mahogone Tea Table, bought in 1733 for Gibside, Co. Durham. [Durham RO, Strathmore MS, D/St/v. 987]

Marlow, James, Hill St, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs., cm and u (182835). [D]

Marlow, Thomas, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham, cm (183035). Recorded at 15 Court in 1830 and 92 Steelhouse Lane in 1835. [D]

Marlowe, Richard, Watling St, near St Antholin's Church, London, upholder, undertaker and appraiser. Rococo trade card recorded. [Banks Coll., BM]

Marlton, John, Cock St, Wolverhampton, Staffs., joiner and cm (1780). [D]

Marples, William Edward, Barker's Pool, Sheffield, Yorks., carver and gilder (182830). [D]

Marples, William, Chapel Yd, Tuxford, Notts., joiner and cm (1832). [D]

Marples & Hibbert, 72 Fargate, Sheffield, Yorks., carvers and gilders (1837). Advertised in White's Directory of the West Riding of Yorkshire, 1837, as: Carvers, Gilders, Print-Sellers and Artists Repository, Manufacturers of Picture Frames, Looking Glasses, Cornices, Pier Tables, Brackets and every description of Gilt and Ornamental Fancy Furniture. Ornamental Models in Wood, Wax, Clay or Plaster; Composition Ornaments for Architectural or other purposes, to any design. Old Glasses Re-silvered, Oil Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Maps cleaned, lined, repaired and varnished. Gentlemen's Houses attended to repair or re-gild any article in the above line. Cabinet-Makers and Upholsterers orders well and promptly executed. Materials for Painting in Oil or Water-Colours.

Marr, Henry, Newcastle, u (1774). App. to Edward Coates, and admitted freeman on 17 June 1774. [Newcastle freemen reg.]

Marr, James, Byker Buildings, Newcastle, cm (1827). [D]

Marr, Samuel, 72 Old St Rd, London, broker and chairmaker (180211). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 10 March 1802 for 300, including 60 on utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 424, ref. 730083]

Marr, Thomas, above White-cross, Newcastle, cm and carpenter (1778). [D]

Marr, Thomas, Southergate, Ulverston, Lancs., cm (1822). [D]

Marr, William, Nottingham, joiner and cm (1814). Took app. named Joseph Wright in 1814. [Nottingham app. list]

Marr, William, 33 Bread St, Cheapside, London, japan dressing case maker (182935). [D]

Marrable, John, 6 High St, Chatham, Kent, carver and gilder (182634). [D]

Marrable, John, High St and St Margaret's Bank, Rochester, Kent, carver, gilder, paper hanger, undertaker etc. (1838). [D]

Marrack, Alex, Falmouth, Cornwall, cm (d.1835). Report in Exeter Flying Post, 31 December 1835, that he had been found drowned.

Marrack, John, Market Strand, Falmouth, Cornwall, cm and u (1830). [D]

Marrell, Joseph, address unrecorded, u (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Marrian, Thomas, 29 St James's St, St Margaret, Westminster, London, water gilder (1818). Took app. named Jos. William Ball in 1818. [Westminster Ref. Lib., MS B1268, St Clement Danes reg.]

Marriat, Samuel, Thames St, London, upholder (1734). [Poll bk)

Marriner, Christopher, 3 Edgar Ct, Liverpool, cm (1821). [D]

Marriner, George, Liverpool, carver and gilder (181316). Addresses given at Hill St, Copperas Hill in 1813; 1 Hill St in 1814; and 13 Renshaw St in 1816. [D]

Marriott, Mrs, Swann's Yd, Long Row, Nottingham, u (1840). [D]

Marriott, John & Thomas, Westgate, Dewsbury, Yorks., cm (1822). [D]

Marriott, Luke, Earls Heaton, near Dewsbury, Yorks., cm (1822). [D]

Marriot(t), Samuel, London, upholder (170317). Address given in Thames St, St Mary Somersett in 1717. Son of William Marriot, victualler of London. App. to William Braman on 27 May 1703, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 4 May 1715. Took out a Hand in Hand Insurance policy on 18 December 1717 for 750 on his own house in Thames St, and for 750 on a rented house. [GL, Upholders Co. records; GL, Hand in Hand MS vol. 18, p. 91]

Marriot(t), Thomas, Leeds, Yorks., cm and joiner (1791). Advertised in Leeds Intelligencer, 6 September 1791, giving address at Mr. Butler's Yard opposite the Crown, Kirkgate, where he continues to Make and Sell the Portable Patent Machines for Washing Linen, Invented by Thomas Todd . Advertised again in Leeds Mercury, 13 September 1791, and Leeds Intelligencer, 4 October 1791, giving notice that he has entered upon the Premises at the top of the Leylands, lately occupied by Mr. Hawkswell . Re-advertised in the same paper that he continues to make Todd's celebrated washing machines, now universally used it is unnecessary to mention the savings both in soap & labour as it is to dwell upon their other excellencies.

Marriott, Thomas, 4 Camomile St, London, u (181016). Took out Sun Insurance policies on 6 June 1810 for 500, of which 300 accounted for stock and utensils; and on 27 January 1814 for 700, 300 on stock, utensils and store. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 449, ref. 846020; vol. 461, ref. 889827]

Marriott, William, Fotheringay, Northants., gilder (1741). Took app. named Wright in 1741. [S of G, app. index]

Marriott, William, Northampton, cm (178496). Addresses given at Drapery in 1784; St Mary's St in 1796; and Bridge St in 1790. [Poll bks]

Marris, Thomas, 1 Foster's Entry, Humber St, Hull, Yorks., joiner and cm (183839). [D]

Marsden, Elizabeth, Deansgate, Bolton, Lancs., cm and u (181418). [D]

Marsden, George B., Manchester, u and cm (180022). Recorded at 6 North Parade, St Mary's in 1800; 18 Queen St, St Ann's in 1804; Queen St in 1808; and 22 St Ann's St, 181322. [D] See Mary Marsden.

Marsden, Henry, Eastgate St, Chester, cm (1824). Admitted freeman on 9 October 1824. [Chester freemen rolls]

Marsden, James, address unrecorded, carver (173942). Named in the accounts for Holkham Hall, Norfolk, in 1739 receiving 58 5s for carving two table frames, two glass frames, and a large chimney frame; in 1740 for carved work totalling 136, including thirteen friezes for doors costing 4 9s; chimney frames at 7 16s and 10 6s; and two large glass frames & ornaments prepar'd at 6 2s 6d. In 1742 he supplied two large pier glasses for the dressing room costing 73. [V&A archives]

Marsden, James, Hipperholme, Yorks., joiner and cm (1830). [D]

Marsden, James, Raistrick, Yorks., joiner and/or cm (1834). [D]

Marsden, John, Wigan, Lancs, u, chairmaker and cm (181125). Trading in Millgate, 181417, and Wallgate, 181822. Announcement of marriage to Miss Moorfield of Wigan on 2 July 1811 in Liverpool Mercury, 12 July. [D]

Marsden, John, Westgate, Wakefield, Yorks., cm and u (182834). [D]

Marsden, John, Head St, Colchester, Essex, fancy cm (1832). [D]

Marsden, Mary, 22 St Ann's St, Manchester, cm and u (182429). Trading in partnership with G. Mather in 1829. [D] See George B. Marsden

Marsden, R., 51 St John's St, London, cm and u (1808). [D]

Marsden, Reuben, Colchester, Essex, cm and broker (179193). Recorded at Market Cross, when he took out a Sun Insurance policy on 4 January 1791 for 600, of which 350 accounted for utensils and stock. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 375, p. 120]

Marsden, Robert, Hallgate, Wigan, Lancs., u and cm (181422). [D]

Marsden, Thomas, Sheffield, Yorks., cm (181621). Addresses given at 42 Burgess St in 1816 and Alsop's Row, Little Sheffield, in 1821. [D]

Marsden, Thomas Barton & Bather, Thomas, Manchester, u (1830). Declared bankrupt, Chester Courant and AngloWelsh Gazette, 31 August 1830.

Marsden, Thomas, Gt Bull Yd, Wakefield, Yorks., cm and/or u (1837). [D]

Marsden, William, Bakehouse Lane, Stanley St, Liverpool, cm (17961818). Recorded at no. 8 in 1796 and no. 12, 180304. [D]

Marsden, William, Westgate, Wakefield, Yorks., cm, u and paper hanger (182437). [D] Former foreman of John Robinson, cm of Wakefield, entered into partnership with Thomas Powell in 1824. [Furn. Hist., 1976, p. 42]

Marsh, , address unrecorded, cm (1740). Received payment of 6s in April 1740 by Augusta, Princess of Wales. [Windsor Royal Archives, RA 55425]

Marsh, , address unrecorded, upholder (17781801). Named in the accounts for Gorhambury, St Albans, Herts. in January 1778 receiving payment of 16 0s 4d; on 27 February 1788, 2 4s For Fitting up two Drawers to hold Medals; on 5 June 1788 for supplying a dressing table costing 11 12s; and on 13 May 1801, receiving 10 4s 6d. [Herts. RO, Gorhambury account bk XI, 63, 71 and 74]

Marsh, , Margate, Kent, cm (180307). [D]

Marsh, Cornelius, Longfleet, Poole, Dorset, cm and u (1840). [D]

Marsh, Edward, Birmingham, cm, u and broker (182835). Addresses given at 49 Queen St in 1828, Queen St in 1830 and 45 Colemore St in 1835. [D]

Marsh, George Moses, Chester, u (1716). Son of Moses Marsh, u, late of Chester. Admitted freeman on 12 January 1716. [Chester freemen rolls]

Marsh, George, address unrecorded, cm (175476). Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754; and probably the Mr Marsh, cm and u, who subscribed to Thomas Malton's Treatise on Perspective, 1776.

Marsh, George, Gainsborough, Lincs., cm (180508). [D]

Marsh, Henry, Clement's Inn Passage, Clare Mkt, London (1739/40). Advertised in London Daily Post and General Advertiser, 5, 6, 7 and 10 March 1739/40, as the inventor of The Chamber Horse which is also known by the alternative names of Excercise Chair & Dandy Horse. [C. Life, 20 October 1955, pp. 84647; Furn. Hist., 1981]

Marsh, Henry, 23 Orchard St, Bristol, carver (1775). [D]

Marsh, Isaac, Liverpool, cm (b.1737d.1809). Addresses given at Water St in 1767; Pool Lane, 176769; 35 Atherton St in 1774; no. 53 in 1777; no. 48 in 1781; 7 King St in 1787; no. 9 in 1790; 8 King St, Pool Lane, 17961804; no. 9 in 1805; and no. 10 in 1807. Petitioned freedom as freeborn son of Richard Marsh, musicioner, in 1759, and admitted freeman in 1761. Former app., Edward Myers, petitioned freedom in 1780; and Thomas Jones in 1784. Took apps named Charles Pemberton in 1788, petitioned freedom in 1796; Mathew Massey in 1792, petitioned in 1802; Robert Corrin in 1795, Henry Gill in 1798, and John Swaine in 1799, all three petitioning freedom in 1806; William Kennedy in 1802, petitioned freedom in 1812; and John James in 1807 who was app. to John Ward Turner in 1810 after Marsh's death, and petitioned freedom in 1816. Marsh advertised that he makes & sells all kinds of CABINET GOODS on the most reasonable terms and had rooms in Pool Lane to let, in Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser, 24 July 1767. Notice of his death, aged 72, on 15 November 1809, as a man of the strictest integrity & uprightness, reported in Liverpool Courier, 29 November. [D; Liverpool freemen's committee bk]

Marsh, James, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Marsh, James, 16 College St, Bristol, cm (1775). He also ran lodgings and boarding premises. [D]

Marsh, James, Liverpool, cm (17761800). Addresses given at 77 Whitechapel, 179096; no. 81 in 1800. His son and former app., Peter Marsh, petitioned freedom in 1776. [D; Liverpool freemen's committee bk].

Marsh, James, 21 Field St, Everton, Liverpool, cm (1837). [D]

Marsh, John, address unrecorded, upholder (172129). Son of John Marsh, wire drawer of London. App. to George Robinson on 15 November 1721, and Samuel Tilbe, freeman draper, on 3 March 1724. Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 27 August 1729. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Marsh, John, Manchester, chairmaker (17941813). Addresses given at 30 Gt Newton St in 1794; no. 19 in 1804; 62 Shudehill in 1811; and no. 64 in 1813. [D]

Marsh, John, Cheapside, Dale St, Liverpool, chairmaker (17961805). Trading at no. 49 in 1796 and no. 45 in 1805. [D]

Marsh, John, 70 Newington Causeway, London, upholder (1835). [D]

Marsh, Joseph, 26 Feasgate, York, cm and u (181837). Trading as Joseph & Son, 183740. [D]

Marsh, Joseph, Park St, Grosvenor Sq., London, upholder and cm (182029). [D]

Marsh, Moses, Chester, u (1680). [Chester freemen rolls]

Marsh, Moses jnr, Chester, u (1701). Son of Moses Marsh, u of Chester. Admitted freeman on 5 January 1701. [Chester freemen rolls]

Marsh, Moses, Chester, glazier (1703). Supplied items to Nicholas Blundell of Crosby Hall, Lancs., on 18 December 1703, receiving payment for coach glass; and for silvering and polishing a looking-glass, providing a black frame and head, two further glasses and four black frames, at a total cost of 4 15s 6d. [F. Tyrer, The Great Diurnal of Nicholas Blundell, vol. 1; Nicholas Blundell's Disbursement Book, 170236, at Crosby Hall]

Marsh, Peter, Liverpool, cm (17761823). Addresses given at 62 Peter St, Whitechapel in 1790; nos 70 and 83 in 1796; and no. 70, with flour shop at 83 Whitechapel, 180003; 9 and 10 Byrom St in 1805; and 131 New Scotland Rd in 1823. Admitted freeman on servitude to his father, James Marsh, on 3 October 1776. [D; Liverpool freemen reg.]

Marsh, Samuel, Blandford, Dorset, u (174754). Mentioned in the will of Perrias Spearing, u of Blandford, who had no issue and left everything to Samuel Marsh in 1747. Took app. named Percy in 1754. [Dorset RO, DA/W/1747/5; S of G, app. index]

Marsh, Thomas, Winchester, Hants. joiner (1723). Provided tables and stools for the Duke of Montrose's house at Shawford, Hants., receiving 6 9s in 1723. [Scottish RO, GD 220/6/1236/9]

Marsh, Thomas, Southgate, Sleaford, Lincs., chairmaker (182242). Several Windsor chairs of the second quarter of 19th century recorded, each bearing stamp on the back of the dished seat, reading: MARSH or MARSH/SLEAFORD. Local directories and the Census returns show there were two families named Marsh working as chair-turners in Sleaford, Lincs., during the second quarter of the 19th century. [D; Exhib. Cat., Common Furniture, Temple Newsam House, Leeds, 1982, no. 54]

Marsh, William, see George Elward & William Marsh.

Marsh, William, South St, London, upholder (1784). [Poll bk]

Marsh, William, St David's, Exeter, Devon, cm (180338). Named in the Exeter Militia List, 1803. Recorded at St David's Hill, 181438. Sons bapt. at St David's Church: Edward on 20 March 1814; Daniel on 2 February 1817; William on 11 March 1829; William Charles on 5 September 1832; and Edward on 14 November 1838. [PR (bapt.)]

Marsh, William, Wiskersley, near Rotherham, Yorks., cm (1822). [D]

Marsh, William, 7 St Margaret's Ct, Southwark, London, chair and sofa maker (1839). [D]

Marsh & Tatham, see George Elward & William Marsh.

Marsh & Johnson, York, cm and u (1834). [D]

Marshall, , address unrecorded, upholder (1797). Worked at Panshanger, Herts., receiving payments on 17 May 1797 for 509 and 127 5s. [Herts. RO, account bk D/EP A2]

Marshall, , address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Marshall, Mrs, Russell St, Plymouth, Devon, u (1836). [D] See John Marshall at this address.

Marshall, Alexander, Holborn, London, carver and gilder (17851839). Addresses given at 17 Brownlow St in 1785; 2 (Back of) Middle Row, 178993; 2 Holborn Bars, 1802 27; and 2 Middle Row, 183539. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 5 August 1785 for 15 on utensils, stock and goods in trust; and 60 on his house. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 331, p. 361]

Marshall, Benjamin, Horsefair, Pontefract, Yorks., cm (1837). [D]

Marshall, Charles, York, cm (1757). Son of Elizabeth Marshall, widow; app. to Thomas Calvert, cm and joiner, on 31 January 1757. [York app. reg.]

Marshall, Charles, Monmouth St, London, cm (1782). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1782 for 200, of which 20 accounted for utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 299, p. 627]

Marshall, Charles, Knaresborough, Yorks., cm (1784). [York poll bk]

Marshall, Charles, Dartford, Kent, cm (1793). [D]

Marshall, D., 40 East St, Brighton, Sussex, u (1827). [D]

Marshall, Dorothy, Pontefract, Yorks., cm (1834). [D]

Marshall, Edward, Liverpool, u (1818). Admitted freeman on servitude to Benjamin Tyrer on 11 July 1818. [Liverpool freemen reg.]

Marshall, Elizabeth, London, bed warehouseman (181928). Trading at 35 Tooley St in 1819 and 16 Eltham Pl. Kent Rd, 182728. [D] See Mary Ann Marshall.

Marshall, G., Mount St, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Marshall, George, York, u (176484). Son of James Marshall, cm; admitted freeman in 1764. Polled at York of London in 1784. [York freemen rolls]

Marshall, George, York, u (176498). Established a business in Coney St in 1764; and recorded in High Petergate in 1798. [D; Furn. Hist., vol. 1]

Marshall, George Sugar, York, cm and u (17851840). Recorded at Goodramgate in 1814, with glass and china warehouse there in 1823; and 92 Goodramgate in 1828. Son of Thomas Marshall, cm; admitted freeman in 1785. Took apps named Thomas Skelton, admitted freeman in 1812; and Francis Robinson, admitted in 1817. [D; York app. reg. and freemen rolls]

Marshall, George, address unrecorded. Signed one Gothick chair of six: GEO. MARSHALL, April 7th, 1772. [Antique Collector, MayJune 1949]

Marshall, George, 9 Upper Edward St, Brighton, Sussex, cm (1839). [D]

Marshall, J. H., 5 Honduras St, St Luke's, London, cabinet turner in general (182627). [D]

Marshall, James, Bristol, carver (1754). Took app. named Prichard in 1754. [S of G, app. index]

Marshall, James snr, York, joiner and cm (1741d.1768). Trading in Colliergate, 174158. On his death in 1768, debts were made payable to James Marshall, u in Petergate, probably his son. [Poll bk; Furn. Hist., 1965]

Marshall, James jnr, York and Leeds, cm, upholder and appraiser (1755d.1796). Appears to have run businesses either simultaneously or firstly in Leeds, c. 175566, then in York from 1768 until his death in 1796. Son of James Marshall snr, joiner of York; admitted freeman of York in 1758, in which year he polled there, but of Leeds. He was recorded in Leeds in 1755, when he took app. named Lambert. In 1761 James Marshall of The Naked Boy in Briggate, Leeds, supplied to Temple Newsam House, various materials and equipment for Making & Fixing one Drop Curt'n costing 1 6s 10d. In 1766 James Marshall jnr advertised in York Courant that he had moved his cabinet and upholstery business to Leeds (presumably from York); and had also lately opened shop in Pontefract, and needed journeymen in the cabinet & chair branches. Rococo trade card of James Marshall of Leeds is in the Banks Coll., BM, and shows putto displaying wallpaper. The card lists mainly bed and upholstery materials, including Rabbit down, but also chairs, tables and other furniture. There is another example at Bradford Central Library [Spencer-Stanhope MS: 2317/21/121] inscribed on the reverse Received 27th Nov. 1760 of John Stanhope Esq. 18 1s in full etc. Jas Marshall. Addresses in York are given from 1768 until James Marshall's death in 1796. In 1768 James Marshall snr died, and debts were made payable to his son, James Marshall jnr, u of Petergate, York. He polled at York of Petergate in 1774 and 1784. Advertised in York Chronicle, 1775, that he had returned to Petergate, York, from London with an assortment of household furniture, and had built new workshops. In 1778 James Marshall of High Petergate submitted an account to Mr. Cholmney for minor items. In 1779 the firm became James Marshall & Son, and opened a shop in Briggate, Leeds. They advertised in Leeds Mercury, giving address Opposite the Old King's Arms, Briggate, where the business will be carried forward in its full extent, and the Nobility, Gentry and Others may depend upon their Furniture well-finished in Taste and at the most reasonable prices. The firm appears to have continued or re-established trading in York, being recorded there in Directories in Petergate, 178187. Trade card from Cusworth Hall, Yorks., used to cover a bundle of letters dated 178194, gives addresses in High Petergate. Another, probably later, address for James Marshall, near Bootham Bar, York, is given on a label (Fig. 13) recorded on a mahogany secretaire bookcase, c. 178090, with dentil cornice above fluted frieze, glazed upper doors; desk drawer and panelled doors in the lower stage. [Florian Papp Coll., NY; G. Tarn Bainbridge & Son, Darlington, 7 August 1979, lot 559, illus.] Probably the Mr. Marshall, Upholsterer who submitted a bill for 8 to Harewood House in 1760. [D; poll bks; S of G, app. index; York freemen rolls; Furn. Hist., 1965 and 1967; C. Life, 3 October 1974, pp. 93233] A Thomas Marshall had a warehouse in Briggate, 1763.

Marshall, James, London, upholder and cm (177279). Trading at Houndsditch, 177274; no. 127 in 1773; and 189 Oxford St in 1779. Son of William Marshall, upholder; admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by redemption on 3 June 1772. Took app. named David Brown, 177279. Employed twelve non-freemen for eighteen weeks, and fourteen for twelve weeks in 1772; between twelve and fourteen freemen in 1773; and eight for six weeks in 1774. Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., June 1774. [D; GL, Upholders Co. records; GL, City Licence bks, vols 7 and 8]

Marshall, James, Carnaby Mkt, London, cm (1784). [Poll bk]

Marshall, James, 1 Duke St, Grosvenor Sq., London, cm (1825). [D]

Marshall, James, 40 East St, Brighton, Sussex, cm and u (182632). Trading also at no. 42 in 1832. [D]

Marshall, James, Darlington, Co. Durham, u and cm (182734). Trading at High Row in 1827 and Cudworth Yd, (182829. [D] See Marshall & Dodds.

Marshall, James, Drapery, Northampton, carver, gilder and bird and beast stuffer (1830). [D]

Marshall, James, Exe Island, Exeter, Devon, chairmaker (183140). [D; Exeter Pocket Journal]

Marshall, Jo., address unrecorded, upholder (1731). Named in the accounts for Stowe, Bucks., in 1731 receiving 6 13s 4d. [Huntington Lib., California, Stowe MS ST82, p. 35]

Marshall, John, London, joiner (171418). The Montrose accounts record payment to John Marshall of 2 5s in 1714 for a large chest with iron work, and a wainscot table. In 1718 he supplied to the Duke's London house in Bond St 2 oak Steallions for the Beer Cellar; a 6 Leaf Horse for Drying the Linen; A Furm Pr. of Steps, Stool & A Long Spout for the Wash House, Racks, Cupboard & Shutter, costing a total of 11 18s 5d. [Scottish RO, GD 220/6/1159/41; 1192/11]

Marshall, John, near St James's Church, London, u (1721). Named in contemporary newspapers. [Heal]

Marshall, John, Framlingham, Suffolk, Maker from London (1728). Advertisement in Ipswich Journal, 11 May 1728 read: At Framlingham, in Suffolk, is to be Made and Sold Cabinets, Desks and Book-Cases, Desks, Chest of Drawers of all Sorts, Card-Tables, Gammen-Tables, Chairs of all Sorts, Dressing-Tables, Close-Stools, Ovel-Tables at Reasonable Rates, by John Marshall, Maker from London.

Marshall, John, Walker's Ct, Knave's Acre, Golden Sq., London, cm and upholder (1749). [Poll bk]

Marshall, John, London, upholder (177178). Recorded at Eagle St in 1778. Son of John Marshall; app. to William Palliser on 7 July 1771, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 5 August 1778. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Marshall, John, St Martin's Lane, Charing Cross, London, upholder (177277). Recorded at no. 2, 177477. Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by redemption on 1 September 1773. [D; poll bk; GL, Upholders Co. records]

Marshall, John, 6 Leigh St, Red Lion Sq., London, cm (177576). Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1775 with Joseph Bunny for 200 on utensils and stock; and in 1776 alone for 400 of which 250 accounted for utensils, stock and goods. Tambour writing table at Cannon Hall, near Barnsley, Yorks., bears his label. [GL, Sun MS vol. 244, p. 60; vol. 253, p. 454]

Marshall, John, opposite Mays Buildings, Bedford Ct, Bedford St, London, cm (1777). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1777 for 300 of which utensils, stock and goods accounted for 100. [GL, Sun MS vol. 258, p. 550]

Marshall, John, Berwick St, London, u (1784). [Poll bk]

Marshall, John, London, cm, u, joiner and chairmaker (17931840). Addresses given at 21 Gerrard St, Soho, 1794 1808; and 31 Soho Sq., 181140. Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793; and named in his list of master cabinet makers in his Cabinet Dictionary, 1803, to which he also subscribed. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 27 May 1807 for 1,000, all on utensils and stock. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 440, ref. 802938] Placed similar advertisements in the Times on 7 January 1801, 7 January 1804, 1 April 1805, 29 January, 28 February and 14 March 1806. His advertisement of 29 January 1806 read: JOHN MARSHALL'S New Invented Patent DINING-TABLES made to any size, and far preferable to any heretofore made, which when turned up at the end or side of a room, not only take up a great space, but deform the appearance of the apartment, whereas these Tables possess every advantage without either of the foregoing inconveniences, and will, on trial, be found superior in point of utility and elegance to those now in use. Also Antique Chair-Sofas, Couches, Cabinets and Windowcurtains, made in a particular manner, which for elegance, are not yet equalled; and every other article in the Cabinet and Upholstery branches, from the plain and useful, to the superb and ornamental; on reasonable terms Manufactured by John Marshall, No. 21 Gerrard-street, Soho, three doors from Princes-street, Leicester square. Carried out work for James Leigh of Stoneleigh, Warks. His bill dated 14 February and 11 March 1818 was for two clothes presses, one for Stoneleigh, the other for Leigh's London house in Portman Sq., and fixing them, at a total cost of 100 11s 2d. The first was described in the bill as a Capital Mahogany Ladys Winged Clothes Press of fine wood the Centre fitted up in the top part with doors inclosing 5 trays of Cedar the lower part with draws the End one with Pegs for hanging dresses the other with loose shelves as pr. Order Inclosed by Pannelld doors supported on turned stump feet the top with rich moulded Mahogany Cornice and carved Scroll Piedmount top the whole finished in a Superior Style of workmanship, as pr. Agreement, costing 46. [Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Leigh receipts, DR/18/5] John Marshall carried out much jobbing work at St James's Palace, 183740; and also at Buckingham Palace in September 1837, his bill totalling 192 16s 5d. His supplied striped awnings and sunshades; re-upholstered beds; provided bedsteads; deal trussels for Ironing Boards for the Queen's Wardrobe Room; two music tables with a bevil top on a frame with square legs, made portable, the whole painted over stone colour, costing 13 9s 8d; twelve birch chairs with cane seats for 4 19s; Stout Bedroom Chairs with Black frames & Rush Seats, 7 4s; and 3 Pedestals made of very strong wood for supporting marble figures, finished in the best Manner, the whole grained in Sienna in a very superior style. [Windsor Royal Archives, RA Box 1, item 2; PRO, LC 11/95 and 110] On the sale of the house and furniture of Robert Heathcote in Hill St, Berkeley Sq., held at Phillips on 20 March 1805 it was reported in Gents Mag. that Heathcote had paid Marshall & Co. 6,020 for furnishings, 1,500 for looking-glasses, and 482 for chandeliers. Regency oak pedestal table recorded, with circular tip-up top inlaid with geometric and cubepattern parquetry in various woods including maple, tulipwood, ash, ebony and rosewood; on foliate shaft, concave-sided triangular base and paw feet; bearing label inscribed: Notice this article to be used with great care; and not exposed to too much sun, fire or damp J. Marshall Maker. Pair of gilt-wood settees with gryphon arm supports, now owned by Brighton Pavilion, bear label which reads: Marshall, Soho 24 September 1810. [Christie's, 12 February 1981, lot 38, illus.; 14 May 1981, lot 46; Antiques, February 1969, p. 190].

Marshall, John, 22 Upper King St, Bloomsbury, London, cm and u (17811811). Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1781 for 700, utensils, stock and goods accounting for 470; on 23 September 1800 for 1,200, 400 on utensils and stock; on 26 February 1803 for 1,300; and on 7 June 1810 for 1,000, including 500 on a house at 37 Rosoman St, Clerkenwell, in tenure of a chairmaker; and 500 on house and workshop at no. 18 in the same tenure. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 295, p. 240; vol. 419, ref. 706510; vol. 427, ref. 745264; vol. 449, ref. 846051]

Marshall, John, 48 Church St, Bethnal Green, London, cm (1808). [D]

Marshall, John, New John St, Hull, Yorks., cm (1823). [D]

Marshall, John, Claypath, Durham, cm (1827). [D]

Marshall, John, York, cm (1827). Son of George Marshall of Fulford, York; app. to John Taylor, cm, on 27 August 1827. [York app. reg.]

Marshall, John, Lichfield St, Tamworth, Staffs., chairmaker and turner (182835). [D]

Marshall, John, Bishop Wearmouth, Sunderland, Co. Durham, cm (1832). [D]

Marshall, John, 105 High St, Leeds, Yorks., cm and joiner (1837). [D]

Marshall, John, Russell St, Plymouth, Devon, cm and u (1838). [D] See Mrs Marshall.

Marshall, L., 19 Radnor St, St Luke's, London, fancy cm (1835). [D]

Marshall, Martha, Coney St, York, toy, Tunbridge-ware and cm (180224). Traded as Martha Doughty until 1814. Early 19th-century spinning wheel recorded, on tripod stand set with ivory tablets, incribed: MARSHALL late DOUGHTY York. [D; Furn. Hist., 1978] See Marshall & Doughty.

Marshall, Mary Ann, Eltham Pl., Kent St, Southwark, London, bed and mattress manufacturer (182023). Trading at nos 6 and 16 in 1820, and at no. 16, 182223. [D] See Elizabeth Marshall.

Marshall, Matthew Chitty, York, u (1784). Son of James Marshall, u of Leeds; admitted freeman of York in 1784. [York app. reg.; Furn. Hist., 1965]

Marshall, Matthew, 1 Duke St, Grosvenor Sq., London, cm and u (182728). [D]

Marshall, Matthew, 2 Richmond Buildings, Soho, London, fancy cm, portable desk, dressing case, writing box and cabinet case maker (183539). [D]

Marshall, Michael, Castle St, Salisbury, Wilts., cm and u (1839). [D]

Marshall, Richard, St Martin's Lane, near Long Acre, London, u (1778). Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., June 1778.

Marshall, Richard, Low St, Malton, Yorks., u (182340). [D]

Marshall, Richard, Best Lane, Canterbury, Kent, cm (1830). [Poll bk]

Marshall, Robert, address unrecorded, cm (17931803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793, and Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Marshall, Robert, East St, Horncastle, Lincs., joiner and cm (1835). [D]

Marshall, Thomas, address unrecorded. Between 1687/88 and 1690 he supplied twelve dozen cane chairs to the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, at a cost of 39 12s. [Wren Soc., vol. XIX, p. 85]

Marshall, Thomas, Leeds, Yorks., cm (175663). Recorded in Kirkgate, with warehouse in Briggate, 1763. Took app. named Smith in 1756. Son of James Marshall cm; admitted freeman of York in 1757, and polled there, but of Leeds, in 1758. Advertisement in Leeds Intelligencer, nos 46566, 1763 read: A Cabinet Maker in full business wants one or two apprentices, apply to Mr. Thomas Marshall, Cabinet Maker in Kirkgate, Leeds, at whose warehouse in Briggate may be had all sorts of Cabinet and Chair work made in the newest and most genteel Taste, and at reasonable prices. [S of G, app. index; York freemen rolls] James Marshall jnr of York and Leeds traded in Briggate, Leeds in 1761.

Marshall, Thomas, York, cm (177485). Recorded in St Saviourgate at the 1774 poll, and Walmgate in 1784. Took app. named William Chambers on 4 April 1775. His son George Sugar Marshall, admitted freeman in 1785. [York poll bks, app. reg. and freemen rolls]

Marshall, Thomas, St Luke Old St, 4 Checker Alley, Whitecross St, London, looking-glass frame maker (1787). Took app. named William Fitzpatrick in 1787. [Westminster Ref. Lib., MS B1266, St Clement Danes reg.]

Marshall, Thomas, Hull, Yorks., u and paper hanger (180723). Trading at 14 Trundle St, 181722. App. to George and John Chapman of Hull in January 1807. [D; Hull app. reg.]

Marshall, Thomas, 1 Charles St, Brighton, Sussex, carver and gilder (1839). [D]

Marshall, William, Chapel St, Tadcaster, Yorks., cm (1822). [D]

Marshall, William, Gillygate, Pontefract, Yorks., cm (1837). [D]

Marshall, William, Adelphi Ct, George Yd, Hull, Yorks., cm (183839). [D]

Marshall, William, Coombe St, Exeter, Devon, cm (181518). Daughter Mary Anne bapt. at St Mary Major on 10 December 1815; and son William on 19 June 1818. [PR (bapt.)]

Marshall, William Henry, St George's Lane, Exeter, Devon, cm (182330). Sons bapt. at St George's Church: William Henry on 26 October 1823; William Henry on 1 October 1826; and George Uglar on 26 December 1830. [PR (bapt.)]

Marshall & Dodds, High Row, Darlington, Co. Durham, cm and/or joiner (1834). [D] See James Marshall.

Marshall & Doughty, Coney St, York, toy, turnery, umbrella and cabinet manufacturers (1795). Joseph Doughty and a partner named Marshall advertised their toy, Tunbridge & spinning wheel manufactory in York Herald, 14 February 1795. See Martha Marshall.

Marshall & Newman, Blyth, Northumb., joiner and/or cm (1834). [D]

Marsham, William, 71 Fleet St, London, upholder (1777). [D] See William Marston.

Marsland, James, Grove St, Salford, Lancs., cm (180002). [D]

Marsom, John, High St, Epping, Essex, chairmaker (182324). [D]

Marston, John, Cock St, Wolverhampton, Staffs., joiner and cm (1780). [D]

Marston, William, London, upholder, cm and rent collector (1751d. 1795). Recorded at St Bride's in 1751; Fleet St, 175394; no. 71, 175387. Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by redemption in 1751, and master in 1782. Took apps named William Kent, 175256; Israel Lewis in 1762; and Timothy Ridge until 1791. Fined for non-service at St Bride's in 1753; served as Scavanger there in 1757; Collector for the Poor in 1761; and Questman and Sidesman, 176263. Probably the Marstow, upholder of Fleet St who advertised in Gazetteer and London Daily Advertiser, 18 November 1756. Death reported, Gents Mag., July 1795, when he was described as an eminent upholsterer who had lately retired from business. [D; GL, Upholders Co. records; GL, MS 6561, p. 88]

Marston, William jnr, 71 Fleet St, London, upholder (1792). [D]

Marston & Legg, 71 Fleet St, London, upholders (178893). [D] See Samuel Legg.

Marston, William, Bristol, cm (178495). Recorded at Temple in 1784 and Island Ct in 1795. [D; poll bk]

Martain, John, address unrecorded, looking-glass maker (171820). Supplied looking-glasses to the Duke of Northumberland in 1718 costing 73 10s, and in 1720, 348. [V&A archives]

Marten, John, Lewes, Sussex, u (1802). [Poll bk] See Marten & Adams

Marten, William, Last Lane, Dover, Kent, cm (1838). [D]

Marten, William jnr, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b. c. 182041). Aged 21 at the time of the 1841 Census.

Marten & Adams, High St, Lewes, Sussex, u (1805). [D] See John Marten.

Martens, Peter, 8 Nassau St, Goodge St, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Martin, , Norwich, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Martin, Alexander, Hedge Lane (now Coventry St), London, cm and upholder (177493). [D; poll bks]

Martin, Alexander, Whitcomb St, Leicester Sq., London, cm and u (179093). [D] Possibly connected with Thomas & Alexander Martin of 15 Panton St, Leicester Sq., an address close to Whitcomb St.

Martin, Ann, Merry Vale, Worcester, chair bottomer (1788). [D]

Martin, Benjamin, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, cm (170928). Recorded in the St Martin's poor rate bk in 1709 at Oxindon St. Took app. named Joseph, son of Ken Woore joiner of Herefs., on 1 March 1714 for 10. Address given at Openden St, St Martin's, when he took out a Sun Insurance policy on 20 August 1728 for 200 on his house, glass in trade, and wearing apparel. [PRO, app. reg.; GL, Sun MS vol. 27, ref. 45480]

Martin, C., Boston, Lincs., cm and builder (d.1807). Recent death reported in Gents Mag., July 1807.

Martin, Carl Gustav, address unrecorded, cm and furniture designer (1769). Came to London from Stockholm in 1769, and remained in England for the rest of his life. A nephew of George Haupt and brother of the painter Elias Martin. Sold marquetry roundels to furniture makers and musical instrument case makers. [Burlington, 1972, p. 711; June 1980, p. 416]

Martin, Charles, 97 St John St, West Smithfield, London, cm and inlayer (178993). Declared bankrupt, Derby Mercury, 5 February 1789. [D]

Martin, Charles, Ipswich, Suffolk, upholder (1790). [Norwich poll bk)

Martin, Charles, Norwich, u (180118). Addresses given at 26 Hungate St, 180102, and 26 Elm Hill, c.180310. Trading also as an auctioneer in 1808. Former app. of Charles Martin and Benjamin Row, named George Arnold, upholder, admitted freeman on 27 September 1817. Former app. of Martin alone, named Edmund Henry Sheen, upholder, admitted freeman on 20 June 1818. [D; Norwich freemen reg. and poll bks]

Martin, Christopher, St Bride's, London, cm and bedstead maker (174769). Trade card gives address at The Star, by Fleet Mkt, near Fleet St, and states that he Makes & Sells all Sorts of Bedsteads, tables, Chests of Drawers, Desks, & all other Sorts of Joyners Goods in Mahogany, Walnut Tree & Wainscott, at Reasonable Rates. Recorded at Ditch Side in 1747 and 1749 when he was fined for non-service at St Bride's; and in 1754 when he served as Scavenger, and in 1755 as Sidesman. Named in the Livery of the Joiners Co. in 1750. His son, George Martin, was admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. in 1769. Named in newspapers in 1747. [Heal; GL, Upholders and Joiners Co. records; GL, MS 6561, p. 80]

Martin, Cornelius, Dover, St, London, cm (1763). [Heal citing registers of unclaimed dividends of bank stock]

Martin, E. J., Northgate, Darlington, Co. Durham, carver and gilder (c.1835). Label in ornamental frame recorded on a gilt dolphin console table of late Regency date in the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard, Massachusetts. [Acc. No. 1943, 1482]

Martin, Edward, address unrecorded, upholder (1699). Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. on 15 August 1699. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Martin, Edward, at The Looking Glass, Cannon St, London, cm (1751). Sale of stock in trade by Mr Ashley announced in General Advertiser, 7 September 1751. Stock consisted of a great variety of Mahogany and Walnut-Tree Desks, and Bookcases with brass ornaments, sundry Mahogany Tables, a large parcel of Looking Glasses, an Indian Japan Cloaths Chest, India screens, some work Benches and sundry effects in the Cabinet Way. A Month Clock by Quare, in a Grenoble wood case.

Martin, Edward, 41 Rupert St, London, u (1808). [D]

Martin, Edward, 28 Michael's Pl., Brompton, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Martin, Frederick, Stratford, London, cm and u (182339). Recorded at Stratford Grove, 183539, and as Marten at Grove Common in 1838 when named in the Essex Jurors Book for Becontree Hundred. [D; Essex RO, Q/RJ/2/1]

Martin, G., Union Pl., 93 North St, Exeter, Devon, cm (1832). [D] Probably George Martin.

Martin, George, Tenter Alley, Little Moorfields, London, cane chairmaker (1726). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 6 April 1726 for 300, 200 accounting for utensils, stock and a shed. [GL, Sun MS vol. 21, ref. 38393]

Martin, George, Ipswich, Suffolk, chairmaker (1757). Named in the calendar of marriage licence bonds on 24 September 1757. [Suffolk RO, FAA: 50/2/8993]

Martin, George, address unrecorded, upholder (176269). Son of Christopher Martin, bedstead maker of St Bride's, London; app. to Richard Walker on 3 April 1762, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 3 May 1769. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Martin, George, 11 Little Moorfields, London, u and cm (178993). [D]

Martin, George, Exeter, Devon, cm and chair manufacturer (181822). Trading in St Sidwell's parish in 1818; and at Lower North St in 1819. Marriage to Miss Jane Halls, eldest daughter of Mr Halls, supervisor of excise in Exeter, at St John's Church, reported on 10 December 1818 in an Exeter newspaper. Daughter Ann bapt. at St David's Church on 13 October 1819. [Exeter Pocket Journal, 1822; PR (bapt.)]

Martin, George, Neptune Pl., Trippett, Hull, Yorks., cm (183839). [D]

Martin, Hugh, Liverpool, cm (1833). App. to William John Roberts in 1833. [Liverpool app. enrolment bk]

Martin, J., 5 Middle New St, Shoe Lane, London, cm (1835). [D]

Martin, James, Drury Lane, London, u (172030). Recorded at The Golden Key & Crown, corner of White Hart Yd on 19 April 1720 when he took out a Sun Insurance policy on goods and merchandise in his house, and at The Crown & Key in 1730 in newspapers. [GL, Sun MS vol. 11, p. 143; Heal]

Martin, James, Ipswich, Suffolk, cm (1751). Took app. named Tye in 1751. [S of G, app. index]

Martin, James, Bristol, cm (182337). Addresses given at The Swan with two Necks, Little Ann St in 1823; 13 Redcliff St in 1824; 4 Merchants Parade, Hotwells, 182829; and the White Lion, Gloucester Lane, 183637. [D]

Martin, James, 52 Campo Lane, Sheffield, Yorks., cm and u (1833). [D]

Martin, James, Whitehaven, Cumb., cm (1834). [D]

Martin, John, Ormskirk, Lancs., cm (178798). [D]

Martin, John, Market Harborough, Leics., cm (1791). [D]

Martin, John, 7 Pitfield St, Hoxton, London, cm (182028). [D]

Martin, John, 14 Greetham St, Liverpool, joiner and cm (182123). [D]

Martin, John, Doncaster, Yorks., cm (182237). Addresses given at Spring Gdns in 1822; Wood St, 182829; and Baxter Gate in 1837. [D]

Martin, John, 41 Bow Lane, Cheapside, London, cm (182627). [D]

Martin, John, Queen St, Bishop Wearmouth, Sunderland, Co. Durham, u (1827). [D]

Martin, John, Maidstone, Kent, cm (183139). Recorded as freeman in Romney Pl. in the 1834 register of electors. Trading there in 1838. [D; poll bks]

Martin, John, 63 Curtain Rd, London, cabinet turner (1835). [D]

Martin, John, 113 Union St, East Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon, cm and u (1838). [D]

Martin, John, 64 Greenland St, Liverpool, joiner and cm (1839). [D]

Martin, Joshua, London, cm (182630). [Dover poll bks]

Martin, Minton, Bethnal Green Rd, London, carver and gilder (1831). [PRO, C13 322/19]

Martin, Richard, at The White Horse, Little Brickell [Little Brickhill], Bucks., upholder (1719). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 11 April 1719 for goods and merchandise in his house only. [GL, Sun MS vol. 9, p. 184]

Martin, Richard, White Cross St, London, chairmaker (1741). Took out a Hand in Hand Insurance policy on 20 February 1741 for 100. [GL, Hand in Hand MS vol. 62, ref. 67465]

Martin, Richard, High Burgess St, Grimsby, Lincs., joiner and cm (1835). [D]

Martin, Rob., Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk, cm (175293). Took apps named Blake in 1752 and Wood in 1756. [D; S of G, app. index]

Martin, Robert, Harts Row, Exeter, Devon, cm (1830). [Exeter Pocket Journal]

Martin, Robert, 48 Hurst St with shop at 31 Cornwallis St, Liverpool, joiner and cm (1837). [D]

Martin, Samuel, London, upholder (175486). Addresses given at Bucklersbury, 177175, no. 19, 177375; Walbrook, 177678; no. 32, 177677; and Snow Hill in 1786. Son of Harwood Martin, malt distiller of Bromley, Middlx; app. to Samuel Sleigh and Nicholas Vipond on 7 August 1754. Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 6 May 1762. Took apps named Samuel Ferris, 177178, and Samuel Holden, 177274. Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., November 1775. Recorded concerning a partnership in 177879. [D; GL, Upholders Co. records; PRO, C13/2366/32]

Martin, Samuel, Norwich, cm, u and chairmaker (17991830). Addresses given at 2 Surrey St, c.1803; Surrey St in 1808; and St Stephen's, at some date between 180630. Admitted freeman on 21 September 1799, not by apprenticeship. Former app., Charles Fabb, cm, admitted on 24 February 1817; and Robert Riches, cm, on 3 May 1826. [D; Norwich freeman reg. and poll bks] See Martin & Perry.

Martin, Solomon, Union Rd, Plymouth, Devon, cm (1836). [D]

Martin, T., Lancaster. Named in the Gillow records in 1799 working on a chest. [Westminster Ref. Lib., vol. 344/98, p. 1543]

Martin, Thomas, address unrecorded, cm (1662). Supplied the Royal Household with a large table of inlaid wood in 1662. [PRO, LC 5/39, p. 171]

Martin, Thomas, Sunderland, Co. Durham, u (178498). Trading at Church St in 1784. [D]

Martin, Thomas, 11 Westmorland Buildings, Aldersgate St, London, cm (180812). [D]

Martin, Thomas & Alexander, 15 Panton St, Leicester Sq., London, cm (180827). [D]

Martin, Thomas, Norwich, cm (1818d. 1845). Polled in 1818 of the parish of St Michael at Thorn. Will proved at Norwich in 1845. [Norfolk Record Soc., index of wills]

Martin, Thomas, High St, Worthing, Sussex, chairmaker (182339). [D] See Martin & Bennett.

Martin, Thomas, Bristol, cm, u and undertaker (182432). Addresses given at 24 Montague St in 1824; 8 Lower Montague St, 182526; Horse Fair, 182731; and 33 Redcliff Hill in 1832. [D]

Martin, Thomas, Ormskirk, Lancs., cm (182234). Trading at Moor St, 182534. [D]

Martin, Thomas, Newton Abbot and Newton Bushel, Devon cm (1838). [D]

Martin, W., Chester, cm (181219). Trading at Gorst Stacks in 1812 and Bridge St, 181819. [Poll bks]

Martin, William, Cambridge, u (1706). Notice in London Gazette, 6 March 1706 concerned the dividends of his estate on bankruptcy.

Martin, William, London, then Philadelphia, USA, upholder (before 1770). Advertisement in Penn'a Chronicle, 8 October 1770 read: WILLIAM MARTIN, Upholder, (Who served his apprenticeship to Mr. Palmer of London) Has opened shop in Front street, next door to the City Vendue House, where he intends to sell all sorts of chairs, sofas, couches, deception beds, and every thing in the upholders way. He being a young beginner in the business, hopes for encouragement from the gentry and public in general .

Martin, William, Mount St, Hanover Sq., London, upholder (1781). Notice in Leicester Journal, 3 March 1781, concerned the dividends of his estate on bankruptcy.

Martin, William, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Martin, William, Bristol, cm, u and undertaker (180537). Addresses given at 22 Wilder St, 180507; Milk St in 1809; Barton Alley, 181012; 11 North St in 1813; 12 North St, 181433; and 15 Stoke's Croft, 183437. [D]

Martin, William, 77 Shudehill, Manchester, cm and chairmaker (181415). [D]

Martin, William, Liverpool, cm (182739). Addresses given at 58 Renshaw St in 1827; no. 28 in 1829; 16 Upper Newington with shop at 17 Renshaw St in 1835; 63 Park Lane with shop at 79 Blundell St in 1837; and 33 Lime St in 1839. [D]

Martin, William, 45 Southampton Row, Russell Sq., London, u (182939). [D]

Martin, William, 19 Charlotte St, Southport, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hants., cm and u (1830). [D]

Martin, William, 74 Worcester St, Birmingham, u (183035). Trading also at 59 Worcester St in 1830. [D]

Martin, William, Christchurch, Hants., u (1839). [D]

Martin & Bennett, North St, Worthing, Sussex, turner and chairmaker (1839). [D] See Thomas Martin.

Martin & Parry, address unrecorded. On 8 January 1832 supplied Sir Charles Blois of Cockfield Hall, Yoxford, Suffolk, with three hall chairs costing 7 8s. [Suffolk RO, HA30: 312/418] Probably:

Martin & Perry, Norwich, cm and u (1830c.1840). Recorded at St Stephen's St in 1830. Trade card, c. 1840, gives address at 1 and 2 Surry St and reads: Funerals Performed The Trade Supplied MARTIN & PERRY, Upholsterers and Cabinet Makers Goods taken in exchange. Card shows two coats of arms. [D; Norwich Local Hist. Lib] See Samuel Martin.

Martin & Smith, Norwich. Regency telescopic dining table recorded with backplates inscribed: New Invented dining tables by Martin & Smith, Norwich. The end sections have broad rectangular tops with rounded corners, reeded edges and panelled friezes; each supported on four fluted legs, the outer two of sabre form, and joined by curved platform stretchers with brass lion-paw feet. [Sotheby's, 31 January 1964, lot 231]

Martindale, , address unrecorded, u (1770). Named in the accounts of Lady Caroline Fleming Leicester of Tabley Hall, Cheshire, receiving 4 14s 3d in February 1770. [Chester RO, DLT/D46/2]

Martindale, Hector, High St, Grantham, Lincs., cm and u (1835). [D]

Martindale, John, 14 Brewer St, Golden Lane, London, upholder and cm (1784). [D]

Martindale, John, Stockton, Co. Durham, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Martindale, Nathan, Whitcomb Ct, Hedge Lane (now Coventry St), London, cm (175574). Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1755. [Poll bk]

Martindale, Robert, address unrecorded, upholder (176084). Received regular payments for work, mostly unspecified, carried out for Lord Monson between 1760 and 1784; and ranging from 1 2s on 23 February 1761 to 63 13s on 22 January 1765. Items specified were a water clock, costing 1 2s on 23 February 1761; and a chair at 2 2s on 11 April. Between 177981 he carried out repairs, supplied carpets and curtains, and provided a Mah.y Childs Chair Brass Plates Iron Fastenings to Foot Board etc. This bill, dated 28 March 1781, totalled 31 14s 8d. He is probably the Martindale who supplied inner and outer elm coffins for the funeral of the Hon. Harriet Ann Monson. [Lincoln RO, Monson 10/1/A/3, 5 and 6; 11/27; 11/62/S]

Martindale, Robert, 14 Brewer St, Golden Sq., London, upholder and cm (177485). [D; poll bk]

Martindale, Thomas, Lancaster. Named in the Gillow records, 181827. [Westminster Ref. Lib.]

Martindale (or Mattindale), Thomas, 71 King St, Whitehaven, Cumb., joiner and cm (182834). [D]

Martinelli, Lewis, 82 Leather Lane, London, carver, gilder, printseller, barometer and thermometer manufacturer (180311). Trade card shows classical female figure, weeping widow and two barometers. [D; Goodison, Barometers; Banks Coll., BM]

Martinelli, Lewis & Son, 62 King St, Southwark, London, looking-glass, barometer and thermometer makers, optician (183846). [Goodison, Barometers]

Martinelli, Peter, 33 New Inn Yd, Shoreditch, London, looking-glass manufacturer (1839). [D]

Martinet, Andr, London, cm or menuisier (1681). Named in the Threadneedle St Relief records on 28 March 1681 as having Arrived from Paris 15 days ago with a wife & 4 children, and being given 2 5s since he wanteth some tools. [Hogarth Soc., 1949, p. 138]

Martlew, Richard, Moor St, Ormskirk, Lancs., cm (182534). [D]

Martlew, William, 2 Mary Ann St, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, chairmaker (1835). [D]

Martley, Richard, Ormskirk, Lancs., cm (1822). [D]

Marton, Ellis, Church Gate, Leicester, cm (1828). [D]

Martyn, Thomas, London, cm (1774). Supplied an inlaid commode costing 12 to Burton Constable House on 13 October 1774. [Humberside RO, Burton Constable vouchers]

Marvin, Edward, Camden Alley, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hants., cm, u and chairmaker (182339). Recorded at no. 5 in 1830 and no. 6 in 1839. [D]

Marvin, Edward, Union St, Ryde, Isle of Wight, Hants., cm and u (183039). [D]

Marvin, George, Point, Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hants., cm (183039). [D]

Marvin, R., 34 Queen St, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hants., cm and u (1839). [D]

Marvin, Robert & Thomas, Walkergate, Alnwick, Northumb., cm and joiner (1834). [D]

Marwick, John, corner of Heathlock Ct, Strand, London, carver (1775). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1775 for 100 of which utensils, stock and goods accounted for 10. [GL, Sun MS vol. 243, p. 356]

Marwood, John, Exeter, Devon, cm (181338). Recorded at Fore St Hill in 1813 when his daughter Eliza was bapt. at St Mary Steps on 10 June. [D; PR (bapt.)]

Mascitti, P., 5 Commercial Rd, Whitechapel, London, looking-glass frame maker (1835). [D]

Mase(lon), Phillip, West Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b.c. 17911841). Aged 50 at the time of the 1841 Census.

Masey, William, address unrecorded, upholder (1707). Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. on 18 June 1707. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Mash, , Wardour St, Soho, London, cm (d.1749). His obituary in General Advertiser, Monday 4 September 1749 read: Thursday last died at his House at Chelsea Mr. Mash formerly an eminent Cabinet Maker in Wardour Street, Soho, having acquired a handsome fortune, had retir'd from Business.

Mash, Thomas, 102 Wardour St, Soho, London, u and furniture broker (182939). [D] Late 18th- or early 19th-century mahogany secretaire-bookcase recorded, the glazed panelled doors in the upper part with arched astragals; the centre with deep drawer forming a secretaire; and a cupboard below with beaded borders to the panels; stamped: Thomas Mash, 102 Wardour Street. His stamp is also found on a Regency mahogany breakfast table, crossbanded and inlaid with brass stringing; on turned baluster stem and splayed four-leg base. [Christie's, 27 November 1969, lot 145; 7 April 1983, lot 73]

Mashiter, Gardner, Lancaster, cm (17991800). [Lancaster freemen rolls]

Mashiter, George, Lancaster, cm (17991802). Admitted freeman, 17991800. Named in the Gillow records, 180102. [Lancaster freemen rolls; Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow records]

Mashiter, George, Liverpool, cm (182327). Addresses given at 22 Bedford St in 1823; and 9 and 18 Park Pl. in 1827. [D]

Mashiter, John, Liverpool, u (181623). Described as late of Lancaster, when his marriage to Miss Catherine Swift of Liverpool at St Peter's Church was reported in Liverpool Mercury, 6 September 1816. Recorded at 1 Pepper St in 1821 and 9 Springfield St in 1823. [D]

Mashiter, Richard, Lancaster, cm (b. c. 1754d.1806). Admitted freeman, 177172. A Richard Mashiter of Lancaster is recorded as having taken eighteen app. cm between 6 January 1785 and 6 April 1807. Described as Gentleman when he acted as executor of John Caton's will on 24 September 1805. Died on 16 January 1806, aged 52, and buried in Lancaster Priory Churchyard. [Lancaster app. reg., freemen rolls and poll bk; Lancaster Ref. Lib.] Possibly two tradesmen of the same name are concerned here.

Maskens (or Maskins), Adrian (or Adrianus), Soho, London, carver, gilder and picture frame maker (17801807). Addresses given at 46 Compton St in 1780; 42 Greek St, 17891802; and 27 Little Newport St in 1807. Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1779 for 1,000, utensils, stock and goods accounting for 550, plus 300 on his workshop; in 1780 for 400 on his house; in 1784 for 1,700 of which utensils, stock and goods accounted for 450, workshop, 300; on 22 April 1801 for 900, utensils and stock accounting for 600; and on 26 March 1807 for 800, 150 on utensils and stock. Trade card recorded, stating: Three Quarters Kit-Cats and Half-lengths may be had in a Minute's Notice for Ready Money. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 276, p. 75; vol. 277, p. 149; vol. 284, p. 389; vol. 322, p. 293; vol. 419, ref. 718195; vol. 440, ref. 800677; Heal]

Maskens, John, 42 Greek St, Soho, London, carver and gilder (180308). [D]

Maskill, Boyce, Beccles, Suffolk, u (179798). Declared bankrupt, Liverpool Advertiser, 9 April 1798. [D]

Maskins, Ernest, Compton St, Soho, London, carver and gilder (1784). [D]

Maslin, Thomas, 4 Goldsmiths Row, East Harding St, Fetter Lane, London, gilder (1779). Insured his house for 100 in 1779. [GL, Sun MS vol. 273, p. 206]

Maslin, Thomas, 25 John St, Holland St, Blackfriars Rd, London, carver and gilder (1808). [D]

Mason, , address unrecorded, gilder (1732). Named in the accounts of Benjamin Mildmay, Earl Fitzwalter, on 7 April 1732 receiving 3 12s for gilding the two chimney pieces in the N.E. rooms chief apartment; on 29 April 1 7s for gilding the frame of the table in the Picture Room and the medal and in full for gilding to this day; and on 25 September, 2 12s 5d for gilding the chimney piece in the drawing room & in full of all accounts for gilding to this day. [A. C. Edwards, The Accounts of Benjamin Mildmay, Earl Fitzwalter, pp. 46 and 48]

Mason, , address unrecorded (1810). On 4 December 1810 he was paid 60 for picture frames supplied to Sir John Geers Cotterell, Bart, of Garnons, near Hereford, and Hertford St, London. [Herefs. RO, Garnons papers, W69/III/182] On 24 April 1815 he was paid 11s for a table, and 9s for mending a clothes press for Mr Dunne of Gatley Park, near Leominster, Herefs. [Herefs. RO, Gatley papers, F76/III/40] Possibly John Mason of High Town, Hereford.

Mason, , Derby, u (1822). Named in the Chatsworth furnishing accounts receiving 24 4s in 1822.

Mason, Alice, 66 Vauxhall Rd, Liverpool, u (1811). [D]

Mason, Allan, Low Ackworth, Yorks., joiner and cm (1837). [D]

Mason, Ann, Southgate, Sleaford, Lincs., chairmaker and woodturner (1826). [D]

Mason, Charles, Thames St, London, cm (1705). Notice in The Post Man, 15 December 1705 read: Lost or mislaid, since the 3rd of December, a Bank Note, No. 135, dated November 26th, 1705, for 45 payable to Mr. Will. Stuart Bearer. Whoever hath taken it up, and will bring it to Mr. Ch. Mason, Cabinet-maker, by the Still-yard in Thames-street, shall have a Guinea Reward, it being of no use to any but to the Owner, payment being stopt at the Bank.

Mason, Christopher, Charles Ct, London, carver and gilder (1749). [Poll bk]

Mason, Christopher, Andover, Hants., cm (179293). [D]

Mason, Daniel, London, cm and u (174974). Recorded at the Golden Ball, corner of Newport St, Long Acre in 1756, and King St, Covent Gdn, 174974. Polled at Westminster in 1749. Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754. Bill from Mason in the BM is to the Earl of Winterton, dated 14 June 1756, for mahogany and oak furniture, including a dressing glass in a mahogany frame, at 16s 6d; a Mohogy. fier Screen, 1 5s; a Large Mahogy. Butlers Trea with Brass Corners, 12s; a Mahogy. Knife Trea Brass Handel & Corners, 8s 6d; and two wainscott bureaus at 2 16s each. Bill heading is embellished with Mason's shop sign, a ball hanging from a Rococo bracket. On 27 May 1762 the Earl of Ancaster paid Dan. Mason 3 13s 6d for a Wallnutt Tree Table. [Poll bks; C. Life, 2 May 1957, pp. 86566; Conn., 1923, p. 208; Lincoln RO, 2 ANC 6/8, p. 102]

Mason, Edward, St Martin's, Stamford Baron, Lincs., chairmaker (1722). Advertisement in Stamford Mercury, 23 August 1722 read: These are to give Notice to all Persons that have Occasion for fine Chairs of the newest Fashion; crooked Backs with French or Claw-Feet, or of any stain upon the polished Work, that they may be furnished by Edward Mason, Chair-Maker in St Martin's, Stamford Baron, as cheap as in London, and the work as good.

Mason, Edward, Edward St, London, cm (1749). [Poll bk]

Mason, Edward, 23 Eaton St, Liverpool, cm (1823). [D]

Mason, Elizabeth, College Hill, St Michael's Royal, London, cm (172324). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 5 September 1723 for 500 on goods and merchandise in her house. A memo dated 15 January 1724 read Elizabeth Mason daughter administratrix. [GL, Sun MS vol. 16, ref. 29806]

Mason, George, Lancaster, cm (182728). [Lancaster freemen rolls]

Mason, George, Heigham Fields, Norwich, cm and u (1839). [D]

Mason, Henry, Beverley, Yorks., cm (1759). Took app. named Bird in 1759. [S of G, app. index]

Mason, Henry John, Norwich, upholder (182830). Polled in 1830 of the parish of St Stephen. Son of Henry Mason, printer; dates for admission as freeman given on 16 and 23 August 1828. [Norwich freemen reg. and rolls]

Mason, Henry R., 29 Coldbath Sq., Clerkenwell, London, fancy cm and u (183539). Trading also at 18 Coppice Row in 1835. [D]

Mason, Isaac & Haygarth, James, Depford-Bridge, Greenwich, London, cm, broker and upholder (17911802). Declared bankrupt in Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser, 1 April 1793. Notices concerning dividends appeared in Billinge's Liverpool Advertiser, 12 December 1796 and 1 May 1797. Mason alone was declared bankrupt in Billinge's Liverpool Advertiser, 20 December 1802. [D]

Mason, James, Carey St, Lincoln's Inn, London, upholder (1765). [D]

Mason, James, Lancaster, cm (177987). Admitted freeman, 177980. Named in the Gillow records in 1787. [Lancaster freemen rolls; Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow]

Mason, James, High St, Guildford, Surrey, chairmaker (1796). [Poll bk]

Mason, James, Wem, Salop, cm (1797). [D]

Mason, James, Broad St, Worcester, cm, u and paper hanger (182240). Recorded at no. 48 in 1828, no. 49 in 1830, no. 44 in 1835, no. 45, 183037, and College St in 1840. Admitted freeman in 1822, and named in the Worcester freemen rolls in December 1835. Former app., George Loudon Chandler, admitted freeman in 1835. [D]

Mason, John, Bedford Ct, London, cm (1749). [Poll bk]

Mason, John, Godalming, Surrey, chairmaker (1761). Discharge from Debtors Prison reported in London Gazette, 15 September 1761.

Mason, John, New St, Carnaby Mkt, London, u (1774). [Poll bk]

Mason, John, Basingstoke, Hants., upholder and auctioneer (1784). [D]

Mason, John, 21 Montague St, Spitalfields, London, chairmaker (179093). [D]

Mason, John, 21 Pelham St, Spitalfields, London, chandler, chairmaker and dealer in coals (1791). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 3 September 1791 for 650 of which utensils and stock accounted for 250. [GL, Sun MS vol. 379, p. 487]

Mason, John, Wem, Salop, cm (179798). [D]

Mason, John, St John's Sq., Clerkenwell, London, cabinet japanner (180817). Recorded at no. 32, 180816, and no. 13 in 1817. [D]

Mason, John, 13 Hunt St, Mile End, New Town, London, chairmaker (180911). [D]

Mason, John, 17 Lambeth Marsh, London, cm and chairmaker (1813). [D]

Mason, John, 44 Charlotte St, Gt Surrey St, London, cm (1829). [D] See Mason & Co.

Mason, John, High Town, Hereford, cm and u (1822). [D] See Mason, .

Mason, John, Lancaster (181740). Admitted freeman, 181718. Named in the Gillow records, 182740. [Lancaster freemen rolls; Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow]

Mason, John, London, cm (1830). [Maidstone poll bk]

Mason, John, Horse Shoe Corner, Lancaster, cm (1834). [D]

Mason, John jnr, Lancaster. Named in the Gillow records in 1838. [Westminster Ref. Lib.]

Mason, Jos., address unrecorded. In 1767 carried out furniture repairs for Sir John Griffin Griffin at Audley End, Essex. [Essex RO, D/DBy/A25]

Mason, Joseph, Bean Ing, Leeds, Yorks., cm (1822). [D]

Mason, Jos., Sandgate, Penrith, Cumb., joiner and/or cm (1829). [D]

Mason, Richard, address unrecorded, carver and gilder (176566). Submitted bill to the Earl of Winterton for a number of household jobs including making a frame in burnish'd gold for a large Carlo Moratt picture, at a cost of 13 4s; and re-gilding another frame for 1 4s. He also whitened some ceilings. [Heal Coll., BM]

Mason, Richard, London. On 28 May 1774 Edward Knight of Wolverley House, Worcs., paid Mason for a Tortoiseshell inlaid commode 17.10.0. [Kidderminster Lib., Knight MS]

Mason, Richard, Frederick Pl., Tottenham Ct Rd, London, carver and gilder (1810). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 14 April 1810 for 1,200 of which 100 accounted for household goods and store in a house at 34 Norfolk St, Middlx Hospital, in his own tenure, and 200 on stock, utensils and glass therein. [GL, Sun MS vol. 453, ref. 844603] Late 18th- or early 19th-century trade card of R. Mason gives address at 34 Norfolk St, Middlx Hospital, and trade as carver and gilder to HRH the Prince of Wales. [Banks Coll., BM]

Mason, Richard, 34 Newman St, Oxford St, London, carver and gilder (1813). [D]

Mason, Richard, 5 Union St, South Audley St, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Mason, Robert Crump, Birmingham, cm, u and broker (1822 30). Trading at Snow Hill in 1822, and 53 Snow hill and 136 Gt Hampton St, 182830. [D]

Mason, S., Weaverham, Cheshire, cm. Mahogany long-case clock, c.1800, recorded bearing inscription on hood: S. MASON CABINET MAKER WEAVERHAM.

Mason, Sophia, 26 School Lane, Liverpool, u (1829). [D]

Mason, Theophilus, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs., cm (182337). Recorded at Lower St in 1832. [Poll bks]

Mason, Thomas, Leicester, cm (1723). App. to John Brothers, cm, in 1723. [Leicester freemen rolls]

Mason, Thomas, London, u and/or cm (1783). On 22 December 1783 Charles Towneley paid Mason 2 2s for a medal case; and on 23 December 6 6s for a Sopha value 4.4- for a Sopha covered wth blue Morocco. [Charles Towneley's account bk in private ownership]

Mason, Thomas, Back 22 North St, Dale St, Liverpool, cm (1796). [D]

Mason, Thomas, High St, Guildford, Surrey, chairmaker (17961818). Recorded in the yard at the back of his son's house in High St. in 1818. [Poll bks]

Mason, Thomas, Worcester, cm (180230). Trading at Friar St, 182830, also as an u and broker. App. to Richard Crump; admitted freeman on 1 February 1802. [D; Worcester freemen rolls]

Mason, Thomas, 22 Milton St, Liverpool, cm (1818). Admitted freeman on 11 June 1818. [Livepool freemen reg.]

Mason, Thomas, 59 Princes St, Leicester Sq., London, cm, u, auctioneer and appraiser (182239). Trade card recorded. [D; Heal]

Mason, Thomas, Ripley, Yorks., cm (1830). [D]

Mason, Thomas, Cambridge, cm (183241). Recorded at Bradwell's Yd, St Andrew's St in 1832, and Orchard St, 183537. [Poll bks]

Mason William, Norwich, u (1677). Former app., Sam Reeve, admitted freeman on 11 July 1677. [Norwich freemen reg.]

Mason, William, Hawes, Yorks., joiner and cm (1823). [D]

Mason, William, London, cm (1826). [Maidstone poll bk]

Mason, William, 1 Ship St, Brighton, Sussex, carver and gilder (183240). [D]

Mason, William, Lanchester, Durham, joiner and cm (182829). [D]

Mason, William, 185 Sloane St, Chelsea, London, cm (1839). Took app. named William Andrews in 1839. [D; Westminster Ref. Lib., MS E3559, Grinsell's Charity app. indentures]

Mason, William, St Mary's Passage, Cambridge, carver and gilder (1839). [D]

Mason & Co., 44 Charlotte St, Blackfriars, London, cm (1826 27). [D] See John Mason.

Mason & More, 110 Paul St, Finsbury, London, wholesale cabinet, chair and sofa manufacturers and dealers in mahogany (183739). [D]

Mason & Norris, Charing Cross, St John's Madder Mkt, Norwich, u (1839). [D]

Maspoli, Augustus, Hull, Yorks., looking-glass, picture frame, weather-glass, barometer and thermometer manufacturer, jeweller and silversmith (182651). Addresses given at 49 Salthouse Lane, 182631; in partnership with James Maspoli, 183135; and at 79 Lowgate, 183551. Also sold telescopes and spectacles. [D; Goodison, Barometers]

Maspoli, James, Hull, Yorks., looking-glass, picture frame and barometer maker, optician and jeweller (183159). Addresses given at 49 Salthouse Lane in 1831; 79 Lowgate in 1835; and 17 Robinson Row, 183948. In partnership with Augustus Maspoli, possibly his father, 183135. [Goodison, Barometers]

Massa, William, at The Golden Head, near New Inn, Wych St, Drury Lane, London, carver and gilder (c.1780). Trade card recorded. [Heal]

Massey, , address unrecorded, cm. In 1737 he was named in An account of all workmen's bills paid by the Duke of Norfolk for repairing & altering, furnishing his Grace's house in St. James Street for ye reception of His Royal Highness ye Prince of Wales & his Family. Mr Massey, cm, was paid 13 3s. [Duchy of Cornwall Office, Household accounts of Frederick, Prince of Wales, vol. 7, p. 186]

Massey (or Massay), Abraham, London, japanner and cm (1713d.1746). Recorded at The Two White Posts, Gt Queen St, St Giles-in-the-Fields, on 18 September 1728, when he took out a Sun Insurance policy for 800 of which 100 accounted for utensils and stock. Took app. on 22 June 1736. Obituary in General Advertiser, 18 January 1746 read: A few days ago died, at his House in Great Queen Street, Mr. Abraham Massay, said to be the most eminent Japanner in England. [GL, Sun MS vol. 27, ref. 45486; PRO, app. reg.]

Massey, John, 1 Johnson's Yd, High St, Liverpool, chairman (1790). [D]

Massey, Jonathan, Broad St, Ludlow, Salop, cm (1782). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1782 for 800, of which 350 accounted for utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 301, p. 580]

Massey, Mathew, Liverpool, cm (17921802). App. to Isaac Marsh in 1792, and petitioned freedom on servitude in 1802, paying 6s 8d. [Liverpool freemen's committee bk]

Massey, Robert, Liverpool, cm (1809). Admitted freeman as son of George Massey, cooper, on 28 August 1809, paying 3s 4d. [Liverpool freemen's committee bk]

Massey (or Masey), Thomas, 124 Blackman St, Southwark, London, cm (17891811). [D]

Massey, Thomas, Blackfriar's Rd, Southwark, London, cm (1811). His wife, Sarah (late Sarah Jenner) is recorded as having workshops in Robin's Ct, Blackman St. [PRO, C13 661/12]

Massey, Thomas, Chester, cm (1830). Marriage to Miss Mary Bell of Chester at St Oswald's Church on 7 February reported in Chester Courant and Anglo-Welsh Gazette, 9 February 1830.

Massey, William, Glover's Yd, Market Pl., Leeds, Yorks., joiner and cm (181516). Advertised in Leeds Mercury, 1816, that he had taken over the premises of his late brother-in-law, Thomas Weare, and hopes, by a strict attention to Business, to merit the continued Favours of Mr. Weare's friends, as well as a share of Public Patronage. Placed a similar notice in Leeds Intelligencer, 6 March 1815.

Massey, William, Altrincham, Cheshire, cm (1822). [D]

Masson, J., 53 Dorset St, Manchester Sq., London, u (1835). [D]

Masson, John, 11 Henrietta St, Cavendish Sq., London, u (1820). [D]

Masson, John, 29 Orchard St, Portman Sq., London, u (1825 28). [D]

Masterman, Benjamin, York, cm (1831). Son of Benjamin Masterman, farmer of Nun Monkton; app. to William Groves, cm, on 26 October 1831. [York app. reg.]

Masterman, John, Queen St, Park, Southwark, London, Windsor, dyed and garden chairmaker (179096). [D]

Masters, Charles, at The Eagle & Child, at the ditch near Holborn Bridge, London, u (1725). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 8 July 1725 for 500 on goods and merchandise in his house. [GL, Sun MS vol. 20, ref. 36275]

Masters, David, Tenterden, Kent, cm and auctioneer etc. (182438). [D]

Masters, James, 2 Castle St, Bristol, cm (179294). [D]

Masters, James, High St, Tenterden, Kent, cm (1839). [D]

Masters, John, 40 East St, Weymouth, Dorset, cm and u (1840). [D]

Masters, John, St Alban's Row, Weymouth, Dorset, cm and u (1840). [D]

Masters, Joseph, 45 Hill St, Birmingham, cm (1818). [D]

Masters, M., Romsey, Hants., chair and basket maker (1823 24). [D]

Masters, Richard, Reading, Berks., cm (1784). [Bristol poll bk]

Masters, Stephen, 23 and 24 High St, Hastings, Sussex, cm and u (1826). [D]

Masters, William, at The Golden Fleece, Coventry St, Piccadilly, London, cm, upholder, appraiser and undertaker (c. 174061). Ran a flourishing business, although his only recorded productions are at Blair Castle, Perthshire, supplied to the 2nd Duke of Atholl between c.174760. Twenty bills with the heading of a fleece in a Rococo cartouche are preserved at Blair Castle, totalling about 4,700. He was largely responsible for refurbishing the State Rooms, and pieces identified by his bills are dumb waiters, supplied in 1749; a Large mahogany frame for a slab with shaped feet & a leaf on the Knees on 10 May 1749; a set of twelve oak hall chairs in 1751; a large mahogany sideboard table in one piece of fine Wood, Keywork round the frame & Gothick brackets, on 10 February 1753; a mahogany tripod table with an octagonal top supplied in 1751 or 55; a set of chairs in the blue bedroom in 1756; a four-poster bed with clustered Gothic shafts and a cresting decorated with fleur-de-lys and Rococo ornament, hung with the original crimson damask, in 1756; a tea-table with a gallery top, and a set of chairs and stools in the small drawing room, 1756; and on 20 February 1756 2 Mahogany candlestands with openwork tops and fluted pillars ribb'd 3. [DEF; GCM, pls 22021; C. Life, 11 and 18 November 1949; Conn., vol. 154, 1963, pp. 77 83; A. Coleridge, Thomas Chippendale, pp. 15657, pls 395402]

Masters, William, Princes St, Wardour St, London, u (1749). [Poll bk]

Mastin, Charles & Son, Market Pl., Boston, Lincs., upholders (1805). [D]

Maston, J., 81 Hatton Gdn, London, u (1820). [D]

Matheon, Robert, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Mather, Mrs, Cheapside, Nottingham, u (17991822). Recorded as Mrs Mather & Son in 1822. [D] See H. Mather & Son, John Mather and Mather & Son.

Mather, D., 20 Seymour St, Portman Sq., London, cm (1835). [D]

Mather, H. & Son, Cheapside, Nottingham, u (1818). [D]

Mather, John (snr?), Nottingham, u (1759d. 1779). Named in the Nottingham burgess list in 1759. Took apps named James Trubshaw in 1765 and William Kirkham in 1772. Probate will dated 24 April 1779. [Notts. RO, probate records; app. list] Possible confusion with:

Mather, John (jnr?), Nottingham, cm and u (17741825). Recorded at Rotten Row in 1774, and Cheapside, 180625. Named in the Nottingham burgess list in 1794. [D; poll bks] See Mather & Son.

Mather, John, Broad Ct, Long Acre, London, cm (1775). Insured houses in Lambeth for 500. [GL, Sun MS vol. 245, p. 81]

Mather, John, Red Lion Ct, Drury Lane, London, cm (1778). Insured his house for 200 in 1778. [GL, Sun MS vol. 267, p. 299]

Mather, Robert, Hall's Ct, Newgate St, Newcastle, u (1833). [D]

Mather, William, address unrecorded, upholder (173244). Son of John Mather, Doctor of Divinity at Oxford University; app. to John Fox on 16 July 1737, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 4 October 1744. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Mather, William, 29 Redcross St, Liverpool, chairmaker (177477). [D]

Mather & Son, Cheapside, Nottingham, u (1805). [D] See Mrs Mather, H. Mather & Son and John Mather.

Mathew, Mathew, 14 Plumber's St, City Rd, London, cm (1808). [D]

Mathews, , address unrecorded, u (1721). Named in the accounts for Erddig, Clwyd, on 10 November 1721 receiving payment for three days work of 4s 6d; and on 29 November for a shaving-glass costing 15s. [V&A archives]

Mathews, , London, u (1766). Named in the Duke of Portland's account book kept by his steward John Hutchinson, on 1 November 1766 receiving 20 19s for work carried out at Burlington House. [Notts. RO, DD5P 3/1]

Mathews, Charles, 1 Powells Pl., City Rd, London, u (182627). [D]

Mathews, George, 30 Gutter Lane, Cheapside, London, turner and polisher of silver (1808). [D]

Mathews, George & Thomas, 100 Norton St, Portland Pl., London, carvers and gilders (182639). Thomas was trading from 182635 and 1839, George in 1837. [D]

Mathews, H., 16 Budge Row, London, u (1829). [D]

Mathews, J. F., Market Pl., Leighton Buzzard, Beds., cm (1839). [D] See Matthews, .

Mathews, Jane, 441 Strand, London, carver and gilder (1779). [D] See also John Matthews at this address, possibly Jane's father. J. Mathews was trading in 180001, and is probably the daughter continuing her father's business.

Mathews, John, Worksop, Notts. (?), u (176566). Carried out work at Welbeck Abbey, 176566, receiving payment of 20 19s 1d. [Notts. RO, DD5P, 3/4]

Mathew(s), Samuel, Thames Ditton, Surrey, u and builder (183839). Trading as Samuel & Son, u and cm, in 1839. [D]

Mathews, Thomas, High St, Leighton Buzzard, Beds., cm (1839). [D] See Matthews, .

Mathews, William, 24 John St, Marylebone, London, cm (1835). [D]

Mathews, William, Liverpool, cm (1836). App. to William John Roberts in 1836. [Liverpool app. enrolment bk]

Mathews, William, High St, Wincanton, Som., cm and u (1839). [D]

Mat(t)hias, Lewis, London, cm (181020). Addresses given at 88 Upper East Smithfield, 181020; and also 6 and 7 King St, Tower Hill in 1813. Took out Sun Insurance policies on 28 March 1810, 3 May and 1 July 1813 each for 300, stock and utensils accounting for 100. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 449, ref. 841708; vol. 462, ref. 881832; vol. 463, ref. 883543]

Mathieson (or Matheson), Robert, Jervis St, Liverpool, cm (183539). Recorded at no. 4, 183537, and no. 7 in 1839. [D]

Mathison, Joseph, address unrecorded, cm (1754). Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754.

Mathison, Richard, Southwark, London, cm (1770). The Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, September 1770, reported that he sold his goods at the annual Stirbitch Fair held in September just outside Cambridge. [Furn. Hist., 1978]

Mathson, Robert, 4 Randles Pl., Christian St, Liverpool, cm (1829). [D]

Mathue(?), Samuel, Norwich, cm (1817). Former app., Percy St Quintin, cm, admitted freeman on 3 May 1817. [Norwich freemen reg.]

Mathyson, Mr, Maiden Lane, Covent Gdn, London, picture frame maker (1747). A Mr Salmon gave lectures on geography at his rooms on Mathyson's premises. [General Advertiser, 19 July 1747]

Mathyson, Charles, London, picture frame maker (1749c.1770). Rococo trade card, c. 1770, states that he had Removed from Grafton Street to Maiden Lane facing Bedford Street, Covent Garden and that he Makes and Sells all Sorts of Frames for Paintings, Glasses and Prints in Black or Gold and all other Ornaments, CarV&Apos;d and Gilt at the Lowest Prices. N.B. Paintings & Prints carefully Clean'd, Lin'd and Mended in the best Manner. Polled at Westminster in 1749. [Heal]

Maton, Thomas, Hereford, cm and u (183037). Recorded at Broad St in 1835 and St Owen St in 1837. Supplied A Mahogany Consul Table costing 6 16s 6d to Captain N. L. Pateshall, of Hereford, on 1 October 1830. [D; poll bk; Herefs. RO, F60/228]

Matron, John, Skipton, Yorks., cm (1831). [Holy Trinity PR]

Matson, Benjamin, Sculcoates, Hull, Yorks, cm (1808). App. to Thomas Robinson of Hull in June 1808. [Hull app. reg.]

Matson, Charles, Canterbury, Kent, u (178096). Trading in Wincheap, 179094, and Northgate in 1796. Named as a freeman of Canterbury in 1780. [Canterbury freemen rolls and poll bks]

Matthew, John, parish of St Leonard, Bristol, upholder (1784). [Poll bk]

Matthew, Samuel, 27 Tabernacle Walk, Finsbury Sq., London, cm and u (180827). [D]

Mat(t)hewman, George, Wakefield, Yorks., cm and u (182837). Recorded at Kirkgate, 182829, and Westgate, 183037. [D]

Matthews, , Leighton Buzzard, Beds., cm and u (c.1840). Mahogany chest of drawers, c.1840, recorded bearing printed paper label which reads: MATTHEWS CABINET AND UPHOLSTERY WAREHOUSE LEIGHTON BUZZARD. See J. F. Mathews, and Thomas Mathews.

Matthews, Edward John, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, u, cm, paper hanger, carver and gilder (183639). Trading at College St in 1836 and 27 Angel Hill in 1839. [D; poll bk] See William Matthews.

Matthews, Henry, South Parade, Penzance, Cornwall, cm etc. (1830). [D]

Mat(t)hews, James, 191 White Cross St, Cripplegate, London, cm and u (17901811). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 3 September 1790 for 300, including 20 on utensils and stock in his workshop only. [D; GL, Sun MS ref. 573208, p. 542)

Matthews, James, 110 Fenchurch St, London, appraiser, upholder etc. (180919). Filed a Chancery suit together with William Tuck, wine merchant of Tower St, in 1811. Matthews was trading as Matthews & Co. in 1817, and as Mathews & Taylor in 1819. [D; PRO, C13 661/7]

Matthews, John, address unrecorded, upholder (1760). Son of Amos Matthews, merchant of Tiverton, Devon. Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by redemption on 2 October 1760. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Matthews, John, 420 Strand, London, carver, gilder and printseller (1782). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1782 for 500 of which utensils, stock and goods accounted for 200. [GL, Sun MS vol. 298, p. 312]

Mat(t)hews, John, 441 Strand, London, carver and gilder (178997). Jane Mathews is recorded at this address in 1799, and J. Mathews, 180001, presumably Jane succeeding her father. [D]

Matthews, John, Precinct of Bedford, Exeter, Devon, cm (1803). [Militia Census]

Matthews, John, Barton St, Bristol, u (180539). Trading at no. 8, 180516, and no. 9, 181739. [D]

Matthews, John, 15 Chapel St, Grosvenor Pl., Knightsbridge, London, cm, carpenter and undertaker (1808). [D]

Matthews, John, 33 Gray St, Blackfriars, London, carver and gilder (180911). [D]

Mat(t)hews, John, 15 Northside of Broker Row, Spitalfields/ Moorfields, London, upholder and cm (1810). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 5 December 1810 for 800 of which 785 accounted for stock and utensils in his house, where no cabinet work was done, and 15 on stock and utensils in his shed in yard nearby. [GL, Sun MS vol. 452, ref. 852094]

Matthews, John, New St, Ledbury, Herefs., builder, cm and u (183040). [D]

Matthews, John Felix, Market Pl., Leighton Buzzard, Beds., cm and u (1839). [D]

Matthews, John R., Torquay, Devon, cm and u (183840). Recorded at Market St in 1838. Marriage to Miss Killegrew of Livermead House at Cockington Church reported in Exeter Flying Post, 17 December 1840. [D]

Matthews, Jonathan, near the Hermitage in Artichoke Lane (London ?), cm and carpenter (1775). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1775 for 1,200 of which 150 accounted for utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 237, p. 35]

Matthews, Luke, St Martin's Lane, London, upholder (1709). [Rate bks]

Matthews, Nicholas, parish of St Sepulchre, Cambridge, chairmaker (d.1713). [Univ. Lib., Will AR 2:3]

Matthews, Sampson, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Matthews, Thomas, Bristol, u (181829). Addresses given at Clifton Pl. in 1818; Montague St, 181921; 19 Charles St, 182526; 9 Charles St in 1827; and Leek Lane, 182829. [D]

Matthews, Thomas, 50 Spitalfields, Leeds, Yorks., chairmaker (1837). [D]

Matthews, Thomas, High St, Leighton Buzzard, Beds., cm and u (1839). [D]

Matthews, Timothy, St Bride's, London, u (172965). Recorded at Ditch Side, 172943, and Fleet St, 175465. Trade card or bill head of 1748 shows him in partnership with Erasmus Delafield at Ye Royal Bed & Rising Sun, near Salisbury Ct, Fleet St. Dissolution of partnership announced, General Advertiser, 19 July, 1747 when leaving Matthews to trade alone at the same shop. Matthews was fined for nonservice at St Bride's in 1729 and 1743; served as Questman in 1733; and as Collector, excused as Scavenger, in 1737. [D; Heal; GL, MS 6561, p. 50] See Delafield & Matthews.

Matthews, William, 46 Rupert St, London, carver and gilder (178493). [D; poll bk]

Matthew(s), William, 27 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, cm, carver and gilder (182430). [D] See Edward John Matthews.

Matthews, William, 14 Nicholas Lane, London, carver and gilder (1835). [D]

Matthews, William, 4 Bevington Bush, Liverpool, u (1835). [D]

Matthews, William, High St, Stratford, London, furniture japanner (1839). [D]

Matthews & Taylor, 110 Fenchurch St, London, u and cm (1819). [D] See James Matthews at this address.

Matthewson, David, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Matthewson, John Jaques, 9 Junction St, Hull, Yorks., ornamental painter and fancy chairmaker (183840). [D]

Matthie, John, 10 John's Hill, Ratcliffe Highway, London, cm (1808). [D]

Matthurs (?), Patrick, Gt Pulteney St, London, cm (1784). [Poll bk]

Mattinson, James, South Shields, Co. Durham, cm and/or joiner (1834). [D]

Matti(n)son, John, 14 Port St, Manchester, cm (183640). [D]

Mattinson, Thomas, 10 Henrietta St, Covent Gdn, London, uholder (1784). [D]

Mattison, Charles, address unrecorded, picture frame maker (1739). Announcement in Gents Mag., December 1739, read: Promotions Charles Mattison, Esq. Picture-Frame-Maker to the Royal Palaces.

Mattison, Quincey, High St, Boston, Lincs., cm and u (1819 22). [D]

Mattison, Thomas, Rothbury, Northumb., cm and joiner (1834). [D]

Mattock, Charles, address unrecorded, upholder (1713). Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. on 3 June 1713. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Mattocks, Alexander, Frome, Som., cm and u (183940). Recorded at Bath St in 1839 and Behind Town in 1840. [D]

Mattocks, R., New Bond St, Bath, Som., cm (1819). [D]

Maudsley, Henry, Nottingham, cm (1771). Will dated 30 October 1771. [Notts. RO, probate records]

Maudlsey, Henry, Brompton, Kent, cm and scavenger to the barracks at Chatham (d.1780). Death reported in Gents Mag., December 1780.

Maugham, Thomas, St George's parish, Stamford, Lincs., cm and u (180935). Listed at St George's St, 182835. [D; poll bks]

Maugham, William, West Halton, Lincs., joiner and cm (1815). App. to William Rollett of Gainsborough, Lincs. in March 1815. [Hull app. reg.]

Maul, William, address unrecorded, upholder (1710). Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. on 6 September 1710. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Maulden, James, address unrecorded, upholder (171538). Son of John Maulden, joiner of St Saviour's, Southwark, London. App. to Thomas Dawson on 8 April 1715, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 25 January 1722. Took apps named Samuel Bowler, 172331; John Blackwell, 172935; and Samuel Trevett, 173138. [GL, Upholders Co. records] Probably:

Maulden, James, at The King's Arms, St Saviour's Dockhead, St Olave's parish, Southwark, London, u (1723). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 11 June 1723 for 500 on goods and merchandise in his house only. [GL, Sun MS vol. 15, p. 441]

Maulden, James, Tooley St, Southwark, London. Named in contemporary newspapers in 1746. [Heal]

Maule, William, Sheep St, Wellingborough, Northants., cm (1830). [D]

Maulin, Hurmee, Bewdley, Worcs., cm (1758). Took app. named Wooley in 1758. [S of G, app. index]

Maulin, Shernice, Bewdley, Worcs., cm (1762). Took app. named Farmer in 1762. [S of G, app. index]

Maund, John, Broad St, Hereford, cm and u (183035). [D]

Maunder, , London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Maunder, Thomas, Romsey, Hants., cm (1798). [D]

Maurice, Charles, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Mavin, Robert, Glanton, near Alnwick, Northumb., cm and joiner (182829). [D]

Mavin, Robert & Thomas, Alnwick, Northumb., cm (1834). [D]

Mavin, William, Glanton, near Alnwick, Northumb., cm and/or joiner (1834). [D]

Maw, George, 1 Drake's Buildings, Short St, Hull, Yorks., carver and gilder (183842). [D]

Maw, Marmaduke, York, cm (1826). Son of James Maw, flaxdresser; app. to John Bellerby, cm and u, in 1826. [York app. reg.]

Maw, S., London. Impressed mark recorded on the base of a small 19th-century mahogany wall cabinet with two plain glazed doors. Possibly a Victorian piece.

Mawbey, Charles Edward, 5 New St, Clothfair, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Mawer & Smith, London, cm and u (182728). Addresses given at 29 and 29 Orchard St, Portman Sq., and 208 Oxford St. [D]

Mawer, H. & Stephenson, London. Stamp recorded on various pieces: a George III mahogany partner's desk with rectangular leather-lined top with nine drawers surrounding a central kneehole [Christie's, 22 January 1981, lot 131]; a small mahogany drum table [Chelsea Antiques Fair, March 1983]; a mahogany tambour-fronted writing desk with a pull-out writing slide, the interior with pigeon-holes and drawers, with two drawers in the frieze, raised on tapering legs [Sotheby's, 27 January 1967, lot 142]; on an early 19th-century mahogany pedestal table, with fall flaps and two shallow drawers, on tapered triangular formed pedestal and triform base with bobbin supports; also on a mahogany bow-fronted hall table, c.1800, with single drawer, on four tapered legs, and with box-wood stringing; also on a bow-fronted marquetry rosewood sideboard, with three drawers, two cupboards and gilt handles; and on an ebonised sideboard with oval inlay in top, central drawer flanked by two deeper drawers on each side, applied fretwork to centre drawer; top of centre inscribed: H. Mawer & Stephenson London. Label underneath reads: J. & B. Blower, Shrewsbury. This firm may have been furniture brokers rather than makers.

Mawn, Benjamin Hardman, Swan Ct, Manchester, carver and gilder (1836). [D]

Mawrice, Joseph, Bayleyfield, Sheffield, Yorks., cm (1814). [D]

Mawson, J., Keswick, Cumb., joiner and/or cm (1811). [D]

Mawson, J., Nether-End, Penrith, Cumb., cm (1811). [D]

Mawson, John, address unrecorded, u (1785). On 21 October 1785 he provided Cotton Furniture to George Cooke at Dunham Massey, Cheshire, costing 1 16s. [John Rylands Lib., Manchester Univ., George Cooke's accounts]

Mawson, John, Leeds, Yorks., journeyman cm (179193). Named in the Leeds Cabinet and Chair Makers Book of Prices, 1791, with other journeymen in basic sympathy with its contents. Probably the John Mauson of Leeds who subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Mawson, Joseph F., Penrith, Cumb., cm (1798). [D]

Mawson, Thomas, Knaresborough, Yorks., cm (177484). Son of John Mawson bricklayer; admitted freeman of York in 1774, and polled at York in 1784 as a cm in Knaresborough. [York freemen rolls]

Mawson, William, Ellerby Lane, Leeds, Yorks., cm (1822). [D]

Mawton, Richard, 14 King St, Truro, Cornwall, cm (1830). [D]

Maxey, , 121 Upper Thames St, London, u (1783). [D] See Gill, George & Maxey.

Maxey, Charles, Wallingford, Berks., cm (1768). [Oxford poll bk]

Maxey, George, Wallingford, Berks., cm (1798). [D]

Maxey, Henry, 4 Worship St, Finsbury, London, buhl manufacturer (1829). [D]

Maxey, Samuel, London, wholesale u and cotton dealer (1782 1804). Addresses given at 12 Tower Royal in 1782; Friday St in 1787; and 60 Aldersgate St, 17921804. Son of John Maxey, freeman cooper of London; admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. on 3 July 1782. Named in Sheraton's list of master cabinet makers, 1803. [D; GL, Upholders Co. records]

Maxey, Thomas, Watlington, Oxon., cm (b.174184). Aged 39, he married Mary Taylor of Watlington on 12 October 1780. [D; Bodleian index of Oxf. marriage bonds]

Maxwell, Benjamin, Liverpool, cm (182134). Addresses given at 7 Starbeck St, 182123; 175 Dale St and 21 Hatton Gdn in 1827; and 13 Silkhouse Lane, 182934. [D]

Maxwell, Charles, at The Lion & Lamb, corner of New Broad Ct, Drury Lane, London, u and appraiser (1749). Trade card states that he Buys & Sells & Appraises all Sorts of Household Goods, also Useful & Ornamental Old China. Funerals Decently Performed. Sackings for Beds of all Sorts & Sizes, Wholesale & Retail. [Poll bk; Leverhulme Coll., MMA, NY]

Maxwell, James, London, u and cm (before 1774). Announced in Hibernian Journal, 23 May 1774, that he has commenced Business in College Green [Dublin] where he intends carrying on the Upholsterers and Cabinet Business in all its Branches, & as he has had several years experience in London at Messrs. France, Chippendale & Linnells some of the most Capital in that Metropolis he hopes that will be a means to recommend him to the Public.

Maxwell, Joseph, 26 Church St, Whitehaven, Cumb., joiner and/or cm (182829). [D]

Maxwell, L., 62 Berwick St, Soho, London, looking-glass manufacturer (1839). [D]

Maxwell, Robert, parish of St James, Westminster, London, upholder (171011). Took out Hand in Hand Insurance policies on 8 May 1710 for 300 on a house in Manchester Ct, St Margaret's; and on 4 August 1711 for 200 on houses in Eagle St. [GL, Hand in Hand MS vol. 7, ref. 20078; vol. 9, p. 187]

Maxwell, Robert, Stone Bridge Fields, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, upholder (1716). Insured an empty house on a new intended street in Stone Bridge Fields for 500 on 22 September 1716. [GL, Hand in Hand MS vol. 16, p. 315]

Maxwell, Robert, Gt Pulteney St, near Golden Sq., London, cm, u and undertaker (c.1760). Fine Chinoiserie card recorded showing sofa with canopy and chinamen in Rococo arches. [Heal Coll., BM]

Maxwell, William, at the Black Lyon, corner of Compton St, Westminster, London, upholder (1720). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 3 April 1720 on goods and merchandise in his house only. [GL, Sun MS vol. 11, p. 107]

Maxwell, William, Paul St, Finsbury Sq., London, bedstead maker (1808). [D]

Maxwell, William, Blyth, Northumb., joiner and/or cm (1834). [D]

May, , Plymouth, Devon. Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

May, Mrs, Plymouth, Devon, cm (1798). [D]

May, , Mint St, Southwark, London, chairmaker (1826). Fire at his premises reported in the Times in 1826.

May, Charles, address unrecorded, u (1706). Carried out repairs at St Michael's, Queenhythe, London in 1706, for which he charged 11 5s. [Wren Soc., vol. XIX, p. 43]

May, Charles, Ditch Side, St Bride's, London, later Oxford, upholders (171328). Recorded at The Ship in 1713, when he took out a Sun Insurance policy on 15 October. Fined for non-service in three offices at St Bride's in 1715; served as Church Warden in 1719; Sidesman in 1720 and 1728, when he left the parish and went to Oxford. [GL, Sun MS vol. 3, ref. 3290; GL, MS 6561, p. 3]

May, Edward, Bethel St, Norwich, cm and u (1830). [D]

May, J. & S. W., 39 Sparling St, Liverpool, chairmakers (1834). [D] Probably John and Solomon William May.

May, James, Liverpool, cm (1802d. by 1820). Admitted freeman on 8 July 1802. [Liverpool freemen reg.]

May, James, 6 Queen St, Grosvenor Sq., London, carver and gilder (1808). [D]

May, John, Beverley, Yorks., cm (1804). App. to John Stephenson of Beverley in March 1804. [Hull app. reg.]

May, John, 18 Redburn St, Southwark, London, chair manufacturer (182627). [D]

May, John & William, 75 Sparling St, Liverpool, chairmakers (1827). [D] Probably the J. & W. May, chairmakers of Liverpool, who announced the dissolution of their partnership in Chester Courant and Advertiser for North Wales, 18 March 1838. See J. & S. W. May

May, John, Liverpool, chairmaker (183439). Trading at 11 Mason St in 1834; in partnership with Solomon William May at 61 Park Lane, 183537; and alone at 129 Park Lane with shop at 76 Upper Frederick St in 1839. [D]

May, Joseph, Plymouth, Devon, u (1759). Took apps named Williams and Hewett in 1759. [S of G, app. index]

May, Joseph Ball, Plymouth, Devon, u and cm (177786). Declared bankrupt, Sussex Weekly Advertiser, 29 April 1777. Auction of estate and effects advertised in Exeter Flying Post, 2 May 1777. Declared bankrupt again and dividends announced in the latter paper on 3 August 1786.

May, Richard, Preston, Lancs., u (1822). [Preston Guild record of burgesses].

May, Robert, Spalding, Lincs., chairmaker (174497). Took app. named Button in 1744. [D; S of G, app. index]

May, Robert, Red Lion Mkt, Whitechapel, London, bed and mattress maker (182223). [D]

May, Solomon William, Liverpool, chairmaker (183437). Trading at 39 Sparling St in 1834; and in partnership with John May at 61 Park Lane, 183537. [D]

May, William, Sharp, Peter & Wilson, Isabella, Liverpool, u, dealers and chapmen, cm and modellers (1817). Declared bankrupt, and sale of stock and effects advertised in Liverpool Mercury, 10 January 1817. Sale advertised again on 17 January of THE entire STOCK in TRADE of Messrs. May & Sharp, UPHOLSTERERS, CABINET MAKERS and MODELLERS, consisting of a large assortment of modern Paper Hangings with rich flock borders, London Chintz Furnitures, Trimmings, Brussels & Kidderminster Carpets, Oil Cloths, several sets of Drawing-room Chairs, Couches, Cabinets, Sofa, Card & Pembroke Tables, in a variety of fancy woods, excellent Mahogany articles, in a set of Patent Dining Tables, wardrobes, Drawers, Secretaire & Chairs, Looking Glasses, Bronzed & Gilt Busts, Lamps & various ornaments etc. etc. Also the manufactured Stock Consisting of Choice Mahogany in Veneers, Boards & Planks, Tulip & Rosewood, a large assortment of modern Brass Work, Plate Glass, Lathe, Benches etc. . Sale re-advertised on 21 February 1817 at the firm's premises in Bold St, consisting of a large sized Four-post Bedstead, the feet posts & cornice richly carved & brilliantly ornamented in burnished gold, several sets Fourpost Bedsteads, with mahogany feet-posts, handsome Sofa, Work, Chess & Card Tables in fancy woods, Cabinets, Secretaire & Book case, Couches, Brussels & Kidderminster Carpets, Paper Hangings, Feather Beds etc...

May, William Morris, New St, Torrington, Devon, cm (1823 30). [D]

May, William, 34 Norfolk St, Liverpool, chairmaker (1829). [D]

May & Loftus, Market Pl., Beverley, Yorks., cm (1840). [D]

Maybin, Samuel, 39 Little Queen St, Holborn, London, bedstead maker and u (183539). [D]

Maybin, William, 47 Webber St, New Cut, London, bedstead maker (1829). [D]

Maybrick, John, Liverpool, cm (1840). Admitted freeman on servitude to William Catterall and Thomas Whittingham on 25 July 1840. [Liverpool freemen reg.]

Maybury, William, Manchester, chairmaker (183440). Addresses given at 140 Long Millgate in 1834; Steele's Yd, Ashley Lane in 1836; 6 Long Millgate in 1838 and Holme's Yd, Long Millgate in 1840. [D]

Maychell, , Lancaster. Named in the Gillow records, 1800 33. [Westminster Ref. Lib.]

Maychell, James, Lancaster. Named in the Gillow records, 182733. [Westminster Ref. Lib.]

Maychell, William, Lancaster. Named in the Gillow records, 180631. [Westminster Ref. Lib.]

Mayer, , address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Mayer, Edward, North Walsham, Norfolk, upholder (1798). [D]

Mayer, George, Gt Homer Pl., Collingwood, Liverpool, cm (1835). [D]

Mayer, Hayman, 97 Drury Lane, London, chair painter (1824). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 11 March 1824 for 100, including 20 on stock and utensils. [GL, Sun MS vol. 499, ref. 1014622]

Mayer (or Mears), John, Liverpool, cm (1761d.1800). Admitted freeman on 9 July 1761. Died in November 1800. [Liverpool freemen reg.]

Mayer, Lewis, 9 Coleman St, London, tortoiseshell carver and water gilder (1808). [D]

Mayer & Larzo, address unrecorded (1833). Named as chair repairers in the accounts of Anna McBean for work done for the Royal Household between April and September 1833, being paid 3s 3d for re-caning a Trafalgar Chair. [V&A archives]

Mayers, Henry, 66 Leadenhall St, London, carver, gilder, picture frame and looking-glass maker (183739). [D] See Morris Mayers.

Mayers, Jacob, 15 York Pl., Asylum, London, upholder and undertaker (1817). [D]

Mayers, Morris, All Saints St, Bristol and London, lookingglass manufacturer (183940). Trading also at 66 Leadenhall St, London in 1839. [D] See Henry Mayers.

Mayes, Edward, St Matthew's St, Ipswich, Suffolk, cm (1839). [D]

Mayfieldstone, Charles jnr, Hungate St, Beccles, Suffolk, cm and u (1839). [D]

Maygill, John, 80 Meadow Lane, Leeds, Yorks., chairmaker (1814). [D]

Maygor, , Lower Brook St, Tavistock, Devon, cm (1838). [D]

Mayhew, Edward, Upper Olland St, Bungay, Suffolk, cm and u (1839). [D]

Mayhew, John, 45 Wigmore St, Cavendish Sq., London, cm, u and house agent (180108). Dividends on bankruptcy announced in Liverpool Chronicle, 5 February 1806. [D]

Mayhew, Thomas Eaton, Coggeshall, Essex, cm (1812). [Colchester poll bk]

Mayhew, Thomas, London, cm (1820). [Colchester poll bk]

Mayhew, John (1736d. 1811) and Ince, William (d. 1804), London, cm. The partnership of John Mayhew and William Ince (1758/591804) was one of the most significant, probably the longest lived but, as far as identified furniture is concerned, the least well-documented of any of the major London cm of the 18th century. A biographical note by Pat Kirkham [Furn. Hist., 1974, pp. 5659] summarized the available facts and this, with the addition of some more recently discovered information, forms the basis for the following account.
Mayhew was app. to Bradshaw (probably William Bradshaw, u of Soho Sq.). Ince was app. to John West of Covent Gdn from 1752 until West's death in 1758. In November of that year West's premises were taken over by Samuel Norman, James Whittle and Mayhew. However, by 25 December 1758 yet another new partnership this time between Mayhew and Ince was in existence, advertising for business in January 1759 from the address in Broad St, Carnaby Mkt of Charles Smith, whose premises and stock they had purchased. The partnership was intended to run from 1759 to 1780 but continued under the original articles to 1799 when a new agreement was signed. Full details of the partnership articles (methods of accounting, sharing of profits, etc.) are given in Kirkham, op. cit.
The firm's business style in the London directories from the beginning until 1812 was Mayhew and Ince, in which form they also generally appear on bill headings though Ince and Mayhew is occasionally used and both forms occur in the Universal System (see below). From about 1794 Mayhew, Ince & Sons occasionally appears on bills, probably indicating the advent of William Ince's son Charles and one (possibly more) of Mayhew's relations: Bartholomew Mayhew (not, apparently, a son; perhaps a nephew) is recorded at Marshall St from 1790 [UBD] and John Mayhew the younger (one of the elder John's four sons) worked independently in Wigmore St from about 180408 and from 1808 at Marshall St.
The activities of the firm advertised in directories and on bills varied over the years: in 1763 for instance they are described as cabinet-makers, carvers and upholders. [Mortimer's Directory] In 1778 Manufacturers of plate glass appears on a bill heading [Croome Bills, No. 80] and by 1799 dealers in plate glass [Kent's Directory] has replaced carvers. On one occasion only Auctioneers is added to the list [Bedford Office, 5th Duke's Bills, 1788, no. 17]: no information about this branch of the business survives. From the 1780s the categories of cabinet-maker and upholsterer predominate. These revisions no doubt reflect the change in taste from carved to veneered and inlaid furniture characteristic of the period 176080 and the increasingly predominant role of upholstery in the furnishing of interiors from the 1790s. As for other cm, the supply of fine mirror glass formed a most important part of their trade. The firm's links in this branch of the business were significant: Ince's father and brother were glass grinders; and in 1782 the firm lent 100 to the Plate Glass Company. [Kirkham, op. cit]
The signing of a new agreement between the partners in 1799 coincided with a serious crisis in the firm's finances and in the period 180004 steps were taken to dissolve the partnership. After Ince's death early in 1804 (6 January), an acrimonious legal battle commenced between Ince's executors (led by his widow Ann) and Mayhew which was still unresolved at the time of Mayhew's death in May 1811. Mayhew's will dated 21 January 1811 refers to the suit now pending in Chancery. [PRO, Prob. 11/1522] As a direct result of this action in the Court of Chancery, much fuller information survives about the daily workings and finance of the 45-year partnership than for any other 18th-century cabinet-making firm. [Kirkham, op. cit. and PRO, C13 623/44]
The partners originally shared the same house, where the business was also located, at the upper (West) end of Broad (now Broadwick) St, Soho. On 20 February 1762 they married two sisters, Ann and Isabella Stephenson in St George's Hanover Sq. and continued to live at the same address until Mayhew's wife died in 1763. About a year later, Mayhew moved into an adjacent house, divided from the Ince's by the furniture warehouse. The Inces house had four storeys and fourteen rooms: Mayhew's was probably much the same. The clerks and porters of the firm were divided between the two houses until 1781 when Mayhew (who subsequently re-married and fathered four sons and two daughters) took them all. As the business expanded additional premises were purchased: 20 Marshall St (the adjacent street) by 1780 (recorded until 1804) and 47 Marshall St by 1790 (recorded until 1812). There is no record of the numbers of employees at any given time though an advertisement in the Public Advertiser, 5 July 1768, reveals something of the scale of operations: the partners were then appealing for upwards of 100 Men, Cabinet-makers, Chair-makers, and some very good Joyners who will be immediately employed on the best Work and for Some Men who can do inlaid Work in Woods &c and engrave and work in Brass. Four bindings of apps are recorded, at the highest premiums of any West End firms: William Dewey at 63 in 1760, John Watts at 105 in 1764, Robert Kennett at 157 in 1766 and Samuel Hemingway at 210 in 1775. [Kirkham, op. cit.] William Moore was also employed by the firm for an unknown length of time during which he gained long experience before setting up in Dublin in 1782. He was presumably trained as a marqueteur as his advertisement recommends every article in the inlaid way and stresses his use of remarkable fine coloured woods. [GCM] Mayhew's will records the names of five employees who in 1811 had been with the firm for very many years: Higham and Parker cabinet-makers, Pasmore and Hall workwomen and George Reynolds, clerk. Other workmen's names noted in bills include Jones, Elwood and Bolton; and Joseph Phelps, Molineaux and S. Habberton receipted a few of the extant bills. The firm's only known bank account [Drummonds, in Mayhew's name, 176465] lists a certain number of employees names (including Parker) and is signed by the then clerk, George Dixon.
At some later stage the partners also bought themselves country properties: Mayhew a house at Hornsey and about 25 acres; Ince a house at Crouch End; and by 1804 they owned seven houses in the neighbourhood of Broad St (three with shops and yards) probably connected with the cabinetmaking business and six others in streets immediately North of Piccadilly which were let out furnished. Mayhew also owned on his own account two houses in Queen St, Cheapside, both of which were let at the time of his death. [Mayhew's will]
The decision to dissolve the partnership, mooted in 1799, was announced in the newspapers in April 1800; the same announcement also stated that Charles Ince would continue the business at the Broad St address. However the proposed dissolution proved complicated. The first sale to raise the 7,000 needed to meet the partnership debts was of The Valuable Capital, and Extensive Stock of Messrs Mayhew and Ince dissolving partnership, [Christie's, on the premises, the Upper End of Broad Street, Soho, 11 May 1801 and three days ff.] This was not a great success: over a third of the 370 lots remained unsold and only 1,086 10s was raised. A second attempt [Christie's, 1819 April 1804] to settle all the Partnership Concerns with the Executors Ince had died three months before was slightly better with only 41 of the 207 lots unsold. Many of the lots in this sale were re-offered items from the 1801 sale. Ince's own household furnishings were sold for the Executors by Christie's on the premises in Broad St on 910 March 1807 though the proceeds from this sale presumably remained with the Ince family.

The fluctuating state of the partnership's finances which eventually precipitated these sales is highlighted in the Chancery documents referred to above. Between 1768 and 1770 for example the firm's turnover was in excess of 52,000, though outgoings always seem to have been high: in the early 1760s they were running at nearly 1,000 per month. Mayhew, who was responsible for the majority of the book-keeping (but did not adhere to the formula devised at the outset of the partnership for drawing up regular accounts) complained that they were often inconvenienced for ready cash a frequent worry of 18th-century cm and that he had over the years, being a man of private means unlike Ince, put about 9,000 of his own money into the business. By 1802 Mayhew claimed 31,270 11s 7d owing to him and only 6,093 6s 8d to Ince, figures that were strenuously disputed by Ann Ince. The final solution of this long drawn-out wrangle may be inferred from Mayhew's will: in the third codicil dated 9 February 1811, three months before his death when the matter was evidently preying on his mind, he urged his executors to consider settling the suit pending with Ince's executors out of Court and without waiting the ultimate decision of Chancery on just, reasonable and expedient terms.

Mayhew's memorial in St James's Church, Piccadilly (the wording and design of which he specified in his will) records his residence in the parish above 50 years and that he was Churchwarden in 1804. The deliberate omission of his profession confirms the clear impression in the Chancery papers that Mayhew (whose role in the business was agreed to be chiefly managerial) regarded himself as the more polished and cultivated partner, the possessor of a collection of choice and pleasing cabinet pictures [Mayhew's sale, Christie's, 22 May 1812], and the one with whom the more important clients liked on the whole to deal, even if Ince retained certain major clients (e.g. Palmerston). Although Mayhew contributed eleven plates to the Universal System and owned a grangerized copy of Batty Langley's Treasury of Designs, 1740 [Furn. Hist., 1974] Ince was undoubtedly the firm's designer and draughtsman and as a trained cm superintended that side of the business having given up trying to keep the accounts very early on in the partnership. He did, however, continue to receipt bills into the 1790s (e.g. Coventry). His interest in design (apart from his contribution of the majority of the plates in the Universal System extended to subscriptions to the following: Chippendale's Director, 1754; George Richardson's A Book of Ceilings, 1776, Iconology, 1779 and Treatise on the Five Orders of Architecture, 1787; and Thomas Malton's Compleat Treatise on Perspective, 1775. Ince also owned a copy of Isaac Ware's Designs of Inigo Jones.

Hitherto, in the striking absence of much documented furniture, the firm's chief claim to attention has been the ambitious publication in 1762 of The Universal System of Household Furniture, a handsome volume of eighty-nine numbered folio plates and six leaves with pairs of smaller plates, dedicated to the 4th Duke of Marlborough. Originally issued in serial form between July 1759 and August 1760, it was intended to run to 160 plates, modelled very closely (as the pre-publication advertisement makes clear) on the example of the very ingenious artificer Thomas Chippendale whose Director had first appeared in 1754. [The exact progress of the publication has been elucidated by M. Heckscher in Furn. Hist., 1974] Lack of money and experience, together with the appearance of another edition of the Director (also now in serial form) between 1759 and 1762 frustrated the original plan; further delays may have been caused by the partners contribution of about twenty plates to another book of designs entitled Houshold Furniture in Genteel Taste for the year 1760.

The dependence of the Universal System on both the idea and the content of the Director has never been in doubt. However the inclusion of a small number of distinctive and original furniture types, notably tripod or Claw tables, goes some way to relieving the charge of plagiarism as does the accomplished re-interpretation of certain forms popularized by Chippendale. The most idiosyncratic and individual feature of the designs is the repeated use of a variety of symmetrically formed half-Gothic half-Chinoiserie latticework panels, either pierced or applied to a solid ground. The dry linearity of this motif, suggestive of cut-card decoration on early 18th-century silver, also characterizes the much used lambrequin border ornament and contrasts strongly with the florid and highly charged Rococo detail of the designs for mirrors and girandoles.

The relative lack of success of the Universal System as a design manual (there were no further editions) and the paucity of documented furniture in the style of the publication (despite the claims that a number of engraved pieces had been executed) are no doubt connected. By 1762 the Rococo style was passing its zenith and taste in furniture was shifting from exuberance to relative sobriety. Chippendale's third edition of the Director, 175962, included a sprinkling of Neo-classical details noticeably absent from the Universal System. In practice, the firm was quick to take advantage of the change, the majority of their known work even in the early 1760s being broadly Neo-classical in character.

In addition to the primary business of making and selling furniture, the firm's activities extended (in common with most other leading cm) in several other more or less closely related directions. Importing of French furniture from Paris for immediate Sale, very much under the original Cost was advertised [Heal]; two large mirrors for Lord Exeter were imported from Paris in 1768 [Burghley archives, Ex90/51]; and an attempt at attracting a continental clientle is suggested by the inclusion of a French text in the Universal System. Certainly the firm established strong links among the francophile patrons of Henry Holland and with the expatriate French (e.g. Daguerre and Gaubert) who also worked in that circle.

House-agency played a significant if not especially lucrative part in the business. Letting out of furnished houses was generally on their own account: they owned two houses in Albemarle St, one in Sackville St, and three in Grafton St, including no. 9 for which the Earl of Stair paid 168 for ten weeks rent in 1788. [Breadalbane papers, Scottish RO] The firm also rented property for sub-letting: a house in Charles St from the 4th Duke of Marlborough (178990) and another at 72 Lower Grosvenor St from George Stovell (17941807); others are known. For clients of particular standing, the partners were prepared to go to great lengths: for the Dowager Duchess of Bedford they advertised for and eventually found a new house (112 Pall Mall), arranged the new lease with the outgoing tenant (Earl Cowper), listed the existing contents and put the house into good internal order (178687); for her younger son Lord John Russell they found and fitted up 49 Pall Mall (1787); and in June 1789 Mayhew went to look over Micheldever and Stratton Park, Hants., to plan the furnishings for Lord John and his wife, having sent a man down in April to attend the sale and buy the fixtures at Stratton and another to Micheldever to examine the inventory and place the furniture in order. [Bedford Office, 5th Duke's accounts 1789] Undertaking (as noted on many of their bill headings) also formed part of the complete service that the firm offered, ranging from a simple funeral for the Dowager Duchess of Bedford's cook at one extreme (11 6s 1d) to the magnificent affair for the third Earl of Darnley at the other (962 18s). For fashionable clients like the Bedfords and the Coventrys with London houses, the firm regularly hired out furniture for entertainments; and especially where they were the only or principal firm involved in a commission, the range and detail of their work, painstakingly charted in the bills, indicates a service of the most exacting quality: from the supply of the most expensive cabinet-work to the humblest towel-rail, from paperhanging to carpet laying, from cleaning beds with bug wash to everyday maintenance and repair of furniture. A striking feature of many of the commissions, presumably reflecting a high level of satisfaction on the part of clients, is their great longevity more than twenty years is not unusual and in one instance (Darnley) the accounts run for 42 years.

With London houses such an all-embracing service was relatively easily accomplished; for farther flung commissions such as that for Lord Caledon in Co. Tyrone, distance greatly magnified the difficulties and much of the supervision necessarily took the form of written instructions. By the same token, remoteness from London also gave provincial cm the opportunity to supplement a Mayhew & Ince commission with supplies and services at a lower rate (e.g. Kirchhoffer of Dublin at Caledon, Brailsford of Sheffield at Chatsworth and Routledge of Romsey at Broadlands).

In general the firm seems to have enjoyed more or less exclusive relationships with their most influential clients (e.g. the Bedford family) though occasionally they seem just to have been one of a number of cm on a fashionable shopping list (e.g. the Duchess of Northumberland). Where another (or several other) London firms were already ensconced (e.g. Vile and Cobb with Lord Coventry) they seem to have been content to work alongside (which they did from 176473), though they assumed the dominant role in this commission from the mid 1760s and more or less exclusive status from 177394. Once established in a lucrative commission they were extremely tenacious, supplying more than one generation of the same family if possible (e.g. Darnley and Bedford). Evidently some introductions to new clients arose through contacts with architects (especially Adam) though no doubt word of mouth and kinship between clients (e.g. Marlborough and Bedford, Derby and Coventry) as well as perhaps political connections among the Whigs played a part. Professional contacts gave rise to the Westminster Fire Office commission (1792/93) both Ince and Mayhew were Directors; and James Mayhew (John's second son) became surveyor there in 1798. [Colvin, p. 545] Old partnership links no doubt ensured that Mayhew was involved (with Chippendale and Bradshaw) in the arbitration between Sir Lawrence Dundas and Samuel Norman in 1766 [Gilbert, Chippendale, pp. 15859] and something similar may have given Ince the job of joint appraiser at Hartlebury Castle and The Palace, Worcester, in 1781. [Worcester Hist. Soc. Miscellany, 1, 1960, 6091] An East India Company connection may also be surmised (Caledon, Hastings, etc.).

The firm's relationship with architects ranged from close to perfunctory in the same way that commissions from clients varied from casual purchases to the wholesale equipping of new (or newly altered) houses. In either case, the partners (Mayhew especially) seem to have gone out of their way to try and maintain a direct relationship with the client, parallel (and not necessarily subservient) to the architect. Sir William Chambers (as in his dealings with Chippendale) automatically assumed the dominant position when major architectural furniture was in question (e.g. the Blenheim State Bed), though the firm's connection with the dedicatee of the Universal System was to outlast Chambers's involvement by some twenty years. A more fruitful and substantial link seems to have been forged with Lancelot Brown and later with his son-in-law Henry Holland. Both architects, particularly the latter, worked extensively for the francophile Whig artistocracy centred on the Prince of Wales, and the frequent involvement of Mayhew and Ince in these circles (e.g. Burghley in the 1760s, Broadlands, Woburn and Carlton House in the 1780s) suggest a substantive professional relationship. Predictably, it would appear that Holland's hand was most strongly felt in the design of such architectural items as pier glasses and tables and considerably less so elsewhere; however in certain circumstances the influence of Dominique Daguerre, Holland's collaborator on several commissions, extended to vetting the firm's supply (and perhaps design) of furniture (e.g. Woburn, 1791).

From the early 1760s to the early 1780s, in which period the firm evolved one of its most characteristic and influential styles, the dominant architectural relationship as in the case of Thomas Chippendale was undoubtedly with Robert Adam. The firm's earliest collaboration with Adam seems to have been at Coventry House, Piccadilly and Croome Court for the 6th Earl of Coventry (from 1764), followed by work at Sherborne Castle, Audley End, Shelburne House, Northumberland House, Kimbolton and Derby House. From the surviving documentation it is clear that from time to time the firm was content to reproduce Adam's designs virtually to the letter (e.g. the Derby House commode); equally, the vast majority of the firm's accounts for an extensive commission such as Croome indicate that within limits they had a more or less free hand and even for some major pieces (e.g. the Tapestry Room chairs) apparently supplied their own designs. [Croome Bills, No. 58] Certainly Adam's choice of Mayhew and Ince to execute some of his most celebrated creations (and to supply the furnishings for some of his most fashionable interiors) indicates a close partnership, closer, probably, than that with Chippendale whose artistic independence has been noted. [Gilbert, p. 121] Other architects working for clients at the same time as Mayhew and Ince were supplying furniture (and mostly on more than one occasion) include Carr of York, George Shakespear, James Wyatt, S. P. Cockerell and James Paine though with none of these is there yet enough evidence available to point up either the working relationship or the stylistic cross-currents (if any).

While the Universal System may have become quickly outdated, the firm's ability to produce very early on furniture in the most startlingly advanced Neo-classical taste is beyond doubt and, as in the case of their work for Lord Coventry (from 1764 onwards), certainly owed much to their early collaboration with the country's leading Neo-classical architects. However, there is a variability in the style, construction and quality of the firm's output at any given date which precludes characterization of a single easily recognizable Mayhew and Ince house style and has contributed greatly to the difficulty of making even tentative attributions of undocumented pieces. It seems that the firm was capable of working simultaneously in a number of distinct styles (in some instances on the same commission, e.g. Burghley in 176768), all to some extent overlapping and related but essentially self-contained. In terms of form (as opposed to decoration) this variety is encompassed by a French-inspired fully developed Rococo at one extreme (generally confined to carved giltwood) and a refined and sober Neo-classicism at the other. Running through the latter there is a deliberate streak of antiquarianism in design, particularly in evidence when supplying furniture to old houses (e.g. Burghley). Neo-classical forms predominated from the later 1760s and the firms's vocabulary in this idiom was greatly strengthened and enlarged by their association first with Sir William Chambers (Blenheim, Woburn, etc.) and then with Robert Adam with whom originated one of the firm's most enduring furniture types, the semi-circular commode (e.g. Derby House).

Adam may also have inspired another characteristic form in which the firm specialized, the severely rectilinear box-like commode (Coventry House, Burghley, etc.), often made with side-opening doors and designed principally for the display of marquetry. Alongside this relatively advanced Neo-classicism a restrained conservative French influence persisted in the continued use of for example the Transitional commode with undulating or serpentine front of a type popularized by John Linnell and Pierre Langlois, and in the retention of a slightly retardatory Louis XV style of chair with cabriole legs and curved back (e.g. Broadlands, Cobham).

A common link in the production of this diverse range of forms may be found in the firm's highly proficient and adventurous use of marquetry, distinguished by a variety of techniques and pointing to a significant number of specialist marqueteurs in the firm's employ (or within its ambit). This constitutes the firm's single most original contribution to furniture decoration in the 1770s and 80s. The Coventry House commodes of 1764 the earliest documented marquetry so far discovered already incorporate three of the features of the Mayhew and Ince marquetry style which, with variations, recur in the firm's work for more than 30 years: the use of large-scale Antique motifs (habitually urns or tripods) derived from engravings, simply coloured and boldly inlaid on a contrasting ground; extensive and delicate surface engraving to achieve the illusion of depth; and subtle inlaying (usually of foliage designs), differentiated from the ground wood only by the natural colour and figure of the inlay. This last technique is comparable to the end-cut marquetry of B.V.R.B. and is sometimes found in conjunction with yew-wood, the only wholly idiosyncratic veneer wood the firm used and possibly unique to Mayhew and Ince among London cm of this date. As a variation (especially in the 1760s) yew-wood was inlaid with simple foliate scrolls or clasps of light wood engraved in a manner reminiscent of the Universal System, pl. 2. In either case, moulded borders of commodes, tables and chests, especially when free of ormolu mounts, were often strengthened by ebonizing, a highly unusual device perhaps unique to the firm (e.g. Goodnestone, 1764, etc.). Other characteristics of the firm's marquetry repertoire include the sympathetic modernization and re-use of good examples of late 17th-century floral panels, the most notable examples of which are found at Burghley (1767), a house where the owner's antiquarian desire to harmonize furnishings with venerable interiors seems to have been paramount. Late 17th-century marquetry techniques, where vivid pictorial effects are created by the inlaying of delicately coloured and scorched woods (with far less engraving), seem to have influenced another variation of the firm's style, seen at its best preserved on a pair of pier tables at Chirk (1782) and on a pair of Pembroke tables at Chatsworth (1785). This technique is sometimes seen (especially on commodes) in combination with painted medallions (e.g. Derby House, 1775).

Much of the firm's most expensive cabinet-work was enriched with ormolu mounts and as they are known to have had a fruitful business relationship with Boulton and Fothergill, e.g. over the Duchess of Manchester's cabinet [Furn. Hist., 1966] and were apparently the only cabinetmaking firm to do so it seems likely that many (and certainly the best) of their mounts came from Soho. However, the variety both in quality and design on documented pieces suggests the existence of more than one source; and some may well have been imported.
HILLSBOROUGH HOUSE, C. Down, Ireland or (?) DOWNSHIRE HOUSE, 20 HANOVER SQ., London (1st Earl of Hillsborough, later 1st Marquess of Downshire). 176163: Three payments in Drummond's Bank ledgers. Total 186 2s 2d.
COBHAM HALL, Kent (3rd and 4th Earls of Darnley). 1761 1803: No bills but payments in personal account books (with Coutts). Total 3,978 18s 4d (3rd Earl) and 3,605 9s 3d (4th Earl), excluding account (bill extant) for extraordinarily elaborate funeral of 3rd Earl. Total 962 18s. [Kent RO, Darnley papers, U565] Some attributable furniture survives (part in situ) including: blue and white painted four-post bed; pair of painted and gilded sofas and four window seats (for Gilt Hall); suite of eight giltwood armchairs and pair of sofas; suite of seven blue and white painted armchairs and one sofa; mahogany library desk and (?) pair of silver-bordered satinwood commodes. [C. Life, 24 February, 3 and 9 March 1983]
LADY FLUDYER. Plate LXV of the Universal System, 1762 showing the side section of the Dressing Room a fully developed Rococo interior with a Turkish Sofia in an alcove flanked by girandoles and a pair of chairs is dedicated to the Honble. Lady Fludyer, presumably Caroline, daughter of Hon. James Brudenell, wife of Sir Samuel Fludyer, 1st Bt, of Lee Place, Kent, Lord Mayor of London in 1761. [Burke's Peerage, 1863] Though apparently executed, this interior is not known to survive.
(?) SANDWELL PARK, Staffs. (2nd Earl of Dartmouth). 1762 68: Payments in Hoare's Bank ledgers. Total 83 15s 10d (including three payments (46 18s 10d) to Peter Ince, (?) Ince's brother the glass grinder).
SHERBORNE CASTLE, Dorset and 14 DOVER ST, London (7th Baron Digby). 176385: No bills but payments in personal account books [Sherborne muniment room] (repeated with substantial additions in Hoare's Bank ledgers). Total (including one specified payment of 67 6s for London) 2,192 0s 6d. Attributable surviving furniture at Sherborne includes yew-wood table with re-used 17th-century marquetry top and ebonized borders, pair of inlaid and engraved serpentine commodes and part set of painted chairs in French style. 7th Baron's copy of Universal System survives in Library.
GOODNESTONE PARK, Kent (Sir Brook Bridges, 3rd Bt). 1764: No bills but payment in personal account book (with Hoare's Bank). Total 100. [Kent RO, Bridges papers U373 A2] Earlier payment in account at Hoare's Bank to Peter Ince, June 1763, 24 2s 6d (cf. Lord Dartmouth). Surviving attributable furniture at Goodnestone includes a pair of yewwood commodes (cf. Alscot 1766) and a pair of yew-wood card tables with ebonized borders inlaid with engraved flowersprays. [Treasures from Kent Houses, Royal Museum, Canterbury (exhib. cat.) 1984, nos 56, 63 and pl. 17]
CROOME COURT, Worcs. and 29 PICCADILLY, London (6th Earl of Coventry). 176494: Twenty-three receipted bills (not always specifying for which house) covering a major part of the furnishings of Robert Adam's newly finished interiors. Total 1,359 15s 8d discounted to 1,345 11s 9d. [Worcs. RO, numbered bills] Significant identifiable surviving items include: a pair of inlaid satinwood commodes of advanced Neo-classical form (1764, 40); a redwood tripod stand for Svres ewer and basin (1767, 14 7s); six giltwood chairs and two sofas covered in Gobelins tapestry (1769, 133 18s excluding covers, etc., but including patterns), now in the MMA, NY (Kress Collection Catalogue, 1964); and a satinwood Cabinet for Curiosities (1781, 31 10s). Other disbursements cover moving, cleaning, altering and repair of furniture; upholstery; joinery; paper and tapestry hanging; designs for needlework; and the hire of furniture for entertainment. Contents now widely dispersed. [Sotheby's, 25 June 1948; Bentley Hobbs & Mytton on the Premises, 710 December 1948; Christie's, 30 November 1978]
ALSCOT PARK, Warks. (James West). 1766: Receipted bill includes a neat French commode (12 12s) of yew-wood bordered with rosewood and a chest of drawers stain'd & polish'd Black, the top to fold (5 5s) both of which survive at Alscot. Total 30 18s 2d. [Alscot Park papers; Gilbert, Chippendale, pp. 15051]
(?) THE GROVE, Watford, Herts. (1st Baron Hyde of Hindon, later 1st Earl of Clarendon). 176675: Two payments in Hoare's Bank ledgers. Total 48. An armchair with Clarendon provenance related to Plate LX of Universal System sold Christie's London, 11 April 1985 lot 127.
HOUGHTON HOUSE, Beds. (Francis, Marquess of Tavistock). 1767: Executor's account for Lord Tavistock (d. 1767) for Tables & Chairs. Total 24 8s. [Bedford Office, London]
(?) COMPTON VERNEY, Warks. (14th Baron Willoughby de Broke). 1767: Payment in Hoare's Bank ledgers. Total 28 15s 6d. Possibly coinciding with R. Adam's re-modelling of c. 176167.
18 GROSVENOR SQ., London (8th Earl of Thanet). 176768: Payments in Hoare's Bank ledgers. Total 1,671 10s.
BURGHLEY HOUSE, Lincs. and LOWER GROSVENOR ST, London (9th Earl of Exeter). 176779: Bill (176768) and payments in Daybook (177079) for major re-furnishing mainly of private apartments of Burghley (and a small repair in London). Total 1,922 6s 11d. [Burghley archives, EX 90151 and Estate Bks, 17701800] Notable surviving antiquarian pieces include four-post bedstead in Blue and Silver Bedroom hung with flowered tabby (1768, 186 19s 7d); cleaning and repairing the 17th-century tapestries in the same room (1767, 12 2s); and pair of ormolu-mounted commodes and corner cupboards with reused 17th-century marquetry (1767, 237 15s). Rococo style represented by florid giltwood overmantel in Red Drawing Room (1767, 110) and four richly carved and gilt tripods for the Hall (1768, 120). [Rococo Exhibition, V & A, 1984, L69] Advanced Neo-classical taste seen in pair of illusionistically inlaid box-like commodes for piers of Library (1767, 57) and pair of giltwood mirrors with French plates above (348). Daybook payments probably cover inter alia mahogany four-post bed with crimson velvet hangings [P. Macquoid, Age of Mahogany, 1906, pl. VI], pair of mahogany sideboard pedestals [ibid., Age of Satinwood, 1908, fig. 60] and several other attributable pieces including an inlaid yew-wood bureau and two chests of drawers with ebonized borders. [C. Life, 7 June 1973, pp. 160407]
AUDLEY END, Essex or 10 NEW BURLINGTON ST, London (Sir John Griffin Griffin Bt). 176780: Six bills coinciding with Robert Adam's redecoration (1762 onwards). Total 41 16s 1d. [Essex RO D/DBy/A25/12, A26/11, A27/5, A32/2, A32/10, A38/9] Includes a table for the Saloon sanderswood Top border'd with Rosewood, CarV&Apos;d & painted frame (1767, 4 10s). 6 Stools CarV&Apos;d & Enrich't to Match the Table & 4 Dorick Stools in Taste and painted (12 12s), 6 Dressing Glasses in Mahogany Frames (1768, 3 3s), 6 neat French Cabriolets painted green and white (1773, 6 6s) and a neat Morroco Backgammon Table & Leather Boxes (1774, 2). Not identified. Sir John (later 4th Lord Howard de Walden and 1st Lord Braybrooke) also purchased a superb pier table, comprized of the choicest woods curiously inlaid (12 12s) from the sale of the Earl of Kerry (q.v.) [Christie's, 29 March 1778, Room XXX (Large Dining Parlour), lot 13], probably supplied by Mayhew & Ince.
CRICHEL HOUSE, Dorset (Humphrey Sturt). 176780: Payments in Hoare's Bank ledgers coinciding with James Wyatt's re-modelling. Total 340. Some attributable furniture survives in situ. [Journal of Soc. of Architectural Historians, 1984, pp. 26869]
BEDFORD HOUSE, London (4th Duke and Duchess of Bedford, 5th Duke of Bedford). 176797: Extensive series of bills (mainly for 5th Duke during and after Holland's remodelling). Total in excess of 1,100 (work for Bedford House, Woburn, Oakley and Clarges St not always clearly separated). [Bedford Office, 4th and 5th Duke's bills] One major bill missing (1786, 402 19s 6d) possibly relating to Library and Dining Room furniture. Majority of remainder record payments for new and repaired upholstery (especially bed hangings and curtains), frequent repairs, moving, cleaning and polishing (some joinery work and dusting of ceilings), hire of furniture for entertainment, etc. Notable items (not now identifiable) included 2 mahogany Horizontal Tables for Dining room piers the frame carved legs to match the Sideboards (1788, 21) and a yellow leather upholstered mahogany bathing couch with tinned copper reservoir and adjustable head and feet (1790, 42 16s including alterations).
SHELBURNE (later LANSDOWNE) HOUSE, Berkeley Sq., London (2nd Earl of Shelburne, later 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, and Countess of Shelburne). 176875: Lady Shelburne records (1768) a visit to Mayhew and Inch [sic] where is some beautiful Cabinet work, and two pretty cases for one of the rooms in my apartment, and which, though they are only deal, and to be painted white, he charges 50 for. [A. Bolton, The Architecture of Robert and James Adam, p. 312] Her aunt Lady Louisa Fermor wrote (5 March 1766) to report an earlier visit to see a famous table at Mayhew's in which I was disappointed. [Fitzmaurice-Villars, Earl of Shelburne, 1912, vol. 1, p. 273] Miscellaneous expenditure in Lansdowne House account book. [Bowood MS] Total 73 8s 6d. Includes 2 Cabinets to Shelburne House (176869, 28 1s 6d), 2 fire screens, 2 bell ropes, etc. (176768, 5 6s 6d).
ADDERBURY HOUSE, Glos. or 20 GROSVENOR SQ., London (3rd Duke of Buccleuch). 1769: Payment in accounts [C. Life, 3 May 1984, p. 1232] Total 117 13s 6d. Coincides with Chambers's work at both houses c. 176768.
PORTMAN SQ., London (3rd Earl of Kerry). 176972: Payment in Bank of England ledgers (1769). Total 1,000. Luxurious furniture supplied for house on East side of square. Firm's supervision extended to purchases of ormolu for Lord Kerry (chimney ornaments, girandoles, tripods, etd.) from Boulton & Fothergill 177172. [Goodison, Ormolu, p. 228, etc.] Contents dispersed in Sale of Magnificent Furniture etc. [Christie's on the premises, 25 February and 8 days following, 1778, postponed to March 2331] Many lots purchased by clients of the firm (e.g. Lady Derby, Lord Monson, Sir John Griffin Griffin) and 12 lots bought back by Mayhew. Items identified from this sale include: ormolu-mounted yew-wood sideboard and pair of pedestals ;7th day, Dining Parlour, lots 1618 55. 13s) now in Lady Lever Art Gallery [P. Macquoid, Catalogue, nos 81 and 84] and (possibly) mahogany secretaire-cabinet. [Christie's London, 11 April 1985, lot 162]
BOREHAM HOUSE, Essex (Richard Hoare). 1770: Payment in private accounts. Total 3s. [Essex RO, D/DU 649/2]
TYTHEGSTON COURT, Glamorgan (Henry Knight). 1770: Payment recorded in diary. Total 14 4s. [C. Life, 5 October 1978, p. 1026]
COMBE ABBEY, Warks. or BENHAM PARK, Berks. (6th Baron Craven). c. 177075: Goodison, Ormolu, p. 133, credits the firm with work at Combe. No payments found in Craven papers. [Bodleian Lib., Oxford; Berks RO] Attributable pieces include: marquetry cabinet inlaid with views after Buck, Clrisseau, etc., and a satinwood chest of drawers. [Christie's, 28 June 1979, lots 111 and 112]
SOHO MANUFACTORY (Boulton & Fothergill). 177184: 24 letters from Boulton & Fothergill to the firm survive indicating a friendly business relationship. [Furn. Hist., 1966] Most are concerned with orders for Lord Kerry and the Duchess of Manchester. In 1771 Boulton & Fothergill ordered Several Cabinets made to the enclosed sketches to hold our Vases & Ornamental Goods. [Ibid., p. 28]
NORTHUMBERLAND HOUSE and (?) SYON HOUSE (1st Duke and Duchess of Northumberland). c. 177273: First mention in Duchess's notebook dated Sion 1766 comparing prices of rival makers; again on list probably of c. 1771 and on another of c. 1776. [Gilbert, Chippendale, pp. 15354] Rough notebook of 1772 [Alnwick MS, 121/43] probably referring to Northumberland House records 12 chairs for Blue Room 2 Arms Mayhew & Ince large size My AntiRoom 12 Chairs 2 with Arms are bespoke of Mayhew & Ince come home but 6 have arms To send to Mayhew & Ince for Chairs for my Anti-Room. Not identified. Possible attributable items include marquetry breakfront commode and pair of satinwood commodes with ebonized borders in Long Gallery, Syon.
BLENHEIM PALACE, Oxon. and (?) MARLBOROUGH HOUSE, London (?) EALING GROVE, Middlx (?) LANGLEY PARK, Bucks. (?) WHITEKNIGHTS, Berks. (4th Duke of Marlborough). Before 1773c. 1793: Dedication of Universal System, 1762, work for Duchess's family (Bedford) and (presumably) influence of Chambers (who worked for Duke from 1766) advanced the firm to this prestigious commission. No bills but steward's daybook of Furniture sent from Blenheim and Furniture that came to Blenheim 17721800 [Blenheim MS] records continuous activity to and from Mr Mayhew's including tapestry cleaning, alteration and repair of furniture, new upholstery (especially curtains, wallhangings and carpets) gilt room borders, cornices, wallpaper and mahogany doors and large quantity of new furniture for Chambers's remodelled private apartments including: 12 gilt Cabriolet chairs and a settee for the Winter drawing room covered with white silk damask, 12 mahogany chairs covered with red leather (1774), picture frames (1775), 10 gilt chairs covered in crimson Genoa Damask for the Grand Cabinet (1777), a canopy bed for Duke's dressing room (1779), a large mahogany library table, 8 gilt mahogany chairs covered in needlework for the Grand Cabinet (1780), a commode (1782), 24 walnut chairs covered with red leather (1783), a pair of mahogany steps for the Observatory (1785), a secretary for Duke's dressing room (1787), a mahogany bookcase with mirror doors, 20 mahogany chairs for the Great Hall (1789), 12 crested mahogany chairs for Saloon (1792), etc. The firm also made to Chambers's design (and under his supervision) the state bed, c. 177273 [BM, Add. MS 41133; Chambers folios 104r, 105r, 107r] and (probably) several large pier glasses. [C. Life, 23 January 1975] Chambers's decorations now largely dismantled and furniture dispersed. Additional attributable pieces with Marlborough provenance include: satinwood and marquetry commode [Catalogue of coll. of Sir G. Cooper, Bt, Hursley Park, privately printed, 1912, p. 62] and a pair of sabicu and marquetry commodes from Whiteknights. [Christie's, 25 May 1972, lot 89 (wrongly given as 90 in catalogue)] Abstracts of 4th Duke's expenditure 178993 record payments from the firm for rent of 26 Charles St. [Blenheim MS, Estate papers, Box 3; and Marylebone Lib., 72/38]
BUCKINGHAM HOUSE, London (The Royal Nursery). 1773: Payment in Queen Charlotte's Treasurer's accounts for 176177 [BM Add. MS 17870, f.84] unspecified work for the Royal Nursery attested by Lady Charlotte Finch Governess to Their Royal Highnesses the Younger Princes and Princesses. Total 7 7s.
(?) BLYTH HALL, Notts. or ALBEMARLE ST, London (Charles Mellish). 1773: Payment in Goslings Bank ledgers. Total 9 12s.
BADMINTON HOUSE, Glos. (5th Duke of Beaufort). 1773: Payment in personal account book [Badminton papers] for 2 frames. Total 15 10s. A pair of stools (one painted, one stripped) at Badminton conform closely to a Lady's Dressing Stool (Pl. XXXIV, bottom right) in the Universal System.
KIMBOLTON CASTLE, Hunts. (4th Duke and Duchess of Manchester). c. 177475: Celebrated marquetry cabinet [now in V & A] mounted with 11 Florentine pietra dura plaques dated 1709. No bill. Preliminary designs by R. Adam [Soane Museum, vol. 17, no. 218 and vol. 27, no. 51] dated (one) 1771. Ormolu mounts made by Boulton & Fothergill 177475. Total 73 11s. [Furn. Hist., 1966, pp. 2336 and Goodison, Ormolu, pp. 13335, etc. and pls 5558, 6162]
(?) WARWICK CASTLE, Warks. (2nd Earl of Warwick). 177477: Payments in Hoare's Bank ledgers. Total 180. Nothing identified but cabinet with re-used 17th-century French marquetry now in Bowes Museum possibly attributable. [Christie's, 30 May 1968, lot 85]
GEORGE AUGUSTUS SELWYN. 1775: Bill for Crib Bedstead. Total approx 14 18s. Receipted in 1789. [Castle Howard archives, S papers of G. A. Selwyn]
23 GROSVENOR SQ., London (12th Earl of Derby). 1775: Bill for 2 Tripod Pedestals (120) and a circular Commode of fine and curious Woods very finely inlaid with Etruscan Ornaments from a Design of Messrs. Adams (88). Total 205 6s. [Knowsley archive, unsorted papers] Major Neoclassical commode made to Robert Adam's design [Soane Museum, vol. 17, nos 24 and 25] for Lady Derby's Dressing Room. Tripods not extant; house demolished. [Burlington, May 1985, pp. 27582] Reference on Croome bill [1777, no. 80] implies further work for Derby; and Lady Derby was a buyer at the Kerry sale. Attributable furniture with Derby provenance includes inlaid satinwood folio case on stand. [Coll. the late Sir Albert Richardson]
CHEVENING HOUSE, Kent or (?) 2 STRATFORD PLACE, London (2nd Earl Stanhope). 1775: Payment in Lady Stanhope's Scribble Book for black bordered Commode London. Total 10 10s. [Kent RO, U1590 A61/5] probably to be identified with one now at Chevening [Treasures from Kent Houses (Exhib. cat.) Royal Museum, Canterbury, 1984, no. 63] Undocumented inlaid and engraved yew-wood secretaire with ebonized borders at Chevening attributable on stylistic grounds.
WYNNSTAY, Denbighshire or 20 ST JAMES'S SQ., London (Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, 4th Bt). 177576: Payment in account books for a small tea waiter and a mahogany child's stool. Total 13s. [Nat. Lib. Wales, Wynnstay MS, Box 115/7; Clwyd RO (Ruthin), DDWY 5516]
BERNERS ST, London (James Alexander, later 1st Earl of Caledon). 177577: Bill for miscellaneous repairs, cleaning, hire and storage; supply of some minor pieces of furniture. Total 42 9s 1d. [PRO, (N. Ireland) D2433/A/2/3/2] Includes a neat Cribb Bedstead (1777 2 10s), a Walnuttree double Slope field Bedstead (1776 10), etc. Also Porterage with an inlaid Commode from Mr Dupre's Portman Place (presumably his brother-in-law Josias Dupre, Governor of Madras of Wilton Park, Bucks.), repairing and cleaning it and transporting it to Hungerford (?eventually to Ireland see Caledon Castle, Co. Tyrone below.)
APPULDURCOMBE HOUSE, Isle of Wight, Hants. (Sir Richard Worsley, Bt). 1776: Payment in Hoare's Bank ledgers. Total 12 2s. [Gilbert, Chippendale, pp. 28082]
HEATON HALL, Manchester (Sir Thomas Egerton, 7th Bt, later 1st Earl of Wilton). 1776: No bills but payment in cash account books. Total 25. [Preston RO, DDEg uncalendared, vol. 2]
ADELPHI, London (Henry Hoare). 177677: Bill for furniture. Total 413 10s 1d [Hoare's Bank, family archive] Includes a press bed (21), 5 Cabriole Elbow Chairs painted pink and white (15 15s), 2 large French Birjair Chair Frames painted pink and white (10 10s), 2 Tripods ornamented with carV&Apos;d Swags of Husks &c. & painted Etruscan (10 10s), Cartridge Paper glu'd to the Size of a large Glass and fixing it up for your Approbation (2s 8d), A large extra siz'd Plate of French Glass silver'd Compt. agreed at 210, A Frame richly carV&Apos;d with Beads water leaves Honeysuckles and other Ornaments with an ornamental Top of an Altar, a Sphinx on each Side richly gilt [and] A circular Table Frame richly carV&Apos;d and gilt to go under the Glass (together 75 16s) and miscellaneous repairs and upholstery etc.
GIDEA HALL, Essex (Richard Benyon). 177778: Payments in personal account book. Total 49 5s 6d. [Berks. RO, Benyon MS A3 and C. Life, 26 Feburary, 5 and 12 March 1981] (See also ENGLEFIELD HOUSE below)
DENTON PARK, Yorks. (Sir James Ibbetson, 2nd Bt). c. 1778: Payment on document belonging to Chippendale Soc. Total 18. [Gilbert, Chippendale, p. 286]
STOKE GIFFORD HOUSE, Glos. and BERKELEY SQ., London (4th Duchess of Beaufort). 177898: Six bills for furnishing both houses. [Badminton papers] Total 302 1s 3d (185 14s 3d for Stoke; 116 7s for London). Further payments in personal account books (with Hoare's) [Badminton papers], in part duplicating bills, bring total to 1,542 18s 6d. Stoke bills include curtains carpets and upholstery; bedroom furniture (e.g. a mahogany lady's dressing table (1778, 7 17s 6d); picture frames; a surviving pair of refined Neo-classical pier tables, originally painted grey and white (1778, 30) with inlaid marble tops made up to the firm's order by John Devall (1779, 23); a surviving satinwood and marquetry Pembroke table (1785, 10); 14 mahogany bannister back chairs with green leather seats (1790, 33); 6 cottage pattern chairs with feather ornament backs, japanned green and white (1790, 3 12s); 6 crested mahogany hall chairs (1790, 9 9s) (to correspond with 6 supplied for Berkeley Sq. by Robert Kennett (a former app.) at 10 4s in 1782). London bills mainly for interior decorating, alterations and repairs and hire of furniture.
ENGLEFIELD HOUSE, Berks. (Executors of Paulet Wrighte). 178082: Payments in account book of Rev. Peter Beauvoir and Richard Benyon (of Gidea, q.v.) as executors of Paulet Wrighte (d. 1779). Total 1,422 12s 11d. [Berks. RO, Benyon MS A5] Some attributable furniture remains. [C. Life, 26 February, 5 and 12 March 1981] Also 5 letters from Mayhew to R. Benyon (6 November 177928 April 1781) re disposal of Wrighte's lease on 12 Upper Harley St. (in competition with G. S. Bradshaw) and payment of Wrighte's outstanding account. [Benyon MS, C13]
CHILLINGHAM CASTLE, Northumb. (4th Earl of Tankerville). 178083: 3 Payments in Hoare's Bank ledgers. Total 400. Attributable secretaire of yew-wood and marquetry sold Sotheby's, 20 May 1955, lot 168, now in Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. [M61957]
BROADLANDS, Hants., and 22 HANOVER Sq., London (2nd Viscount Palmerston). Before 178297: No bills but payments in personal account book (178598). Total 1,959 9s 0d. [Hants RO, Broadlands archive, 27 M 60 Box CXLIX] Several related letters mentioning Ince (e.g. 11 November 1796) [B. Connell, Portrait of a Whig Peer, 1957, pp. 34649]; and Lady Palmerston's inventory (1797) mentions Secretary made by Ince (1782). [C. Life, 29 January and 5 February 1981] Furnishing at Broadlands continuous but in two main phases: first coincides with Brown's remodelling of 176574, e.g. pair of giltwood pier glasses and marble-topped tables in Drawing room, painted hall chairs, marble-topped painted side tables in Dining room and dome bed in Green bedroom; second with Holland's work of 178892, e.g. pair of painted pier tables in Wedgwood room (and at Hanover Sq., 179297). Furniture largely in situ (with possible additions from London and Sheen).
CHIRK CASTLE, Denbighshire (Richard Myddelton). c. 178283: No bills but 2 letters from Ince, 3 October 1782 and 11 September 1783 [Nat. Lib. Wales, Chirk MS E5126 7], first asking Myddelton to see what subjects the paintings in the Cieling of the Saloon are so that the compartments over the Glasses in the piers might be correspondant with them; second refers to Mr Meyrick and Putney Lodge (re letting?) and repairs. In addition to the pair of pier glasses, the firm also supplied for the Saloon a pair of semi-elliptical giltwood tables with characteristically inlaid tops; presumably also four giltwood torchres and suite of fourteen armchairs and two sofas (originally green and white japanned and upholstered in green tabory). [Nat. Lib. Wales, Chirk MS, 1795 Inventory]
CALEDON CASTLE, Co. Tyrone, Ireland (James Alexander, later 1st Earl of Caledon). 178396: Four bills, one estimate and sixteen letters (one from client, rest from Mayhew) covering this lucrative commission for furnishing the newlybuilt Caledon. Total approximately 2,555. [PRO, N. Ireland D2433/A/2/3/121 and A/2/4/2] Correspondence mainly concerns payment and detailed answers to complaints of excessive charging you was most particularly desirous that all your Furniture might be done in the best manner (29 November 1785); arrangements for shipping (to Newry); caution as to unpacking of goods for they are very careless in that Business on your side the Water (17 August 1785) and instructions about the hanging of curtains, etc.; and recommendations for room decorations. (Apparently Mayhew never visited Caledon.) First phase (1785) includes principal furnishings for major groundfloor rooms (Oval drawing room, large Dining Parlour, Library, Common Parlour, Hall and Staircase): 12 Cabriolet chairs (50 8s); 2 pier glasses in frames carved with dolphins (264 14s); 2 inlaid pier tables on silver wood frames (70); 20 mahogany banister back chairs (64 10s); dining table (50); sideboard (22 15s); cistern (8 17s); 8 crested hall chairs (14 8s); octagonal lantern (20 15s); 2 painted therms with vase lamps (9 8s). Second phase (179195) includes three mirrors for Drawing room (120), Dining Parlour (140) and Common Parlour (116); 2 gilt girandoles (57 10s); mahogany cylinder desk (16 16s); 2 painted satinwood octagonal tables (12 12s); 12 japanned elbow chairs (42); three large mirrors in carved frames (336 10s) as well as carpets and curtains (the letter sent with an assembly drawing). Most of foregoing high quality pieces survive at Caledon. In addition two undocumented commodes: marquetry one (possibly from Josias Dupre: see Berners St above), of scaled-down Derby House type; the other serpentine, inlaid with urns.
BURTON HALL, Lincs. (3rd Lord Monson). 178592: 4 payments in personal accounts and one bill for hire of card tables and chairs. Total 19. [Lincoln RO, Monson archive 10/1/A/6 and 11/55]
CHATSWORTH, Derbs. and DEVONSHIRE HOUSE, London (5th Duke of Devonshire). 178586: Bill for furniture. Total 111 17s 3d. [Chatsworth papers, Household bills, voucher no. 20] Includes bringing a large Secretaire from Devonshire House to our WareRooms (5s) and (for Chatsworth) 2 very large oval Sattinwood Pembroke tables inlaid with Trophies of Musical instruments (43 10s) which survive as does 1 of the 4 satinwood music desks (52 8s) but not the music stool (10 10s). [Burlington, June 1980] Additional attributable furniture now at Chatsworth (some from other houses, e.g. Compton Place, Devonshire House, Burlington House, etc.) include three pairs of ormolu-mounted marquetry corner cupboards [Treasures from Chatsworth, 197980, no. 183], pair of satinwood flower-inlaid bedside cupboards, a marquetry kneehole writing table, etc. Dispersed items include a pair of marquetry box-like commodes [Christie's, 11 December 1930, lot 45] and pair of semielliptical marquetry commodes. [Christie's, 11 July 1929, lot 39]
KINGSTON LACY, Dorset (Henry Bankes). 1786: Single bill for A Large Mahogany Semi Oval Sideboard Curiously Inlaid the whole richly EngraV&Apos;d. Total (including oil cloth cover and packing) 29 18s 3d. [Dorset RO, Bankes Papers D/BKL] Table survives in situ [C. Life, 24 April 1986]
112 PALL MALL, London (Gertrude, Duchess of Bedford). 178692: Series of 10 bills and three related documents. Total 810 7s 5d. [Bedford Office, Dowager Duchess bills] Starts with 8 Advertizements in front of Paper, for a House (1786, 2 4s); negotiating new lease (336 for 7 months) with out-going tenant (Earl Cowper) and proprietor (Mrs Kendall); witnessing inventory of contents (purchased outright in 1790) with J. Taitt for Lord Cowper (2 2s); supplying additional furniture (mainly for servants rooms); moving, cleaning and altering furniture from Bedford House; joinery (178688); funeral of cook Nicholas Bertholdt (1787, 11 6s 1d). Major refurbishing (178990) mainly upholstery, e.g. 176 Yards Rich Silk blue & white Taboret (made on purpose) (57 4s) and 80 Yards best Wilton Carpet & Border (24); decoration, e.g. 575 Yards Stampt Elephant Paper (7 4s) and 708 feet of gilt moulding (44 5s); and jobbing repairs, alterations, etc.
49 PALL MALL, London (Lord John Russell). 1787: Bill for furnishing (paid by Dowager Duchess). Total 407 6s 5d [Bedford Office, Dowager Duchess bills] includes: mahogany shaving table with canted corners and Queen's Ware fittings (7 17s 6d) for Dressing Room; mahogany sofa covered with your Crimson silk Damask (10 10s) for Drawing Room; mahogany bed with japanned corners (56 19s 6d including bedding) and mahogany dressing commode (12 12s) for Bedchamber; 12 mahogany Parlour chairs with shaped fan backs (19 19s) for Dining room; alterations, repairs, etc.
HEYTESBURY HOUSE, Wilts. (Sir William Pierce Ashe A'Court, 1st Bt). 1787: Payment in Hoare's Bank ledgers. Total 440. Contents dispersed. Reference in C. Life, 27 July 1929, p. lxii to a receipted bill from the firm (178287) with a drawing of a commode formerly in the possession of Mr W. P. A'Court.
CLARGES ST, London (5th Duke of Bedford). 178790: 4 bills. Total 43 2s 9d. [Bedford Office, 5th Duke's bills] Thorough spring cleaning of rooms, including cleaning upholstery and curtains with sand and bread, beating and relaying carpets, minor alterations to furniture; lengthening Mrs Hills Bedstead (1788 1 11s 6d); minor joinery and redecoration.
DAYLESFORD HOUSE, Glos. (Warren Hastings). 178792: No bills but five payments in Goslings Bank ledgers. Total 2,176. Also receipt (from Cockerell) for plate glass. Total 236 19s 7d. [BM, Add MS 29 22729, 231] Major commission to furnish S.P. Cockerell's newly-built house. Large attributable group of fine quality satinwood (now at Sandon Park) includes marquetry pedestal desk; adjustable reading table; pair of fall-front secretaires; two semi-elliptical commodes (one with painted ovals). Painted group includes 4 plume back chairs and suite of bedroom furniture decorated with peacock feathers. [Burlington, August 1970, 50820] Attributable furniture elsewhere with Daylesford provenance: pair inlaid satinwood secretaires (Dalmeny House).
WOBURN ABBEY, Beds. (5th Duke of Bedford). 178793: Extensive series of bills coinciding with Holland's remodelling. Total in excess of 1,750. [Bedford Office, 5th Duke's Bills] Majority of work in bedrooms on demolished East front (Lord Maynard's Apartments, etc.). Apart from curtains, carpets and painted floor cloths notable payments are for chairs: 12 very large mahogany elbow chairs (1790, 42); an extra large sized sofa (1790, 43 16s); 4 mahogany round back large dressing chairs (1793, 23 2s); beds: mahogany 4 post bed (1790, 105 17s 6d), with bedding; two white japanned double-headed couch beds (1792, 68 16s and 55 19s 2d) and bedroom cabinets, chests and tables; a mahogany circular commode and two Coigns [corner cupboards] with circular fronts (1791, 16 16s and 12 12s); a Machine mahogany step ladder to form a table (1791, 16 16s); Very neat Mahogany Secretary (1791, 31 10s); Range of mahogany presses (1792, 45 6s); mahogany commode dressing table (1790, 22 5s). Curiosities include: a mahogany cupboard in four divisions for four pots (1790, 6 16s 6d) and 2 ormolu-mounted mahogany Billiards markers with silvered dials (1792, 12 12s). One bill [Beds. RO, R394, undated but 1791/92] is endorsed by D. Daguerre and Daguerre's bill [Beds. RO, R394] (1791) includes 29 10s for Commission on the Tradesman's bills for the furniture of the East Apartment (including Mayhew & Ince's bill and probably those of Breteuil upholsterer and Boileau painter).
5th EARL OF STAIR. 1788: Rented 9 Grafton St for 10 weeks. Total 168. [Scottish RO, Breadalbane papers, GD135, Box 45/5/9]
CARLTON HOUSE, London (The Prince of Wales). 178889: Two bills for furniture. Total 37 6s 6d. [PRO, HO.73/21] Includes two bedside tables and three round Loo tables (5, 9 and 9 9s), the most expensive with central mahogany pool, five counterwells and three branch adjustable light. Part of the less elaborate furnishings for Holland's remodelling of 178396. A large bill from Daguerre for Carlton House was referred to the firm to report on the upholstery articles. [GCM]
OAKLEY PARK, Beds. (5th Duke of Bedford). 179194: 4 Bills, coinciding with Holland's re-modelling of 178992. Total 442 16s 11d. [Bedford Office, 5th Duke's bills] Includes mahogany four post bed with japanned cornices (1791, 76 6s 11d including bedding): 2 window cornices to match (2 16s); 2 japanned elbow chairs for the Drawing Room (1793, 6 10s); another mahogany and japanned 4 post bed, with chintz hangings (1794, 84 10s including bedding); a single-headed Couch bed (1794, 8 18s); four japanned elbow chairs with tablet splats (1794, 6); a mahogany angular Bason stand with Wedgwood fittings (1794, 2 6s 6d); a mahogany secretaire with sliding desk (1794, 12 12s), etc.; moving furniture round between Woburn, Oakley and London, including some to Lady Eliz. Forster's Room.
WESTMINSTER FIRE OFFICE, London. 179293: Directors minutes record (7 June 1792) order to Ince for 18 single chairs and 1 armchair and desks. 12 June 1793 bill queried. 20 June bill paid. Total 102 9s. Five matching chairs supplied 1813. Backs embody portcullis badge of Fire Office. Both partners served several 2-year periods as Directors of Fire Office. James Mayhew (son) and Charles (grandson) became Surveyors to Fire Office. [C. Life, 21 December 1951, p. 2090; GCM; Colvin, p. 545]
MADINGLEY HALL, Cambs. (Lady Cotton). 1800: Payment in personal account book. Total 9. [Cambs. RO, 588/A45]
BRYNBELLA, Denbighshire (Mrs Hester Piozzi). 1802: Letter mentions furniture expected from Mayhew and Inch, to decorate pretty Brynbella. [The Intimate Letters of Hester Piozzi and Penelope Pennington 17781821, 1914] H.R. and C.C.
Mayle, William, London. In 1723 he supplied the Duke of Montrose with a Table bedstead or field bed. [Scottish RO, GD220/6/1239/50 and 56]

Maylin, Edward, Cannon St, London, freeman joiner and cm (171433). Took app. named Alexander Parratt in 1714. Notice in London Gazette, 2 March 1733 read: This is to give notice to Mr. Alexander Parratt, formerly apprentice to Mr. Maylin, Cabinetmaker in Cannon Street, that if he applies to Captain Joseph Willoughby in Abchurch Lane, Lombard Street, he may be informed of something to his advantage. [S of G, app. index] Probably Edward Malin.

Maynard, , address unrecorded (1750). Named in the accounts for Holkham Hall, Norfolk, in 1750, supplying a leather chair costing 9 9s, with packing case at 10s. [V&A archives]

Maynard, Braddick, parish of St Augustine, Bristol, cm (1784). [Poll bk]

Maynard, Charles, London, upholder (1737d.1781). Son of Charles Maynard, farrier of Coleman St; app. to John Carr on 16 April 1737. Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 6 September 1744, master in 1778. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Maynard, Edward, South St and Seahouses, Eastbourne, Sussex, carpenter, cm, u and builder (183239). [D] See L. Maynard & Sons.

Maynard, Elizabeth, Shepherd St, Hanover Sq., London, upholder (178081). Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1780 for 500, utensils and stock accounting for 150; and in 1781 with John Cartwright Maynard and James Bunch for 700, of which utensils and stock accounted for 250. [GL, Sun MS vol. 282, p. 93; vol. 289, p. 571]

Maynard, James, 16 Northumberland Pl., Bath, Som., cm (1833). [D]

Maynard, John, Poland St, London, u (1749). [Poll bk]

Maynard, John Cartwright, see Elizabeth Maynard.

Maynard, John, Shepherd St, Hanover Sq., London, u (1784). [Poll bk] See Maynard & Dunch.

Maynard, John E., Sheep St, Bicester, Oxon., cm and u (1830). [D]

Maynard, Joseph, Bristol, cm (17921801). Addresses given at Narrow Plain 1792; St Philip's Plain, 179394; and Castle St, 17991801. [D]

Maynard, Joseph, Wells, Som., cm (1811). Declared bankrupt, Exeter Flying Post, 14 March 1811.

Maynard, L. & Sons, South St, Eastbourne, Sussex, builders, carpenters, joiners, furniture makers and undertakers (1837). Advertised in Sussex Agricultural Express, 6 May 1837. See Edward Maynard.

Maynard & Dunch, Shepherd St, Bond St, London, upholder (178293). [D] See John Maynard.

Mayne, George, High St, Winslow, Bucks., cm and builder (1823). [D]

Mayne, Goldsworth, Buckingham St, Aylesbury, Bucks., cm and u (1823). [D]

Mayne, Richard, 16 Rider Ct, Leicester Fields, London, upholder (1781). Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. on 4 April 1781. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Mayo, James, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (1826). Daughter bapt. in 1826. [PR (bapt.)]

Mayo, William Hayward, 4 Shoe Lane, London, u and cm (180811). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 14 January 1808 for 400, including 300 on utensils and stock. In 1810 he was fined for non-service at St Bride's. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 441, ref. 812549]

Mayo, William, 15 Goodge St, London, chair and sofa manufacturer (1829). [D]

Mayor, , address unrecorded, u (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Mayow, Richard, London, upholder and cm (176074). Trading at 46 Crutched Friars, 177074. Son of Richard Mayow, shoemaker of Oxford. App. to Samuel Hibberdine on 10 April 1760, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 16 April 1767. [D; GL, Upholders Co. records]

Mayson, Joseph, Sandgate Head, Penrith, Cumb., cm and/or joiner (182834). [D]

Meacock, Robert, Chester, u (1662). Admitted freeman on 6 October 1662. [Chester freemen rolls].

Mead, J., St Andrew's Terr., Bath, Som., u (1819). [D]

Mead, James, 14 Pollen St, Maddox St, London, u (1839). [D]

Mead, James, Booker, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b. c. 180141). Aged 40 at the time of the 1841 Census.

Mead, John, 8 Castle St, Long Acre, London, u and undertaker (1820). [D]

Mead, John, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b. c. 180141). Aged 40 at the time of the 1841 Census.

Mead, Samuel, West Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b. c. 180641). Aged 35 at the time of the 1841 Census.

Mead, Thomas, address unrecorded, upholder (171929). Son of Thomas Mead, poulterer of Stepney, London. App. to Thomas Sutton on 3 June 1719, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 3 December 1729. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Mead, Thomas, Leck (or Leek) St, Leighton Buzzard, Beds., cm and u (1839). [D]

Mead, Thomas, West Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b. c. 17841841). Aged 57 at the time of the 1841 Census.

Mead, William, address unrecorded, cm (1794). Lady Northampton, the Hon. Mrs Leigh, ordered furniture from Mead for the Mansion House at Leighton. On 30 May 1794 he was paid for Making a full sized bed compleat, an elbow chair, three stools and two seats; and in August 1794 he charged the Hon. Miss Leigh 2 2s for a Mahogany card table with green cloth. Amongst the Leigh receipts is a bill for furniture supplied to John Stone, including 1 paire Mahogany bed post, costing 1 11s 6d; 2 sets of oak sliders, 3s; a New taister rail, 2s 6d; and puting up 2 beds, for 4s. [Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Leigh receipts, DR 18/5]

Meade, Abraham, West Wycombe, Bucks., wheelwright and chairmaker (17901844). [D]

Meade, William, address unrecorded, upholder (175562). Son of Thomas Meade, linen draper of Princes Risborough, Bucks. App. to David Langton on 13 May 1755, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 7 October 1762. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Meader, John, at the White Lyon over against the Church in Aldermanbury, London, cm and joiner (170721). Trade card states that he maketh and selleth all sorts of Cabinets and Joyners Work, viz. Cabinets, Scrutores, Chests of Drawers, Book-Cases, and Desks; and all sorts of Japan-Work, as Indian Cabinets, Tea-Tables, and Folding-Tables; and all sorts of Looking-Glasses, Peere-Glasses, ChimneyGlasses, Sconces, &c. at reasonable Rates. [Landauer Coll., MMA, NY] As a joiner, he took out Hand in Hand Insurance policies on 16 October 1707 for 200 on his house; on 3 July 1714 for 300 on his house and 200 on the house adjoining; on 7 March 1721 for 300 on a house in St Paul's Alley, St Gregory's parish, and 300 on a house abutting north of Page St; and on 29 July 1721 for 300 on his house. [GL, Hand in Hand MS vol. 5, ref. 14576; vol. 13, p. 243; vol. 23, p. 151; vol. 24, p. 57]

Meader, William, Shaftesbury, Dorset, cm (1798). [D]

Meadley, Richard, Beverley and Hull, Yorks., cm and chairmaker (17991831). Polled at Beverley in 1799. Recorded in Sculcoates, Hull in November 1806 when he took app. of Hull named John Strateon; in February 1810, Thomas Feetam; and in July 1811, Daniel Clark. Trading at 52 Roper St, Hull, 182831. [D; Hull app. reg.]

Meadley, William, York, cm (1771). Son of Henry Meadley, deceased, of Grimston; app. to Joseph Swale, cm, on 14 November 1771. [York app. reg.]

Meadows, John, Applegate St, Leicester, chairmaker (182728). [D]

Meadows, John, 15 Hill's Yd, Meadow Lane, Leeds, Yorks., chairmaker (183740). [D]

Meadows, John, 71 Princes St, Leicester Sq., London, carver and gilder (1839). [D]

Meadows, Samuel, Nottingham, fancy and Windsor chairmaker (181840). Listed at Mount St, 181835, and Leen Side in 1840. [D]

Meakin, James, Manchester, cm (1744). Took app. named Low in 1744. [S of G, app. index]

Meal, William, Hall Lane, East Dereham, Norfolk, cm (1836). [D]

Mealing, Edward, High St, Marlow, Bucks., cm and u (1830 39). [D]

Mealing, Henry, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b. c. 17881841). Son bapt. in 1826. Recorded as having married in 1837. Aged 53 at the time of the 1841 Census. [PR]

Mealing, John, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (181438). Daughters bapt. in 1814, 1816 and 1821. Acted as a witness at his son's wedding in 1838. [PR (bapt.)]

Mealing, Joseph, High Wycombe, Bucks., chair (French) polisher (b. c. 181141). Son bapt. in 1830. Aged 30 at the time of the 1841 Census.

Mealing, Thomas, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker and chair caner (b. c. 180541). Son bapt. in 1828; daughters in 1835, 1837 and 1840. Aged 36 at the time of the 1841 Census. [PR (bapt.)]

Mealing, William, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b. c. 181141). Listed as cm and u at High St in 1823 and as chairmaker at New Lands in 1839. Daughters bapt. in 1835 and 1839, son in 1836. Aged 30 at the time of the 1841 Census. William Mealing & Son, u and chairmakers, worked for the Royal Household from 183841. In March 1838 they supplied to Brighton Pavillion two carved and gilt music chairs, one covered in His Majesty's silk, and the other, of maple, in green morocco leather. They also provided six further carved and gilt maple chairs to Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace, and 12 maple fly chairs at 36s each. On 31 December 1838 they charged 8 17s 6d for twenty-four cane-seated stools supplied to Windsor; and on 30 June 1839, 16 16s for forty-eight beechwood caned stools for the Music Room at Buckingham Palace, at 7s each. The accounts of 31 December 1840 record 3 Easy Framed Chairs with Rosewood Rails, Carved Legs, & Brass Socket Castors, costing 12 9s, bought for Windsor; and on 30 June 1841, a further twenty-four caned beech stools for Windsor, and one chair for Buckingham Palace. [D; PR (bapt.); Windsor Royal Archives, Item 2, Box 1; PRO, LC 11/99, 101 and 110] Possibly two tradesmen of the same name are concerned here.

Mealyard, Martin, Bryanstone, Dorset, carver (1760). Took app. named Hancock in 1760. [S of G, app. index]

Meane, John, 54 Friday St, London, chestmaker (1784). [D]

Mear, John, Peter St, Bath, Som., cm (1793). [D]

Meares, George, 8 Sawney Pope St, Liverpool, cm (1827). [D]

Mearing, John, 98 Gt Portland St, London, u and cm (183739). [D]

Mearns, Alexander, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Mears, George, Walker Pl., 2 Hatton Gdn, Liverpool, picture frame manufacturer (182324). [D]

Mears, Henry, 17 Ratcliffe Highway, Upper East Smithfield, London, carver and gilder (1817). [D]

Mears, John, Leadenhall St, London, upholder and cm (1779 98). Addresses also given at 98 Leadenhall St, 177981; 220 Borough High St, 178286; and no. 218 in 1784. Son of William Mears, freeman butcher of London; admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by patrimony on 2 July 1779. Took app. named Richard Lewis in 1780. Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1779 for 400, including 275 on utensils, stock and goods; in 1782 for 1,000, 680 on stock and goods; and in 1784 for 1,000, 620 on utensils, stock and goods. Named in Bailey's list of bankrupts in 1787. [D; GL, Upholders Co. records; GL, Sun MS vol. 276, p. 93; vol. 300, p. 118; vol. 319, p. 535]

Mears, John, London, then Philadelphia, USA, u, cm, chair and Venetian blind maker (before 1788). Advertised in Penn'a Packet, 31 May 1788, that he was from London, and now trading on the south side of Market St between Seventh and Eighth Streets, Philadelphia. He Makes and sells cabriole and plain sophas and chairs, bed furniture and window curtains, carpets, sea bedding, mattresses, &c. &c. in the genteelest taste, and on very moderate terms, for ready money only. N.B. Venetian blinds repaired, new painted and mounted. Genteel Boarding and Lodging for Gentlemen.

Mears, John, Liverpool, cm (176196). Admitted freeman in 1761. Former app., John Rycroft, petitioned freedom in 1780. His sons, Richard, John and Thomas Mears, cm, petitioned freedom on birthright in 1796, each paying 3s 4d. [Liverpool freemen's committee bk] Possible confusion with:

Mears, John, Liverpool, cm (17901822). Addresses given at 12 Queen St, Oldham St, 179096; 4 Upper Milk St with shop at 37 Smithfield St, 180714; 5 New Milk St in 1815; 6 Upper Milk St in 1816; 77 Stanley St in 1818; and 26 Gt Crosshall St in 1821. In 1796 he petitioned freedom on birthright as son of John Mears, cm, paying 3s 4d. Admitted freeman on 25 May 1796. Took apps named William Rimmer in 1801, Robert Gill in 1803, George Lang in 1804, and Henry Gill in 1805, all admitted freemen in 1812. Took apps, John Waring in 1806, William Hughes, and John Armstrong in 1808, all three admitted freemen in 1816; Samuel Moffett in 1813, admitted freeman in 1822; William Tute in 1813, admitted in 1830; and William Hughes jnr, app. in 1808. Sale of John Mears's household furniture and stock in trade for the Benefit of the Creditors, presumably on bankruptcy, advertised in Liverpool Mercury, 21 July 1815. Furniture for sale comprised Camp Bedsteads & Hangings, Feather Beds & Bedding, mahogany Chairs, Sofa, Chest of Drawers, Pembroke, Snap & Dining Tables, some Kitchen Requisites etc. The Stock in Trade will consist of Mahogany Plank Boards & Veneers, Birch, Maple, Oak & Deal Boards & Planks, Bedwood, Benches, a few Tools, & quantity of Slates, old Timber etc. [D; Liverpool freemen reg. and committee bk]

Mears, John, Duddeston St, Birmingham, cm (1818). [D]

Mear(s), Richard & Catherine, Duke St, St James's, Westminster, London, upholders (174951). [Poll bk; Children apprenticed by the Sons of the Clergy cited in Heal]

Mears, Richard, Liverpool, cm (17961818). Son of John Mears, cm; admitted freeman on 26 May 1796. His son, William Dobson Mears, book-keeper, was born on 9 August 1796, and petitioned freedom on birthright in 1818. [Liverpool freemen reg. and committee bk]

Mears, Thomas, Liverpool, cm (1796). Son of John Mears, cm; admitted freeman on 26 May 1796. [Liverpool freemen reg.]

Measam, F., address unrecorded. Chairs, c.1795, recorded bearing the stamp of F. MEASAM on the back. [V&A archives]

Measam, Francis, 19 Primrose St, Bishopsgate St Without, London, cm and chairmaker (1791). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 27 September 1791 for 200. [GL, Sun MS vol. 379, p. 646]

Mease, Thomas, parish of St Leonard, Bristol, upholder (1774). [Poll bk]

Measom, Daniel, Gales Row, Greenwich, London, carver and gilder (1826). [D]

Measures, John, Leicester, cm and u (180335). Recorded at Humberstone Gate, 181522, and Gallowtree Gate in 1827 35. App. to Joseph Spencer, u, and admitted freeman in 1803. [D; Leicester freemen rolls]

Measures, William John, Belgrave Gate, Leicester, u (1805). [D]

Meatvard, William, 78 Mount St, Grosvenor Sq., London, u and paper hanger (1820). [D]

Mecey, John, 150 High St, Southampton, Hants., u and cm (182324). Advertised in Southampton Herald, 2 October 1823. [D]

Mecham, Joseph, London, cm (182029). Addresses given at Dog Row, Bethnal Green, 182028, and 32 Cambridge Rd, Whitechapel in 1829. [D]

Mechi, J. J., 130 Leadenhall St, London, writing desk and dressing case maker (1829). [D]

Medcalfe, , address unrecorded, chairmaker (1756). Received payment of 4 4s from the Duke of Beaufort for work done at Badminton House, Glos. [Badminton papers: account bks]

Medcalfe, Hesilrigg, Newcastle, u (1741). [Poll bk]

Medd, William, Skinner Lane, Whitby, Yorks., cm (182334). [D]

Meddom (or Meddons), William, Lime St, London, u (173044). Named in newspapers in 1730. The Daily Advertiser, 14 May 1744 announced sale of furniture and plate of Thomas Blechynden, deceased; catalogues to be had from Mr. William Meddons, Lime Street; Mr. Thomas Cardnor, Pood Lane, Upholsterers . [Heal]

Medforth, Flinton, Hull, Yorks., cm (1765). Named in the Burton Constable papers in 1765, supplying a bedstead costing 18 18s. Medforth continued the business of his mother, Mrs. Whitfield. [Humberside RO]

Medhurst, , 153 St John's St, West Smithfield, London, cm, upholder and undertaker (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793. Trade card shows Empire-style couch bed, shield-back arm chair and dressing table; and states that Medhurst supplied Fire Screens & Portable Desks, Dispensary and Medicine Chests. [BM] Bow-fronted mahogany chest of drawers, c. 1790, recorded, cross-banded in satinwood, bearing label in top drawer. [Private Coll.] Probably:

Medhurst, David, St John's Lane, West Smithfield, London, cm (1796). Declared bankrupt, Billinge's Liverpool Advertiser, 27 June 1796.

Medhurst, George, High St, St Ann's, Lewes, Sussex, Tunbridge-ware manufacturer (183241). [D; poll bks]

Medlicott, Thomas, Church St, Bishops Castle, Salop, chairmaker (1836). [D]

Medowes, Arthur, Colchester, Essex, chairmaker (1670). Probate dated 1670. [Wills at Chelmsford]

Mee, Benjamin, 9 Kennington Row, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Meek (or Meck), H., 11 Forster St, Bishopsgate, London, bedstead and chair manufacturer (180204). Meek of this address subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803. Possibly Hannah Meek, trading in Moorfields, 1808. [D] See William Meek.

Meek, Samuel, Market Pl., Bridlington, Yorks., cm (1830). [D]

Meek, William, Moorfields, London, freeman upholder, bedstead and chairmaker (177789). Addresses given at Long Alley, 177782, and 11 Forster St, Half Moon Alley, Bishopsgate St Without, 178389. Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1777 for 200, utensils and stock accounting for 100; in 1781 for 400, 300 on utensils and stock; in 1782 for 500, 400 on utensils and stock; and in 1789 for 100 on utensils and stock in his warehouse nearly opposite his dwelling house in Forster Street. Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by redemption on 3 December 1783. Between 1783 and 1785 he employed twenty non-freemen for three months each year. [GL, Sun MS vol. 261, p. 549; vol. 288, p. 433; vol. 299, p. 266; vol. 362, p. 659; GL, Upholders Co. records; GL, City Licence bks, vol. 10] See H. Meek.

Meeke, George, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Meek(e), George, Duke St, Manchester Sq., London, cm (180206). Recorded at no. 9 on 1 December 1802 when he took out a Sun Insurance policy for 850. Named as one of the orators and creditor of John Wrangham, late of Tunbridge Wells, Kent, deceased, in the case between Mann and Hulme. [GL, Sun MS vol. 427, ref. 740496; PRO, C13, 360]

Meeks, John, Warwick and Leamington, Warks., cm and u (182837). Trading in partnership with Thomas Gummery (or Gommery) as cm, u, carvers and turners at Lower Church St, Warwick, 182229; St Nicholas's Church St, Warwick, and Regent St, Leamington, 182830. Recorded alone at Church St, Warwick in 1831 and 35 Regent St, Leamington, 183537. Meeks and Gummery were declared bankrupt in London Gazette, 2 December 1831. [D; poll bk]

Meens, John, parish of St Andrew, Norwich, cm (1812). [Poll bk]

Meens, William, Doncaster, Yorks., cm (1834). [D]

Meere, Richard, late of Vine St, St James's, Westminster, London, u (1766). [PRO, C12 1522/18]

Meeres, John N., St Mary's Gate, Great Grimsby, Lincs., joiner, cm and builder (182635). Recorded at Baxter-gate in 1835. [D]

Meers, John, High St, Bridgnorth, Salop, cm (1840). [D]

Meggitt, Thomas, Hull, Yorks., carver and gilder (182639). Carried out much work at Burton Constable, including gilding and silvering furnishings in the Chinese Room in 1826, japanning chairs in 1834, and providing Cabinet stands Jap.g elegantly Gold Bronze Black etc., for 21. In 1839 he supplied four rosewood thermometers and a barometer obtained from Maspoli of 79 Lowgate, Hull. [Humberside RO, Burton Constable papers]

Meggitt, William, 16 Fish St, Hull, Yorks., cm and u (181820). [D]

Meggs, John, Tottenham Ct Rd, St Pancras, London, broker and upholder (178587). Named in Bailey's list of bankrupts, 1785. Described as late of Tottenham Ct Rd when the dividends on bankruptcy were announced in Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser, 9 July 1787.

Megson, John, Hull, Yorks., cm (181839). Addresses given at 23 Carr Lane in 1823; 15 New Dock St in 1826; 14 Junction Dock St, 182631; 12 Wells St with res. at Little Albion St, 183738; and 12 Wells Yd, Waterwork St in 1839. Took apps of Hull named Thomas Wardale in January 1818; James England Stockdale in January 1822; and Henry Newsham in April 1823. [D; Hull app. reg.]

Mehanna, John, Tarporley, Cheshire, chairmaker (174891). Had children bapt. at Tarporley in 1748 and 1751. Described as a pauper in 1791. [PR (bapt.)]

Mein, James, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Meineke (or Meincke), John, Liverpool, cm (182939). App. to William John Roberts in 1829, and admitted freeman on servitude on 31 July 1839. [Liverpool freemen reg.]

Melbourn, , 26 Gresse St, Rathbone Pl., London, cm (1808). [D]

Melhuish, Edwin, Back St, Exeter, Devon, carver and turner (1836). Son Edwin John Murch bapt. on 6 March 1836 at St Mary Major. [PR (bapt.)]

Meller (or Mellor), John, Liverpool, upholder (177484). Trading at 60 Park Lane, 178184. In 1774 he petitioned freedom as son of Thomas Mellor, blockmaker, freeborn. Admitted freeman on 12 September 1780. Marriage at Waverham, Cheshire, to Miss Lea of Liverpool reported in Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser, 12 May 1775. [D; Liverpool freemen reg. and committee bk]

Meller, John, Common, Worksop, Notts., cm and u (1835). [D]

Meller, Richard, Nottingham, cm (d. 1819). Probate will dated 16 November 1819. [Notts. RO, probate records]

Mellet(t), John, Knave's Acre, Westminster, London, cm (1749). [Poll bk]

Mellin, Thomas, Halifax, Yorks., cm (178490). Advertised in Leeds Intelligencer, 7 December 1790. [D; Furn. Hist., 1971]

Mellineaux, George, Liverpool, cm (1747). [Chester poll bk]

Melling, George, Liverpool, carver (180304). Recorded at Dale St in 1803 and 4 Davies's St, Dale St in 1804. [D]

Melling, John, address unrecorded, cm (1762). Named in the Preston Guild record of burgesses in 1762 as son of Nicholas Melling, flaxdresser of Lancaster.

Melling, John, 9 Greenhill Rents, St John St, London, carver (1779). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1779 for 100 of which utensils and stock accounted for 15. [GL, Sun MS vol. 274, p. 273]

Mellish, John, 2 Air St, Piccadilly, London, cm, u, writing desk and dressing-case maker (182629). [D]

Mello, , South Audley St, London, carver (1771). Mentioned in a letter from Thomas Robinson, 2nd Lord Grantham, to Lord Fitzwilliam regarding the proposed furniture for Milton, Northants. [C. Life, vol. CXXIX, no. 3352, pp. 127273]

Mellor, Hugh, Mill St, Macclesfield, Cheshire, cm (1816). [D]

Mellor, Hugh, Etchells St, Stockport, Cheshire, cm (1834). [D]

Mellor, James, Barum Top, Halifax, Yorks., cm and u (1830). [D]

Mellor, James, 19 Mill Lane, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs., joiner and cm (1834). [D]

Mellor, John, 50 Old St, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs., joiner and cm (1834). [D]

Mellor, John, Shudehill, Manchester, cm, chairmaker and furniture broker (182840). Trading as broker only at no. 81 in 1828, and also as cm and chairmaker at no. 48, 183240. [D]

Mellor, John, Church St, Dunstable, Beds., cm and u (1839). [D]

Mellor, William, Oswestry, Salop, cm (182236). Recorded at Willow St in 1822 and Cross St, 183536. [D]

Mellowes, John, 88 Old St, St Luke's, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Melmoth, John, Priests Row, Wells, Som., carver and gilder (1839). [D]

Melmouth, John, Chamberlain St, Wells, Som., cm (1830). [D]

Melnoth, John, High St, Wells, Som., cm and u (1822). [D]

Melrose, Thomas, Halifax and York, cm (178498). Polled at York of Halifax in 1784. Trading at Bishophill, York, in 1798. [D]

Melsam (Melsom or Milsom), John, Bristol, carver (171234). Recorded in St Stephen's parish, 172134. Took app. named John Felto in 1712. [Poll bks; Wilts. Apps and their Masters]

Melsham, Joseph, St Clement's parish, Oxford, cm (1768). [Poll bk; Frowde, Survey of Oxford]

Melson, , address unrecorded. In January 1770 he was paid 1 18s 6d for Chairs Bottom.d. [Lincoln RO, MM9/9]

Melton, John, Liverpool, u (1780). Admitted freeman on 12 September 1780. [Liverpool freemen reg.]

Melvill, Robert, address unrecorded, cm (1754). Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754.

Melvin, J., Bond St, Newcastle, joiner and cm (1824). [D]

Menardeau, Pierre, London, cm or menuisier (1681). On 4 December 1681 he arrived from La Forest-sur-Seiurs, his wife dying in childbirth shortly afterwards. He was granted 2 15s 6d Threadneedle St Relief, and a further 10s on 28 March 1682 to go to Ireland. [Hogarth Soc., 1949, p. 140]

Mendall, J., Mount Beacon, Bath, Som., cm (1819). [D]

Menday, James, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (181416). Son bapt. in 1814, daughter in 1816. [PR (bapt.)]

Menday, James, Snowsfields, Bermondsey, London, chair and sofa manufacturer (182639). Recorded at no. 13, 182629, and no. 58 in 1839. [D]

Mendez, , Strand, opposite Southampton St, London, Repository for all sorts of new and second hand furniture (1763). [D]

Mendham, Richard, 10 Park Pl., Locksfields, London, chair and sofa maker (1839). [D]

Mendinhall, G., 13 Gibbs Ct, Bath, Som., chair and sofa maker (1826). [D]

Mendus, Thomas, 3 Little Carter Lane, St Paul's, London, bedstead maker (1820). [D]

Menty, John, Christchurch, Hants., cm (1839). [D]

Menzies, Archibald, London, cm (177274). Recorded at Orange Ct, St Martin-in-the-Fields in 1772, when he took app. named Hannah Newbury. Polled at Westminster of Orange St in 1774. [Westminster Ref. Lib., St Martin's PR, MS F4309, p. 12]

Menzie(r)s, John, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumb., u (1778). Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., September 1778.

Mercer, jnr, Newark, Notts., carver, gilder and painter (179098). [D; poll bk]

Mercer, George, near Cavendish Sq., London, carver (174080). According to Gunnis, Dictionary of British Sculptors, p. 258, he was a subscriber to Kent's Designs of Inigo Jones, and was employed at Longford Castle in 1740. In 1757 he supplied four console tables to the Earl of Dumfries, for Dumfries House, Scotland. Mercer executed the tables according to directions from John Adam, who noted in a memorandum on 3 November 1755: Between the Windows there should be fine Marble tables with handsome frames. From the floor to the underpart of the belt or surbase moulding that goes round the room is 2 feet 8 ins and to the top of it is 3 feet which dimentions will regulate the height of these frames and tables, and their length must not exceed 4 feet 2 ins. Under these Tables Jarrs or Pieces of China are very propper parts of Ornamental furniture. The tables were invoiced on 6 August 1757 as 2 Sienna Marble and 2 Jasper Marble Tables with Carved & Gilt frames, the whole agreed at 88. Two chimney pieces were also mentioned, one for the Drawing Room, costing 130, and one for the Dining Room at 95. The bill was followed by a letter explaining that the tables had been ship'd on Board the St. Andrew Bound for Leith, and asking for an error in costing to be taken into account when the bill was settled: One thing I beg leave to lay before your Lordship, that is when I made the Estimate of the Table Frames I only thought of painting but nothing of Gilding which cost Twelve guineas. Therefore Humbly submitt it to your Lordship to make me such an allowance as you shall think proper. I shall by this post write to Messrs Adams to take care of them untill your Lo'p shall send Carriages for them. I have let Mr. Smith of Compston Street know that your Lo'p had a long time expected to hear from him, so suppose he will write soon, he call'd here once about the Table frames, & I told him they were done, he seem'd a little surprized, I suppose your Lo'p had forgot that you had agreed with me for them & had wrote to him about them. [Burlington, November 1969, p. 664] George Mercer, carver of London, worked at Inveraray Castle, Argyll. [C. Life, 5 June 1975, p. 1488]

Mercer, Henry, address unrecorded, upholder (1722d. by 1748). Son of John Mercer, freeman upholder of London. App. to his father on 2 May 1722, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 6 August 1729. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Mercer, J., Chester, cm (181219). Trading at Duke St in 1812 and Park St in 1819. [Poll bks] Possibly John Mercer.

Mercer, John, address unrecorded, upholder (170737). Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. on 1 October 1707. Took apps named James Wolfe, 171423; Samuel Fenn, 171926/27; his son, Henry Mercer, 172229; and Isaac Watlington, 173037. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Mercer, John, Lothbury, London, upholder (171318). Recorded at Drapers Ct, Princess St on 31 October 1713; and at The Blue Ball on 12 April 1718 when he took out Sun Insurance policies on goods and merchandise. [GL, Sun MS vol. 3, p. 73; vol. 8, ref. 10814]

Mercer, John, Hull, Yorks., cm (178084). [Poll bks]

Mercer, John, Liverpool, cm (181139). Addresses given at 6 Oldham St, Oldham Ct in 1829; 6 Oldham Ct, Oldham St in 1835; and 3 Templar Terr., 11 Gt George St in 1839. App. to John Chesters in 1811, and petitioned freedom on servitude in 1818, paying 6s 8d. [D; Liverpool freemen's committee bk]

Mercer, John, City Walls, Chester, cm (1834). [D] Possibly J. Mercer.

Mercer, Joseph, Warrington, Lancs., chairmaker (181634). Trading at Winwick St, 181618, and Sankey St in 1834. [D]

Mercer, Samuel, Liverpool, carver (1750). Took app. named Chubbard in 1750. [S of G, app. index]

Mercer, Samuel, Chester, cm (17751828). Addresses given at Nine Houses in 1784; City Walls, 178997; Park Lane in 1816; and Park St, 181928. Son of Ralph Mercer, cm; admitted freeman on 30 November 1775. Took apps named John Roberts in 1784 and Samuel Gellion in 1790. Former app., Joseph Turner, admitted freeman in 1794. Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793. [D; Chester freemen rolls, app. bks and poll bk]

Mercer, Thomas, Liverpool, joiner and cm (177790). Addresses given at 9 Pownall St with joiner and cabinet warehouse at 38 Park Lane in 1777; no. 39, with shop and timber yard at no. 40 in 1781; no. 79 in 1784; and nos 44 and 46 in 1790. [D]

Mercer, William, Liverpool, carver (174761). Took apps named Mercer in 1747, Lindsay and Prescott in 1750. Former app., John Folds, petitioned freedom in 1759; and Michael Wareing in 1761. [S of G, app. index; Liverpool freemen's committee bk]

Mercer, William, 11 Whitechapel, Liverpool, cm (1781). [D]

Mercer, William, Midhurst, Sussex, cm and carpenter (182326). [D]

Mercers, Long & Sutton, King St, Hammersmith, London, rustic and garden chairmakers (1826). [D]

Merchant, John, Wine Office Ct, St Bride's, London, cm (1728). Fined for non-service at St Bride's in 1728. [GL, MS 6561, p. 49]

Merchant, John, 1 Old Cock Lane, Shoreditch, London, cm and u (182728). [D] See John Marchant.

Merchant, John, Benedict St, Glastonbury, Som., cm (1839). [D]

Merchant, Peter, Ditch Side, St Bride's London, upholder (1754). Served as Constable at St Bride's in 1754. [GL, MS 6561, p. 90] See Peter Marchant.

Meredith, Charles, address unrecorded, upholder (174255). Son of Thomas Meredith, joiner of Coldbath Fields, London, App. to Charles Master, freeman bricklayer, on 31 March 1742. Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. on 1 May 1755. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Meredith, John, Maid Lane, Southwark, London, cm (1739). Declared bankrupt, Daily Post, 7 May 1739.

Meredith, John, Chester, u (182040). Trading in Princess St, 183740. Admitted freeman on 17 April 1820. [D; Chester freemen rolls and poll bk]

Meredith, Richard, Worcester, upholder (175494). Recorded at Cross in 1788 and no. 27 in 1794. App. to Samuel Bolus, and admitted freeman on 2 September 1754. Former apps admitted freemen: Samuel Bardin in 1764; William Hankins in 1771; William Curtis in 1775; and Richard Lovett in 1780. Trading also as auctioneer, 178094. [Worcester freemen rolls]

Meredith, William, Stafford St, Bilston, Staffs., carpenter, joiner and cm (182735). [D]

Merle, John, 36 Leadenhall St, London, carver and gilder (181227). Fire at his premises reported in Gents Mag., October 1812. [D] Probably the son of:

Merle, Thomas, at The Golden Key, 36 Leadenhall St, London, picture frame maker, carver and gilder, printseller (17831826). Trading as T. Merle & Son in 1826. [D] 18th-century oval giltwood mirror recorded, with pierced cresting centred by a curling leaf flanked by scrollwork and carved with husks, all gathered into an arched band of flames and flanked by flame mouldings overlaid with boldly-scrolling acanthus leaves; the lower part of the frame formed of palm branches overlaid with flowers and springing from the heartshaped apron-piece carved with oak leaves. Trade label on the back reads: Thomas Merle (Successor to the late Mr. [J.] Overlove) Picture Frame Maker, Carver, Gilder and Printseller, at the Golden Key, no. 36 Leadenhall Street, London. Makes and Sells all sorts of Picture Frames, Carves and Gilds Lookinglass Frames and Girandoles in the newest taste and at the Most Reasonable Prices. Landscapes and Seascapes Neatly Painted. Pictures carefully Cleaned, Lined and Mended. Old Frames New Gilt on the Shortest Notice. Mouldings of Different Patterns and Lengths for the Conveniency of exportation. [Sotheby's, 4 December 1959, lot 140, illus.; C. Life, 14 January 1960, p. 71] Label also recorded on a convex early Regency looking glass.

Merlin, John Joseph, London (b. 1735d.1803). A very versatile ingenious mechanic, born in Belgium, who came to England in 1760. He specialised as a mathematical instrument maker but also enjoyed a reputation for horology and took out patents for musical instruments and furniture. His life and work are the subject of a major exhibition catalogue [Kenwood, London, 1985] which contains much biographical information and many details of his inventions. He is best remembered by furniture historians for his invalid or gouty chair, a version of which was illustrated in Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 1811, pp. 22526. The Iveagh Bequest, Kenwood owns an example as well as a portrait of Merlin. On 18 September 1788 Merlin wrote to Lord Howard of Audley End, Essex about a mechanical bedstead he had supplied costing 13 4s [Essex RO, D/DBY/A 46/10] On 30 April 1794 he supplied a mechanical Gouty-chair with a foot and leg board complete costing 18 to Croome Court and on 13 March 1795 he provided Gouty Chairs costing 42 10s 6d to the Duke of Northumberland. [V&A archives]

Merone, Joseph, Market St, Manchester, barometer, lookingglass and picture frame maker, carver and gilder (180041). Recorded at no. 93, 181416; no. 98, 181524; no. 28, 182241; and also no. 100, 182829. Recorded also with house called Cheetham Cottage in 1815; and at 130 Market St in 1829. [D; Goodison, Barometers]

Merredith, John, Swan Lane, Stroud, Glos., cm (1830). [D]

Merrett, Joseph, Painswick, Glos., chairmaker (182030). [D]

Merrett, Thomas, Newent, Glos., carver, gilder etc. (1822). [D] See Robert Merritt.

Merrick, George, London, carver and gilder (182339). Addresses given at 1 Orange Row, Kennington in 1823; 12 Tonbridge Pl., Lambeth, 183234; 12 Bridge Rd, Lambeth in 1835; and no. 89 in 1839. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 2 October 1823 for 150. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 498, ref. 1008442]

Merrick, Joseph, St Nicholas's parish, Bristol, cane chairmaker (173954). [Poll bks]

Merrick, Phillip, Newbury, Berks., cm (1802). [Oxford poll bk]

Merrick, William, St Peter in the East, Oxford, cm (b.17511774). Married Mary Warr of Watlington at Watlington on 7 April 1774. [Bodleian index of Oxf. marriage bonds]

Merrick, William, St Nicholas's parish, Bristol, chairmaker (1754). [Poll bk]

Merrick, William, Newbury, Berks., cm (1802). [Oxford poll bk]

Merrick, William, Clerkenwell, London, Tunbridge-ware manufacturer (180945). Trading at 3 Coppice Rd, 180911; and 6 St John's Sq., 181745, from 1826 as a portable desk and dressing case maker. [D]

Merriman, A. H., 155 Leadenhall St, London, camp and travelling furniture, trunk and travelling equipage manufacturer (1835). [D]

Merritt, Robert, Newent, Glos., cm (1839). [D] See Thomas Merrett.

Merryfield (or Merrifield), William, at The Three Chairs & Crown, Fleet Ditch (or Side or Mkt), London, upholder (172260). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 20 July 1722 for 500 on goods and merchandise in his house. Served as Constable at St Bride's in 1726; Collector for the Poor in 1736; Scavenger in 1741; Questman in 1743; and Churchwarden in 1746. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 14, ref. 25944; GL, MS 6561, p. 46]

Merryfield, William jnr, Ditch Side, St Bride's, London, upholder (1755). Fined for non-service at St Bride's in 1755. [GL, MS 6561, p. 91]

Merryman, Joseph, London, upholder and cm (175878). Addresses given at Hounsditch in 1759; the Minories, 1763 65; as Joseph & Co., cm, u and auctioneers at Heydon Sq., Minories, 176772; no. 42, 177377; and Fenchurch Buildings in 1778. Son of William Merryman, freeman joiner of London. Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by patrimony on 2 February 1758. Took apps named Henry Chapman, 176171; Henry Terry, 176573; George Adams, 176977; and John West, 177377. In 1759 he employed one non-freeman for three months and six weeks; in 1763, one for six weeks; and in 1765, two for three months. J. Merryman, cm of the Minories, was declared bankrupt in Gents Mag., November 1763. [D; GL, Upholders Co. records; GL, City Licence bks, vols 24]

Merryweather, Francis, 71 Gt Prescott St, London, desk, dressing and writing case manufacturer (1839). [D]

Meschain, John, see François Herv.

Messenger, Charles, Oxford, cm (182330). Trading at High St in 1823 and Broad St in 1830. Declared bankrupt, Brighton Gazette, 4 March 1824. [D]

Messenger, Michael, London, cm (178493). Recorded as Messenger & Son at 2 Newman St in 1784, and alone at Upper Ground Southwark in 1790. [D]

Messinger, John snr & jnr, 7 Holland St, Soho, London, cm (1779). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1779 for 500 of which 300 accounted for utensils, stock and goods. [GL, Sun MS vol. 279, p. 574]

Metcalf(e), , Primrose St, Bishopsgate, London, cm (1804). Fire at his premises reported in Gents Mag., September 1804. It took place on 28 August 1804, and the whole of the stock of timber, mahogany, finished goods etc. were destroyed The tools, benches etc. belonging to 15 working men, were all wholy consumed.

Metcalf, Anthony, Liverpool, carver and gilder (1815). Marriage to Miss Sarah Gatley of Manchester at the Collegiate Church, Manchester, reported in Liverpool Mercury, 22 September 1815.

Metcalf (or Medcalf), Christopher, Wardour St, London, cm (177584). Trading at no. 6, 177579. Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1775 for 500, 365 accounting for utensils, stock and goods; in 1777 for 1,500, 100 on his workshop; in 1778 for 300 on a house in New Norfolk St, Grosvenor Sq.; and in 1779 for 500 on his house and warehouse. [GL, Sun MS vol. 239, p. 506; vol. 255, p. 133; vol. 265, p. 10; vol. 273, p. 252; poll bk]

Metcalf, Cuthbert, 64 Peter St, Whitechapel, Liverpool, cm (1804). [D]

Metcalf, Foster, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Metcalf, George, Knottingley, Yorks., joiner and/or cm (1834). [D]

Metcalf, Henry & Son, London, upholders and cm (180311). Recorded at 2021 Broker's Row, Moorfields in 1803; nos 12 and 13 and also 2021 New Broad St in 1808; and 9 Broker's Row, 180911. [D]

Metcalf, John E., 3 Junction St, Hull, Yorks., cm (183839). [D]

Metcalf, John, Stockton-upon-Tees, Co. Durham, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Metcalf, Joseph, address unrecorded. Submitted a bill, dated 9 May 1752 and totalling 964 5s for minor articles of furniture, jobbing work, paper hanging, mending and altering furniture either at Pembroke House, Whitehall, or Wilton House, Wilts. [Pembroke papers, Wilton Estate Office] Possibly Joseph Metcalfe who worked at Norfolk House in 1752.

Metcalf, Richard, 41 Renshaw St, Liverpool, u and paper hanger (1837). [D]

Metcalf(e), Robert, Newcastle, u (1741). [Newcastle freemen reg. and poll bk]

Metcalf, Robert, London, upholder (17871802). Recorded at 7 Lower Moorfields in 1795, and Moorfields in 1802. Son of Henry Metcalf, victualler of Limehouse, Middlx. App. to Benjamin Wilson on 5 September 1787, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 3 June 1795. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Metcalf, Thomas, 6 George St, Whitehaven, Cumb., cm and joiner (1834). [D]

Metcalf, Warren, Hawes, Yorks., joiner and cm (1823). [D]

Metcalfe, , at The Helmet, Fleet St, London, u (169297). [D; Hilton Price, Signs of Old London]

Metcalfe, Charles, Wardour St, Soho, London, cm (1784). [D]

Metcalfe, James, Cambridge, cm, u and undertaker (180939). An advertisement appeared in the Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 8 July 1809 to announce that the partnership between John Bedells and James Metcalfe joiners and cm was to be dissolved. Pigot's directories of 182324, 1830 and a poll bk of 1832 record Metcalfe in business in Trumpington St. An advertisement in the newspaper of 28 October 1831 announced that James Metcalfe had taken his son into the business, which was to be known as Metcalfe and Son, adding that they are enabled to manufacture Furniture, with taste, elegance and durability. Poll bks from 1834 list James Metcalfe in Sidney St, and from 1835 the name Thomas Metcalfe, presumably the son, is also included. Pigot's directory of 1839 lists Metcalfe and Son in Bridge St. R.W.

Metcalfe, James, Masham, near Ripon, Yorks., joiner and cm (182340). Trading in partnership with John Metcalfe in 1840. [D]

Metcalfe, James, West Field, Richmond, Yorks., joiner and cm (1827). [D]

Metcalf(e), John, Ripon, Yorks., cm (180337). Recorded at All Hallowgate, 182237. Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803. [D]

Metcalfe, John, Hawes, Yorks., joiner and cm (1840). [D]

Metcalfe, Joseph, York, u (1730). Son of Thomas Metcalfe, haberdasher; app. to Barnaby Bawtry, u, on 25 March 1730. [York app. reg.]

Metcalfe, Joseph, London, u (1752). Presented a large bill to the Duke of Norfolk for work done at Norfolk House, dated 9 May 1752. Items supplied include bedsteads with bed furnishings, furniture covers, curtains, upholstered chairs and stools, furniture repairs and India damask wallpaper. The bill totalled 1,078 2s 4d. [Arundel Castle records, MD18, pt 2] Possibly Joseph Metcalf. See also Medcalfe, .

Metcalfe, Lascels, Gracechurch St, London, u (1740). Named in contemporary newspapers. [Heal]

Metcalfe, Richard, Newcastle, upholder (1734). [Poll bk]

Metcalfe, Robert, St Clement's parish, Cambridge, cm (1815d.1831). Five children bapt. between 1815 and 1823. Will dated 1831. [Cambridge RO, PR (bapt.); Univ. Lib., AR3:182]

Metcalfe, Thomas, Hull, Yorks., cm (181439). Address given at 2 Providence St, 182639. Son of Thomas Metcalfe, cm; app. to Edward Dickon in April 1814. [D; Hull app. reg.]

Metcalfe, Thomas, Sidney St, Cambridge, u (183441). [Poll bks] Presumably the son of James Metcalfe. See Metcalfe & Son.

Metcalfe, Thomas, Hawes, Yorks., joiner and cm (1840). [D]

Metcalfe & Son, Bridge St, Cambridge, cm, u and undertakers (183139). [D] Succeeded the business of James Metcalfe in 1831. See James and Thomas Metcalfe.

Metherill, Thomas, East St, Ashburton, Devon, cm (1830). [D]

Metzner, W. M., Greenwich, London, carver and gilder (1839). Recorded as W.M. jnr at Stockwell St in 1839. [D] Frame recorded bearing trade label, c.1840, which reads: FANCY, GILT & LOOKING-GLASS FRAME MAKER, HOUSE AND ORNAMENTAL PAINTER, &c. 14, ROYAL HILL, GREENWICH WORK AND EMBROIDERY TASTEFULLY MOUNTED IN STOOLS, SCREENS, & .

Mew, Richard, High St, Newport, Isle of Wight, Hants., cm and u (182330). [D]

Mewkill, Josiah, address unrecorded. His bill, dated 24 August to 22 December 1807, sent to the Earl of Jersey for sundries for Middleton, Bicester, is preserved amongst the Osterley Park bills. Items Mewkill supplied included a set of fire irons, six black chairs, two elbow chairs, a bed and bolster, wood chairs, tables, curtain rings, a glass bread basket, a lantern, a bureau and thirteen matts. [V&A archives]

Mewton, , James St, Plymouth, Devon, cm (1821). Death of his wife reported in The Alfred, 13 January 1821.

Mewton, R., James St, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, cm and u (1822). [D]

Mewton, William, James St, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, cm and u (181438). Recorded at no. 89, 182324, and no. 80 in 1830. [D]

Meyer, Elias, Goulston Sq., Whitechapel, London, cm and dealer in glass (1786). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 12 May 1786 for 300, of which 50 accounted for utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 336, p. 420]

Meyer, Henry, Hull, Yorks., cm and u (182639). Addresses given at 8 Bowl Alley in 1826, and Castle St, 183839. [D]

Meyer & Berkenn, 44 Whitall St, St Mary's Sq, 16, 17 and 18 Sand St, Birmingham, Articles of Foreign Furniture of every Description Able & Experienced Decorators, as Designers, Gilders & Carvers, either English, German or French, sent to any part of the Country. [Trade card at Grosvenor House Antiques Fair, 1985]

Meyers, , address unrecorded. In May 1823 he was paid 50 for a billiard table supplied to Nicholas Pearse of Loughton, Essex, and Marylebone, London. [Essex RO, D/DHt A1/3]

Meymott, Thomas, 3 Lower Moorfields, near Old Bethlem, London, cm, upholder, appraiser and auctioneer (17991814). Shield-shaped trade card bears the Prince of Wales Feathers. [Banks Coll., BM; Heal]

Meynell, George, York, cm (1814). Son of Robert Meynell, barber of Petergate, York. App. to George Beal, cm, on 17 October 1814. [York app. reg.]

Miall, William, Daniel St, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hants., cm, u and auctioneer (182339). Addresses also given at 28 Cross St in 1823 and 37 Daniel St in 1830. [D]

Michael, William, Worcester, cm and u, broker (17971820). Trading as Carpet Manufacturers to their Majesties in 179798 at 15 Bridge St; and at 100 High St in 1820 as cm and u. On 5 October 1812 William Michael jnr, first born son of William Michael snr, cm and u, was admitted freeman. [D; Worcester freemen rolls]

Michaux, Thomas, 7 Buckingham St, Strand, London, gilder (182027). [D]

Michelin, Charles, 22 George St, Portland St, carver and gilder (1839). [D]

Michelin, Nicholas, 26 Wardour St, Soho, London, carver and gilder (178990). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 20 December 1790 for 100 on his house. [D; GL, Sun MS ref. 577512]

Michell, J. S. (?), address unrecorded. On 24 March 1823 he received 2 10s for a sofa table supplied to Nicholas Pearse of Loughton, Essex, and London. [Essex RO, D/DHt A1/4]

Michie, J., 23 Duke St, Grosvenor Sq., London, carver and gilder (1835). [D]

Michon, Peter & Nicholas, Piccadilly, London. Supplied furniture to Queen Mary in 1691. [DEF]

Middlebrook, Robert, 29 Tabernacle Walk, Finsbury Sq., London, cm and window blind manufacturer (1808). [D]

Middlebrooke, Richard, Thorne, Yorks., joiner and cm (1828 34). Addresses given at Ellison St, 182829 and Silver St in 1834. [D]

Middleditch, William, 7 Houghton St, Clare Mkt, London, upholder (1787). Insured goods to the value of 100 on 7 July 1787. [GL, Sun MS vol. 342, ref. 532945]

Middlefell, Richard, Lancaster. Named in the Gillow records, 181823. [Westminster Ref. Lib.]

Middleton, , Upper St Martin's Lane, London, chairmaker (171011). Named in the accounts for Felbrigg, Norfolk, on 26 April 1710 receiving 6 2s; and on 31 March 1711, 6 8s. [Norfolk RO, Felbrigg papers, WKc 6/23]

Middleton, Charles, Tottenham Ct Rd, near Windmill St, London, papier-mch manufacturer (1763). [D]

Middleton, Christopher, East Grinstead, Sussex, cm (1795). [D]

Middleton, Erasmus, Horncastle, Lincs., cm (1768). Advertised for an app. and a journeyman cm in Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, 10 December 1768.

Middleton, George, Eastgate, Louth, Lincs., cm, joiner and u (182641). [D]

Middleton, H. M., address unrecorded. Mahogany child's feeding chair recorded, with rectangular caned back, sides and seat, panelled frieze, tapering, square fluted legs joined by stretchers, the arms fitted with a sliding tray; stamped on bottom: H.M.M., with a label which reads: H.M. Middleton, from Lodge. [Sotheby's, 21 November 1969, lot 163] Possibly outside our time frame.

Middleton, James, London, writing desk, dressing case and pencil maker (182939). Trading at 48 Lombard St, 1829 35; no. 46 in 1835; and 7 King William St, 183739. [D] The label of Middleton, 48 Lombard St is recorded on a writing box. [V&A archives]

Middleton, James & Henry, Sevenoaks, Kent, upholders (1830). Declared bankrupt, Chester Courant and Anglo-Welsh Gazette, 28 December 1830.

Middleton, John, Lancaster, u (17981824). Named in the Gillow records, 17981824. Admitted freeman, 181718. [Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow; Lancaster freemen rolls]

Middleton, John, York, cm (180709). Took apps named Edward Agar on 8 December 1807, and John Briggs on 1 May 1809. [York app. reg.]

Middleton, John, Kirkgate, Wakefield, Yorks. cm (1814). [D]

Middleton, Nicholas, 162 Strand, London, pocket book and pencil maker, cm and dealer in cutlery and hardware (1801 10). Took out Sun Insurance policies on 5 October 1804 for 1,000, of which 820 accounted for utensils and stock; and on 29 December 1806 for 2,500. [GL, Sun MS vol. 431, ref. 767264; vol. 437, ref. 798272] In July 1801, N. Middleton supplied the Royal Household with a Case for Box seat to the Nabob, costing 1 16s; and on 27 December 1810, a writing box costing 5 4s 10d, recorded in the accounts on 22 January 1812. [Windsor Royal Archives, 88916, 89031] Regency brass-bound mahogany portable desk recorded, hinged to reveal two baise-lined sloping flaps enclosing fitted and open wells, a glass sander and secret drawers; bearing trade label which reads: N. Middleton, 162 Strand, Manufacturary of writing and dressing desks. [Sotheby's, 14 November 1969, lot 78; 13 February 1970, lot 130] A good quality brass-bound writing box is recorded, bearing label with Royal Arms, which reads: N. MIDDLETON, 162 STRAND, OPPOSITE NEWCASTLE STREET, THE CORNER OF STRAND LANE, POCKET BOOK & PENCIL MAKER TO THE KING & PRINCE OF WALES, MANUFACTURER OF COPYING MACHINES, WRITING & DRESSING DESKS & ALL KINDS OF PORTABLE CASES FOR TRAVELLING, STATIONARY OF ALL KINDS, COPPER PLATE ENGRAVING & PRINTING, IMPROVED CRAYON PENCILS FOR DRAWING IN COLOURS. WARRENTED RAZORS & ALL KINDS OF FINE CUTLERY. [Bonham's, 10 June 1982, lot 14] Label also recorded on a small satinwood desk.

Middleton, R., Rochester, Kent, cm (1802). [Poll bk]

Middleton, Robert, Kirkgate, Wakefield, Yorks., cm and furniture broker (1830). [D]

Middleton, Thomas, King St, London, cm (1784). [Poll bk]

Middleton, Thomas, High St, Lambeth, London, chairmaker (1808). [D]

Middleton, Thomas, Vauxhall Bridge Rd, London, cm and u (183639). Trading at 3 Windsor Terr. as Thomas & Co. in 1839. Son Charles by his wife Maria bapt. at Westminster Methodist Chapel on 20 March 1836. [D; PRO, Non-Conf. Reg., RG/4/4313]

Middleton, Warren, Union Pl., Stourbridge, Worcs., cm and u (1835). [D]

Middleton, William, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Middleton, William, 29 Thomas St, Manchester, chairmaker (182529). [D]

Middleton, William, White Swan Yd, Wakefield, Yorks., cm (1830). [D]

Middleton & Co., 4 Upper North St, Brighton, Sussex, cm and u (1832). [D]

Midgley, John, Bramley, Yorks., cm (1830). [D]

Midgley, John, Keighley, Yorks., joiner and/or cm (1837). [D]

Midgley, Joseph, Keighley, Yorks., joiner and cm (1837). [D]

Midgley, Robert, Broad Stones, Bradford, Yorks., joiner and cm (1814). [D]

Midgley, T., 2 Lambeth Rd, London, cm (1820). [D]

Midgley, Thomas, 9 Dorrington St, Clerkenwell, London, cm (182728). [D]

Midlane, Henry, Havant, Hants., cm, builder and upholder (178084). Trading in partnership with George Midlane in 1784. Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1780 for 800 including 320 on utensils, stock, storehouses and workshops. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 281, p. 35]

Midleton, , Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon cm (1792). Marriage to Miss Mary Curtis in Stonehouse Chapel reported in Exeter Flying Post, 8 November 1792.

Mien, Robert, Norwich, u (1751). Admitted freeman on 21 September 1751, not by apprenticeship. [Norwich freemen reg.]

Miers, William, 111 Strand, London, ormolu worker and miniature frame maker, by Appointment to the Queen (180239). Trade card recorded. [D; Heal]

Miggs, John, West Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b. c. 181641). Aged 25 at the time of the 1841 Census.

Milam, William, near Ratcliffe St in Ratcliffe Highway, London, cm and broker (1755). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 4 January 1755 for 400, incuding 250 on household goods, utensils and stock in trade; 30 on utensils and stock in wareroom and workshop behind his house; and 20 on timber. [GL, Sun MS vol. 108, ref. 144339]

Milborne (Mil(l)bourne or Milburn), James, Strand, London, carver and gilder, picture frame and looking-glass maker, glass grinder (17741817). Recorded at no. 221 in 1784 and 1790; no. 121, 178993; and no. 347, 17931800. Polled at Westminster in 1774. Trading in partnership with Robert Milbourne from 181216, and succeeded by James Milbourne jnr. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 15 January 1793 for 1,300 on his house, utensils, stock, goods and wearing apparel. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 389, ref. 610825]

Milbourn, William, Armthwaite, u (1780). [Newcastle poll bk]

Milbourne, James jnr, Strand, London, carver, gilder, glass grinder and looking-glass manufacturer (181939). Trading at no. 347, 182029, and no. 195 in 1839. [D]

Milbourne, Robert, London, carver and gilder (182634). Trading at 8 Nelson Pl., Old Kent Rd in 1826; and 9 Winters Lambeth Walk in 1832. [D]

Milbourne (or Milburn), Thomas, Newcastle, upholder (172634). Admitted freeman on 13 October 1726. [Newcastle freemen reg. and poll bk]

Milburn, John, Newgate St, Newcastle, carver and gilder (182738). Recorded at no. 5 in 1827 and no. 52 in 1838. [D]

Milburn, Joseph, Newcastle, cm (180111). Trading in Cowgate in 1801, also as a publican; and in Pilgrim St in 1811, also as a joiner. [D]

Milburn, Robert, Newcastle, u (175581). Admitted freeman in 1755. Son William admitted freeman by patrimony on 7 September 1780, and Henry on 23 April 1781. [Newcastle freemen reg.]

Milburn, Thomas, Corby Hill, Carlisle, Cumb., chairmaker (1834). [D]

Miles, , at The White Swan, Wych St, London, u (1688). Named in newspapers in 1688. [Heal]

Miles, , address unrecorded, frame maker (177475). Referred to in the private accounts of Richard Hoare of Boreham House, Essex, on 13 July 1774 receiving 3 12s 6d; and on 14 February 1775, 1 3s. [Essex RO, D/Du 649/2]

Miles, , Woodbridge, Suffolk, u (1801). Named in Ipswich Journal, 31 January 1801. See Edmund, Francis and Richard Miles.

Miles, Charles, New St, Wellington, Salop, chairmaker and wood turner (1840). [D]

Miles, Edmund, Woodbridge, Suffolk, cm (1820). Named in the calendar of marriage licence bonds in 1820. [Suffolk RO, FAA: 50/2/119, p. 88] See Miles, , of Woodbridge.

Miles, Edward, Liverpool, cm (17801829). Addresses given at 6 Old Church Yd, 180014; 15 Chapel St in 1818; and 25 Ormond St in 1829. Admitted freeman on servitude to John Sharp on 11 September 1780. [D; Liverpool freemen reg.]

Miles, Francis, Woodbridge, Suffolk, cm, u and dealer in bricks and tiles (178498). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793. [D] See Miles, , of Woodbridge.

Miles, Frederick, 16 Christophers Alley, Moorfields, London, cm (1785). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 13 November 1785 for 30 on his house, and 35 on utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 333, p. 385]

Miles, Henry & Edwards, John, 134 Oxford St, London, furniture printers, u and cm (182244). Henry Miles, dealer in Moreens and Printed Furniture at this address, took out a Sun Insurance policy on 26 February 1823 for 1,800, of which 1,500 accounted for utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 498, ref. 1001630] The firm of Miles & Edwards flourished from 182244, and appeared in directories in 1823 and 183539. The firm had many prestigious patrons including, in 1830, the British Ambassador in Paris and the Empress of Russia; and in 1834 the Turkish Ambassador, to whom the firm was introduced by Lord Palmerston. In 1844 Miles & Edwards were taken over by Charles Hindley & Sons. Edwards, probably the junior partner, may later have been connected with the firm of Edwards & Roberts, recorded in a London directory of 1854 as makers of reproduction furniture and restorers of antique furniture. Several account books, journals, stock lists and letter books of Miles & Edwards survive, dating from 182544. The letter books record correspondence with patrons, such as D. Burton, Esq., to whom Miles & Edwards wrote on 16 August 1837: Messrs. Miles & Edwards beg to return to Mr. Burton the sketch for the Sideboard made according to his instructions, for Mr. Briscoe & have marked the size upon it as desired. The sideboard had a plate glass back. [Westminster Ref. Lib., archives dept; Furn. Hist., 1970; Joy, English Furniture, 18001851, p. 261] A number of the firm's commissions are documented:
AUDLEY END, Essex, BILLINGBEAR, Berks. or 3rd Lord Braybrooke's London house. The firm received payments in June 1831 of 119 and 21 1s 6d; in December 1834, 7 9s 4d; in December 1836, 46 5s 10d; in June 1837, 2 10s 6d; and in December 1839, 27 13s d. [Essex RO, D/DBy/A358; A361; A363]
BURTON CONSTABLE, Yorks. Miles & Edwards received a commission totalling 183 9s 3d. Furniture supplied included, in 1834, 2 handsome Gilded Cheval Screens carved in style of Louis Quatorze Backs covered with India Silk Damask at 13 gns. 27.6.0.; and an oval glass in a gilt frame, costing 2 2s. On 26 November 1834 the firm provided Conversation Chairs richly carved & gilded with Foliage Ornaments stuffed seats etc., costing 15 15s; and on 29 February 1835, a Vis a Vis Sofa with Gilded legs, at 12 15s. [Humberside RO, Burton Constable papers; Furn. Hist., 1972]
HAMPTON COURT, Leominster, Herefs. Miles & Edwards submitted a bill to John Arkwright on 10 August 1842 for 21 14s 10d. [Herefs. RO, A63/161]
HOPETOUN HOUSE, Lothian, Scotland. In 1834 the firm supplied a Vis a Vis in blue Twell, costing 8 8s; A Rosewood Spanish Easy Chair, 5 15s; A Mahogany Fr. Bedstead w. Sideboard, 12 12s; and A Shaped Back Nelson Chaise Longue, 4 10s. In 1838 they provided a supply of chintz paper & of striped chintz, costing 21 16s d; and in 1840 a supply of silk striped tabouret, at 45 0s 6d. [V&A archives]
PANSHANGER, Herts. On 20 June 1833 Miles & Edwards, Designers & Manufacturers of Superior Furniture, supplied a Marqueterie stand costing 1 18s; and 2 Mahogany tables with drawers, 3 8s; and in 1835, 2 Genoa Chairs/Barbary seating, 2 10s; 2 Sweep back Genoa Chairs, 2 10s; and a mahogany book rest, 16s 6d. [Herts. RO, Panshanger, Box 56]
STAFFORD HOUSE, London. In 1838 Miles & Edwards submitted a bill for 126 12s 11d. [Staffs. RO, D593/R/1/26/8]
WYNYARD PARK, Co. Durham. Charles William Vane, Marquess of Londonderry, commissioned Miles & Edwards to supply furnishings, c. 182941. [Durham RO, Londonderry papers, D/LO/E 484, vol. 182941]
Many pieces of furniture survive bearing the stamp of Miles & Edwards, including a pair of rosewood chiffoniers, c.1830, with pierced brass three-quarter-galleried shelf supported on turned columns; the lower parts with a central set of open adjustable shelves with a cupboard door on either side, faced with gilt-metal trellis-work and divided by ring-turned pilasters; stamped with the numbers 4586 and 4587. [Sotheby's, 21 April 1972, lot 92; Furn. Hist., 1970, pls 34 37] A set of six rosewood buckle-back pattern chairs at Broughton Hall, Yorks. are impressed with the firm's name and address, and the number 8232. Four Rococo revival gilt chairs from Hitchin Priory, now in private ownership in Yorks., bear the firm's stamp, the number 12130, and the initials I.G.. A Regency bookcase, c.1820, also bears the stamp of Miles & Edwards; also a small Victorian chair, numbered 31821; also a fretwork armchair prie dieu, c.1830, with oval in the back painted with a scene of the Temerre, and Trafalgar, on a scroll; all three pieces are in private ownership. A set of rosewood chairs also bear the stamp of Miles & Edwards. [V&A archives] A.E.

Miles, Henry, Westgate, Canterbury, Kent, chairmaker (1830). [Poll bk]

Miles, Henry, Richmond, Surrey, cm and u (183239). Trading at Marsh Gate, 183238, and King St in 1839. [D]

Miles, J., 5 Charles St, London, cm and undertaker (181721). [D]

Miles, James, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Miles, James, London, carver and gilder (180013). Recorded alone at 18 Princes St, Red Lion St in 1800; 11 Orange St, 180811; in partnership with Thomas Abbey as carvers, gilders and joiners there from 180813; and also at 15 Cooks Row, St Pancras in 1808. Miles alone took out Sun Insurance policies on 27 August 1800 for 200 including 50 on utensils and stock; and on 17 October 1808 for 500, including 300 on stock, glass and utensils in his house, and 200 on household goods, stock and utensils at 15 Cooks Row. Miles and Abbey took out Sun Insurance policies on 29 December 1808 and 25 January 1810 for 600, 300 on stock, utensils and glass in their house; and 300 on household goods, stock and utensils at a house in their tenure, 15 Cooks Row; and on 12 February 1812 for 800, including 100 on Abbey's household goods, 400 on stock, utensils and glass, and 300 on James Miles's household goods in a house at Foulmin, Cambs. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 419, ref. 706226; vol. 447, ref. 821498; vol. 443, ref. 825053; vol. 451, ref. 839652; vol. 457, ref. 867716]

Miles, John, London, upholder (17831802). Recorded at Bishopsgate St, 17941802. Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by redemption in 1783. [GL, Upholders Co. records] See Richard Miles, and William, Richard & John Miles.

Miles, John, address unrecorded, u (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Miles, John & Co., London, wholesale u and furniture warehouseman (181216). Addresses given at 1 College Hill in 1812; 238 Tottenham Ct Rd in 1813; and 282 High Holborn, 181416. Trading as a furniture printer in 1815. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 4 May 1814 for 3,000 on stock, utensils and goods in trust. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 462]

Miles, John, 11 Beauchamp St, London, cm (1835). [D]

Miles, John, 91 Leather Lane, London, cm (1839). [D]

Miles, Joseph, address unrecorded, upholder (1739). Son of Robert Miles, freeman upholder of London, and brother of Robert Miles jnr. Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by patrimony on 4 July 1739. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Miles, Joseph, Castle Meadow, Norwich, u (1836). [D]

Miles, Richard, Bishopsgate St Within, London, upholder (178393). Recorded at no. 93 in 1783; no. 92 in 1788; and 93 in 1789. Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by redemption on 2 July 1783. Trading in partnership with John Miles as upholstery warehousemen and wool dealers, 1788 93. [D; GL, Upholders Co. records] See John Miles and William, Richard & John Miles.

Miles, Richard, Woodbridge, Suffolk, u, cm and paper hanger (181439). Trading in the Thorofare, 182439. Named in the calendar of marriage licence bonds on 12 October 1814. [D; Suffolk RO, FAA: 50/2/117, pp. 13233] See Miles, , of Woodbridge.

Miles, Robert snr, London, freeman upholder (173839). His son, Robert, admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. in 1738, and Joseph in 1739. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Miles, Robert jnr, London, upholder (1738). Son of Robert Miles, freeman upholder of London, and brother of Joseph Miles. Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by patrimony on 7 December 1738. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Miles, Thomas, 136 Broad St, Birmingham, cm (1839). [D]

Miles, W., Lewes, Sussex, cm (1774). [Poll bk]

Miles, W., London. In 181819 he supplied bed furniture costing 21 3s 6d to the Duke of Montrose for Buchanan House, West Stirlingshire. [Scottish RO, GD220/6/52]

Miles, William, Richard & John, 93 Bishopsgate Within, London, wholesale upholders (178493). [D] See John and Richard Miles.

Miles, William, 33 Oxford St, London, furniture printer, cm and u (181128). Trading in partnership with John Miles in 1811. [D]

Miles, William, Baldertongate, Newark, Notts., chairmaker and turner (181941). [D]

Miles, William, Regent St, London, u (182628). Recorded at no. 235, 182627. Declared bankrupt, Chester Chronicle and North Wales Advertiser, 30 May 1828. [D]

Miles, William, Sandwich, Kent, cm (1831). [Poll bk]

Miles, Duffil, Cromar & Co., 32 Charing Cross, London, carpet manufacturers and u (1835). [D]

Milhum, Andrew, address unrecorded, upholder (171524). Son of Andrew Milhum, Gent. of St Martin-in-the-Fields, London. App. to George Friend on 14 March 1715, and turned over to Overbury Hale, draper. Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 7 October 1724. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Mill, , Greek St, Soho, London, cm and u (1778). Fine Neoclassical trade card recorded, showing urn supported by gryphons, with an anthemion border. [Banks Coll., BM] Almost certainly:

Mill, John, address unrecorded, cm (c.1772). Complained about furniture smuggling to the Commissioners of Customs, c.1772. [Apollo, August 1965)

Mill, Michael, 12 Ebury Sq., Pimlico, London, cm (1839). [D]

Mill, Thomas, Compasshill, Tetbury, Glos., cm (182223). [D]

Millar, , Newcastle, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803. Possibly James Miller or Miller's of Pilgrim St.

Millar, Henry, Nantwich, Cheshire, cm (1779). Married on 25 December 1779. [Chester RO, PR (marriage)]

Millar (or Miller), James, London, cm (180823). Trading at 22 Charterhouse Lane in 1808 and 9 Clerkenwell Green in 1813. [D]

Millard, Mrs, St James St, Cheltenham, Glos., chair and sofa manufacturer (1839). [D]

Millard, J., 8 Cumberland St, Curtain Rd, London, chair manufacturer (1837). [D]

Millard, Jabez, 1 Lambeth Hill, Upper Thames St, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Millard, James, Littlehampton, Sussex. In May 1831 he carried out repairs to and re-bottomed chairs for the Earl of Surrey at Surrey House, Littlehampton, at a cost of 1 3s. [Arundel Castle records, A1960]

Millard, John & Edward, Albion St, Cheltenham, Glos., cm, chair and sofa manufacturer (1839). [D]

Millard, W., 9 Skinner St, Snowhill, London, trunk, chest and case maker (1835). [D]

Millard, William, Bristol, cm (17921829). Addresses given at 44 Marlborough St in 1792; Maryport St, 179394; Marlborough St in 1795; Earl St, 180105; at the Ship in Earl St in 1828; and Lower Maudlin St in 1829. [D]

Millard, William, 30 Chapel St, Curtain Rd, London, cm (183539). [D]

Millard & Son, 3 Greek St, Soho, London, painters and gilders (181725). [D]

Milldew, , address unrecorded, cm (1754). Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754.

Milledge, John, St Mary St, Weymouth, Dorset, cm and u (183040). Trading at no. 95 in 1830 and no. 105 in 1840. [D]

Miller, Mr, Tower St, near Seven Dials, London, cm (1768). Fire at his premises reported in Public Advertiser, 16 April 1768: by timely Assistance it was happily extinguished.

Miller, , Old George St, Southwark, London, cm (1787). He rented a house owned by James Bates, cm, insured in 1787. [GL, Sun MS vol. 340, p. 496]

Miller, , address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Miller, Alexander, London, carver, gilder and looking-glass maker (180239). Addresses given at 13 High St, Marylebone, 180211; and 35 Thayer St, Manchester Sq., 181739. Took out Sun Insurance policies on 23 July 1802 for 350, 50 accounting for utensils and stock; and on 1 November 1810 for 600, of which 100 accounted for utensils, stock and goods in trust and workshop. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 423, ref. 735531; vol. 453, ref. 850155]

Miller, David, Black Swan Ct, Bath, Som., u (1826). [D]

Miller, Devereux, Vicar Lane, Louth, Lincs., chairmaker and turner (182641). Trading in partnership with William Miller in 1841. [D]

Miller, E., 4 Leonard Sq., Shoreditch, London, u (182627). [D]

Miller, G., 18 Bridgehouse Pl., London, cm, u, chair and bedstead maker (183539). [D]

Miller, George, address unrecorded, upholder (174754). Son of Samuel Miller, sailmaker of Southampton. App. to Robert Phipps on 5 November 1747, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 14 November 1754. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Miller (or Millar), George, St George's, Hanover Sq., London, u (1779). Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., May 1779, and Bailey's list of bankrupts.

Miller, George, 17 Blackmoor St, Clare Mkt, London, cm (1808). [D]

Miller, George, Hale St, Liverpool, carver (181011). Recorded at no. 9 in 1810, and no. 8 in 1811. [D]

Miller, Henry, Lancaster, cm (177980). Admitted freeman, 177980, when stated of Newcastle. [Lancaster freemen rolls]

Miller, Henry, 10 Leonard Sq., Shoreditch, London, u (1808). [D]

Miller, Humphry, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Miller, Isaac, King St, Canterbury, Kent, cm (1830). [Poll bk]

Miller, J., 17 Gt Charlotte St, Gt Surrey St, London, u (1835). [D]

Miller, Js. (or J.S.), 4 Marchmont St, London, cm and u (1827 28). [D]

Miller, James, Holkham Hall, Norfolk, and London, carver and gilder (175575). His only recorded work is that carried out at Holkham Hall, Norfolk. In 1755 he charged 2 8s for a card table and two breakfast tables; and in 1759 he was paid 117 15s 6d for a mirror frame, a picture frame and gilding two sofas and eight chairs. In 1760, after the death of the 1st Lord Leicester, Miller was retained at Holkham in the service of Lady Leicester, at a salary of 50 a year. An inventory drawn up in that year shows that the State Rooms were at that time unfurnished, and Miller carved the frames for the chairs and tables in the East Drawing-room and Green State Bedchamber, also the window cornices in these rooms and the Chapel pillars. [C. W. James, Chief Justice Coke, p. 280] The set in the State Bedroom consists of a settee, armchairs and stools. They are upholstered in cut Genoa velvet already supplied by Benjamin Goodison, and the frames, gilt and carved with acanthus and scaling, are in an earlier style. [GCM; DEF; C. Life, 11 or 14 February 1980, pp. 42731; V&A archives] He is probably the James Miller, carver, who in 1764 leased land bounded by Berners St and Wells St Mews, London; and 26 Charles St et alia to John Maudell. In 1765 he is recorded regarding the counterpart lease of 30 Charles St to Stackhouse; and in 1775, the assignment to Miller of the lease of house and ground facing east on Berners St. [Marylebone Lib., deeds 1140; 1542; 1507; 2499] James Miller, carver of Marylebone, was declared bankrupt in Gents Mag., May 1767.

Miller, James, Lancaster, u (177980 or 178990). [Lancaster freemen rolls]

Miller, James, Chepping Wycombe Borough, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (1798). [Militia Census]

Miller, James, 16 Newington Causeway, London, u and cm (180916). [D]

Miller, James, 26 School Lane, Liverpool, cm (1818). [D]

Miller, James jnr, 19 Mint St, Southwark, London, u (182029). [D] See Miller & Woodward.

Miller, James, St Alphege, Canterbury, Kent, cm (1826). [Poll bk]

Miller, James, Hurst, near Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs., joiner and cm (1828). [D]

Miller, James, Denton Chare, Newcastle, cm (1834). [D] Possibly Millar, ; or Miller's of Pilgrim St.

Miller, James, 13 Blackman St, Southwark, London, cm and u (183540). Recorded also at no. 21, 183537. Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1840. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 576, ref. 1331574]

Miller, John, Lancaster, cm (175768). Admitted freeman, 175758. Polled in 1768 as the son of Henry Miller. [Lancaster freemen rolls]

Miller, John, Drury Lane, London, cm (176376). Recorded opposite Gt Queen St in 1763. In 1776 he insured a house in Ealing for 400. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 248, ref. 369867] Possibly of Miller & Eddiesson.

Miller (or Millar), John, Fleet Lane, London, cm (1775). Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., September 1775, and named as Millar in Bailey's list of bankrupts.

Miller, John, 36 Wells St, London, upholder (1775). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1775 for 400, of which 35 accounted for utensils, stock and goods. [GL, Sun MS vol. 239, p. 274]

Miller, John, Liverpool, u (181011). Trading at 8 Bridport St in 1810 and 2 Harford St in 1811. [D]

Miller, John, Worksop, Notts., cm, u, builder, joiner and carpenter (181635). Trading at Common, 182228, Low Town and Bridge Pl. in 1832, and Bridge Pl. in 1835. Carried out general joinery work and made looking-glass and picture frames for Worksop Manor, 181618; and in 181819 he supplied press and camp bedsteads, a tablecloth press, dressing tables and a chest of drawers. In 1834 regular payments are recorded to John Miller, carpenter, in the Duke of Norfolk's Worksop accounts, some of which may well have been for cabinet maker's work. [D; Arundel Castle records, MD662, MD1309, MD1310, A2073]

Miller, John, Windsor, Berks., u (1818). Sudden death of his wife, aged 34, reported in Liverpool Mercury, 10 April 1818.

Miller (or Millar), John, Lancaster (181536). App. to L. Redmayne in 1815, and admitted freeman, 182324. Named as Millar in the Gillow records, 182125; as Miller, 182636. [Lancaster app. reg. and freemen rolls; Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow]

Miller, John, Mount St, Lambeth, London, u (182939). Trading at no. 26, 182935; and as a furniture broker only at no. 30 in 1839. [D]

Miller, John, 1 Pithay, Bristol, bedstead and chairmaker (183134). [D]

Miller, John, Hurst Brook, near Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs., cm and joiner (1834). [D]

Miller, John, High Wycombe, Bucks., cm (1836). Son bapt. in 1836. [PR [bapt.)]

Miller, Joseph, Liverpool, carver (181824). Addresses given at 19 Leigh St in 1818; 3 Houghton St in 1823; and 2 Houghton St and 4 Newington Bridge in 1824. Joseph Miller, carver and gilder of 28 Basnett St was paid 40 on 12 February 1820 and 7 12s on 7 April 1820 for carving chairs and the pillar of a dining table at Liverpool Town Hall. Recorded incorrectly as James Miller in C. Life, 23 July 1927, pp. 12031. [D; Furn. Hist., 1970]

Miller, Joseph, Bristol, cm and u (182740). Trading at Rownham Pl., Hotwells, 182732, also 6 Ashton Pl., Hotwells in 1828; as cm, u, carpet and paper hanging warehouseman, 183132; at Princes Buildings in 1839, and Prince's Pl., Clifton in 1840. [D]

Miller, Joseph, Chester, carver (182840). Addresses given at 9 Watergate St Row in 1828 and Watergate Row in 1840. [D]

Miller, Joseph, 27 St Anne's Ct, Soho, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Miller, Matthew, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Miller, Nathan, King St, Cambridge, u and furniture broker (1830). [D]

Miller, Nathan, London Rd, Kingston, Surrey, u (1832). [D]

Miller, Peter, in the Savoy, St Mary-le-Savoy, London, cm (172324). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 17 April 1723 for 500 on goods and merchandise in his house only. Superb walnut bookcase recorded in Barcelona in 1982, inscribed Peter Miller 23 June Anno 1724 in the Savoy. [GL, Sun MS vol. 15, ref. 28208; V&A archives]

Miller, Peter, Wardour St, London, cm and inlayer (1776). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1776 for 200, including 150 on utensils, stock and goods. [GL, Sun MS vol. 249, p. 579]

Miller, Peter, Newington Causeway, Newington Butts, London, cm (1791). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 30 March 1791 for 400 including utensils, stock and goods in trust. [GL, Sun MS ref. 581383]

Miller, Ruth, St Michael-at-Plea, Norwich, cm (1839). [D]

Miller, Simeon, Riding House Lane, Gt Portland St, London, cm (1829). [D]

Miller, Thomas, Lancaster, cm (177980). [Lancaster freemen rolls]

Miller, Thomas, Plymouth, Devon, cm (1798). [D]

Miller, Thomas, Lancaster, cm (181718). [Lancaster freemen rolls]

Miller, Thomas, London, cm (183031). [Colchester poll bks]

Miller, Thomas & Son, 70 Scotland St and West St, Sheffield, Yorks., cm (1837). [D]

Miller, W., Christchurch, Hants., joiner and cm (1793). [D]

Miller, William, London, cm (175476). Recorded at Oxford St in 1774; and as upholder in St James's, Westminster in 1776. A William Miller, cm, subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754; and received payment from Adam in 1760. [GL, MS 3070 (S1 216)] Polled at Westminster in 1774. On 5 November 1775 the account books of Sir Thomas Egerton, Bart. (later 1st Earl of Wilton) for Heaton Hall, Manchester, record Millars Bill for Chairs etc. for the South East Bedchamber 38-4-0. [Manchester RO, DDEg] Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., February and March 1776.

Miller, William, Chepping Wycombe Borough, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (1798). [Militia Census]

Miller, William, Dorset St, Manchester Sq., London, carver and gilder (182427). Trading at no. 53, 182527. Declared bankrupt as W. P. Miller in Brighton Gazette, 30 December 1824. [D]

Miller, William, High St, Newport Pagnell, Bucks., cm and u (183039). [D]

Miller, William, address unrecorded, joiner (1831). Named in the Royal Household Accounts for work done at Windsor Castle and Brighton Pavillion. On 30 September 1831 he was paid 4 5s for Repairing & regilding candelabras & sundry chairs and A Maplewood frame; and 8 17s 6d for 13 Picture frames repaired & regilded. His bill totalled 37 11s 9d. [Windsor Royal Archives]

Miller, William, Dorking, Surrey, cm, upholder, surveyor and undertaker (183239). [D]

Miller, William, Sheffield, Yorks., cm (1834). [D]

Miller & Eddiesson (or Miller & Eddleston), 40 Drury Lane, London, u (1784). [D] Possibly John Miller.

Miller & Woodward, 9 Mint St, Southwark, London, cm and chair manufacturers (1820). [D] Possibly James Miller jnr.

Miller's, Pilgrim St, Newcastle. Probably early 19th-century wine cooler recorded, bearing label which reads: FROM MILLER'S GOTHIC WAREHOUSE OF FASHIONABLE CABINET FURNITURE PILGRIM STREET NEWCASTLEUPON-TYNE. Possibly Millar,; or James Miller.

Millett, Stephen, parish of SS Philip & Jacob, Bristol, carver (1784). [Poll bk]

Millican, Edward, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, cm (183041). [Poll bks]

Millican, John, Senhouse St, Maryport, Cumb., joiner, cm and ironmonger (1811). [D]

Milligan, Thomas, Nottingham, joiner and cm (1778). App. to William Calar in 1778. [Nottingham app. list]

Milligan, Thomas, Chester, cm (182426). Recorded at Thomas St in 1824, when admitted freeman on 9 October 1824. [Chester freemen rolls and poll bk]

Milliker, , address unrecorded, upholder (178182). Recorded as being paid 50 13s in 1781; and 60 17s in 1782. [V&A archives]

Millikin, Halley Benson, address unrecorded, upholder (177195). Son of James Millikin, freeman apothecary of London. Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by redemption on 2 October 1771, and translated to the Grocers Co. in 1795. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Millington, James, Halifax, Yorks., carver, gilder and manufacturer. Trade card recorded showing Rococo revival pier table. [V&A archives]

Millington, Matthew, Broad St, Nottingham, cm (1835). [D]

Millington, Robert, Chester, joiner, carver and turner (1680). [Chester freemen rolls]

Millium, Andrew, Fleet St, London, upholder (1734). Named in contemporary newspapers. [Heal]

Millman, William, Yealmpton, near Plymouth, Devon, chairmaker (1812). [Exeter RO, PR; Furn. Hist., 1976, pl. 38A and B]

Mil(l)ne, George, Liverpool, carver (181330). App. to John Summer in 1813; petitioned freedom on servitude in 1822, paying 6s 8d, and admitted freeman on 17 November 1830. [Liverpool freemen's committee bk and reg.]

Millne, George, 10 Rigby St, Salford, Lancs., carver (1825). [D]

Mill(e)s, , London (?), upholder (168485). He bought goods costing 9 5s 10d from Charles Blunt, upholder, in 168485. At a later date Mr Miles of Grevile St paid Blunt 9s and 10 3s 10d. [PRO, C114/164, pt 1]

Mills, , address unrecorded, u (180304). Named in Sir Gilbert Heathcote's account book for Normanton Hall, Rutland, on 20 November 1803 receiving 21 1s; and in November 1804, 53 for Sundries. [Lincoln RO, 3 ANC 6/ 25, 6/380]

Mills, Abraham, London, carver (1739). [Bristol poll bk]

Mills, Ambrose, York, cm (1745). Listed on 11 October 1745 under Papists recognizances. [York City archives, quarter sessions bk, 174456]

Mills, C. E., High St, Stamford, Lincs., cm, u, auctioneer, appraiser and undertaker (181522). Billhead recorded. [D; Stamford Town Hall, ref. T22, binder 1]

Mills, C., 102 Mount St, Grosvenor Sq., London, u etc. (1835). [D] See Mills & Co.

Mills, Charles, 192 Church St, Shoreditch, London, bedstead and cabinet manufacturer (1820). [D]

Mills, Charles, 77 High St, Marylebone, London, u (182328). Recorded at no. 7, 182627. [D] See William Mills at this address.

Mills, Charles, 21 Everett St, Coram St, London, invalid and recumbent chair and sofa maker (1839). [D]

Mills, Daniel, at The Japan Cabinet & Cistern, Vine St, Hatton Gdn, London, japanner and cm (176578). Recorded at Vine House, Hatton St in 1775; and in partnership with Joseph Mills, 176777. Rococo trade card, c. 1760, shows a japanned cabinet on a simple stand, and states that Daniel Mills Japans and Sells all sorts of Japan, Cabinet and other Wares for Exportation, Wholesale or Retail. ALSO Japans upon all Sorts of Goods made of Copper, Brass, Tin, Lead, &c. to ye utmost perfection. N.B. All Sorts of Materials sold for JAPANNERS. [D; Heal]

Mills, David, Norwich, chairmaker and cm (176886). Recorded in St Andrew's parish in 1768; St Gregory's in 1780; St Laurence's, 1784; and St Martin-at-Oak, 1786. [Poll bks]

Mills, George, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Mills, George, Paradise Sq., Sheffield, Yorks., cm (1814). [D]

Mills, James, Castle St, Oxford St, London, cm and upholder (17751808). Recorded at no. 13 in partnership with William Caldwell, 177585; alone at no. 68 in 1778; and no. 19, 17921808. Took out Sun Insurance policies with Caldwell in 1775 for 700, 380 on utensils and stock; and on 16 December 1785 for 200 on household goods only. Mills took out policies alone in 1778 for 400, including 280 on utensils and stock; on 25 February 1792 for 500 on household goods at his private house, 63 Harley St; and on 13 January 1808 for 650, 480 accounting for utensils and stock. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 240, p. 363; vol. 333, p. 609; vol. 270, p. 40; vol. 382, ref. 597063; vol. 440, ref. 812906]

Mills, James Henry, 12 High St, Brighton, Sussex, u and furniture broker (183239). [D]

Mills, James, Gt Surrey St, Blackfriars Rd, London, bedstead maker (1837). [D]

Mills, John, Ipswich, Suffolk, cm (1756). Took app. named Higgin in 1756. [S of G, app. index]

Mills, John, Loughborough, Leics., cm and u (1778). Auction of his stock in trade by Mr Drake announced in Leicester Journal, 27 June 1778.

Mills, John, Holborn, London, cm and upholder (17601813). Addresses given opposite the Bull & Gate in 1777; at 96 High Holborn in 1778; no. 41, 178093; Bedford Row, Brownlow St, 17941809; South End of Bedford Row, 1794; 15 South End in 1799; Bedford St, Bedford Row, 17941808; and 13 Brownlow St, 180412. Trade card gives address at Bedford Row, Brownlow St. [BM] Address also given at 17 Walcot Pl. in 1813. App. to James Grange on 6 March 1760, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 6 April 1768. Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1777 in association with James Grange. Took out policies alone in 1780 for 800, 600 on utensils and stock; in 1781 for 1,300, 1,000 on utensils and stock; on 29 September 1802 and 18 February 1803 for 500; and on 14 or 19 January 1804 for 300 on his three houses at 1, 2 and 3 Meeting House Ct, Miles Lane, Carmon St. Took out a further Sun Insurance policy on 1 March 1813 for 2,000, including 150 on his dwelling house at 17 Walcot Pl., 350 on household goods at Wellington House, Hackney Rd, 250 on house and counting house at 15 Bedford St, Bedford Row, 250 on a house at 12 Brownlow St in tenure; 250 on house and counting house at no. 13; and 400 on stock and utensils. Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, and named in his list of master cabinet makers, 1803. Probably the J. Mills whose stamp is recorded on a pair of George III satinwood open armchairs, the rectangular backs with beaded borders and recessed upper corners, capped by leaf finials; the padded arms on fluted supports, the caned seats with fluted rails carved with paterae; on turned fluted legs; the back, arms and seat cushions covered in sage green velvet. [D; GL, Upholders Co. records; GL, Sun MS vol. 280, p. 457; vol. 296, p. 610; vol. 424, ref. 738018; vol. 426, ref. 745093; vol. 430, ref. 757633; vol. 457, ref. 879759; Christie's, 25 February 1971, lot 175, illus.]

Mills, John, Allens Ct, London, chairmaker (1784). [Westminster poll bk]

Mills, John, Park St, Cirencester, Glos., cm and u (181340). Nine children bapt. between 181330. [D; PR (bapt.)]

Mills, John, 5 Charles St, Middlx Hospital, London, cm (1820). [D]

Mills, John, Gee-Cross, Hyde, near Stockport, Lancs., wood turner (1825). [D]

Mills, John, St John St, Wolverhampton, Staffs., chairmaker (182728). [D]

Mills, John, 27 Harcourt St, Marylebone, London, furniture japanner (1829). [D]

Mills, John, 7 Dorrington St, Coldbath Fields, London, u (1839). [D]

Mills, Joseph, London, cm and japanner (17751825). Recorded at Gt Earl St, Seven Dials, 177593; and as a japanner only at no. 11 in 1808; and 40 Gt Russell St, Bloomsbury, 181225. [D]

Mills, Joseph, Norwich, u (182239). Recorded at St Gregory's Churchyard in 1822 and Castle Ditches in 1839. [D]

Mills, Joseph, Henley St, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warks., cm (1828). [D]

Mills, Mary, 24 Peter St, Half Moon Alley, Bishopsgate St, London, upholder (182324). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 19 November 1823 for 550, including 100 on household goods in dwelling house, where no cabinet or carpenter's work was done; 300 on stock and utensils; and 150 on a house at 3 Gloucester St, Hackney Rd in private tenure. Took out a further policy on 1 April 1824 for 800 of which 400 accounted for utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 495, ref. 1010564; vol. 497, ref. 1016173]

Mills, Richard, 26 Walbrook, London, upholder (1804). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 2 April 1804 for 100 including 50 on stock and utensils. [GL, Sun MS vol. 430, ref. 760611]

Mills, Robert, workshop at Lord St, Liverpool, cm (180003). Addresses also given at 2 Rainford Gdns, Harrington St in 1800, and Byrom St in 1803. [D]

Mills, Robert, Eden St, Cambridge, cm (184041). [Poll bks]

Mills, Rowland, 37 Goswell St, London, Venetian blind and bedstead maker, undertaker (1808). [D]

Mills, Samuel, Stamford, Lincs., cm and u (1801d. by 1835). Took app. named Francis Whitehead, u, on 19 November 1801. Admitted freeman in 1802 as son of William Mills, freeman burgess of Stamford. [Stamford app. reg. and freemen rolls]

Mills, Thomas D., Bartholomew Pl., West Smithfield, London, morocco case maker, portable desk, dressing case, work box and cabinet case maker (182939). Trading at no. 2 in 1829; no. 1 in 1835; and 3 Bartholomew Terr., City Rd in 1839. [D]

Mills, Thomas, High St, Stourbridge, Worcs., chairmaker (182830). [D]

Mills, Thomas, Smallbrook St, Birmingham, cm and u (1828 35). Addresses given at no. 68, 182830, and no. 71 in 1835. [D]

Mills, Thomas, 61 Market St, Bradford, Yorks., u and paper hanger (1837). [D] Rosewood stool, c. 1840, recorded, with X-frame supports joined by a pole stretcher; the top upholstered with remnants of continental gros point woolwork; the underside bearing traces of the label of Thomas Mills, Upholsterer & Paper Hanger, Market St., Bradford. [Sotheby's, 22 July 1983, lot 31]

Mills, W., opposite Slaughter's Coffee House, St Martin's Lane, London, cm (1775). See Charles Evans, regarding Sun Insurance policy.

Mills, William, Exeter, Devon, cm (1777). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1777 for 500 of which 180 accounted for utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 259, p. 38]

Mills, William, Lancaster, cm (17911807). App. to William Blackburn in 1791, and admitted freeman, 180607, when stated of Milnthrop (Milnthorpe). [Lancaster app. reg. and freemen rolls]

Mills, William, Monument Yd, London, u (180109). Recorded also at The Swan, Norwich, 180102. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 30 March 1809 for 3,000 on a warehouse and counting house in Coleman St Buildings. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 447, ref. 828737]

Mills, William, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Mills, William, Loman's St, Southwark, London, carver and gilder (181726). Recorded at no. 14, 181720. [D]

Mills, William, Lavenham, Suffolk, cm (182430). [D]

Mills, William, 77 High St, Marylebone, London, u (1825). [D] See Charles Mills at this address.

Mills, William, Liverpool, cm (183240). App. to William John Roberts in 1832, and admitted freeman on 25 July 1840. [Liverpool app. enrolment bk and freemen reg.].

Mills & Co., 102 Mount St, Grove [Grosvenor] Sq., London, u (1835). [D] See C. Mills.

Millsham, Joseph, St Clement's, Oxford, carver (1778). Insured his house for 200 in 1778. [GL, Sun MS vol. 262, p. 544] See Thomas Milsham.

Millward, Edward, 24 Upper Clifton St, Finsbury, London, bedstead maker (183539). [D]

Mil(l)ward, George, London, cm and bedstead maker (180839). Trading at 54 Gt Sutton St, Clerkenwell, 1808 11; no. 51 in 1820; and 9 Queen St, Finsbury in 1839. [D]

Millward, James, Shropshire St, Market Drayton, Salop, chairmaker (1828). [D]

Millway, Thomas, address unrecorded, upholder (1699). Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. on 6 December 1699. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Milne, David, 120 Wardour St, Soho, London, cm (1808). [D]

Milne, John, Ipswich, Suffolk, joiner and cm (1760). Took app. named Baker in 1760. [S of G, app. index]

Milner, Francis jnr, Beverley, Yorks., cm (1784). [Poll bk]

Milner, Henry, Kington, Herefs., carpenter, joiner, cm and u (183040). Trading at Bridge St, 183035, and Mill St in 1840. [D]

Milner, James, King St, near Guildhall, London, u (1690). Named in contemporary newspapers. [Heal]

Milner, James, at the sign of The Mortar & Pestle, Milk St, London, upholder (1718). Took out a Hand in Hand Insurance policy on 20 August 1718 for 300 on a rented house at the above address. [GL, Hand in Hand MS vol. 19, p. 120] Possibly master of Robert Milner below.

Milner, James, 24 Oxford St, Liverpool, u (1829). [D]

Milner, John, York, cm and u (181638). Recorded at 47 Goodramgate, 183038. Son of Thomas Milner of New Malton; app. to William Smith, u, on 23 July 1816. [D; York app. reg.] See Milner & Harland.

Milner, John, Thornhill, near Dewsbury, Yorks., carpenter and cm (1822). [D]

Milner, John, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, Yorks., joiner and cm (1834). [D]

Milner, Josiah, 8 Milner's Sq., Hull, Yorks., turner and carver (1831). [D]

Milner, Mark, 39 Cheapside, London, cutler, desk and dressing case manufacturer (183539). Trading as portable desk, dressing case, work box and cabinet case maker in 1839. [D]

Milner, Michael, 34 Litchfield St, Soho, London, cm (17901808). Trading in partnership with Richard Milner, 179093. [D]

Milner, Michael, Ryegate, Helmsley, Yorks., joiner and cm (182340). [D]

Milner, Robert, London, upholder (170745). Recorded in 1727 poll bk at Wood St. Son of Robert Milner, apothecary of Worcester. App. to James Milner on 1 August 1707, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 4 January 1715. Took apps named Walter Savage, 172332/33; and Francis Hurst, 173341. Notice in Gents Mag., 24 June 1745, concerning the office of Sheriff of London read: Robert Milner, Esq., upholder and Henry Flitcroft, Esq., joyner, have not paid their fines to be excused from serving the said office. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Milner, Robert, High Wycombe, Bucks., cm (183438). Sons bapt. in 1834, 1836, and 1838. [PR (bapt.)]

Milner, Samuel, Upper High St, Leeds, Yorks., cm (1822). [D]

Milner, William, Nottingham, cm (d. 1798). Probate will dated 7 March 1798. [Notts. RO, probate records]

Milner & Harland, 47 Goodramgate, York, cm etc. (1840). [D] See John Milner.

Milnes, Edward, Kirkgate, Wakefield, Yorks., cm and u (1818 37). [D]

Milnes, Enoch, 75 Bridge St, Bradford, Yorks., cm and joiner (183034). [D]

Miln(e)s, Henry, Bowling Lane, Bradford, Yorks., cm (182834). Trading also at Hope St in 1830. [D]

Milns, Edward, London, carver and gilder (182939). Trading at 1 Sarah Pl., Coburg St, Clerkenwell in 1829, and 15 Rosoman St in 1835. [D]

Milsham, Thomas, St Clement's, Oxford, cm (1802). [Poll bk] See Joseph Millsham.

Milsom, Arthur, Preston, Lancs., u and paper hanger (180218). Trading at 22 Fishergate, 180518, in partnership with Greenwood in 1818. Named in the Preston Guild record of burgesses in 1802. [D]

Milsom, John, London, upholder (176173). Trading at 50 Gracechurch St in 1773. Son of Adam Milsom, Blue maker of St Leonard, East Cheap. App. to Francis Hamilton on 1 October 1761, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 2 November 1768. [D; GL, Upholders Co. records]

Milsom, John, Groves (Lime St to Stoneferry), Hull, Yorks., cm (1817). [D]

Milson & Walker, 71 Fleet Mkt, London, upholders (179093). [D]

Milton, Charles, 50 High St, Mile End, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Milton, John, 26 Willow Walk, Shoreditch, London, cm (1808). [D]

Milward, Benjamin, see Edward Walbank, concerning Sun Insurance policy taken out in 1782.

Milward, Stephen, Newport, Salop, chairmaker (179798). [D]

Milward, William, address unrecorded, upholder (172248). Son of Thomas Milward, yeoman of Bottle Clayton, Bucks.; app. to George Tarry on 5 September 1722, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 5 August 1730. Took app. named Joseph Sandwell, 174648. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Mimpriss, R., 32 Gt Windmill St, Haymarket, London, carried out painting, glazing, gilding and japanning (1807). Trade card recorded showing female figure holding glass which reflects the colours of a rainbow on to a palette. [Banks Coll., BM]

Mincky, John, near The Mitre, Goswell St, London, carver and gilder (1777). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1777 for 300 of which utensils and stock accounted for 100. [GL, Sun MS vol. 254, p. 613]

Mind, William, 7 Valentine Row, Blackfriars Rd, London, cm (180912). [D]

Mindham, John, Wells, Norfolk, cm and joiner (182230). Trading at High St in 1830. [D]

Mindham, Robert, Wells, Norfolk, cm and ironmonger (1784 98). [D]

Mindham & Son, Holt, Norfolk, cm and organ builder (1839). [D]

Minett, William, 3 Mount Row, Lambeth, London, u (182627). [D]

Mingay, John, Bridge St, Norwich, cm and u (1830). [D]

Miniken, Thomas, 64 Berwick St, Soho, London, cm and u (182729). Recorded as Thomas & Son in 1829. [D]

Minikin, James, Lancaster. Named in the Gillow records in 1799 working on a cupboard. [Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow vol. 344/95, p. 1498]

Minikin, Thomas, Lancaster. Named in the Gillow records, 179899, making two tables. [Westminster Ref. Lib.]

Minikin, Thomas, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Minikin, Thomas, address unrecorded. Tea caddy in the V&A Museum recorded as made by Thomas Minikin in 1804. [V&A archives]

Minks, J., Middleborough, Colchester, Essex, chairmaker (182327). [D]

Minks, Robert, Stanwell St, Colchester, Essex, chairmaker (1832). [D]

Minky, John, Little Wild St, London, carver (1788). [Bailey's list of bankrupts] Probably John Mincky.

Minn (Minne or Mynne(s)), Thomas snr & jnr, address unrecorded, joiners (168283). Received payment for a case of drawers for the Repository, the Old Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 168283. [Vice Chancellor's account payment]

Minnet, William, 100 London Rd, London, cm and u (1827 28). [D] See William Minett.

Minnez, , Ha[r]t St, Covent Gdn, London, cm (1758). Notice in London Chronicle, 35 January 1758, referred to the curing of his two blind daughters.

Minnican, John, 14 New Cavendish St, London, u (1839). [D]

Minnis, James, Little St, Brixham, Devon, cm (182324). [D]

Minns, James jnr, Norwich, cm and chairmaker (181239). Recorded in the parish of St John Sepulchre, 181218; Lakenham in 1830; and Lakenham Hall Rd in 1839. [D; poll bks]

Minns, William, London, cm (1818). [Norwich poll bk]

Minns, William, East Dereham, Norfolk, carver (1830). [Poll bk]

Minshall, John, London, carver and gilder (176975). Settled in Dock St in 1769, establishing a large business in carved frames for mirrors. In 1775 Minshall's looking-glass store in Hanover Sq., opposite to Mr Goelet's the sign of The Golden Key, advertised an elegant assortment of looking glasses, in oval and square ornamental frames; ditto mahogany. Any Lady or Gentleman who has glass in old-fashioned frames may have these cut into ovals or any pattern desired. The above frames may be finished in white, or green and white, purple, or any other colour that suits the furniture of the room, or gilt in oil or burnished gold. This reference to the process of oil gilding is interesting at a time when most mirrors were water gilt. The accounts for the decoration of Lord Mansfield's house at Kenwood include a bill dated 1769 for carving executed for Robert Adam and bears his covering signature. Minshall executed library bookcases and shelves, and much of the carved work in the room, at a total cost of 200 os 5. He also charged 5 12s 7d for flowers on end of staircase steps, at 1s 6d each. Advertisements in the New York Journal cause confusion since they might be interpreted to mean that Minshall emigrated to or spent some time in New York. A notice of 7 December 1769 read: Minshall, carver and gilder, from London, lives in Dock-Street and makes carved frames for glasses, picture frames, tables, chairs, girandoles, chimney pieces, brackets, candle stands, clock and watch cases, bed and window cornicing; he makes proper ornaments for ceilings and stair cases, in the present mode. In advertisements in the same paper of 177172 he mentioned that he taught drawing. In 1775 he advertised in the same paper Minshall's Looking-Glass Store in Hanover Square, opposite to Mr. Goelet's the sign of the Golden Key. Minshall's link with America might suggest that he was one of the most influential transmitters of Neo-classicism to the American Colonies, where it is usually associated with the Federal style of the 1780s and later. Trade card of 1769 recorded. [DEF; GCM; Wills, Looking-Glasses; V&A archives; Harris, Old English Furniture, p. 15; R. S. Gottesman, The Arts and Crafts in New York, 1954; Heal]

Minshull, , Lancaster. Named in the Gillow records in 1808 working on a box cover. [Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow vol. 344/99, p. 1847]

Minshull, George & Sons, Lombard St, Birmingham, cm, fancy box, case and caddy maker (181635). Listed at no. 90 in 1835. [D]

Minter, George, Margate, Kent, cm (1794). [D]

Minter, George, London, cm, u, bath and wheel chairmaker (182954). Addresses given at 26 Princes St, Haymarket, 182931; 33 Gerrard St, Soho, 183550; also 51 Frith St, Soho, 185054. Trading as Patentee of the self-acting chair in 1839; and filed a patent in 1845 together with Jonathan Badger, carpenter and builder of Walworth, London, for improvements in the construction of easy chairs. [D; Patent no. 10, 918] Several chairs by Minter survive. A large carved arm chair, with a pull-out foot rest, reputed to have belonged to Darwin, has carved on one leg: George Minter, Gerrard Street, Soho. [Darwin Museum] Armchair, c. 1800, recorded, with Hepplewhite-style camel back, heavy cabriole front legs with acanthus carving and lion paw feet. The chair has vestiges of a ratchet mechanism which probably enabled the seat to slide forward and the back to move lower. The rear legs are impressed: G. MINTER, 23 PRINCES STREET SOHO WR Pat 383. Gouty chair also recorded bearing stamp of MINTER WR 39 GERRARD ST. LONDON PATENT 672. [V&A archives] A mahogany reading chair noted with adjustable back, leg rest (now missing) and swivel reading stand (also missing), is stamped on one leg: G. MINTER 33 GERRARD STREET WR PATENT N 1638. Stamp also recorded on a carved mahogany-framed gout chair in black leather with reclining buttoned wing back, scroll arm supports and stuffed-over seat, fitted with sliding adjustable foot rest on foliate decorated tapered legs and brass capped castors. Stamp reads: G. MINTER 55 GERRARD ST. SOHO WILLIAM IV PATENT NO. 1734. [Phillips, 11 January 1983, lot 50] See John Minter.

Minter, Henry, Faversham, Kent, cm (17801811). Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1780 for 300 on his house; and in 1781 for 400, 60 on utensils and stock. [D; poll bk; GL, Sun MS vol. 283, p. 602; vol. 295, p. 214]

Minter, John, Canterbury, Kent, cm (179396). Admitted freeman in 1793. Polled in 1796 of King St. [Canterbury freemen rolls]

Minter, John, Princes St, Soho, London, u, cm and chair manufacturer (1830). Patented Minter's reclining chair in 1830. [Patent no. 6034] See George Minter. John may be an error.

Minter, Thomas, West St, Faversham, Kent, cm (182339). [D]

Minter, William, Faversham, Kent, cm (1796). [Canterbury poll bk]

Mirfin, Thomas, May Day Green, Barnsley, Yorks., cm (1828 37). [D]

Misson, John, Nottingham, joiner and cm (1802). App. to Samuel Dodd in 1802. [Nottingham app. list]

Mitcham, Joseph, Dog Row, Bethnal Green, London, cm and chairmaker (1817). [D]

Mitchamore, Samuel, Ewings Lane, Exeter, Devon, cm (1836). Son Samuel Adam bapt. at St Mary Steps on 31 July 1836. [PR (bapt.)]

Mitchel, John, Kendal, Westmld, joiner and cm (1770). Tiny trade card recorded illustrated with printer's stock decorations. [Heal Coll., BM] Printed label, dated in ink 25 Dec. 1770, found on a plain oak chest of drawers.

Mitchel, William, Beverley, Yorks., cm (1799). [Poll bk]

Mitchell, , address unrecorded. In 1759 he supplied a mahogany writing table with pigeon hole to Chevening, Kent, at a cost of 5 5s. [Kent RO, Stanhope papers, U/590 A61/5]

Mitchell, , Lancaster, carver and/or gilder (1790). [Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow records]

Mitchell, Alexander, London, cm (17781825). Recorded at 12 Princes St, Drury Lane, London, in 1778; as cm, tobacconist and dealer in rushes at 91 Upper East Smithfield in 1786; as cm and ship joiner at 17 St Catherine St in 1808; at 17 St Catherine's, Tower, or Tower Hill, 181125; and as cm, ship joiner and dealer in bull rushes at 17 New St, Catherine's Bridge in 1812. Took out Sun Insurance policies on 6 February 1808 for 1,650; on 27 April 1809, due in 1810, in association with Andrew Blythe for 1,650 including 500 on a house at Highbury Terr., Islington; and 1,150 on houses at 60, 65, 66, 69 and 70 Sun St, Bishopsgate St; and on 4 February 1812 for 2,400, including 1,000 on house and workshop, 500 on workshop and warehouse in Pillory Lane, and 300 on stock, utensils and goods in trust. Acted as executor of the will of George Young, painter and glazier, late of Gt Hermitage St, St George. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 266, p. 640; vol. 336, p. 613; vol. 441, ref. 814238; vol. 447, ref. 830380; vol. 455, ref. 867455; PRO, C13, 524, Richardson v Baxter]

Mitchel(l), Aylmer, Gt Warner St, Clerkenwell, London, candle and fire screen maker (182329). Recorded at no. 1, 1826 29. [D]

Mitchell, Edward, 1 Radnor St, City Rd, London, wood and cabinet carver (1839). [D]

Mitchell, Francis, Bristol, cm and chairmaker (181729). Trading at Temple St, 181720; 25 Somerset St, Redcliff in 1825; 18 Hillgrove St, 182627; Newfoundland Lane in 1828; and at Temple St in 1829, also as a grocer. [D]

Mitchell, George, John St, Golden Sq., London, upholder (177484). [Poll bks]

Mitchell, George, Newcastle, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Mitchell, George, 190 Church St, Bethnal Green, London, auctioneer, u etc. (180911). [D]

Mitchell, George, London, cm, broker of household goods and auctioneer (181119). Recorded at the corner of Crown St, Finsbury, on 22 January 1811; corner of Craven St, Wilson St on 20 May 1811; Wilson St, Finsbury Sq., 181319; and 28 Wilson St, Moorfields in 1817. Took out Sun Insurance policies on 22 January 1811 for 1,750 of which stock and utensils accounted for 1,500; and on 20 May 1811 for 1,100, 100 on houses and offices, 1,000 on stock and utensils. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 452, ref. 852600; vol. 451, ref. 858565]

Mitchell, George, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs., cm and joiner (181634). Addresses given at Stylebarn, 181624; Park Parade in 1828; and 264 Manchester Rd in 1834. Trade Directories of 181618 add and Loom. [D]

Mitchell, George, 7 Broadway, Blackfriars/Ludgate Hill, London, u (182025). Trading as Mitchell & Co., 182021. [D]

Mitchell, George, 7 Norton Falgate, London, auctioneer and u (1825). [D]

Mitchell, George, Brighton, Sussex, cm, u and furniture broker (182639). Addresses given at Poplar Pl., 182627; 15 New Rd in 1832; and 2 Meeting House Lane and Union Lane, 1839. His daughter, Mary Ann Mitchell of 42 Russell Sq. married on 7 March 1838. [D; East Sussex RO, PR] See J. Mitchell.

Mitchell, J., Garner's Hill, Nottingham, fancy chairmaker (181214). Took app. named James Barwick in 1812. [D; Nottingham app. list]

Mitchell, J., 2 Meeting House Lane, Brighton, Sussex, cm and u (1827). [D] See George Mitchell at this address.

Mitchell, James, Newcastle, u (1767). App. to William Charnley, and admitted freeman on 12 October 1767. [Newcastle freemen reg.]

Mitchell, James, Lymington, Hants., chairmaker (1781). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1781 for 200, of which 150 accounted for utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 297, p. 594]

Mitchell, James, Hunslet, Leeds, Yorks., cm (1793). Placed notice in Leeds Intelligencer, 1793, which read: Whereas I, James Mitchell of Hunslet in the Borough of Leeds, in the County of York, Cabinet Maker, did leave the work of Robert Brown of Hunslet aforesaid, Cabinet Maker, in an unfinished state, for which he obtained a warrant against me, and that after such a warrant was obtained, I did violently assault and ill-treat the said Robert Brown; now, I the said James Mitchell do ask pardon to said Robert Brown for so doing, and thank him for the lenity towards me, and promise never to be guilty of the like in future; and request that this may be published in the Leeds Intelligencer at my expence. As witness my hand this 22nd of November, 1793, James Mitchell.

Mitchell, James, York, cm (17991806). Trading in Minster Yard, 1806. Son of Samuel Mitchell, aledraper of Minster Yard. App. to Peter Davies, cm, on 1 January 1799, and admitted freeman in 1806. [York app. reg. and freemen rolls]

Mitchell, James, 1 Radnor St, St Luke's, London, wood carver (1835). [D]

Mitchell, John, Barnes, Surrey, carpenter and u (179597). Notices regarding bankruptcy, certificate and dividends appeared in Billinge's Liverpool Advertiser, 25 May and 1 August 1795; and 6 February 1797, when described as late of Barnes.

Mitchell, John, Garner(s) Hill, Nottingham, chairmaker (181828). [D]

Mitchel(l), John, Abbey Pl., Plymouth, Devon cm and u (1830 38). [D]

Mitchell, John, Watford, Herts., cm (183239). [D]

Mitchell, Joseph, 28 Tower St, Seven Dials, London, cm (1808). [D]

Mitchell, Joseph, Liverpool, cm (182339). Trading at 10 Back Rathbone St in 1839. App. to Cattrall & Whittingham in 1823. [D; Liverpool app. enrolment bk]

Mitchell, Martha, Prince's St, Westminster, London, u (1784). [D]

Mitchell, Matthew, 78 Friargate, Preston, Lancs., cm (1818). [D]

Mitchell, Patrick, Silver St, Newcastle, looking-glass manufacturer (1777). Advertised in Newcastle Courant, 29 March 1777 that he has just arrived from London, a neat & elegant assortment of carved burnished gold, and blue & white frames, which he fits up on terms as reasonable as in London. N.B. Old plates new polished, silvered, and framed in the best manner; and plate glasses of all sizes, wholesale & retail.

Mitchell, Richard, High St, Burslem, Staffs., chairmaker (1834). [D]

Mitchell, Robert, Dog & Duck Lane, Beverley, Yorks., cm (1814). [D]

Mitchell, Robert, Liverpool, carver and gilder (183439). Addresses given at 5 Back Seel St in 1834; 6 Seel St in 1837; and 7 Plaistow Buildings, 6 Seel St, with shop at 9 Seel St in 1839. [D]

Mitchel(l), Thomas, 85 Charlotte St, Rathbone Pl., London, cm (17971801). [D]

Mitchell, Thomas, Baseter (or Baxter) Gate, Loughborough, Leics., cm (1798). Announced in Leicester Journal, 19 January 1798 that he was handing the business over to his son, Thomas.

Mitchell, Thomas, Kirkburton, near Huddersfield, Yorks., cm (1822). [D]

Mitchell, Thomas, King St, Hammersmith, Middlx, cm and u (1839). [D]

Mitchell, W. T., West Pl., St George's Fields, London, chair japanner (1808). [D]

Mitchell, William, address unrecorded, upholder (1714). Son of Nicholas Mitchell, Gent. of Oxford. App. to Thomas Goodhard, weaver, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 17 March 1713/14. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Mitchell, William, Princes Ct, Princes St, Westminster, London, cm and upholder (177679). Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1776 for 300, 200 accounting for utensils and stock; and in 1779 for 600, 350 on utensils, stock and goods. [GL, Sun MS vol. 247, p. 94; vol. 275, p. 116]

Mitchell(s), William, Frith St, Soho, London, cm (177984). As Mitchells, took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1779 for 200 on utensils and stock. Polled at Westminster as Mitchell in 1784. [GL, Sun MS vol. 276, p. 289]

Mitchell, William, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hants., chairmaker (179298). [D]

Mitchell, William, 79 St Martin's Lane, London, cm (1823). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 28 May 1823 for 100. [GL, Sun MS vol. 498, ref. 1005357]

Mitchell, William, 12 Gee St, Goswell St, London, cm (1826 27). [D]

Mitchell, William, 52 Featherstone St, London, cm and u (182728). [D]

Mitchell, William, 7 Pump Row, Old St Rd, London, cm (1835). [D]

Mitchell, William, 5 Upper Rupert St, Soho, London, cm (1835). [D]

Mitchell, William, 228 Kent St, Southwark, London, bed and mattress maker (1837). [D] See Mitchell & Son.

Mitchell & Binns, Damside, Keighley, Yorks., joiners and/or cm (1837). [D]

Mitchell & Son, 45 Newman St, Oxford St, London, u (1825). [D]

Mitchelson, J., 45 Newman St, Oxford St, London, u etc. (1820). [D]

Mitchelson, John, 57 Upper John St, Fitzroy Sq., London, u etc. (182627). [D]

Mitchi(n)son, Jacob, High St, Gateshead, Co. Durham, cm and furniture broker (182733). Trading at no. 97 in 1833. [D]

Mitchinson, John, Oulton, near Wigton, Cumb., cm and/or joiner (1834). [D]

Mitford, Humphrey, address unrecorded, upholder (171422). Son of William Mitford, clerk of Elsden, Northumb. App. to William Humphreys on 26 August 1714, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 8 February 1721/22. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Mitford, James, Blaydon, Co. Durham, joiner, carpenter and/or cm (182832). [D]

Mitley, Charles George, Featherstone, Yorks., carver (1705d. 1758). App. in 1720 to Daniel Harvey (Herv) who had worked at Castle Howard and Wentworth Castle. Mitley's commissions included the carving on a Gothic pulpit to William Kent's design for York Minster; and work, with Fisher, for William Aislabie at Studley Royal, near Ripon. Died 26 August 1758, buried in St Cuthbert's, York. [C. Life Annual, 1965, Beard, Craftsmen and Interior Decoration in England, p. 271]

Mitten, William, 34 High St, Brighton, Sussex, cm (182124). Mary Anne, daughter of William and Mary Anne Mitton, High St, bapt. on 12 August 1821. [D; PR (bapt.)]

Mittens, T., Penn St, Bristol, cm (1813). [D]

Mitton, Edward, Haslar St, Gosport, Hants., u and undertaker (1839). [D]

Mitton, John, Bristol, cm (181340). Recorded at St Michael's Hill, 181317; no. 9, 181926; 19 Montague St, 182728; and no. 3, 182940. Working as cm, u and undertaker from 1824. [D]

Mitton, John, Sheep St, Wellingborough, Northants., chairmaker (1823). [D]

Mitton, Thomas, Charles St, Bristol, cabinet, chair and ornamental carver (183540). [D]

Mivart, John, George St, Richmond, Surrey, u (183839). [D]

Moakes, J. K., Benniworth, Lincs. (late of Louth), cm (1830). Death of his wife, Elizabeth, aged 27, after a painful illness, reported in Drakard's Stamford News and General Advertiser, 12 March 1830. Possibly:

Moakes, James, Eastgate, Louth, Lincs., cm, joiner and u (1826). [D]

Moate, William, Mill Lane, Folkestone, Kent, cm and furniture broker (183239). [D]

Moates & Hincks, 32 Gt Corter Lane, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Mockeridge, Henry, North Town, Taunton, Som., cm (178182). Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1781 for 400, 50 accounting for utensils and stock; and in 1782 for 200, 30 on utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 293, p. 616; vol. 303, p. 374]

Moestley, Richard, Leadenhall St, London, cm (1759?). Partner of John Harris, to whose will he acted as witness. [Harris, Old English Furniture, p. 22]

Moffat (or Moffett), Henry, London, cm (178093). As Moffett of 6 Orange Ct, Swallow St, insured his house for 100 with the Sun Co. in 1780. As Moffat of London, subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793. [GL, Sun MS vol. 282, p. 100]

Moffatt (Moffett or Moffitt), Samuel, Liverpool, cm (181327). Recorded as Moffatt, 6 College Lane in 1824; and Moffitt at 5 Smithfield St and Ormes Pl., Milk St in 1827. As Moffett, app. to John Mears in 1813, and petitioned freedom on servitude in 1822, paying 6s 8d. As Moffitt, admitted freeman on 19 October 1827. [D; Liverpool freemen's committee bk and reg.]

Moffett, James, Bristol, carver and gilder (1781). [Poll bk]

Mogford, Robert, 27 Drury Lane, London, cm and u (182728). [D]

Mogford, Samuel, 14 Turk's Row, Chelsea, London, cm and u (1823). [D]

Mogridge, Thomas, Ashburton, Devon, cm (182530). Trading in North St, 1830. Marriage at Bovey Tracey to Miss Letitia Wills of Gale Farm, Bickington, reported in The Alfred, 1 March 1825. [D]

Mogridge, William, Bristol, sign and furniture painter (182832). Addresses given at Ellbroad St, 182829; 6 Mitchell Lane, St Thomas St, 183031; and 10 Ellbroad St in 1832. [D]

Moir, William, 7 Bowling St, Marylebone, London, carver and gilder (183539). [D]

Moisant (Moysant), Jacques, London, cm (menuisier) (b. 16531681). Named in the Threadneedle St Relief records on 26 August 1681 as having arrived from Paris last week with wife and two sisters aged 28 & 26. 1. [Hogarth Soc., 1949]

Moizer, Richard, Lancaster, cm (1839). [Lancaster freemen rolls]

Mold, Thomas, Commercial St, Northampton, cm (1830). [D]

Mold, William, East Hill, Wandsworth, London, cm (1838). [D]

Molden, Edward, Norwich, cm and joiner (172952). Recorded in St Andrew's parish in 1733. Took app. named Baldwin in 1729; and Edward Molden & Co. took app. named Leake in 1752. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 21 April 1733 for 200 on household goods and stock in trade in his house. [S of G, app. index; GL, Sun MS vol. 36, ref. 60541]

Molden, Nathaniel, Norwich, cm (1761). Took app. named Bacon in 1761. [S of G, app. index].

Molesworth, Thomas, Birmingham, cm and u (17851818). Recorded at 29 Dale End, 180018; and supplying Barometers on an improved principle in 1809. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 22 December 1785 for 150 on utensils and stock in his warehouse in High St, 100 on those in his workshop, and 50 on those in his feather warehouse at top of yard. Probably the Molesworth, cm of Birmingham whose marriage was reported in Gents Mag., February 1796. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 334, p. 81]

Molinare, James., 2 West St, Smithfield, London, looking-glass frame maker (1820). [D] Possibly J. Molinari.

Molinari, Andrew, 13 Leather Lane, Holborn, London, looking-glass maker (183539). [D]

Molinari, J., West St, West Smithfield, London, looking-glass manufacturer (181525). Recorded at no. 22, 181520; and no. 58 in 1825. [D] Possibly James Molinare.

Moline, , address unrecorded. On 22 January 1753 he was paid 1 3s for a round mahog. claw-table supplied to Moulsham Hall, Chelmsford. [Essex RO, Moulsham Hall archives]

Moline, Robert, address unrecorded. In 1749 supplied items to Lady Monson: on 14 April A 19 inch Silver Fashion Tea Board, costing 8s 6d; 2 Moho.g Salvers, 4s 6d; 3 Bottel Dishes Line'd, 3s; and on 22 April A Mohoy Tea Kettell Stand, 10s 6d; A Large Mohoy Knife Tray, 5s; and A Large Wans.t Tray, 6s. The bill totalled 1 17s 6d, and was receipted on 4 May 1749. [Lincoln RO, Monson 12]

Moline, Robert, Charing Cross, London, cm (176066). Named as a Fellow of the Society for Arts & Manufactures, 176066; and in registers of unclaimed dividends of bank stock in 1761. [Heal]

Moline, William, London, u (1710). Son of Anthony Moline, late of the parish of St Giles-in-the-Fields, u, he put himself apprentice to William Meakins Jun. cllr. and upholder of London for seven years from the date 7th February 1710. [GL]

Molineux, Francis & Molineux, Thomas Gisborn(e) & Hawkins, James, 12 Clerkenwell Close, London, mahogany merchants, cabinet and looking-glass makers, toymen and u (180815). Trading as Francis & Co. in 1815. Took out Sun Insurance policies on 7 April 1808 for 3,000 including 800 on warehouse, 1,100 on stock and utensils, 600 on looking-glass plates, and 500 on stock and utensils in open yard, stable and loft; on 25 or 31 May 1809 for 3,500, including 1,000 on warehouse, 2,500 on stock, utensils and glass; and on 11 November 1813 for 3,500 including 1,000 on warehouse, 200 on stove house, stable and loft, and 2,300 on stock, utensils and livestock in buildings and open yard. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 443, ref. 814884; vol. 446, ref. 830948; vol. 461, ref. 887648]

Molineux, John, Whitechapel, Liverpool, upholder (1800). [D]

Molineux, Joseph, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs., cm (182337). Recorded at Marsh Parade in 1832. [Poll bks]

Molineux, Michael, Hertford, cm and u (1831). Declared bankrupt, Liverpool Mercury, 13 December 1831.

Molineux, William, Michael St, Andrew St, Hertford, cm and u (1832). [D]

Mollineaux, George, Liverpool, cm (1747). [Chester poll bk]

Mollineux, John, Liverpool, cm (1767). Admitted freeman on 24 November 1767. [Liverpool freemen reg.] See John Molyneux.

Molteni, Alexander, 13 Baldwin's Gdns, Leather Lane, London, looking-glass, barometer and thermometer maker (182934). [D] See Battistessa, Molteni & Guanziroli.

Molteni, Innocent & Co., 28 Spear St, Manchester, carver and gilder, picture frame maker (1825). [D]

Molton, Charles Edward, London, picture frame maker (1827). In September 1827 he made and supplied five picture frames to the Duke of Norfolk at a cost of 14 14s including carriage. [Arundel Castle records, A2105]

Molton, & Son, 44 King St, Soho, London, carvers and gilders (1839). [D]

Molyneux, Henry, Liverpool, cm (1828). App. to William John Roberts in 1828. [Liverpool app. enrolment bk]

Molyneux, John, Liverpool, cm (176567). Petitioned freedom on servitude to Thomas Gatliff, paying 6s 8d in 1765. Admitted freeman on 12 November 1767. [Liverpool freemen's committee bk and reg.] See John Mollineux.

Molyneux, John, Back 32 Henry St, Liverpool, upholder (1796). [D]

Mombelli, John Comolli, London, carver and gilder (183539). Addresses given at 22 Vine St, Hatton Gdn 1835 and 1839; and 23 Brookhill, Clerkenwell in 1837. [D]

Mombray (Mombrey or Mowbray), Paul, London, u (171349). Recorded at Albemarle St, St George's, Hanover Sq., 172649. Son of Abraham Mombray, peruke maker of St Paul's, Covent Gdn. App. to Charles Jones on 3 February 1713, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 5 February 1723/24. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 3 November 1726 for 500. Named in newspapers in 1728, and polled at Westminster in 1749. [GL, Upholders Co. records; GL, Sun MS vol. 23, p. 151; Heal]

Mombrim, , 40 Windmill St, Rathbone Pl., London, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Monaghan, John, Manchester, cm and u (183440). Marriage on 16 June 1834 at St Werburgh's Church to Miss Jane Lloyd of Foregate St reported in Chester Courant and Advertiser for North Wales, 24 June. Listed at 2 David St in 1840. [D]

Monat, John, 1 Trafalgar St, Walworth, London, cm and u (182728). [D]

Moncas, Thomas, Liverpool, u (1790d.1793). Petitioned freedom on servitude to Samuel Kirks (or Kirke) in 1790. Death reported in Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser, 1 July 1793. [Liverpool freemen's committee bk]

Moncaster, John, Liverpool, cm (1761d. by 1780). Admitted freeman on servitude to James Barton on 12 March 1761. [Liverpool freemen reg.]

Moncuer (or Moncur), James, Coventry Ct, Haymarket, London, cm (1749). [Poll bk]

Monday, Richard, 106 High St, Southampton, Hants., cm, u and chairmaker (183639). [D]

Monday, William, Ashburton, Devon, cm and u (17931830). Trading at West St in 1830. Monday, cm of Ashburton, advertised in Exeter Flying Post, 1 October 1829, that he was to be applied to for viewing a property on sale. [D]

Monet (Manet, or Momet), Francis Peter, 48 Clerkenwell Close, London, upholder and cm (1785). [D]

Money, T., 16 Cheltenham Pl., Westminster Rd, London, chairmaker (1835). [D]

Money, Thomas, address unrecorded, upholder (170736). Son of Thomas Money, Gent. of Kempstone, Beds. App. to Daniel Woodroffe on 10 May 1707, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 3 July 1723. Took app. named John Price, 172635/36. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Money, Thomas, Preston, Lancs., cm (174262). [Preston Guild record of burgesses]

Money, Timothy, Norwich, later Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, u (172459). Recorded in Norwich, 172442, in the parish of St Peter Mancroft, 173435 at the Norwich poll; and at Gt Yarmouth, 175159. App. to Timothy Ganning, and admitted freeman of Norwich on 3 May 1724. His son, Timothy Money, admitted on 14 August 1734. Former app., Francis Brooke, admitted on 24 February 1745. Of Norwich, took apps named Cobb (presumably John Cobb) in 1729, and Smith in 1742; of Gt Yarmouth, Harley in 1751, and Jackson in 1759. [Norwich freemen rolls; S of G, app. index]

Moneyment, Matthew, Swaffham, Norfolk, cm and u (182730). Declared bankrupt, Chester Courant and North Wales Advertiser, 20 July 1827, but trading again at Castle Acre St in 1830. [D] Trade card of M. Moneyment recorded giving trades of cm, u, paper hanger, appraiser and auctioneer, and address at Castle Acre St. It states: Houses fitted up in the first style & on the shortest notice. Floor cloths for Halls & passages, Chintz, Dimity & Moreen Furnitures, Looking Glasses etc. [Grosvenor House Antiques Fair, 1985]

Moneyment, Matthew, Newtown, Bexleyheath, Kent, cm and u (183839). [D]

Moneypenny, G. snr, Derby, carver (1793). [D]

Monk, Charles Thomas, St Ann St, Chester, cm (b.1814d.1838). Death on 10 April 1838 aged 24 reported in Chester Courant and Advertiser for North Wales, 17 April.

Monk, John, St Andrew's, Norwich, cm (1790). [Poll bk]

Monk, Samuel, at The Unicorn, Peter St, Mint, Southwark, London, cm and appraiser. 18th-century trade card states that he Makes and sells all sorts of Cabinet, Chair & Upholsterers Work, in the Neatest Manner & on the lowest terms. Likewise buys and sells Second-hand Goods, &c. [Landauer Coll., MMA, NY]

Monk, Samuel, Church St, Hackney, London, cm and u (1826 39). [D]

Monk, Thomas, 12 and 13 Paradise St, Marylebone, London, cm (182627). [D]

Monk, William, Reading, Berks., upholder (1777). [Poll bk]

Monkfield, J., 2 Ironmonger St, St Luke's, London, bedstead maker (1829). [D]

Monkhouse, George, Bloomsbury, London, cm and u (182029). Addresses given at 15 Bury St, 182023; 18 Gilbert St in 1823; and 50 Gt Wild St, Lincoln's Inn Fields in 1829. Took out Sun Insurance policies on 22 March 1821 for 1,100, including 850 on stock, utensils and goods in trust in open yard and in workshops at 17 Gilbert St; and on 7 August 1823 for 800, 600 on utensils and stock. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 488, ref. 978180; vol. 498, ref. 1006355]

Monkhouse, J., Brough, Westmld, spinning wheel maker (1793). [D]

Monkman, William, Old Malton Gate, Malton, Yorks., cm and u (1823). [D]

Monro, William, 24 Graval Lane, Salford, Lancs., cm (1836 38). [D]

Monroe, David, Chandos St, London, cm (1749). [Poll bk] See David Munro, and Mure & Monro.

Monsear, Robert, Princes St, Norwich, cm (1836). [D]

Montague, Henry, 15 Wyndham St, Portman Sq., London, u (1839). [D]

Montague, John, parish of SS Philip and Jacob, Bristol, cm (177481). [Poll bks]

Montague, John, Bradford-upon-Avon, Wilts., cm (1784). [Bristol poll bk]

Montellier, Joseph, Castle St, Oxford St, London, cm (178493). Trading at Little Castle St in 1784 and 58 Castle St, 179093. [D]

Montfort, John, address unrecorded, upholder (1704). Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. on 3 May 1704. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Monthorpe, James, Norwich, cm (1825). Admitted freeman on 3 May 1825. [Norwich freemen rolls]

Montravers, John Samuel, Cherry Gdn St, Rotherhithe, London, cm (1782). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1782 for 200, of which utensils and stock accounted for 50. [GL, Sun MS vol. 301, p. 237]

Mood, , Nun-gate, Newcastle, cm and joiner (1801). [D]

Moody, David, Corporation Row, 16 Leese St, Liverpool, cm (1835). [D]

Moody, Edmund, 10 Brunswick St, Bath, Som., cm (1833). [D]

Moody, John, parish of St Peter-le-Poer, London, upholder (1755). As Gent., admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by redemption on 25 April 1755. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Moody, John, St Ives, Huntingdon, u (1798). [D]

Moody, John & James, Basingstoke, Hants., cm and u (1823 39). Recorded at Market Pl., 183039. [D]

Moody, Joseph, Bristol, Bath, later London, carver and picture frame maker (173974). Recorded in St James's parish, Bristol in 1739; Bath in 1754; and Purpool Lane, Gray's Inn Lane, London in 1774. [Poll bks]

Moody, Moses, Cheltenham, Glos., cm and u (17931840). Listed at 63 High St in 1820. [D]

Moody, Thomas, Louth, Lincs., cm (d.1796). Will dated 1796. Died in Lincoln Castle. [British Record Soc., Calendar of Wills and Administrations, vol. 4, p. 325]

Moody, Thomas, 101 Mabgate, Leeds, Yorks., cm and joiner (1837). [D]

Moody, Thomas, Dicking's Buildings, Ann St, Osborne St, Hull, Yorks., cm (183839). [D]

Moon, James, Sheep St, Northampton, cm (182023). [D; poll bk]

Moon, James Carter, Lancaster, cm (1817beyond 1840). App. to Leonard Redmayne of Lancaster for seven years on 14 August 1817. Named as James Moon in the Gillow records, 182122. Described as Book-keeper of Lancaster in the will of his aunt, Mary Carter, 1846. Recorded as having two sons, James and George, both cm in London, in the will, dated 1847, of his wife, Ellen's, aunt, Margaret Turner. [Lancaster app. reg.; Preston RO, DDX 112; Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow records]

Moon, Joseph, Leeds, Yorks., journeyman cm (1791). Named in the Leeds Cabinet and Chair Makers Book of Prices, 1791, amongst journeymen in basic sympathy with its contents.

Moon, Joseph, Hull, Yorks., cane worker, fancy chair manufacturer (182639). Trading at 23 English St, 182631, and 28 Finkle St, 183839. [D]

Moon, Philip, Charlotte St, Gt Yarmouth, Norfolk, cm and u (182241). [D; poll bks]

Moon, Thomas, Lancaster, cm (182440). App. to L. Redmayne in 1824. Named in the Gillow records, 182629, 183334, and 183840. [Lancaster app. reg.; Westminster Ref. Lib., Gillow records]

Moon, William, London, chairmaker (177594). Recorded at 7 White Hart Ct, Long Acre, West Smithfield in 1775; Long Lane, 1777, and 141 St John's St, 177994. Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1775 for 200 of which stock accounted for 28; and in 1779, as chairmaker, broker and undertaker, for 300, 100 accounting for utensils, stock and goods. In 1777, as Citizen & Fruiterer, by trade a chairmaker, he employed twelve non-freemen for three months and six weeks. Trade card reads: William Moon, Coffin and ChairMaker, Broker, and Sworn Appraiser, At his Manufactory, No. 141 St. John Street, near Smithfield. Where the Public may be supplied with all sorts of Mahogany, Walnut-tree, Cherry-tree and Beach Chairs, on the lowest Terms of any Man whatsoever who doth Justice to his Customers. The most Money given for any Parcel or House of Goods. All things necessary for Funerals at an Hour's Notice in Town or Country. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 239, p. 225; vol. 275, p. 551; GL, City Licence bks, vol. 9; Landauer Coll., MMA, NY]

Moon, William, address unrecorded, upholder (1797). [D]

Moon, William, Blackburn, Lancs., u (1798). [D]

Moon, William, Lancaster. App. to Gillow of Lancaster and Oxford St, London, on 7 April 1827. [Lancaster app. reg.]

Mooney, Elizabeth, Liverpool, u (183439). Recorded at Linacre Marsh, with shop at 220 Scotland Rd, 183437; in partnership with Ellen Mooney at 231 Scotland Rd in 1837; and alone at 134 Richmond Row in 1839. [D]

Mooney, Ellen, New Scotland Rd, Liverpool, upholder (182737). Trading at nos 188 and 125 in 1827; and in partnership with Elizabeth Mooney at 231 Scotland Rd in 1837. [D]

Mooney, James & Co., Salford, Lancs., carvers, gilders, looking-glass and picture frame makers (182840). Addresses given at 1 Pleasant St, Broughton Rd, 182829; 26 Cross St, King St, 183233; 28 Cross St, 183436; and 22 Bridge St, 183840. [D]

Mooney, John, Huntingdon, cm (1831). App. to Ebenizer Mackenzie of Huntingdon on 30 May 1831. [Huntingdon app. reg.]

Moor, , Fuller's Rents, Holborn, London, cm (1760). Named in contemporary newspapers. [Heal]

Moor, Dennis, Bristol, cm (1715). [Poll bk] Probably Demus Moore.

Moor, George, Lancaster, cm (177980 or 178990). [Lancaster freemen rolls]

Moor, George, 19 Collingwood St, Newcastle, cm and u (1838). Trade card [Landauer Coll., MMA, NY] gives nos 19 and 20 and reads Fashionable Upholstery and Cabinet furniture Warerooms. [D]

Moor, John, Paternoster Row, London, u (d. 1721). Named in contemporary newspapers as having hanged himself. [Heal]

Moor(e), Joseph, Orchard Lane, Southampton, Hants., chairmaker (183039). [D]

Moor, Richard, 11 Upper Ashby St, Goswell St, London, carver (1820). [D]

Moor, Thomas, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, cm (d. 1737). Notice in London Evening Post, 57 May 1737 read: All persons indebted to the Estate of Mr. Thomas Moor, late of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, in the County of Middlesex, Cabinet-Maker, deceased are required forthwith to pay their respective Debts to Mr. John Tovey of Lancaster Court in the Strand. Possibly Thomas Moore of St Martin's Lane recorded as having died in 1738.

Moor, William, 19 Monmouth St, London, cm (1787). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 28 February 1787 for 200 on household goods, utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 342, ref. 528001]

Moor(e)croft, James, Ormskirk, Lancs., cm (178798). Edition of J. Marmaduke's The Evening-Office of the Church according to the Roman Breviary, 1778, recorded with bookplate of J. Moorcroft cabinet maker Ormskirk. [D]

Moore, , London, joiner or carver (1694). On 26 June 1694, as a member of the Company of Joyners Carvers of London, he signed a petition presented by that Company to the City of London. [Furn. Hist., 1974]

Moore, , Bearward Lane, Nottingham, joiner and cm (1788 99). Son of Thomas Moore, joiner of Nottingham; taken as app. in 1788. [D; Nottingham app. list]

Moore, , Priestgate, Workington, Cumb., joiner and/or cm (1829). [D] See Grayson & Moore.

Moore, A. W., 40 Hackney Rd, London, cm and u (182035). [D]

Moore, Abraham, London, cm (180939). Trading at Coppice Row, Clerkenwell, 180911; no. 4, 182029; and 4 Back Hill, Leather Lane in 1839. [D]

Moore, Alexander, 4 Coppice Row, Clerkenwell, London, cm etc. (181619). [D]

Moore, Benjamin, Court St and Market Pl., Trowbridge, Wilts., cm (1839). [D]

Moore, Charles, 11 Guildford St, East Spa Fields, London, picture frame and looking-glass maker (1824). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 4 February 1824 for 300. [GL, Sun MS vol. 497, ref. 1014083]

Moore, Charles, Clerkenwell, London, carver and gilder (183539). Trading at 9 Coburg St, 183537, and 29 St John's St in 1839. [D]

Moore, Charles, West Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (1841). [Census]

Moore, Christina, 43 Stonegate, York, billiard table maker (1838). [D]

Moore, Daniel, Fore or High St, Exeter, Devon, cm and joiner (17761812). Named in Exeter Pocket Journal, 1791 and 1796. Recorded in St Lawrence's parish in Exeter Militia list, 1803. Recorded at 226 High St before March 1812, and no. 42 afterwards. Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1776 for 150 on house and workshop, 450 on utensils and stock; on 18 July 1785 for 400 on utensils and stock in workshop; and on 19 June 1790 for 700, including 300 on utensils and stock. Advertised house for sale in Exeter Flying Post, 28 June 1792; for sawyers in the cabinet and chair line on 27 December 1792; and his removal from no. 226 to no. 42 High St on 12 March 1812. Marriage of Daniel Moore to Mrs Elizabeth Bassett reported on 5 November 1812. [GL, Sun MS vol. 249, p. 228; vol. 331, p. 146; ref. 569790, p. 27] Possible confusion with:

Moore, Daniel, Magdalen St, Exeter, Devon, cm and u (1813 d. 1826). Named in Exeter Pocket Journal, 1816, 1822 and 1825. Advertised his removal to 21 Magdalen St, formerly of London, in Western Luminary, 21 December 1813. The marriage of Daniel Moore's daughter, Jane Grace, to Mr J. I. Ladd of Kensington, reported in The Alfred, 2 May 1825. Daniel Moore's death, aged 50, reported in the same paper on 25 April 1826. [D]

Moore, Daniel, Gomersal, Yorks., cm and joiner (182829). [D]

Moore, Demus, parish of St Thomas, Bristol, cm (172122). [Poll bk] Probably Dennis Moor.

Moore, E., Bengeworth, Evesham, Worcs., cm (1820). [D]

Moore, Elizabeth, New St, Wellington, Salop, chairmaker (183536). [D]

Moore, Francis, Chesterfield, Derbs., cm (1793). [D]

Moore, George, Sherborne, Dorset, cm (1786). Took app. named Henry Wittridge for seven years in 1786 for 45s. [Dorset app. indentures]

Moore, George, High St, Horncastle, Lincs., joiner/cm (1822). [D]

Moore, George B., High St, Uxbridge, Middlx, cm and u (182639). Recorded at Greenfield, High St in 1826, also as paper hanger; and at Binfield, High St in 1832. [D]

Moore, H., 19 Ratcliffe Highway, London, chairmaker (1809 11). [D]

Moore, Henry, Tamworth, Staffs, chairmaker (1740). Took app. named Allen in 1740. [S of G, app. index]

Moore, Henry & Benjamin, Tamworth, Staffs., chairmakers and turners (1798). [D]

Moore, Henry, George St, Tamworth, Staffs., chairmaker (181822). [D]

Moore, Isaac, Workington, Cumb., cm and joiner (1834). [D]

Moore, James snr, Nottingham Ct, Short's Gdns, St Giles-in-the-Fields, London, cm (c. 1670d. 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 Marlborough having gone to law against many of the Blenheim craftsmen in 172425) he stated his age to be fifty-four. [D. Green, Blenheim Palace, 1951, p. 217] We can assume therefore that he was born c. 1670, and that his presence on jobs in an app. capacity came about 168590. There is no note of his apprenticeship among the records of either the Joiners or Glass Sellers Companies [GL], but it seems sensible to assume an early connection with the Gumleys. In 1708 he subscribed to a book by the architect John James his translation of Claude Perrault's A Treatise of the Five Orders of Columns in Architecture. From 1714 he was in partnership with John Gumley for royal commissions [PRO, LC 5/45; 5/46; 5/57] but he was of course able to deal also with private work, and seems to have been able to undertake commissions from about 1700.
The trade he had learned under Gumley included familiarizing himself with the creation of carved and gilded mirrors (on two of which Gumley's name has been noted) and with all the problems inherent in the moulding and working of japan and gesso. There is a small group of gesso-covered tables and stands in the Royal Collection, or at houses such as Boughton. One stand [Burlington, July 1977, pl. 11] in the Royal Collection bears the crowned cipher of George I, and is incised MOORE on the top rim. Others are in a style reliably enough his to warrant firm attribution. These items have been illustrated [GCM, pls 1826], together with an incised chest formerly belonging to the 1st Duke of Marlborough. [Burlington, July 1977, pl. 13] They are similar to examples in the Royal Collection by John Pelletier, and by those (relying on French influence) made at Augsburg by Aberell and Eichler, but of course inlaid with silver and tortoiseshell.
In 1716 Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough dismissed Sir John Vanbrugh from supervising the building of Blenheim Palace. She turned then to James Moore, who became known as her Oracle and who became as much involved with building work and the supervision of fitting out apartments as with cabinet-making. [Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, Letters from Madresfield Court, ed. 1875, p. 107; Green, op. cit.] By this time Moore had set up separately from Gumley at Short's Gdns in the London parish of St Giles-in-the-Fields. Insurance he took out on 4 June 1712 for his goods (no sums stated) was over against the Golden Bottle in Shorts Gardens [GL, Sun MS vol. 2, p. 35] and may imply the firm date of his setting up business there. He insured further in 1714 dwelling house 100, household goods and stock in trade, 100, stock in trade in shed, 200, glass in shed 100, stock in hand in 3 sheds, and yard 200, Total 700. [Sun MS vol. 27] From this address Moore had married his first wife, Rebecca Moss, and by her had eight children. [PR; Ian Caldwell in The Antique Collector, May 1986, p. 94]
It is necessary to set the record straight on Moore's alleged (but incorrect) association with the Meller family of Erddig, N. Wales. In 1944 Edwards and Jourdain illustrated a gesso side-table at Erdigg which they attributed to James Moore. [GCM, p. 93, citing A. Cust, Chronicles of Erthig, 1914, p. 236] However when the relevant archives were reexamined [Clwyd RO, Hawarden] the frequent use of the phrase received more to denote cash payments was noted as being the likely cause of earlier attributions of furniture to James Moore (especially the State Bed, by John Belchier and John Hutt, 172021, cf. John Hardy, Shield Landi and others, The State Bed from Erthig, V & A, 1975).
Whilst the Blenheim Comptroller, Henry Joynes and his assistant Jefferson, against whom Moore had given evidence, may have been biased in their opinion Jefferson recorded that Tilleman Bobart, another of the Blenheim Comptrollers and James Moore were rogues: Its hard to tell which is the Biggest for Bobart has as bad a name in the country as the other has in London. [DEF, 11, 36970] In 1720 Moore's business was at a level where he had, as journeyman, a maker who became one of the most important in the reigns of George I and II, Benjamin Goodison. His own son James Moore jnr was also involved with the family business. James Moore snr died in October 1726: one day last week died Mr Moore, the King's cabinet-maker of a wound on his head, Fell when walking in the Street. [Weekly Journal, or British Gazetteer, 22 October 1726] He was buried at St Giles-in-the-Fields on 18 October 1726 (church register entry). His will [PRO, Prob. 11/611 f. 207] had as its executors John Goudge and the plasterer David Audsley, and mentions, in addition to his second wife Elizabeth and son, James, two daughters. Everything was put to one quarter shares, and included all my estate in Kingston on Thames and all my household goods and plate and jewells together with the dwelling house in Shorts Gardens. Moore's entire stock was advertised to be sold in Daily Post, 1 July 1728, a seemingly surprising event in view of his son being a cm. [Burlington, July 1977] Some light is however thrown on this by Moore's will in which he leaves his son my Materialls of Trade, namely Woods and Tooles but if his wife Elizabeth were to follow the trade she was to pay her son 100.
DALKEITH PALACE, Scotland. 170001: Worke done for her Grace ye Dutches of Bucclough by James Moore. Moore supplied pedestals for china, black and gold corner slabs; poles to carry them; 2 Pedistalls for the Jarrs under the Cabinetts; a speckled Cabinett & frame with black & Gold hinges & Locks; a Buro made of Japan & Locks; 3 black & Gold frames for the Glas Painting; 4 guilt Pedistalls for Bottles; 2 flowerd Japan Cabinetts & frames with Locks & Hinges. [Scottish RO, MS 9D 224/25/15 vouchers 1213; 224/29; 924/4546]
BLENHEIM PALACE, Oxon. (1st Duke of Marlborough). c. 170520: In view of Moore's association with building work at the Palace after Vanbrugh's dismissal it would be not unusual to find references to furniture provided. A gesso chest (ex coll. 1st Duke) was illus. Burlington, July 1977, pl. 11, and is similar to one at Boughton (GCM, pl. 23). The 1740 inventory of Blenheim stated Long Cabinet, a black lacquired table of Mr Moores; Little Round Room before the ThreeCornered Room a folding black lacquer table of Mr Moore's. Some was noted in the C. Life article (below). [V & A archives, xerox of inventory; C. Life, 20 April 1951]
ROYAL PALACES. 170726: With John Gumley he provided pier-glasses, hanging glasses, bureaux, tables and did repairs. [PRO, LC 5/45, pp. 319, 344; 5/46, p. 5; 5/47, pp. 14, 28, 53, 62, 69, 78, 89, 100, 107, 114. See also LC 9/286 and 9/287, various pages] I have assumed that work for William Kent at Kensington Palace 1722/23 had more to do with the Palladian enthusiasms of Moore's son, James (below). Two carved and gilt stands were provided for Kensington Palace in 1707. [BL, Add. MS 61354, f. 76; Ian Caldwell in The Antique Collector, May 1986, p. 96] There is a gesso side-table with the crowned cipher of George I, incised Moore, c. 1715 [GCM, pl. 19], and a second, again carved with the crowned cipher of George I on the apron. This cipher also appears on the top, and is incised Moore. [GCM, pls 2425] Various stands are also incised Moore or attributed to him on stylistic evidence. [GCM, pls 2630] A walnut side table, one of four made for Kensington Palace, was attributed to Gumley and Moore by R. W. Symonds, C. Life, 14 March 1947, p. 473, but he noted that in their accounts there appears no item that from its description would allow it to be identified as relating to them. See however Ian Caldwell, The Antique Collector, October 1985, pp. 7980, for a further comment on these tables.
GCM, pls 1826 gives a good idea of Moore's gesso furniture but the attribution of furniture to him at Erddig (pls 31, 3536) is not substantiated, being as noted in the foregoing biographical account, a misreading of accounts, more meaning more money.
RALPH, 1st Duke of Montagu. 1708: DEF, 11, 369 notes that reference to Moore occurs in the domestic expenses of the Duke's household. It has not proved possible to trace the text, but a chest and table at Boughton in his style is some indication of a possible service by Moore. [GCM, pls 23, 33]
NORTH CRAY, Lincs. (Hon. Wrey and Lady Mary Saunderson). 170815, 171617, 1722: June 15, 1708. Pd Mr Moore's Bill. 18. 10s. June 16. Pd Mr Moore for adding more gilding in my cabinet and for mending a mitre coap & giving to his man. 10.
Further payments appear in each year 170915 (with further items in 1716, 1717 and 1722) for japan dishes, glass and stands, gilding a cabinet frame, putting up pictures, including Indian Pictures in blew & gold frames and 4 Black & Gold frames; altering a scriptor, 4 Dutch Fasheon Chaires, a sweet meate presse. Moore charged on 15 September 1715 for a day my selfe and horse, 1. 5s. and 2 dayes for a man. os. 10d.. It is idle to speculate if this man may have been Benjamin Goodison who was calling Moore my master as late as 1720. [Lincoln RO, Monson 10/1/ A/16, Saunderson House Book, 16991727]
MARLBOROUGH HOUSE, London (1st Duchess of Marlborough). 170911: Provided furniture and also some supervision during building. [BL, Add. MS 61357, ff. 99, 103; 61659; Caldwell, op. cit., (May 1986), pp. 9798]
UNSPECIFIED LOCATION. 1720: 24 December. 20 paid. [Alnwick MS, UI 36]
BURLINGTON HOUSE, Piccadilly (3rd Earl of Burlington). 1720: 1 April, Sconces and Branches 6. 6s. received for the use of my Master, Mr James Moore by me Benjamin Goodison. [Chatsworth MS Graham & Collier, Joint Accounts, date cited]
HARCOURT HOUSE, Cavendish Sq., London (1st Viscount Harcourt). 1724: Unspecified work. [Harcourt papers, 1, 84]

G.B.

Moore, James jnr, London, cm and u (c. 1690d. by 1734). We have no record of James Moore's birth, but as his father, James snr was born c. 1670 it might be assumed as c. 1690. He was presumably app. to his father, but again there is no confirmation.
In his active years, from the early 1720s until his early death in 1734, he was associated with William Kent and the team of craftsmen surrounding him. He and/or his father helped Kent with the furnishing of Kensington Palace, 1722/23. He provided four large sphinx stands for tables and two fine sphinx table frames. Some of these can be seen in the illustrations to W. H. Pyne's Royal Residences, 1819.
It may therefore be possible to attribute firmly some other Kentian tables to Moore. Reference should be made to the table frames noted in the Sherborne accounts, below, which were carved by James Richards, Carver to the Crown after Grinling Gibbons [Burlington, October 1985], who was one of the finest craftsmen of his day, and associated with Kent from c. 1720 to 1748. A fine sphinx table formerly at Ditchley [Sotheby's, 26 May 1933, now at Ramsbury] may also be by Moore jnr, carved by Richards.
In 1732 Moore was appointed cabinet and chairmaker to Frederick, Prince of Wales. [C. Life, 27 February 1942, p. 407] However he comes to notice in the Prince's accounts only twice: 1732/33, 86112s 6d, and 1733/34, 401 6s. [Duchy of Cornwall Office, LXIV, 173233] He worked to Kent's design once more at Sherborne House (below), but by 1734 was dead. [C. Life, op. cit.]
SHERBORNE HOUSE, Glos. (Sir John Dutton). 1731: 2 November. Packing Cases for ye best Damask Bed; 9 carved mahogany chairs for my Hall (5 10s each); 12 walnut chairs with stuffed backs and seats for my best Bed-chamber (18s each); 12 walnut chair frames with bainster backs for my Drawing Room up Stairs (28s each). The bill has three further significant entries: To making 2 Table Frames for ye carver for 2 marble Tables at ye Lodge (5 10s) and To Mr Richards Carving ye two Table Frames above (13s 10d), and To Mr Moore for 2 Mohoggony Settees for ye Dining Room at ye Lodge Carved (30) and To Ditto for 4 Stools (20). The pair of settees were made according to William Kent's design and are illustrated in John Vardy's Some Designs of Mr Inigo Jones and Mr William Kent, 1744, pl. 42. They are now at Temple Newsam House, Leeds, and were described and illus. by C. Gilbert, Burlington, March 1969, pp. 14849, figs 5154, together with one stool and a hall chair. Gilbert, Leeds Furn. Cat., p. 269 notes other hall settees related to the same design.
DAVENPORT HOUSE, Salop (Sharington Davenport). 1732: February. Paid Mr Moore ye Upholsterer. 29. (A pair of pier-glasses with carved and gilt cresting at Davenport could be associated with Moore, cf. C. Life, 11 July 1952, p. 116).

G.B.

Moore, James, London, cm, upholder and undertaker (17821803). Recorded at 267 opposite Red Lion St, High Holborn, 178284; and Leopard's Ct, Baldwin's Gdns, 17901803. Trade card reads: James Moore, Upholder, Cabinet Maker & Undertaker, at No. 267, opposite Red Lyon St, Holborn, London. NB. Goods Bought & Sold. Named in Sheraton's list of master cabinet makers, 1803. [D; Landauer Coll., MMA, NY]

Moore, James, 24 Red Lion Sq., London, carpenter and cm (180208). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 10 July 1802 for 1,300 of which 600 accounted for utensils and stock. Recorded in partnership with Paul Moor as u and cm in 1808. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 424, ref. 732767]

Moore, James, 119 Old St, St Luke's, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Moore, James, Pippett St, Bradford-upon-Avon, Wilts., cm (1839). [D]

Moore, John, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, upholder (1720). Notice in London Gazette, 30 August 1720 states that John Moore, upholder, late of St Martin's in the Fields was a prisoner in the Marshalsea.

Moore, John, Stockport, Lancs., carver (173435). Received payments for work at Lyme Park, Cheshire, 183435, on the staircase, executed in a rather old-fashioned manner; and the heavy Doric doorcases in the Bright Gallery. [Nat. Trust guide to Lyme Park]

Moore, John, Thringston, Leics., frame maker (1759). Took app. named Roe in 1759. [S of G, app. index]

Moore, John, Whitechapel, London, cm and upholder, freeman musician (176877). Recorded at no. 127, 177383; and near The Angel & Crown, Whitechapel in 1775. Took his son, Thomas Moore, as app., 176875, when he was admitted freeman. Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1775 for 3,300, including 2,650 on utensils, stock and goods; in 1776 for 500 on a house in Gt Alice St; in 1777 for 900, including 400 on workshops, warehouses, sheds and timber; and a further policy in 1777 for 800, 400 on warehouse and workshop. [D; GL, Upholders Co. records; GL, Sun MS vol. 237, p. 383; vol. 249, p. 628; vol. 260] See Thomas Moore. Possibly:

Moore, John, Stratford, London, cm and upholder (177586). Recorded next the George, 177580, when he took out Sun Insurance policies in 1775 for 400 on his house; in 1776 for 200 on his warehouse; in 1778 for 2,000, including 1,350 on utensils and stock, and 200 on his warehouse; in 1780 for 2,880 including 750 on utensils and stock in workshops and warehouses; and a further policy in 1780 for 1,800, including 400 on his house, workshop and warehouses, and 1,160 on utensils, stock and goods. Named in Bailey's list of bankrupts in 1786. [GL, Sun MS vol. 242, p. 499; vol. 249, ref. 369998; vol. 270, p. 236; vol. 280, p. 119; vol. 287, p. 195]

Moore, John Lawrence, Bristol, carver and gilder (181240). Addresses given at St Michael's Buildings in 1812; 56 Stoke's Croft, in 1814; 14 Clare St in 1816; 56 Stoke's Croft, 1817 18; Picton St in 1819; 14 Clare St, 182130, also 52 Stoke's Croft, 182228, and no. 62, 182930; 7 Under the Bank in 1831; 8 St Augustine's Back in 1832; and 30 Trenchard St in 1840. [D]

Moore, John jnr, Bristol, carver and gilder (183440). Recorded at 9 St Michael's Hill, 183437, and 4 St Michael's Cresc., 183940. [D]

Moore, John, 1 West St, Seven Dials, Soho, London, carver and gilder, looking-glass and picture frame maker (182539). [D]

Moore, John Ayres, 11 Holywell Row, London, cm and u (182629). [D]

Moore, John, High St, Whitchurch, Salop, cm (1835). [D]

Moore, Joseph Wright, 43 Stonegate, York, carver and gilder (1840). [D]

Moore, Marmaduke, Lancaster, cm (1781). Took app. on 23 July 1781. [Lancaster app. reg.]

Moore, Mary, Goat Lane, St Gregory, Norwich, u (1839). [D]

Moore, Napthali, Rushatt St, Walsall, Staffs., cm (177880). Insured houses for 200 in 1778; and house and shop for 200 in 1779. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 266, p. 168; vol. 272, p. 223]

Moore, Norris, Fleet Mkt, London, widower, freeman, paper stainer, carver, gilder and picture frame maker (176067). Employed three non-freemen for six weeks in 1760; four for six weeks and three for three months and six weeks in 1762; three for six months in 1763; six for three months in 1764; one for three months and two for six weeks in 1765; one throughout the year in 1766; and one for nine months in 1767. [GL, City Licence bks, vols 25]

Moore, Paul, 16 Ashby St, Northampton Sq., London, cm (182627). [D]

Moor(e), Richard, London, cm (171620). Recorded at The Two Twisted Posts, St Martin's Lane when he insured goods and merchandise with the Sun Co. in July 1718. The policy is endorsed: Mem.m the Interest of this Policy is become the side property of Daniel Bell in Right of his wife Relict and Executrix of the within mentioned Richd. Moore Deceased, Ent.d Nov. 25th 1721. [GL, Sun MS vol. 8, ref. 11553] Listed at St Martin's Lane in 1720, when he took out a Sun Insurance policy on 12 July for goods and merchandise in his workshop adjoining his house. [GL, Sun MS vol. 12, ref. 8945] In 1716 Richard Moore & Partner sent from London walnut chairs & stools to the Duke of Montrose's lodging in Glasgow. Richard Moor and Partners received payment of 30 14s for chairs supplied, probably for the Duke's house in Hanover Sq., London, in the same year. From 171820 Richard Moor(e) is again mentioned in the Duke of Montrose's furnishing account for his house in Bond St, London. In 1718 Moore provided furniture costing 169 17s, including 18 Walnut Tree Chairs with low backs, stuffed seats & covered with Spanish leather; 8 Walnut tree Chairs with Ribbed backs & stuffed seats covered with blue Mohair; Walnut Tree writing table; Redwood Oval table in Walnut tree frame; A Walnut tree Marble slab frame; A neat Japanned couch frame; Walnut tree table with Claw foot; dressing chairs and stools; he also charged for Cutting a door, Making New Mouldings. In 1720 Moore supplied the Duke with A Neat walnut tree couch covered with Montrose's own Damask with the loose case, costing 11 10s; and A Neat walnut tree hoop petticoat chair with a cushion seat Covered with blue Mohair, 4 5s. In 1720 Richard Moore, chairmaker, was paid 17 for a couch hoop petticoat chair costing 17. [Scottish RO, GD 220/6/1168/2124; 220/6/28/pp. 50 and 85; 220/6/1192/12; 220/6/1196/16; 220/6/21/p. 65] He is probably the Richard Moore, cm, who supplied furniture for Temple Newsam House, Leeds, 171820. [Furn. Hist., 1967] See Thomas Moore, partner of Daniel Bell.

Moore, Richard, New St, Wellington, Salop, chairmaker (182228). [D]

Moore, Richard, 162 Deansgate, Manchester, chairmaker (1825). [D]

Moore, Robert, Swan St, Kidderminster, Worcs., cm and u (181822). [D]

Moore, Sam., Castle St, Exeter, Devon, u and cm (1803). Advertised sale of mahogany etc., being about to decline the cabinet business, in Exeter Flying Post, 26 May 1803; and sale of stock of furniture on 14 July 1803.

Moore, Sam(p)son (or Simpson), Liverpool, cm (181835). Addresses given at 45 Pitt St in 1818; 101 Brownlow Hill, 182123; nos 101 and 114 in 1827; no. 122 in 1829; no. 152 in 1834; and no. 157 in 1835. Notice in Liverpool Mercury, 2 November 1821 concerned the sale By order of the Trustee of land and warehouse on the south side of Brownlow Hill, opposite to Hawke St, containing in front 23 feet 6 inches, & extending backwards to Buckley-Court, on the east side 27 feet together with a small Piece of Ground, & the Building thereon, near the said warehouse at the back, in Buckley-court in front of the said Court 3 feet 5 inches, & in depth 6 feet 4 inches now in the occupation of Simpson Moore, Cabinet-maker The above Property is held by Lease under the Corporation of Liverpool for two Lives & twenty one years after the decease of the Survivor. [D]

Moore, Samuel, Tewkesbury, Glos., cm (182333). Recorded at Church St in 1823. Children bapt. in 1823, 1826, 1830 and 1833. [PR (bapt.)]

Moore, Stephen, Norwich, cm (1799). Admitted freeman, not by apprenticeship, on 3 May 1799. [Norwich freemen reg.]

Moore, Stephen, Wimborne, Dorset, u and cm (1840). [D]

Moore, Thomas, address unrecorded, upholder (16971715). Son of Thomas Moore, Gent. of Bridgwater, Som. App. to Charles Williams on 28 February 1697/98, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 20 January 1714/15. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Moore, Thomas, London, cm (1734d.1738). Heal records him at St Martin's Lane, and mentions a trade card, references in contemporary newspapers in 1734, and death in 1738. In partnership with Daniel Bell, Moore supplied The Honourable Counsellor Rider with a quantity of furniture in May and June 1734. These bills are receipted: Daniel Bell and Self, Thos. Moore; but the bills for further consignments from 31 October to 18 December of that year are receipted by Moore only. Included in these later bills are ten handsome walnut-tree chairs broad banister backs cutt in a shape with scrole tops, finished very good wood, loose compass seats stuft in white Hessing with rich carved fore feet with Lyons faces on ye knees and Lyons Paws and O.Ge back feet with scroles and carved shells to ye fore rails. Furniture Moore supplied totalled a cost of 108 6s. There was another similar set, and some of these chairs are still at Sandon Hall, Staffs. The younger James Moore, son of the Royal cm, died in 1734, and it seems probable that Thomas was a member of the family who at that date or earlier had entered into partnership with Daniel Bell. Moore & Bell supplied furniture to Earl Fitzwalter at Moulsham Hall. [DEF; Old Furniture, vol. 4, 1928, pp. 4853, fig. 1] See Bell & Moore, and Richard Moore at the Two Twisted Posts. Probably Thomas Moor.

Moore, Thomas, at the Bishop Blaze, 77 Chiswell St, Finsbury, London, carpet weaver and hosier (175678). Fine trade card shows mitred figure holding wool-comb and book, with Rococo decoration surrounding sheep, cushions and a loom. Card reads, Thomas Moore, Hosier and Manufacturer At the Bishop Blaze Chiswell Street, LONDON, Makes and Sells both for Foreign Trade and Home Consumption all sorts of Silk Cotton Thread & Worsted Hose. Frame-knit Pieces for Waistcoats and Breeches of every kind, with Cotton, Thread, Silk and Worsted-Caps. Thread, Cotton, Worsted and Silk Mitts and Gloves, Silk Purses &c. Also any Sort of Unwrought Materials for making the Said Goods. NB. He being THE FIRST in England engaged in making THE ROYAL VELVET TAPESTRY, after the manner of the Persians: has now with many Improvements brought the manufactury of CARPETS, SCREENS, SEATS of CHAIRS &c. to the greatest perfection Both for Beauty, and Cheapness. [Heal; DEF] Possibly the Thomas Moore of London who submitted a bill dated 12 February 1759 for eight tapestry seats costing 4, and four large ones costing 2 12s supplied to Dumfries House, Scotland, although the character of the panels resembles the work of Peter Parisot. [V&A archives] Thomas Moore supplied carpets to Horace Walpole and Lord Coventry; and a carpet with his name woven in was made for Syon House, dated 1769. More carpets are known, including those in the Drawing Room and Tapestry Room at Osterley Park, Middlx. [Heal; guide book to Osterley] Moore submitted a bill totalling 115 5s 10d to Sir Thomas Egerton, Bart (later 1st Earl of Wilton) at Heaton House, Manchester. On 17 May 1776 he charged 84 for a very fine Persian carpet Circular of 24 feet in diameter made from Mr. Wyatts design, being James Wyatt, the architect of Heaton House. This carpet, now sold and untraced, was intended for the circular domed room in the Etruscan taste, known as the Dowager Lady Egerton's Dressing Room. At the same time, Moore supplied a yard wide Green Baize Cover for Containing 73 yards, at 6 13s 10d; and charged 3 3s for painting the pattern at large. On 13 July he charged 20 18s 6d for 93 Yards of inde Green Stair Case Carpettry. [Manchester RO, DDEg 41 (1); Burlington, December 1977, pp. 84048]

Moore, Thomas, Hackney, London, upholder (176694). Recorded at St Thomas Sq., Mare St in 1778. Son of Thomas Moore; app. to Samuel Swaine on 1 May 1766, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 7 October 1778. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Moor(e), Thomas, Whitechapel, London, upholder, cm and broker (176886). Recorded near the Old Angel & Crown Tavern in Whitechapel, 177581; 5 Whitechapel in 1781; and no. 136, 178186. Son of John Moore, freeman musician and cm of Whitechapel. App. to his father on 3 August 1768, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 6 September 1775. Trade card reads: Thomas Moore, Upholder & Cabinet Maker, Opposite White Chapel Church, London. Makes up in ye Newest & Genteelest Taste Four Post Bedsteads w Drapery & other Furniture. Desk and Book Cases, Chairs, Soffas, Tables, Glasses, Venetian & Spring Blinds &c. Household Goods Bought sold & Appraised. Variety of Paper Hangings. Funerals Equipt. [Landauer Coll., MMA, NY] Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1775 for 300 on his house; in 1777 for 2,300 including 1,530 on utensils, stock and goods, and 300 on warehouse and workshop; in 1780 for 1,800, including 1,400 on utensils and stock in warehouse and workshop; in 1781 for 300 on his warehouse, and a further policy for 1,000 including 750 on utensils, stock and goods. In 1782 he insured houses for 600, 300 and 200. On 11 April 1785 he insured utensils and goods in trust for 200, and household goods for 100; and on 12 December 1786, two houses in Little Stanhope St, St Clare Mkt, for 600. [D; GL, Upholders Co. records; GL, Sun MS vol. 242, p. 450; vol. 261, p. 631; vol. 280, p. 102; vol. 290, pp. 233 and 246; vol. 300, pp. 32 and 391; vol. 328, p. 40; vol. 34, p. 341]

Moore, Thomas, Stratford, London, cm and u (178292). Recorded Next The George in 1792. Took out Sun Insurance policies on 14 March 1786 for 150 on house and warehouse, and 500 on utensils, stock and goods in trust; and on 18 May 1792 for 1,200, including 450 on utensils and stock, and 100 on warehouse at the bottom of the garden. [GL, Sun MS vol. 335, p. 613; vol. 386, p. 570]

Moore, Thomas, 5 Barbican, London, picture frame maker (1793). [D]

Moore, Thomas, Wolverhampton, Staffs., chairmaker (180220). Recorded at 47 St John St in 1802; John St in 1808; and St John St, 181618. [D]

Moore, Thomas, 13 Sidney St, Liverpool, cm (1820). [D]

Moore, Thomas, 97 High St, Sunderland, Co. Durham, cm (182829). [D]

Moore, Thomas, Richard St, Woolwich, London, cm (183839). [D]

Moore, Thomas, 90 St Martin's Lane, London, cm (1839). [D]

Moore, William Lacey, Romford, Essex, cm and upholder (1780). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1780 for 900, of which 600 accounted for utensils, stock and goods. [GL, Sun MS vol. 286, p. 409]

Moore, William, London, then Dublin, cm (c. 17821815). Worked for a considerable period with Ince & Mayhew before setting up business in Dublin, c.1782. Moore's first address, 178590, was Abbey St, and in 1791 he removed to a better address, in Capel Street. A commode at Welbeck Abbey was made by Moore in 1782 for the third Duke of Portland, who was sent to Ireland as Viceroy in April 1782. In an advertisement in the Dublin Evening Post, May 1782, William Moore most respectfully acknowledges the encouragement he has received, begs leave to inform those who may want Inlaid work, that by his close attention to business and instructions to his men, he has brought the manufacture to such perfection, to be able to sell for almost one half his original prices; as the greatest demand is for Pier-Tables, he has just finished in the newest taste a great variety of patterns, sizes and prices, from three guineas to twenty; Card tables on a new construction (both ornamented and plain) which appear like small Pier Tables, with every article in the inlaid Way, executed on shortest notice, and hopes from his long experience at Messrs. Mayhew and Ince, London, his remarkable fine coloured woods, and elegant finished work, to meet the approbation of all who shall please to honour him with their commands. An inlaid harewood commode in the V&A Museum has been attributed to Moore on stylistic grounds, and also a side table, formerly at Lismore Castle, Co. Waterford. [DEF; C. Life, 3 May and 18 October 1946, p. 725; Wills, English Furniture, 17601900, p. 124]

Moore, William, Lancaster. Named in the Gillow records in 1792 making the frame bottom back of a bookcase, the rest made by another craftsman at the shop. [Westminster Ref. Lib., vol. 344/96, p. 883]

Moore, William, John St, Wolverhampton, Staffs., chairmaker (17981809). [D]

Moore, William, 77 Chapel St, Salford, Lancs., chairmaker (1804). [D]

Moore, William, Belgrave Gate, Leicester, chairmaker (181528). Recorded also at Yeoman St, 182227. [D]

Moore, William, Knottingley, near Ferrybridge, Yorks., cm (182234). [D]

Moore, William, Wimborne, Dorset, chairmaker and turner (182324). [D]

Moore, William, White Horse Yd and Ct 51, Groat Mkt, Newcastle cm (182434). [D]

Moore, William, Newcastle, cm and joiner (183438). Listed at Nun-field in 1834 and Westmorland St in 1838. [D]

Moore, William Henry, Northampton, cm (182630). Recorded at St Mary's Pl. in 1826 and St Andrew's Gdns in 1830. [Poll bks]

Moore, William, New St, Wellington, Salop, chairmaker (182835). [D]

Moore, William, Norwich, u (d. 1837). Will proved in 1837. [Norfolk Record Soc., index of wills].

Moore & Gumley, see James Moore.

Moore & Townley, Lancaster, cm and furniture brokers (17891834). Listed in the Lancaster freemen rolls 178990. Trading at Sun St as cm and u in 1834. [D]

Moorecroft, Joseph, West Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b. c. 180141). Aged 40 at the time of the 1841 Census.

Moorehead, , 30 Effingham Pl., Ramsgate, Kent, carver and gilder (182627). [D]

Moores, John, parish of St James, Bristol, cm (1784). [Poll bk]

Moores, John, Pepper Alley, Whitchurch, Salop, cm and chairmaker (1828). [D]

Moores, Robert, Chester, cm (1753). Son of Thomas Moores cordwainer of Chester, deceased. Admitted freeman on 11 October 1733. [Chester freemen rolls]

Moorhouse, Benjamin, Henley-upon-Thames, Oxon., cm, u, appraiser and furniture dealer (176975). Recorded at Bell St in 1774. Advertised in Jackson's Oxford Journal as conducting sales on 27 September 1769; 18 June 1771; 1 July and 6 December 1773; 14, 23 and 29 September and 14 October 1774; and 18 January 1775. Named regarding lease and release of property in 1769; and as counterpart of a sixty-year lease of property in North St in 1776. [Oxford RO, Mercer III/i/35]

Moorhouse, John, Settle, Yorks., joiner, cm and u (1834). [D]

Moorhouse, William, Westgate, Buxton Rd, Huddersfield, Yorks., cm and u (182834). [D]

Moors, Joseph, Newton Lane, Manchester, cm (1794). [D]

Moortin, John, 7 Pitfield St, Hoxton, London, cm (1820). [D]

Morwood, Thomas, 6 Pitt St, Fitzroy Sq., London, cm and u (182728). [D]

Morwood, Thomas, 31 Charles St, Middlx Hospital, London, fancy cm (1835). [D]

Moran, James, Birkenhead, Cheshire, cm (1827). [D]

Moran, Thomas, Liverpool, cm (181839). Addresses given at 22 Milton St and 28 Summer Seat in 1818; 25 Milton St in 1829; 23 Hilton St in 1834; 39 Summer Seat in 1835; no. 40 in 1837; and no. 12 in 1839. Admitted freeman on servitude to Thomas Dutton on 11 June 1818. [D; Liverpool freemen reg.]

Morant, G., address unrecorded, picture frame maker (182528). Named in the Windsor Royal Archives on 7 October 1826 receiving 249 1s for items supplied in 1825; and on 17 July 1827, 100 3s for items supplied in 1826. Submitted bills dated April 1827 and 20 November 1828 for four matching frames supplied for portraits owned by George IV at Windsor Castle. [RA 35610; RA 35622; Furn. Hist., 1972] Probably:

Morant, George, London, interior decorator, cm, carver and gilder (17901839). In 1790 he founded a well-known firm of decorators and cm. His earliest bill-heads appear to date from the beginning of George IV&Apos;s reign, when he described himself as Ornamental Painter and Paper-hanging Manufacturer to their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of Sussex and Cambridge, No. 88 New Bond Street, London. House Painting and every article in the Gilding Line. The firm's Bond St shop front was designed by John Buonarotti Papworth, 181719, and the business was styled George Morant & Son, 182539. Messrs George Morant applied successfully for Royal Appointment at the beginning of Queen Victoria's reign, on the recommendation of the Duchess of Gloucester. Morant took out a Sun Insurance policy on 15 March 1824 for 5,200 including 1,000 on household goods in house, workshops and warehouse communicating with house in tenure of a tailor, and with a house and store at 4 Wood St; and 4,200 on drawings, engravings and pictures. [D; Colvin; PRO, LC3/60; GL, Sun MS vol. 495, ref. 1014866] Between 182022 Morant decorated Farnborough Hill and a small house adjacent to it at Farnborough, called the Pavilion for Mrs Luke Foreman, widow of a wealthy merchant. His bills for paper hanging survive, and he appears to have supplied much of the furniture. [DEF] G. Morant & Sons, u, supplied furnishings for Wynyard Park, Co. Durham, for Charles William Vane, Marquess of Londonderry, c. 182334. [Durham RO, Londonderry papers, D/LO/E 492] In 1833 the firm submitted a bill to the Duke of Sutherland for papering & colouring at Bridgewater House, costing 584 2s 11d. In 1837 they charged 1,766 and 280 for work at Stafford House; and in 1838, 450 for furniture supplied there. [Staffs. RO, D/593/R/2/13/20; R/1/26/26] Payments are recorded to Morant by the 6th Earl of Cardigan for Deene Park, Northants. [C. Life, 1 April 1976, p. 811] The stamp of Morant's is recorded on Boulle pieces at Mamhead, Devon, to which the firm supplied the state bed for Queen Adelaide's visit in 1838. [C. Life, 2 June 1955; Conn., June 1977, pp. 14445] The firm also supplied furniture to Melford Hall, Suffolk, for Sir William Parker. [Nat. Trust Studies, 1981, p. 72] See Morrant & Son.

Morcar, William, Liverpool, carver and painter (1731). Admitted freeman on 15 November 1731. [Liverpool freemen reg.]

Morchird, James, address unrecorded, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Morcomb, John, St Columb, Cornwall, cm (1830). [D]

Morcombe, D., 73 Duke St, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, cm (1830). [D]

Morcombe, Thomas, 73 Duke St, Devonport, Devon, cm (1838). [D]

Morcombe, William, Duke St, Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, cm and u (1822). [D]

Morden, James, London, u (183031). [Colchester poll bks]

Mordue, John, Ryton, Co. Durham, joiner, carpenter and/or cm (182834). [D]

More (or Mure), Hutchenson, address unrecorded, cm (1745). [Harris, Old English Furniture, p. 25]

More, John, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Morecock, Michael, at The White Hart, Fleet Ditch Side, Holborn, London, u (1716). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 12 December 1716 for goods and merchandise in his house only. [GL, Sun MS vol. 6, p. 83]

Morecock, Thomas, at The Chest of Drawers, in Harp Lane by Fleet Ditch, London, joiner (shop sign suggests also cm) (1718). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 3 July 1718 for his goods and merchandise. [GL, Sun MS vol. 8, ref. 11373]

Morefly, Henry, Ormskirk, Lancs., cm (1784). [D]

Morehead, James, 16 Gerrard St, Soho, London, u and cm (180639). [D]

Morehen, Henry, Burleigh St, Cambridge, cm (183435). [Poll bks]

Morehen, John, Cambridge, cm (1828). [Univ. Lib., Will, WR 19:193]

Morehouse, , address unrecorded, cm (176677). Named in the accounts of Nathaniel Ryder, 1st Lord Harrowby, for Sandon Hall, Staffs., receiving payments totalling 69 7s 2d. On 21 December 1766 he was paid 2 9s 4d; on 27 July 1770, 8 19s 10d; on 19 January 1771, 8 4s 6d; on 31 July 1771, 2 5s 3d; on 11 April 1773, 10 12s 6d; on 31 July 1773, 6 2s 7d; on 31 January 1774, 14s 5d; on 1 August 1774, 9 1s 7d; on 14 January 1775, 3 16s 9d; on 26 January 1776, 11 11s 9d; and on 10 January 1777, 5 8s 8d. [Harrowby MS Trust, Notebooks]

Morehouse (or Moorehous), James Blisset, High St, Wells, Som., cm and u (182230). Declared bankrupt, Exeter Flying Post, 13 February 1823. [D]

Moreing, John, St Paul's, Covent Gdn, London, cm (176271). Recorded at Maiden Lane 176268. Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1762 for 400. A letter dated 1768 in the Heal Coll., BM, mentions John Moreing, cabinet-maker, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden 1768, with regard to a fine cabinet ornamented with ebony and tortoiseshell. Moreing was declared bankrupt, London Chronicle, 13 March 1771. [GL, Sun MS ref. 187097] Also recorded as S. Moreing.

Moreing, Joseph, 6 Bedford St, Bedford Row, London, u (1776). Insured his house for 600 in 1776. [GL, Sun MS vol. 246, p. 364]

Moreing, Joseph, Maiden Lane, London, cm (1784). [Poll bk]

Moreing, S., Maiden Lane, Covent Gdn, London, cm (1768). Recorded in a letter dated 1768, concerning a fine cabinet, ornamented with ebony and tortoiseshell, thoroughly repair'd and new gilt, which cost a Mr Grimston thirteen guineas. [M. E. Ingram, Leaves from a Family Tree, p. 63] Also recorded as John Moreing.

Morel, Nicholas and Morel & Hughes, Robert, London, cm and u (17901830). Although no firm evidence has been discovered Nicholas Morel may have been of French extraction and seems to have been associated with the group of Anglo-French craftsmen who worked for Henry Holland and Dominique Daguerre, particularly at Carlton House. Daguerre's will in 1796 was in fact witnessed by a Nicholas Morel who may have been the same individual. The earliest mention of Morel so far discovered is in the accounts of the Prince of Wales, patron of Holland and Daguerre, when he was paid 51 9s 4d on account of a bill of 251 9s 4d. The payment of some part of a bill on account was a common occurrence for debtors of the Prince of Wales and sizeable arrears continuing for a number of years were also common. Morel, described as a cm and u of Tenterden St, Hanover Sq. submitted a bill for 192 for work at Carlton House in the accounts optimistically drawn up by the Commissioners for the Prince of Wales's debts on his marriage in 1795. In the same year the Prince took a lease for twelve years of The Grange, Hants., a hunting box owned by the Drummond family, although he only used it for a year. Morel supplied a number of furnishings for it but the payments are recorded in arrears 180001.

Morel's standing as a fashionable cm and u, patronized by the Prince of Wales and his circle, is further illustrated by his involvement at Southill, Beds, where Holland designed interiors and probably some furniture for Samuel Whitbread II. Morel was amongst a group of prominent cm including William March, who were paid a total of 2,167 4s 3d in 1798 and 1,580 7s 5d in 1800, while further small payments were made during the period 180407. Whilst it is not possible to identify Morel's work, since no detailed accounts have survived, the strongly Francophile flavour of the splendid furniture remaining at Southill must owe something to his workshop.

From 1802 Morel is listed [D] at 13 Gt Marlborough St where he was joined soon after 1805 by Robert Hughes, probably because increased business required sharing the financial responsibility. The premises by 1821 included a dwelling house, warehouse, workshops and a warm air stove in the cabinet making shop. The stock and tools were insured for 5,000, indicating a fairly large business. It is not clear exactly when the partnership ended since some directories continued to list both Morel and Hughes at no. 13 until 1828, while the POD gives both in 1826, and only Morel in 1827. Because of evidence suggesting that both partners were involved in their own projects in 1826 it is likely that this is the year when the partnership ended.

Nicholas Morel continued to supply the Prince of Wales with furniture and furnishings, particularly for Carlton House, and typical payments include one in 1803 for 53 6s for cleaning and repairs, 332 10s for gilt bronze candelabra and inkstands, and in 1804 239 16s 8d for a bed and its upholstery. In 1804 he also provided four pedestals for some of the Prince's statues costing 11 11s and was paid two years interest of 30 on a total of 302 10s outstanding for a Parisian inkstand, bronze Egyptian figures and ormolu girandoles. These were typical of the lavish objects, many of them French, with which Carlton House and Brighton Pavilion were furnished. In 1810 Morel and Hughes provided a mahogany sideboard with bronzed mounts and griffin supports for 182 16s for the New Dining Room at Carlton House, presumably the room created on the lower floor overlooking the garden by James Wyatt in 1804. They also made various repairs and new covers for furniture at Carlton House, including the Prince's large polonaise bed and furniture in the Throne Room at a total cost of nearly 900. Other interesting pieces supplied by the firm for the Prince at Carlton House which cannot now be positively identified include six bergre chairs with carved chimeras supplied in 1812 for 951 12s.

Presumably Morel and Hughes continued to supply furniture for the Prince until the 1820s when Morel and George Seddon formed a partnership in 1827 to provide furniture and furnishings for Windsor Castle. Morel was granted a warrant as Upholsterer in Ordinary to George IV on 11 July 1828, presumably for the Windsor Castle commission, and this suggests that his partnership with Hughes was terminated in that year. [Furn. Hist., 1972]

Morel and Hughes also worked for a number of aristocratic patrons, one of the earliest being the 1st Earl of Bradford (2nd creation) at Weston Park, Staffs., 180203 and 180506. The second commission is itemized in an account among the family papers [Staffs. RO]; the total cost was 4,714 16s 4d. The firm provided new decorations and upholstery for the Drawing Room, Library, Dining Room, Study and Billard Room, new furniture for the Library and Drawing Room and new curtains, blinds, carpets, bed hangings and upholstery for the bedrooms and dressing rooms. Chintzes and calicoes were ordered separately by Lord Bradford from Richard Ovey, Furniture Printer to the Prince of Wales and the Duke of York, and made up by Morel and Hughes, who supplied all other materials.

The account emphasizes the fashionable aspects of the designs with frequent mention of new patterns; for example, the curtains of the Dining Room were of an entire new form of crimson unwatered morine bound, ornamented, & fringed with silk vandyke lace made to flow over Antique Bows richly carved & highly finished as rosewood & gold. Although the curtains have perished, the bows survive in their original setting, now the Library, repainted and fixed as cornices above the present curtains. A good deal of furniture supplied by the firm survives in the house including a handsome set of gilded chairs for the Drawing Room with carved ram's heads on the arms. There is also a fascinating example of early functional design in two library chairs with pivots to turn round on a central support with four feet, a forerunner of the revolving desk chairs popular in the later 19th century.

This important commission relatively early in the partnership was followed by others for similar patrons, unfortunately without similar documentation. The firm are listed in the Earl of Mansfield's account book for work at Kenwood in 1808, the sum paid being 20 17s; provided furnishings at Grosvenor Pl. House for Lord Whitworth 180810; worked at Harewood House, Hanover Sq. for Edward, Lord Lascelles in March 1809 for 68 16s; and provided materials for the 6th Duke of Bedford 180708. They also made repairs and alterations to a tortoiseshell cabinet for the Duke which included new inlay of tortoiseshell and ivory and a new stand on large carved antique feet in April 1808. In 1813 Morel and Hughes were paid 1,242 for work at 75 South Audley St for the Duke of Buccleuch, a very sizeable sum suggesting a major scheme of refurnishing. They also worked in 1813 for the 2nd Marquess of Bath. [Longleat archives, Cage 6, Box A, item 12] Although these patrons are only a proportion of the number who must have commissioned furniture and furnishings from Morel and Hughes they do indicate the fashionable aspect of the firm's work.

Some idea of the cost of individual items of furniture supplied by Morel and Hughes may be seen in a bill in 1813 for work for James Henry Leigh. [Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Leigh receipts] A pair of neat Pole Fire Screens of wood as ebony relieved with brass ornaments, the mounts covered with blue silk pleated cost 5 12s while a handsome Mahogany Parisian Secretary the fall covered with purple morocco and gilt lines round it the whole resting on bronzed lions claws the top finished with a dove marble slab cost 31 10s. The description of the secretaire emphasizes the French influence associated with much of Morel's work and would of course have been very fashionable.

Perhaps the most important commission of the later period of the firm's existence was their work at Northumberland House, Strand, London. The 3rd Duke of Northumberland had commissioned Thomas Cundy to make alterations to the south wing about 1820 which included changes to Robert Adam's interior decorations in the Glass Drawing Room. Shortly afterwards Morel and Hughes refitted all the rooms in the south wing and their bill in 1823 for the Glass Drawing Room was 1,898 15s 10d and for the entire project 34, 111 9s 7d.

The new furniture supplied for the Glass Drawing Room included a pair of gilt fire screens, a pair of gilt footstools, a Turkish divan or woolsack and an oblong aburra and canary wood sofa table with stuffed foot rail which cost 221 16s. Repairs were carried out to furniture supplied by Adam, including strengthening a carved side table with iron plates and adding two new legs and a back rail, new carving by Mr Ponsonby, for 9 18s, and thoroughly repairing and strengthening the frames of two semi-circular pier tables with marble tops inlaid with scagliola, again with new carving by Mr Ponsonby, for 7 14s. These tables, which stood on the window wall in the Glass Drawing Room are now in the Red Drawing Room at Syon Park, Middlx. Morel and Hughes also provided new curtains and draperies for the room besides repairing the frames and renewing the upholstery of the sofas, confidantes and twelve cabriole chairs, and covering them with green ground rosette silk and matching silk and gimp. New squabs and pillows were also provided for the sofas and confidantes.

Among other rooms in the south wing Morel and Hughes furnished the Ante Room to the Crimson Drawing Room, on the first floor at the top of the Grand Staircase. The suite of furniture supplied included four ottomans, two bergres, eight light chairs, eight stools, two cheval screens, an ebony cabinet inlaid with ivory and a flower stand, while wall hangings, window draperies, cornices and carpets were also replaced. Four of the chairs, and the stools, now forming four tables, survive at Syon Park and Alnwick Castle, while four chairs and two bergres were sold at Wateringbury, Christie's, 1 June 1978, lots 522, 523.

The bergres, one of which is now in the V & A, were originally described by Morel and Hughes as from the antique of your Grace's aburra wood, highly polished and richly carved and gilt with ornamental trusses, foliage leaves, scroll sides and tablets back seats stuffed with the best horse hair in canvas, standing on brass socket castors at a cost of 225 16s for the pair. The mention of aburra wood, similar to rosewood and native to Nigeria, is interesting since it was apparently supplied by the Duke, and family tradition suggests that he had been presented with it by the King of Portugal. Upholstery of grey striped silk with rosettes finished with silk gimps and cord cost 5 18s for the pair. The light chairs, two of which are now at Towneley Hall Museum and Art Gallery, Burnley, were also made of aburra wood supplied by the Duke, and cost 189 12s for the set of eight.
Reference was made to the furniture supplied by Morel and Hughes for Northumberland House by Rudolf Ackermann in The Repository of Arts, March 1825, pl. 17, where a carved and gilded armchair with sphinxes supporting the arms was illustrated. This apparently reminds the spectator of the splendid furniture lately executed for the Duke of Northumberland by Messrs. Morell and Hughes. Robert Hughes in fact continued to supply furniture for the Duke and apparently worked at Syon in 1826 and 1829 after his association with Morel had ended. In 1829 Hughes supplied two long sofas for the Red Drawing Room at Syon, their design reflecting that of the Neo-classical suite of seat furniture designed for the room by Robert Adam in the late 1760s, but with Rococo ornament on the arms which was highly fashionable in the late 1820s. The sofas, which cost 587 12s and were upholstered in a Spitalfields copy of the original wall hangings, are now in the V & A.
Nicholas Morel's working life spans a very interesting period in the development of Regency furniture from the Anglo-French late Neo-classical style of the 1790s through to the rich and opulent pieces produced by him and Robert Hughes in the 1820s. Until more documented pieces of furniture by the partnership or by Morel himself are found it is necessary to speculate about the range of pieces produced, but the surviving examples, although few in number, are evidence of an important cabinet maker and of an interesting partnership. F.C.

Morel & Seddon, see George Seddon.

Moreland, John, against the Horn & Horses Tavern in Chancery Lane in the Liberty of the Roles, London (?), cm (1714). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 16 March 1714 for his goods. [GL, Sun MS vol. 3, ref. 3655]

Moreland, John, Lancaster, u (176768). [Lancaster freemen rolls]

Moreland, Robert, address unrecorded. In 1750 he submitted a bill for 11 11s to Peter Du Cane snr, of Braxted Park, Essex, either for alterations to, or furniture for a house in St James's Sq., London. [Essex RO, D/DDc A12, folio 72]

Moreley, Richard, London, chairmaker (1760). App. to William Howdell, chairmaker of St James's, Westminster, in 1760 for 20. [V&A archives]

Moresly, Henry, Ormskirk, Lancs., cm (1784). [D]

Moreton, Thomas, Liverpool, u (181522). Indenture as app. to George Philander Lyon dated 1815. Moreton petitioned freedom on servitude in 1822, but his application was rejected, his indentures being antedated. [Liverpool freemen's committee bk]

Moreton, Thomas, Liverpool, cm (182230). Recorded at 7 Norris St and 4 Craven St in 1830. App. to Richard Holliwell in 1822, and admitted freeman on 13 November 1830. [Liverpool app. enrolment bk. and freemen reg.]

Moretti, J. C., 7 Norfolk St, King's Lynn, Norfolk, carver, gilder and barometer maker (1839). [D]

Morgan, , address unrecorded. Provided four India wood chests costing 10 19s to Holkham Hall, Norfolk, in 1742 43. [V&A archives]

Morgan, , address unrecorded, u (1809). Submitted a bill dated 24 May 1809 for upholstery work costing 19 19s carried out at Gorhambury, St Albans, Herts. [Herts. RO, account bk 11, 81]

Morgan, Charles, London, upholder (176774). Recorded at Bishopsgate St, St Botolph's in 1774. Son of James Morgan, freeman grocer of London. App. to Joshua Cooke on 2 April 1767, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 3 August 1774. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Morgan, Charles, Exeter, Devon, cm (180332). Recorded at St Mary Major in the 1802 Militia Census, and St Mary Arches St, 181622. Sons bapt. at St Olave's: Samuel on 11 May 1816, and Charles on 2 June 1822. Recorded as chairmaker in the 1832 voters list. [PR (bapt.)]

Morgan, Daniel, Mixbury, Oxon., cm (b. 17241747). He married Ann Walton of Mixbury on 18 December 1747. [Bodleian index of Oxf. marriage bonds]

Morgan, Daniel, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Morgan, David, 13 Terrace, Kensington, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Morgan, Edward, Liverpool, cm, u and furniture broker (182437). Addresses given at 30 Bispham St in 1824; 10 Derby St in 1835; and no. 9 in 1837. [D]

Morgan, H., address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Morgan, Henry, parish of SS Peter and Paul, Tunbridge, Kent, cm (1816). Son Mathew Thomas by wife Jane bapt. on 24 November 1816. [PR (bapt.)]

Morgan, Isaac, London, cm (177484). Recorded at Bishopsgate St in 1774; Mile End in 1781; and Castle St, Southwark in 1784. [Bristol poll bks]

Morgan, James, 27 Skinner St, Bishopsgate, London, cm and u (182628). [D]

Morgan, James, 19 Worship St, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Morgan, John, parish of St Augustine, Bristol, cm (178184). [Poll bks]

Morgan, John, Warminster, Wilts., coach and cm (1798). [D]

Morgan, John, parish of SS Peter and Paul, Tunbridge, Kent, cm (181921). Daughter Eliza by wife Hannah bapt. on 9 July 1819; son Zechariah on 25 July 1821. [PR (bapt.)]

Morgan, John, Church St, Ross-on-Wye, Herefs., cm (182230). [D]

Morgan, John, Dry Bridge Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk, cm (1839). [D]

Morgan, Josiah, Little Titchfield St, London, carpenter and picture frame maker (1822). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 4 July 1822 for 400 on stock and utensils in his house. [GL, Sun MS vol. 493, ref. 993529]

Morgan, Miles, Bristol, upholder (177481). Recorded in St Stephen's parish in 1774, and St Peter's in 1781. [Poll bks]

Morgan, Philip, Brook St, St Dunstan, Stepney, London, cm (1769). Recorded concerning a deed dated 22 August 1769. [Sussex RO, (G) Deed 65/13/6]

Morgan, Philip, London, upholder and cm (177381). Recorded at Fore St, Cripplegate in 1773; no. 129 in 1774; and Fleet Mkt, 177881. Son of Philip Morgan; admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. on 3 March 1773. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 16 November 1774 for 400 on several properties in tenure of others; and in 1775 insured houses for 700. Declared bankrupt, Leicester Journal, July 1776. [GL, Upholders Co. records; GL, Sun MS vol. 235, ref. 346455; vol. 243, p. 323]

Morgan, Richard, Cirencester, Glos., cm (1830). [PR (bapt.)]

Morgan, Thomas, see Morgan & Sanders.

Morgan, Thomas, 41 Farmer St, Shadwell, London, cm (1801). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 22 December 1801 for 200 of which 70 accounted for utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 423, ref. 725581]

Morgan, Thomas, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Morgan, Thomas, 17 Upper Thornhaugh St, Bedford Sq., London, u and cm (1808). [D]

Morgan, William, address unrecorded, carver (late 17th century). Worked at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. He also worked in Scotland at Holyrood House and Hamilton Palace. Some of his carving is now at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. [C. Life, vol. CLXXII, p. 1583; Beard, Craftsmen and Interior Decoration in England, p. 272]

Morgan, William, bristol, bedstead maker and cm (179294). Addresses given at Narrow Wine St, 179294, and Broad Ware in 1794. [D]

Morgan, William, London, upholder (17931802). Recorded at 134 Fenchurch St, 180002. Son of Charles Morgan, Gent. of Glasbury, Radnor. App. to John Phillips on 6 July 1793, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 2 August 1800. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Morgan, William, Chester, cm (1818d.1838). Recorded at Northgate St and Queen St in 1818; and George St in 1826. Admitted freeman in 1818. Took app. named Thomas McCabe in 1828. Death on 25 August 1838 reported in Chester Courant and Advertiser, 28 August. [Chester freemen rolls, app. bks and poll bks]

Morgan, William, parish of SS Peter and Paul, Tunbridge, Kent, cm (182123). Son Alfred by wife Elizabeth bapt. on 9 March 1821; daughter Matilda Ann on 9 March 1823. [PR (bapt.)]

Morgan, William, Watergate St, Whitchurch, Salop, chairmaker and cm (182235). [D]

Morgan, William, 12 Barton St, Bristol, cm (1827). [D]

Morgan, William, 14 Curtain Rd, London, chairmaker (1835). [D]

Morgan, William, 30 Mansionhouse St, Kennington, London, fancy cabinet and portable desk maker etc. (183539). [D]

Morgan, William, Bear Lane, Blackfriars, London, looking-glass frame maker (183539). Recorded at no. 37, 183537, and no. 27 in 1839. [D]

Morgan & Sanders, 16 and 17 Catherine St, Strand, London, cm and u (180120). A partnership of Thomas Morgan and Joseph Sanders, both former employees of Thomas Butler of 13 and 14 Catherine St. Before joining Butler, Thomas Morgan had traded as a linen draper in Newgate St and later in Newport St. He was employed by Butler as an under-clerk in his counting house. Joseph Sanders was employed for a time by Elward & Marsh, the Royal cm, at 13 Mount St, and had altogether four years experience before joining Butler. He was well regarded and for eight years prior to setting up in business with Morgan had superintended the manufacturing side of Butler's enterprise. He claimed to have been in sole management for the last three years and to have made a number of improvements to the sofa beds, chair beds and four post bedsteads that featured in Butler's range. He also claimed to be the inventor of the Imperial Dining Table.

In 1800 Butler decided to retire and Morgan and Sanders expressed an interest in purchasing the business. Butler however sold it to Thomas Oxenham, a patent mangle and napkin-press maker of 354 Oxford St. Infuriated by this double-dealing Morgan and Sanders set up business at 16 and 17 Catherine St and claimed to be the true successors to Thomas Butler. Oxenham may not have been happy with this situation of hostility and fierce and immediate competition, and by early April 1802 had moved the production of the ranges of patent furniture to the Oxford St premises where he made items to the Butler specifications using some of Butler's former staff. With Oxenham's move Thomas Butler recommenced the business at 13 and 14 Catherine St and all the ill will was revived and openly expressed in advertisements and advertising broadsheets.

Much is known about the business of Morgan & Sanders because of their involvement with Rudolph Ackermann, print seller, art dealer and publisher of the Strand. For his monthly periodical The Repository of Arts they supplied a succession of furniture designs which were published between 1809 and 1815 and they also took advertising space. In August 1809 a coloured illustration of their upstairs warerooms was published in the Repository with accompanying letterpress no doubt provided by the partners. They had by this date named their premises Trafalgar House to capitalize on the death of the naval hero Lord Nelson for whom they were providing furniture for his house at Merton, Surrey in 1805. Amongst the furniture shown in the plate is a wardrobe, pole scren, lyre-back chairs, a cheval glass, pier and convex glasses, a globe writing table, or work table, a Gothic bookcase and a fine bed embellished with naval motifs. Butler finally retired from the trade in September 1814 and by April 1816 Morgan & Sanders were advertising that they had taken a considerable part of Mr Butler's late Ware-rooms in Catherine-street adjoining their own and communicated the same. Sanders appears to have died in 1818 and although the business continued to trade as Morgan & Co. until 1820 it was early in that year sold to John Durham, Thomas Morgan's foreman.

Morgan & Sanders aggressively promoted the ranges of patent furniture that they produced. This was done by advertising not only in London newspapers but also a wide selection of the provincial press. They also produced elaborate broadsheets illustrating the ranges of patent furniture that they were able to offer. They also claimed royal patronage but on rather flimsy grounds. The only entry for this firm in the Lord Chamberlain's records was in the quarter to 5 April 1814 when they supplied 2 whole length figures of his Majesty in Brass finely chased at 52 10s. In the Repository of February 1810 the partners did however claim to have supplied their Pitt's Globe Writing Table to the Royal family and the illustration used by Ackermann was said to be based on one ordered by the Princess Augusta. Thomas Morgan also claimed that whilst in Butler's employ he had visited Buckingham House and showed a model of his Imperial Dining Table to the King, Queen and other members of the Royal Family.

The partner's claim to have supplied furniture to Nelson is supported by a payment of 549 in 1810 to Morgan & Co, from money provided by the Marquess of Queensbury to clear part of the debts of Lady Hamilton who had inherited Nelson's house at Merton. One of the items that Morgan & Sanders claimed to have received an order for from Nelson was a patent sideboard, so constructed that the dining table and leaves when not in use could be stored underneath. The partners emphasized the suitability of their furniture for army and naval officers and it is likely that Nelson bought such items for his use at sea. Several items of furniture at the National Maritime Museum and the Royal Naval Museum, Portsmouth are said to have belonged to Nelson but none can with certainty be attributed to Morgan & Sanders.

A number of other patrons have been identified. In July 1811 two large mahogany armchairs were supplied for the new County Hall at Lewes, Sussex. They were charged at 21 each and two footstools at 2 2s each. The remainder of the account amounting to 71 10s was for upholstery materials. An unexecuted design for a chair in connection with this commission survives. For H. H. Leigh of Stoneleigh, Warks., a set of Imperial Dining Tables were provided on 4 May 1819 at 29 8s and earlier on 3 November 1817 Mrs Leigh was invoiced with a patent folding chair bed and cushions at 11 11s. It is possible that Sir Joseph Banks bought from the firm as one of Morgan & Sanders's broadsheets is addressed to him. Another client may have been the Marquess of Winchester.

Not all the furniture provided was of the type loosely known as Patent, but it was these items which featured in their advertising. Expanding tables, portable bedsteads, chairs converting into beds were extensively featured. The Metamorphic Library Chair which performed equally as a set of library steps or as an armchair was featured in Ackermann's Repository in July 1811 and Pitt's Cabinet Globe Writing Table in February 1810. Morgan & Sanders were also interested in invalid furniture and in September 1801 were offering William Pocock's patent Boethema or rising matress and in October 1811 supplied Ackermann with the illustration of Merlin's Mechanical Chair published in that month. A number of tables, beds and library steps have been found with brass plates affixed indicating that they were of Morgan & Sander's manufacture. [D; Banks Coll., BM; Antique Collecting, February 1979; C. Life, 2 January 1958; Conn., November 1974, pp. 18091; Exeter Flying Post, 15 December 1814; Cambridge Chronicle, 11 August 1817; Durham County Advertiser, 31 January 1818; Phillips, 17 May 1966, lot 89; Sotheby's, 31 July 1970, lot 124, 23 October 1970, lot 160, 5 November 1982, lot 98; Christie's, 1 August 1974, lot 154] B.A.

Morice, John, at The Half Moon, over against Foster Lane, Cheapside, London, cm (1685). [Hilton Price, Signs of Old London, 190308] See Captain Morrice.

Morin, , London, carver and gilder (170048). On 16 December 1700 he married Frances Platel. Newspapers record him at Old Belton St, facing Brownlow St, St Giles, in 1748. [GL, MS 10.091; Heal]

Morland, John, address unrecorded, u (176869). A long bill in the Kendal RO from John Morland to Thomas Morland is dated July 1768, totals 55 6s 9d, and was receipted in full on 5 June 1769. A substantial part of the bill lists materials for making beds, including two pairs of turned Beach Feet Pillars of a Bedstead Stained mahog.y Colour on Castors; 41 Yds. of Saxon Blue Morine; 79 yds. Silk covrd Lacd; a set of Teaster laths & a set of Base Slips; a Neat Cut Cornish; and various fabrics including Buckram, Tammy, Irish Cloth for Head & Teaster Cloths & Inside Vall.s; 88 yd of the Best white washing lace; and Scotch Cloth to back line Outside Vallans. Morland also charged for Making up your Green Damask furn lin'd with Irish & covering the Cornishes Compleat; and making six festoon W Curtains, using Corded Dimity, tossells, Yellow Harrateen, Best Crimson Worsted Damask, silk covered lace, and Deep Knotted fringe. He also supplied A Japand Shaped Dressing Glass, 2 Mahog.y Marlbro ElbChairs stuffd in fine Linnen & on Casters, 1 16s each; 8 Mahog.y Backstools to Match the ElbChairs, 21s each, with cases of crimson worsted check. The bill also lists materials and men's time in packing. [V&A archives]

Morland, John, Prince's St, Leicester Sq., London, upholder and cm (17831800). Recorded in partnership with John Rava(u)ld at no. 29 in 1789, and probably wrongly as John Morgan & Ravald in Prince's St at the same date. In 1783 Morland took out a Sun Insurance policy in association with Ravauld. Morland & Co. of 13 Princess St are referred to in the Windsor Royal Archives on 10 October 1788, receiving 9 9s. [D; GL, Sun MS; RA 88703] See Margaret Morland.

Morland, John, Poland St, London, u (1784). [Poll bk]

Morland, John, 10 Thomas St, Manchester, chairmaker (1832). [D]

Morland, Margaret, Prince's St, Leicester Sq., London, upholder and cm (1801). [D] Probably the widow or daughter of John Morland at this address.

Morland (or Mouland), William, Ringwood, Hants., chairmaker (182339). [D]

Morley, David, Upper Brook St, Ipswich, Suffolk, carver and gilder (1830). [D]

Morley, Henry, Shrewsbury, Salop, cm and u (182228). Recorded at Baker St in 1822 and Claremont Hill in 1828. [D]

Morley, Henry, 17 York St, Westminster, London, carver and gilder (1839). [D]

Morley, James, 2 Whitehorse Pl., Mile End Rd, London, cm (1829). [D]

Morley, John, Hayle, Cornwall, cm and u (1830). [D]

Morley, John, Conisbrough, Yorks., joiner and cm (1834). [D]

Morley, Joshua, Rothwell, Yorks., joiner and cm (1822). [D]

Morley, Thomas, High St, Uttoxeter, Staffs., cm (1818). [D]

Morley, William, New St, Westminster, London, cm (1749). [Poll bk]

Morley, William, Oxford Rd, opposite Poland St, London, cm and broker (1770). Sale of remaining stock in trade at his house on quitting business conducted by Mr Christie on 8 June 1770. Catalogue states that stock consisted of a Variety of Mahogany and other Furniture in Book-Cases, Cloaths-Presses, Bureaus, Chests of Drawers, Dining and other Tables, Pier, Chimney, and other Glasses, and other Effects. [Christie's archives, London]

Morley & Co., 70 Fargate, Sheffield, Yorks., cm and wholesale general furnishing warehouse (1837). [D]

Mornbray, Paul, Albemarle St, London, u (1750). Named as a member of the livery of the Upholders Co. in 1750. [GL, Upholders Co. records, Livery lists]

Morrall, Benjamin, Dudley, Worcs., cm and u (183540). Listed at Stafford St in 1835 and New St in 1840. [D]

Morrall (or Morrell), William, Dudley, Worcs., cm and u (183040). Recorded as Morrell at Castle St in 1830; as Morrall in High St, 1835; and High St and Queen St in 1840. [D]

Morrant & Son, London, furniture makers (1828). Named in the Chatsworth furnishing account in 1828 receiving 35 9s. Probably George Morant.

Morrell, R., 48 Belvedere Pl., Borough Rd, London, cm (1835). [D] Set of four dining chairs recorded impressed R. MORRELL.

Morrey, John, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, Yorks., joiner and/or cm (1834). [D]

Morrice, Captain, address unrecorded, but possibly as John Morice above, u (166061). His name occurs three times in Samuel Pepys's Diary, 166061, twice as Captain Morrice and, on 22 June 1660, as Mr. Morrice the Upholsterer, came himself to day to take notice what furniture we lack for our lodgings at Whitehall.

Morrice, George, Upper Clapton, London, cm and u (183839). [D]

Morris, , Frith St, Soho, London, u (1722). Named in contemporary newspapers in 1722. [Heal]

Morris, , Week St, Maidstone, Kent, cm (182324). [D] Of the firm Carter & Morris. See Henry and Samuel Morris.

Morris, Abraham, 2628 Richmond Pl., Brighton, Sussex, Tunbridge-ware, fancy cabinet, desk, dressing case, work box and tea chest manufacturer (183648). May have commenced business in 1835 on the death of John Witten (or Sargeant Witten) Morris. Alfred Morris, probably an error, is recorded at this address, 183839. [D] Morris is recorded in the Windsor Royal Archives on 30 September 183(?), receiving 9 2s 6d for 6 Day & 1 Cap Stands, and in March 1841, 6 for 4 doz. Cap Stands. See Edward, and John Witten Morris.

Morris, Alexander, Windsor, Berks., cm (1806). Named in rate bk, but did not poll, in 1806.

Morris, Ann, 21 Small St, Bristol, curious cabinet seller (1813). [D]

Morris, Corner, London, upholder (175084). Recorded at Fenchurch St in 1772; and as C. Morris, upholder and undertaker at no. 121 in 1784. Son of John Morris, coffeeman of St Swithin's Alley. App. to William Kilpin on 16 September 1750, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 2 February 1758. [D; GL, Upholders Co. records]

Morris, Edward, 4 Richmond Gdns, Brighton, Sussex, Tunbridge-ware manufacturer (183947). [D; poll bk] The relationship of this business to that of the main Morris showrooms and manufactory nearby in Richmond Pl. is unknown. See Abraham, and John Witten Morris.

Morris, Francis, St Owen St, Hereford, builder, cm and u (1840). [D]

Morris, George, Newport, Salop, cm (1816). [St Mary's PR (bapt.)]

Morris, George, 8 Harrow Rd, Edgware Rd, London, cm (1835). [D]

Morris, George, 10 Bell St, Westminster, London, cm (1837). Children Eliza and George by wife Susan bapt. at Westminster Methodist Chapel in July 1837. [PRO, Non-Conf. reg.]

Morris, Griffith, Salop Rd, Oswestry, Salop, cm and joiner (1822). [D]

Morris, Henry, Week St, Maidstone, Kent, u (183435). [Poll bk and reg. of elect.] See Morris, ; and Samuel Morris.

Morris, James, Chester, u and cm (1829). Notice in Chester Chronicle and North Wales Advertiser, 28 August 1829 read: JAMES MORRIS Begs leave to respectfully announce to his friends, and the public in general, that he has become a partner with Mr. WILLIAM PODMORE of the late firm of PODMORE and POWELLS, Upholsters and Cabinet Makers; and hopes from his experience in the business, added to a strict attention in the execution of such orders as they may be favoured with, to merit a share of public patronage and support.

Morris, James, Hereford, cm and u (183032). Addresses given at Bewell St in 1830 and Eign St in 1832. [D; poll bk]

Morris, James, Lancaster. Named in the Gillow records in 1837. [Westminster Ref. Lib.]

Morris, John, address unrecorded, upholder (1709). Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. on 4 May 1709. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Morris, John, at The Lion & Crown, Fleet Ditch, London, u (171718). Provided the Duke of Montrose's Bond St House with 4 Mounted beds: 1 green mohair lined with Green Satin. 1 light green complet lined with a striped Satin. 1 Red stuft bed & 1 blue totalling a cost of 42. He also charged 85 5s 1d for feather beds, bolsters, pillows, bedsteads, curtains and vallances. [Scottish RO, GD 220/6/1192/34 and 41; GD 220/6/28/p. 84]

Morris, John, Kirby St, Hatton Gdn, London, upholder (1719 27). Polled in 1719, and named in newspapers in 1727. [Heal]

Morris, John, Norwich, carver (1762). Included in James Paine's papers relating to work for the Duke of Norfolk at Norwich in 1762. [Arundel Castle records, MD18, pt 1]

Morris, John, 2 Foster St, Halfmoon Alley, Bishopsgate St, London, cm (1782). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1782 for 100 of which utensils and stock accounted for 50. [GL, Sun MS vol. 300, p. 95]

Morris, John, at The Three Brushes and Coffee-Mill, New Bond St, London, turner. 18th-century advertisement lists stock including Windsor chairs, close stools, tea boards, tea chests, Four Wheel Chaises for Children, and Chamber Horses. [Leverhulme Coll., MMA, NY] See Morris, .

Morris, John, 36 Brick Lane, Spitalfields, London, cm and chairmaker (180911). [D]

Morris, John, 24 Fort St, Spitalfields, London, cm (1810). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 12 July 1810 for 300 of which stock, utensils and timber in workshop accounted for 120, pictures, prints, frames and glass, 20. Took out a further policy on 24 July for 300 including 20 on stock and utensils. [GL, Sun MS vol. 452, ref. 846465; vol. 449, ref. 846669]

Morris, John, Liverpool, u (181127). Addresses given at 9 Sidney St in 1811; 16 Orange St in 1818; and 4 Fontenoy St in 1827. [D]

Morris, John, Mount Gate, Frankwell, Shrewsbury, Salop, u (1814). [Shrewsbury burgess roll]

Morris, John Witten (or Sargeant Witten), Brighton, Sussex, Tunbridge-ware manufacturer (1814d.1835). Recorded at Trafalgar Pl. in 1814, the address also found on his trade card in the Banks Coll., BM; and 26 and 27 Richmond Pl., 1821 35. His son, Sargeant Witten, by wife Elizabeth, was bapt. on 10 July 1814; and Frederick William on 28 Febuary 1821. In 1835 rate was collected from the executors of S. W. Morris, presumably after his death. Heading on an undated bill for 14 3s in the Monson archive shows elegant shop-front of MORRIS'S ROYAL REPOSITORY, opposite the New Church of 1828, and reads: Jewellery, Stationery, Perfumery, and every Article In the Fancy Line. Work Boxes & Other Articles Revarnished (equal to new). Old Jewellery Taken in Exchange. [D; E. Sussex RO, PR (bapt.); rate bk Lincoln RO, Monson 11/51]

Morris, John, 76 Union St, Southwark, London, cm and broker (181920). [D]

Morris, John, 6 Gower Pl., New Rd/Bedford Row or Sq./Euston Sq., London, cm and u (182739). [D]

Morris, John, Carey's Ct, High St, Maidstone, Kent, turner and chairmaker (1839). [D]

Morris, Joseph, St Ann's, Westminster, London, upholder (1723). Took out a Hand in Hand Insurance policy on 11 July 1723 for 300 on a house with a dancing bear adjoining on the south side of Queen St. and east side of Frith St in the parish aforesaid. [GL, Hand in Hand MS vol. 27, p. 210]

Morris, Joseph, address unrecorded. In 1725 he charged 10 10s for tapestry and all demands, and 2 2s for a chair supplied to Stowe, Bucks. [Huntington Lib., California, Stowe MS ST82, p. 185] Probably Joshua Morris

Morris, Joseph, 7 New John St, Liverpool, cm (1811). [D]

Morris, Joseph, Sheffield, Yorks., cm (181637). Addresses given at 23 Bailey St, 181620; Townhead St in 1821; no. 22, 182229; 66 Hollis Croft, 183334; and no. 65 in 1837. [D]

Morris, Joseph, London, cm and u (182739). Trading at 10 Susannah Row, Curtain Rd, 182728; and 4 Bateman's Row, Shoreditch in 1839. [D]

Morris, Joshua, at The Golden Ball, Pall Mall, London, tapestry worker and u (172029). Involved in a lawsuit in 1727 with William Hogarth for attempting to repudiate a commission for a design for tapestry representing The Element of Earth. The case was decided in Hogarth's favour. Morris was well known as a supplier of Arabesque tapestries from his Soho workshop in Frith St, 172028. In 1729 he was declared bankrupt, and his premises were taken over by William Bradshaw. [Survey of London, 34, 1966, pp. 51520, 54243; The Treasure Houses of Britain, Washington, 198586, cat. no. 137; DNB]

Morris, Marmaduke William, 16 John St, Oxford Mkt, London, cm (1786). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 28 March 1786 for 400, including 210 on utensils etc. [GL, Sun MS vol. 336, p. 86]

Morris, Peter, Aighton Bailey and Chaigley, in the parish of Mitton, Lancs., chairmaker and bobbin turner (1815). Witness to the petition made to Quarter Sessions by Mark Chippindale concerning the loss he sustained in fire on 19 September 1815. [Preston RO, Cat. no. QSP, 1813; Furn. Hist., 1981] Possibly:

Morris, Peter, Brown St, Bolton, Lancs., chairmaker (181834). [D]

Morris, R., Chapel St, King's Lynn, Norfolk, bedstead manufacturer (1822). [D]

Morris, R., Berkeley Sq., Gloucester, u (183940). [D]

Morris, Richard, 28 St James's St, Cheltenham, Glos., cm, u and paper hanger (1820). [D]

Morris, Robert, at The Golden Lyon, Cornhill, London, Royal Upholsterer Extraordinary (166070). Appointed u to Charles II after the Restoration, but in 1661 was forced, as several other Royal u were, to humbly petition the King for settlement of his account. He wrote that he had always been ready to manifest his duty to your Mat.ie, since your happy Restauration, by supplying your Wardrobe with all such provisions, as ye Lord Gen1. Montague and others the officers thereof, have, from time to time, desired amountinge unto nine thousand Eight hundred & odd pounds, and never yet received any more than Six hundred pounds thereof (wch was about fourteen months Since), though your Pet.er can Safely affirme, that noe man hath Supplied your Mat.ies occasions with more cheerefullnesse, and cheaper goods, or Shall for the future, if your Pet.er might be reasonably enabled, by payment of what is already due, without which, he is in most apparent danger to loose his Credit, and thereby to bring inevitable ruine on his family. Charles taking notice of the great debt due to the Peticoner, Captaine Morris, ordered the Earl of Sandwich, Master of the Great Wardrobe, to take steps for its discharge, the order being dated 20 January 1661. Morris had supplied chairs, couches, bedsteads, cushions, blankets, curtains and carpets to the Crown; also seventy-five turkeywork chairs to the House of Commons. For the Queen Mother's Lodging, and Princess Henrietta's Lodging at Whitehall, Morris provided ten French tables, twenty-five chairs and stools of cloth, six high Turkey Work Chairs & 36 Turkey Work Chairs. Morris also hired out beds, tapestries, turkeywork and leather chairs to the Prince of Lygny, Ambassador Extraordinary from the King of Spain at Campden House, on 29 September and 13 October 1660. [PRO, LC5/3940; DEF; Conn., vol. 111, 1943, p. 116 and January 1934, p. 18; Burlington, September 1942, p. 218; C. Life, 11 February 1960, p. 275; Winterthur, Delaware, Symonds papers, 75x69.18, p. 8]

Morris, Robert, Liverpool, cm (1754). Took app. named Mosson in 1754. [S of G, app. index]

Morris, Robert, Newark, Notts., u (180508). Listed at Millgate in 1805 and Kirkgate in 1808. [D]

Morris, Robert, Norfolk St East, Wisbech, Cambs., cm, u and paper hanger (1830). [D]

Morris, Robert, King's Lynn, Norfolk, cm (183039). Trading at Austin St in 1830 and 103 Norfolk St, 183639. [D]

Morris, Robert & John, St Werburgh St, Chester, painters, carvers and gilders (1840). [D]

Morris, Rowland, 3 Lower Thurlow St, Liverpool, cm (1823). [D]

Morris, Samuel, 110 Week St, Maidstone, Kent, cm and u (183239). [D; poll bks; reg. of elect.] See Morris, ; and Henry Morris.

Morris, Thomas, London, freeman wheelwright, cm, chairmaker and u (17681832). Recorded at Budge Row, 1768 71, no. 3 in 1775; St Paul's Churchyard, 177778; no. 15, 178090; and no. 26, 17901828. Recorded in partnership with William Morris, 17841827, and as Morris & Son in 1828. Trading as Thomas Morris & Son, cm and u, 345 Strand, 182932, by which time clearly a second or third generation was in business. Thomas Morris employed three non-freemen for three months in 1768; four for six weeks and five for three months in 1769; six for three months and eight for nine months in 1770; eight throughout 1771; forty for three months in 1777; and forty for six weeks in 1778. Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793, and Cabinet Dictionary, 1803, when named in the list of master cabinet makers. [D; GL, City Licence bks, vols 6, 7 and 9; Fastnedge, English Furniture Styles, 15001830, p. 305] See William Morris, and Morris & Cupiss.

Morris, Thomas, 55 near Gt Turnstile, Holborn, London, upholder and warehouseman (1776). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1776 for 2,000 including 1,380 on utensils, stock and goods. [GL, Sun MS vol. 246, p. 151]

Morris, Thomas, Liverpool, cm (b.17851818). Born on 21 December 1785, he petitioned freedom on birthright as son of Edward Morris, boat builder, in 1816, paying 3s 4d. Admitted freeman in 1818. [Liverpool freemen's committee bk]

Morris, Whalkin, Downley, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b. c. 181641). Aged 25 at the time of the 1841 Census.

Morris, William, St Paul's Churchyard, London, upholder and cm (17811833). Recorded at no. 15, 17811802; no. 26, 17901809; and at 345 Strand in 1833. Trading in partnership with Thomas Morris, 17841827. Son of Thomas Morris, shoemaker of Derby. Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by redemption on 1 August 1781. Probably the William Morris, u, who subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803. [D; GL, Upholders Co. records] See Thomas Morris, and Morris & Cupiss.

Morris, William, parish of St Peter Mancroft, Norwich, cm (1806). [Poll bk]

Morris, William, Liverpool, u (181239). Addresses given at 6 Clayton St, 181314; 3 Atkinson St in 1816; 57 Gerrard St in 1821; 146 Scotland Rd in 1839. Admitted freeman on servitude to Gregson & Bullen on 16 October 1812. [D; Liverpool freemen reg.]

Morris, William, 8 Barrs St, Bristol, cm (183234). [D]

Morris, William, 76 Union St, Southwark, London, cm and chairmaker (1817). [D]

Morris & Cupis(s), 15 St Paul's Churchyard, with manufactory at 10 St Bennet's Hill, Doctors Commons, London, cabinet and chair manufacturers, upholders, appraisers and auctioneers (1789). Trade card, c.1780, bears inscription within carved and draped bedstead, and shows Venetian blind, shield-back armchair, Hepplewhite-style writing desk, and looking-glass embellished with palm leaves or feathers, surmounted by a tied ribbon. [D; Heal] See Thomas Morris and William Morris.

Morris & Son, John St, Oxford St, London, cm (1799). [D] See Marmaduke William Morris.

Morrison, Alexander, address unrecorded, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Morrison, D., 1 Bevendon St, Hoxton, London, cm (1835). [D]

Morrison, James, New St, Broad St, London, cm (1774). [Poll bk]

Morrison, James, 13 Duke's Ct, Bow St, Covent Gdn, London, cm (180810). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 13 February 1810 for 100 on household goods and wearing apparel in his house, where no work was done. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 453, ref. 841263]

Morrison, Robert, Liverpool, cm (1816d.1829). App. to John Ward Turner, and admitted freeman on 7 June 1816. Referred to as abroad, Roberts. Corrobable, 181820, and drowned coming from South America in 1829. [Liverpool freemen reg.]

Morrison, Thomas, corner of Chancery Lane, Fleet St, London, upholder (174863). Named in directories and app. records. [Heal]

Morrison, Thomas, London, u (1749). App. to Joshua Lewis, u of Fleet St, at a premium of 20 under the Sons of the Clergy scheme. [General Advertiser, 17 April 1749]

Morrison, Thomas, London, cm and undertaker (182028). Trading at 63 Upper King St, Bloomsbury, 182023; and 9 Leigh St, Red Lion Sq., 182428. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 8 January 1824 for 200 on household goods etc. in his new dwelling house. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 499, ref. 1012092]

Morritt, John, York, cm (1825). Son of William Morritt; app. to John Taylor, cm, on 11 May 1825. [York app. reg.]

Morrod, Joseph, Hull and York, cm (1774). [Hull poll bk]

Morrow, John, near the Church, Limehouse, London, cm (1778). Insured utensils, stock and goods for 200 in 1778. [GL, Sun MS vol. 265, p. 87]

Morrow, Richard, Peter St, Bristol, cm (179294). Trading at no. 16 in 1792. [D]

Morrow, William, 25 Wilson St, Finsbury Sq., London, water gilder (180127). [D]

Morse, Henry, London, cm, u and undertaker (180320). Trading at 18 Charlotte St, Rathbone Pl., 181317, and no. 10, 181920. Declared bankrupt, London Gazette, 8 November 1817. Probably the Henry Morse, cm, who subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803. [D]

Morsely, , Doncaster, Yorks., cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Mor(e)ten, Henry, Hillingdon End, Uxbridge, London, cm and u, paper hanger and undertaker (183839). [D]

Morten, Thomas & Charles, London St, Uxbridge, Middlx, cm and u (1826). [D]

Morth, John & Son, Horsham, Sussex, cm and organ builders (1811). [D]

Morthost, Paul, 1 Little Tower Hill, London, cm (178493). [D]

Mortimer, F. J., 80 Pitt St (town not given), picture frame manufacturer. George III mahogany easel toilet mirror recorded, with oval plate raised on shaped trestle supports, bearing label on back. [Sotheby's, 9 November 1973, lot 51]

Mortimer, Francis, 41 Well St, Oxford St, London, cm (1835). [D]

Mortimer, John E., 47 Old Compton St, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Mortimer, William, Bristol St, Birmingham, cm (183539). Listed at no. 201 in 1839. [D]

Mortimore, John, 11 Cumberland St, Devonport, Devon, u and cm (1838). [D]

Mortimore, Jos. Pollyblank, Devonport, Devon, cm and u (183038). Recorded at 19 Ker St in 1830. J. P. Mortimore, cm and u, was declared bankrupt, Exeter Flying Post, 7 May 1835, and 29 November 1838. [D]

Mortlock, Charles, Clare, Suffolk, cm (1839). [D]

Mortlock, J., Hingham, Norfolk, cm and chairmaker (1822). [D]

Morton, Alexander, 14 Bulstrode St, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Morton, Andrew, parish of St Oswald, Durham, spinning-wheel maker (1716). His wife's burial was recorded on 19 November 1716. [PR]

Morton, Andrew, 269 High St, Poplar, London, cm (182628). [D]

Morton, Eli, Holmfirth, Huddersfield, Yorks., joiner and/or cm (1834). [D]

Morton, Ellis, Church Gate, Leicester, cm (1827). [D]

Morton, F. T., address unrecorded. Stamp found on mahogany bachelor's chest. [Antique Collecting, July 1968, p. 30]

Morton, Henry, London, fancy cm and miscellaneous dealer (183539). Trading at 28 Holywell St, Strand and 13 Colville St, Fitzroy Sq. in 1835; and Colville Ct, Tottenham Ct Rd in 1839. [D]

Morton, J., Broad St, Worcester, cm and u (1820). [D]

Morton, James, 33 Paddington St, Marylebone, London, carpenter and upholder (1801). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 27 May 1801 for 350. [GL, Sun MS vol. 419, ref. 718400]

Morton, James, Worcester, cm (1806). App. to his father, Richard Morton, cm and admitted freeman on 16 June 1806. [Worcester freemen rolls]

Morton, James, 107 Swallow St, London, cm (180911). [D] See Thomas Morton at this address.

Morton, James, 1 Waterloo Rd, London, chair and sofa maker (1839). [D]

Morton, John, Gainsborough, Lincs., cm (179294). [D]

Morton, John, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Morton, John, 36 Gun St, Spitalfields, London, cm (1808). [D]

Morton, John, Worcester, cm (180622). App. to his father, Richard Morton, cm, and admitted freeman on 16 June 1806. [Worcester freemen rolls] Supplied items to Croome Court, Worcs., being paid 6 14s from 713 October 1815 for two mahogany chairs and recovering and repairing two oval firescreens; 7 6s 9d from 7 August to 19 October 1816 for a further two mahogany chairs, and recutting old glass; and 11 10s 6d from 14 November 1817 for a rug, swing-glass and dressing table. [V&A archives] Recorded at 21 Broad St, Worcester, 182022. [D]

Morton, Richard, Worcester, cm, u and undertaker (17681817). Recorded at Mealcheapen St in 1788 and 21 Broad St, 179498. Listed as Surveyor to the County, 1794. App. to William Reding, joiner, carpenter and cm, and admitted freeman on 20 June 1768. Former apps admitted freemen: James Barrett and Edward Redding in 1780; and his own sons, William, John and James in 1806. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 5 May 1791 for 1,600, including farmhouse, brewhouse, dairy and millhouse. Trade card, c.1800, in the Heal Coll., BM, shows Regency woman mourning by a tomb. Morton supplied items to Croome Court, Worcs., receiving 7 15s between 1 June and 10 August 1811 for a pair of handrawn Imperial bedside carpets silvered glass plate and cutting do. to pattern. 2 mahogany BIDETS with turned legs, tops stuffed with best horsehair and covered with black satin, hair and brass nailed. In 1815 Richard and John Morton supplied two mahogany chairs costing 6 14s; in 1816 charged for two further mahogany chairs and for repairing and cleaning a tea chest at 7 16s 9d; and in 1817 for a carpet and mahogany dressing table, costing 11 10s 6d. [D; Worcester freemen rolls; GL, Sun MS vol. 376, p. 392; V&A archives]

Morton, T., Gt Swan Alley, Coleman St, London, bedstead maker (1829). [D]

Morton, Thomas, London, carver and gilder, frame maker to HRH the Duke of Gloucester (181727). Trading at 107 Swallow St, Piccadilly, 181720; 18 Maddox St in 1825; and no. 19, 182627. Trade card recorded. [D; Heal] See James Morton at Swallow St.

Morton, Thomas, Sheffield, Yorks., cm (1834). [D]

Morton, Thomas, Liverpool, u (183539). Trading at 41 Rose Pl. in 1835; 2 Seacombe Lane, Belle St in 1837; and no. 3 in 1839. [D]

Morton, Thomas, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b. c. 17811841). Aged 60 at the time of the 1841 Census.

Morton, William, Worcester, cm (1806). App. to his father, Richard Morton, cm, and admitted freeman on 16 June 1806. [Worcester freemen rolls] See James, John and Richard Morton.

Morton, William, Allerton Bywater, Castleford, Yorks., joiner and cm (1837). [D]

Morver, Isaac William, 208 Oxford St with workshop at 3031 Orchard St, Portman Sq., London, upholder and cm (1805 22). Took out Sun Insurance policies on 9 January 1805 for 1,700, including 1,000 on utensils, stock and goods in trust, and 400 on those in sawpit and workshop at 31 Orchard St; on 29 April 1806 for 1,400, including 400 on sawpits and workshop at 31 Orchard St; on 18 July 1809 for 1,400, including 800 on stock, utensils and goods in trust, 400 on those in sawpits and warehouse; and on 2 August 1820 for 500 on a private house at 35 Edgware Rd, Paddington. On 6 November 1822, in partnership with Thomas Smith as cm and u, Morver took out insurance for 3,000, including 800 on stock, utensils and goods in trust; 500 on those in old and new workshops, open sheds and saw pits at 30 Orchard St; and 500 on the new workshop building. [GL, Sun MS vol. 431, ref. 769967; vol. 437, ref. 787879; vol. 448, ref. 834117; vol. 483, ref. 970321; vol. 493, ref. 997360]

Morwood, Thomas, 6 Pitt St, Fitzroy Sq., London, writing desk and dressing case maker (1829). [D]

Mose, Henry, London. In 168889 he supplied the Queen with Japan Mirror, table and Stands, costing 74. [PRO, LC9, 123, p. 58]

Mosedale, Edward, Wolverhampton, Staffs., joiner and cm (1838). [D]

Moseley, Charles, 44 Lichfield St, Birmingham, cm and chairmaker (1830). [D]

Moseley, Elizabeth, 5 Commercial St, Leeds, Yorks., carver, gilder and printseller (180422) At no. 3 in 1816. Advertised in Leeds Intelligencer, 25 November 1816 offering her most grateful thanks for the numerous favours conferred upon her since her late father's decease, probably Robert Moseley. In Leeds Mercury, nos 264142, 1816, she announced that with the Assistance of a Foreman who has been employed for the last twelve years by Mr. Robert Moseley of Derby every care and attention will be paid to executing their orders in a workmanlike manner and punctually. A later advertisement in Leeds Mercury, nos 268283, 1816, suggests the business was concentrating more on dealing than making. [D] See Robert and Thomas Moseley.

Moseley, J. R., Hemel St, Old St, London, looking-glass and picture frame maker (1829). [D]

Mos(e)ley, John, Market St, Huddersfield, Yorks., cm, u and joiner (181830). [D]

Moseley, John, Hampstead, London, working u (182339). Recorded as u and paper hanger in 1823 and listed at Heath St, 183839. [D]

Moseley, Joshua & James, King St, Huddersfield, Yorks., cm, u and joiners (183034). [D]

Moseley, Richard, London, freeman joiner and cm (176292). Recorded at Leadenhall St, 176370; 119 Aldersgate St, 176775; and Cheapside in 1792. Rococo trade card reads: Moseley, Cabinet Maker, At his Warehouse opposite ye East India House Leadenhall Street London, Makes & Sells all sorts of Cabinet Chair & Look.g Glass Goods at the most Reasonable Rates. NB. for Exportation. [GL, trade card coll.] Named as a Fellow of the Society for Arts and Manufactures, 176167. In 1762 he employed six nonfreemen for three months; in 1763, two for three months; and in 1764, six for six weeks. [D; GL, City Licence bks, vols 3 and 4] See Moseley & Harris.

Moseley, Richard, address unrecorded, carver and gilder (182031). Recorded in the Chatsworth furnishing account in 1820 receiving 24 2s 5d; in 1821, 32 8s 6d; in 1822, 59 9s; in 1824, 142 7s 6d; in 1825, 142 7s 6d; in 1826, 105 6s; in 1827, 154 17s 6d; in 1829, 95 12s 6d; in 1830, 213 13s 3d; and in 1831, 33 13s 11d. Possibly Robert Moseley of Cornmarket, the name Richard being an error.

Moseley, Robert, Leeds, Yorks., carver and gilder (180515). Trading at Briggate in 1805, and Commercial St in 1811. Advertised for an app., offering moderate terms, in Leeds Mercury, 1805; and announced his removal from Briggate to Commercial St in 1809. Advertised later in 1809 that he had changed his address in Commercial St, and emphasized that work was actually done in his workshops, particularly framing for mirrors, got up equal to any in London, and on much more moderate terms. In 1813 he advertised for two apps, stating that none need apply but from very respectable Parents; and in 1814 for a journeyman gilder: none need apply but a good steady workman. Likewise an apprentice a youth of a respectable family in Leeds will be treated with. Moseley appears to have died in 1815, to be succeeded by his daughter Elizabeth, and son Thomas.

Moseley, Robert, Cornmarket, Derby, carver and gilder (182336). Trading at no. 36, 182835. [D] Recorded also as a jeweller in 1822. He was the publisher of S. Rayner's The History and Antiquities of Haddon Hall, 1836, and his label inside the book reads: By APPOINTMENT R. MOSELEY Carver and Gilder to the King JEWELLER, SILVERSMITH. Agent to the British Plate Glass Company PICTURE GALLERY & FANCY REPOSITORY CORNMARKET DERBY Copper Plate Engraving, Printing & Seal Engraving FREE ADMITTANCE TO THE GALLERY SPA & MARBLE MUSEUM VASES, OBELISKS &c. See Elizabeth Moseley, and Moseley & Tunnicliff. Possibly it was an earlier Robert Moseley for whom Elizabeth Moseley worked. Possibly Richard Moseley recorded as working at Chatsworth, 182031.

Moseley, Thomas, 1 Trinity Lane, Leeds, Yorks., carver and gilder, picture frame maker (181617). Son of Robert Moseley of Leeds, and took over the business on the death of his father, c.1815. Advertisement in Leeds Mercury, 1816, read: Thomas Moseley, Son and Foreman of the late Robert Moseley begs leave most respectfully to return his grateful thanks to the Nobility, Gentry and other Friends of his late Father for the many favours conferred on him in his life-time; and to inform them that he has removed from his Father's late shop to the more commodious one, lately occupied by Mr. Lumb, as an auction room, No. 1 Trinity-Lane, where he proposes continuing the business in all its various branches. Having been engaged several years in the First House in the Trade in London, and ever since Foreman to his Father, where the Principal Part of the Business has been done either by himself or under his immediate Inspection, he is encouraged to hope it will be in his power to give the same satisfaction NB. An apprentice wanted.

Moseley, William, Stafford, cm and u (183435). Listed at Foregate in 1834 and Goal Sq. in 1835. [D]

Mosel(e)y & Harris, John, Leadenhall St, London, cm (1759 60). [D; Harris, Old English Furniture] See Richard Moseley, and Harris & Mosely.

Moseley & Tunnicliff, Corn Mkt, Derby, carvers and gilders (1818). [D] See Robert Moseley.

Mosely, Henry, address unrecorded, u (167092). Named in the Royal Household Accounts in 1670 and 1692. [PRO, LC9/ 280, LC5/40]

Moser, John, London, u and cm (183539). Trading at 143 Oxford St and 3 Winsley St in 1835; and 63 Mortimer St in 1839. [D]

Moses, Robert, Wolsingham, Durham, joiner and cm (182829). [D]

Moses, Samuel, 23 Norton St, St Mary-le-Bone, London, cm, u and buhl manufacturer (181723). [D]

Moses, Thomas Metcalfe, High St, Stockton-upon-Tees, Co. Durham, joiner and cm (182732). [D]

Mosley, Benjamin, Tanner Row, York, cm (1823). [D]

Mosley, Charles, Church St, Manchester, cm (1781). [D]

Mosley, Henry, Woolpack St, Nottingham, cm (1828). [D]

Mosley, Joseph, Cawthorne, Yorks., cm (1837). [D]

Mosley, Robert, 24 Penston Lane, Sheffield, Yorks., carver and gilder (1797). [D]

Mosley, Samuel, address unrecorded. In 179495 submitted a bill to Godfrey Wentworth of Woolley Hall, Yorks., for household furniture costing a total of 58 17s. [YAS, Wentworth papers, MD272/2] Possibly Samuel Mozley.

Mosley, Thomas, 16 Back Gdn, Manchester, cm (180809). [D]

Moss, Barnett, 54 Leman St, Goodmanfields, London, carver and gilder, looking-glass manufacturer (183539). [D]

Moss, George, Lincoln, cm (1806). Named in the Lincoln freemen rolls in November 1806.

Moss, George, 21 Westbar Green, Sheffield, Yorks., chairmaker (1837). [D]

Moss, George, Brook St, Chester, cm (1838). Admitted freeman on 1 October 1838. [Chester freemen rolls]

Moss, Henry, Ripon, Yorks., joiner and/or cm (183437). Trading at Kirkgate in 1834 and Duck Hill in 1837. [D]

Moss, John, Nottingham, u (1773). Son of John Moss of Nottingham, staymaker; taken as app. in 1773. [Nottingham app. list]

Moss, John, Derby, u (1794). Notice in Derby Mercury, 25 September 1794 requested that his debtors pay their respective debts to Henry Browne or William Wright of Derby, presumably on Moss's bankruptcy or death.

Moss, John, Chester, cm (17941850). Recorded at Brook St in 1837. App. to Philip Presbury, cm, and admitted freeman in July 1794. Took app. named George Clubbe in 1818. [D; Chester freemen rolls, app. bks and poll bk]

Moss, Joseph, 36 Lloyd St, Manchester, looking-glass and picture frame maker (1834). [D]

Moss, Mathew, St Sepulchre Gate, Doncaster, Yorks., cm and/ or u (1837). [D]

Moss, Moses, 32 Gouldston St, Whitechapel, London, looking-glass and picture frame maker (1839). [D]

Moss, Richard, at The Three Pillows, upper end of Broad St, behind the Royal Exchange, London, u (172549). Named in contemporary newspapers. [Heal]

Moss, Robert snr, Liverpool, cm (1759d.1795). Recorded at 19 Cleveland Sq., 176687, no. 10 in 1784. R. Moss & Son were trading at 72 Hanover St in 1787, and as cm and glassgrinders at 55 Hanover St with cabinet shop at back of 27 Frederick St in 1790. Took apps named Leadbitter in 1759 and Thompson in 1761. Death reported in Liverpool Advertiser, 16 February 1795. [D; S of G, app. index]

Moss, Robert jnr, Liverpool, cm (b. 1782d. 1824). Death aged 42 on 15 May 1824 reported in Liverpool Mercury, 24 June.

Moss, Samuel, Church St, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs., cm and joiner (1828). [D]

Moss, Thomas, 41 Fontenoy St, Liverpool, cm (1837). [D]

Moss, Thomas, 3 Terrace, High St, Kensington, London, cm and u (183839). [D]

Moss, William, Liverpool, joiner and cm (b. 1758d. 1799). Recorded at 33 and 63 Pitt St in 1790; 66 Hanover St and 9 Ropewalk, Whitechapel and 12 Bolten St, Copperas Hill in 1796; and Hanover St in 1799. Death aged 41 reported in Billinge's Liverpool Advertiser, 6 May 1799. W. Moss, cm, possibly related, is recorded in the account of lives in leases granted by the Corp. of Liverpool, in 1721 when his daughter Eileen was aged 35. [D]

Moss, William, Liverpool, chairmaker and undertaker (b.1776d.1817). Trading at 3 West Gate, St John's Church, 180511; and Haymarket when he died, aged 41, on 27 May 1817. [D; Liverpool Mercury, 6 June 1817]

Moss, William, Liverpool, chairmaker (181618). Recorded at 3 Seymour St in 1816 and 21 Orange St in 1818. [D]

Moss, William, Liverpool, cm (182939). Addresses given at 29 Marlborough St in 1829; 17 Stanley St in 1834; nos 17 and 25 1835; no. 25 in 1837; and no. 49 in 1839. [D]

Moss & Alsop, Potter St, Worksop, Notts., chairmakers and turners (1832). [D]

Mossley, James & Co., 1 Pleasant St, Manchester, carver and gilder (1829). [D]

Mote, Edward, Southwark, London, cm (183539). Trading at 74 Union St in 1835 and 12 Frederick Pl., Borough Rd in 1839. [D]

Moth, William, Basingstoke, Hants., u (1720). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 12 January 1720 in association with John Spencer jnr, u. [GL, Sun MS vol. 10]

Moth, William, High St, Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hants., cm (1830). [D]

Motherhaw, Thomas, Derby, u (1760). Took app. named Pecarpoint in 1760. [S of G, app. index]

Motley, Daniel, Leeds, Yorks., journeyman cm (1791). Named in the Leeds Cabinet and Chair Makers Book of Prices, 1791, with other journeymen in basic sympathy with its contents.

Mott, John, Cranbrook, Kent, upholder (1793). [D]

Motteram, William, Frodsham, Cheshire, cm/joiner (182237). [D]

Mottershaw, Thomas, Derby, u and cm (1757d. by 1790). In 1757 he announced in Derby Mercury his removal to Irongate, near The Bull's Head, All Saints parish. Recorded in All Saints in 1785, and at Irongate in 1786. Married Sarah of All Saints, and had three children: Sarah, born in 1761, and Thomas, born in 1762, who both died within the year of their birth; and another, Thomas, born in 1764, who survived. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 27 December 1786 for 2,500 on his house, brewhouse, workshop, warehouse, stabling, and twenty-three other houses and workshops tenanted by others. Announced in Leicester Chronicle, 1777, that his app., John King, had absconded. Mottershaw seems to have been subcontracted by Joseph Pickford, probably for interior decorative woodwork, at Etruria Hall, Staffs., for Josiah Wedgwood. Mottersham wrote to Wedgwood in October 1770 concerning unspecified chimney pieces. In 1785 Mottershaw was left a legacy in the will, dated 28 July, of William Key, cork cutter, late of Little East Cheap, London. Mottershaw is referred to later in the 1780s concerning this legacy as deceased. It is possible that his son, Thomas, continued the business, and that he could be the Thomas Mottershaw mentioned as a Derby cm and u after 1784. [D; PR; Derby Lib., bound MS 9237, p. 3, no. 97; GL, Sun MS vol. 341, p. 402; Wedgwood Museum (Etruria) archive, 311411; PRO, C13 14/10]

Mottershead, Henrietta, 15 Hilton St, Manchester, u (1813). [D]

Motteux, Pierre Antoine, London, cm (170711). In 1707 he provided the Duke of Montrose with 1 fine Japan tea table, A dressing suite, and A framed glass. Named in newspapers in 1711. [Scottish RO, GD 220/6/4/20; Heal]

Mottram, Joseph, High St, Uttoxeter, Staffs., cm (181828). [D]

Mottram, William, Liverpool, cm (1809). Marriage on 26 April 1809 at St Nicholas's Church to Miss Ann Lastley of Liverpool, reported in Liverpool Courier, 8 March 1809.

Mouat, John, Walworth, London, cm (182235). Trading at Queen's Row in 1822 and 1 Trafalgar St in 1835. [D]

Moucar, James, Coventry Ct, Westminster, London, cm (1749). [Poll bk]

Mould, Benjamin, Market St, Winchester, Hants., cm (1839). [D]

Mould, E., 11 New Inn Yd, Shoreditch, London, chairmaker (1835). [D]

Mould, Henry, The Square, Winchester, Hants., cm and u (182330). [D]

Mould, Thomas, Red Lion Lane, Buckingham, cm (1839). [D]

Mould, William, Stock-bridge, Northumb., joiner and cm (1824). [D]

Moulder, Thomas, Cambridge, u (16871729). The accounts of Christ's College note on 1 June 1687 that a bill of Thomas Peters the upholsterer was recovd by his Apprentice Tho Moulder. Payments to Thomas Moulder, u, are recorded in the accounts of St John's College from 16921710 and 172629. The early ones recording quite detailed payments; 1695 for 15 gilded leather skins nails and work about ye screen in ye Masters Lodge 5. 10.6., 1697 for 65 yds of Matting for a room in ye Masters Lodge ye bill 1. 1.8., 1706 for a new stool covered with Blew Bays 7s. 6d., 1710 for a Damask bed bolster and six cane chairs c matts a work in the Masters Lodging 26. 1.2.. Two payments between 169698 are recorded in the accounts of Trinity College. [Archives of Christ's, St John's and Trinity Colleges] R.W.

Moule, John, London. In 1787 he supplied the Duke of Montrose with mahogany tables, costing 7 1s. [Scottish RO, GD 220/6/1585/10]

Moule, Thomas, 13 Upper North Pl., Gray's Inn Rd, London, writing desk and dressing case maker (1829). [D]

Moullin, Sternec, Bewdley, Worcs., cm (175254). Took apps named Windle in 1752 and Haydock in 1754. [S of G, app. index]

Moulson, , 21 College Lane, Liverpool, cm (1837). [D]

Moulton, Ann, Liverpool, forewoman (b.1747d. 1814). Worked as forewoman to Mathew Gregson, cm and u, who traded at 38 Castle St as Urmson & Gregson, 177881; at Preeson's Row in 1787; alone at 5 Preeson's Row in 1790; no. 2 in 1796; no. 4, 180003; no. 10 in 1806; and 34 Paradise St, 180712. Ann Moulton retired in 1812, having worked with Gregson for 38 years & upwards, and left legacies to various charities, and houses to some of her shop mates. Her retirement and death, aged 67, were reported in Gents Mag., 1814. [D]

Moulton, Francis, 36 Low Sloane St, Chelsea, London, cm and u (1823). [D]

Mouncey, William, 5 Old Bridge St, Salford, Lancs., sacking manufacturer and cm (182528). [D]

Mounsear, Robert, Norwich, u (181042). Trading at Hungate St in 1810; Princes(s) St, St Peter Hungate in 1839; and as u and paper hanger at Prince's St, Tombland in 1842. [D; poll bks]

Mounsey, Joseph, Hull, Yorks., cm (1774). [Poll bk]

Mount, J., 2 Trafalgar St, Walworth, London, cm (1835). [D]

Mount, John, Queen's Row, Walworth, London, cm (1823). [D]

Mountain, Francis, 1 Grape Lane, York, cm and u (183740). [D]

Mountain, John, Boston and Thorpe Arch, Yorks., cm (1837). [D]

Mountain, John, Bondgate, Otley, Yorks., joiner and/or cm (1837). [D]

Mountain, Joseph, 13 Howarth's-gates, Manchester, cm (1808). [D]

Mountain, Peter snr & jnr, Kirkgate, Leeds, Yorks., cm (1798 1805). Recorded in directories, 17981805, but terminated business soon afterwards. They advertised the sale of their business and stock in Leeds Mercury, 19 January 1805, stating: To Cabinet-Makers and Private families, to be sold by Private Contract: A quantity of Elegant Furniture, entirely New-made of beautiful, well-seasoned wood, and in a fashionable style, consisting of Mahogany Book-Cases, Ward-robes, chests of drawers, single and double; a variety of Pier Glasses, side-boards, sofas, dressing tables, dining tables, and several other pieces of handsome furniture A CabinetMaker has now an excellent Opportunity of fixing himself comfortably in Business, as the Stock consists altogether of marketable Articles, to which is united an established business, and Premises suitable for conducting it with Advantage. The Premises are situated in a central Part of Leeds, and consists of a good DWELLING-HOUSE with a Front Shop, adjoining to which is a Work Shop, of Fourty Feet in Length, a good Wood Yard, Saw Pits, Sheds and every other Convenience. The Rent is very reasonable. [D; Furn. Hist., 1974]

Mountain, Richard, Leeds, Yorks., cm and u (17901800). Recorded in Kirkgate, 179098, and signed the Leeds Cabinet and Chair Makers Book of Prices, 1791. Trade card in Leeds City Lib., local history dept., shows shield-back chair with Prince of Wales feathers, canopied bedstead, and dressing glass. Richard Mountain had either retired or died by 1800, and appears to have been succeeded by Peter Mountain, snr and jnr.

Mountain, Richard, York, cm (1825). Son of Francis Mountain, groom; app. to John Hardy, cm, on 20 April 1825. [York app. reg.]

Mountain, William, 11 Middle Row, Bloomsbury, London, cm (17991808). [D]

Mountford, Henry, Worcester, cm (1802). App. to Samuel Redding, cm, and admitted freeman on 12 July 1802. [Worcester freemen rolls]

Mountford, Joseph, Severn Side, Bewdley, Worcs., cm (1830). [D]

Mo(u)ntford, (Mountfort or Mountfield), Thomas, St Mary's St, Market Drayton, Salop, cm (182840). Recorded also at Church St, 182835; New St in 1835 as cabinet case maker and jeweller; and 17, 21 and 61 New St in 1839 as perfumer, cabinet case maker and importer of foreign merchandise to the Royal Family. [D]

Mountier, Thomas, address unrecorded, upholder (172129). Son of Thomas Mountier, cook of Cheveley, Cambs.; app. to Robert Thorpe on 11 November 1721, and admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. by servitude on 5 March 1828/29. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Mouseley, John, Colehill, Tamworth, Staffs., cm (1834). [D]

Mouston, James, West Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b. c. 17911841). Aged 50 at the time of the 1841 Census.

Mowain (?), William, Norwich, cm (1811). Former app., Barber William Tooke, cm, admitted freeman on 5 June 1811. [Norwich freemen reg.]

Mowat, Robert, 30 Henry St, Hampstead Rd, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Mowatt, William, London, wood and cabinet carver (182939). Addresses given at 3 Chapel St, Tottenham Ct Rd in 1829; 31 Castle St East, Oxford Mkt in 1835; and 7 Noel St, Soho, in 1839. [D]

Mowatt & Co., Prince's St, Leicester Sq., London, upholders, (1784). [D]

Mo(w)bray, Christopher, London, cm and upholder (176693). Recorded opposite Rose St, near St Martin's Lane, Long Acre in 1766; Long Acre in 1774; and Porter St, Newport Mkt, 178493, no. 4 in 1784 as Mowbray & Co. Submitted a bill to Charles Long of Saxmundham, Suffolk, in 1766 for a mohogany Shaving table with a Glass etc. Compleat, costing 3 3s on 7 June; a Large Mohogany Shaving Table with 3 Couberts & a Drawer to Do. & folding tops & Brass Casters, costing 4 4s, on 10 June. The bill totalled 7 8s 6d and was receipted in full on 14 June. The heading shows an armchair with upholstered seat and back, and frame carved with heavy Rococo acanthus leaves; card gives address opposite Rose St, and states that he Makes and Sells all Sorts of Upholstery, Cabinet and Chair Work in the neatest Fashion. N:B: Funerals Perform'd at the most Reasonable Rates. Mowbray took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1781 for 600 of which 380 accounted for utensils, stock and goods. [D; poll bks; Suffolk RO, HA18/EC/3/35; GL, Sun MS vol. 295, p. 398]

Mowbray, Robert, Boston, Lincs., cm, u and joiner (181935). Recorded at Wide Bargate, 181922, West Bargate in 1826, and Strait Bargate in 1835. [D]

Mowbray, William, house at 10 Coppergate, York, cm (1837). [D]

Mowbray & Wilson, 10 Coppergate, York, cm etc. (1840). [D]

Mowbray's, Albemarle St, London, u (1728). [Harris, Old English Furniture, p. 25]

Mower, J. William, London, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793. Possibly William Mower.

Mower, John, London, cm and u (181323). Addresses given at 18 New Inn Yd, Shoreditch, 181320, and 9 Holywell Row, 182123. Took out Sun Insurance policies on 12 May 1813 and/or 1814 for 550 of which 400 accounted for stock and utensils in workshop and open yard. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 462, ref. 893772]

Mower, William, 48 Brewer St, London, cm (1791). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 18 March 1791 in association with James Fletcher. [GL, Sun MS ref. 580689] See J. William Mower.

Mower, William, 208 Oxford St, London, u and cm (180339). Mowyer & Co. at this address are named in Sheraton's list of master cabinet makers, 1803. Mower & Smith were trading there, 182627; and Mower & Tasker in 1839, as well as at 27 Duke St, Grosvenor Sq. [D]

Mowett, Peter, 25 Lawton St, Liverpool, cm (1818). [D]

Mowles (or Moules), William, South Brink, Wisbech, Cambs., cm and u (1839). [D]

Mowsend, John, Holborn, London, dressing-case manufacturer (1832). Declared bankrupt, Liverpool Mercury, 2 March 1832.

Moxey, James, Coombe St, Exeter, Devon, carver and gilder (1819). Son James bapt. at St Mary Major on 17 June 1819. [PR (bapt.)]

Moxley, Thomas, 29 Duke St, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, cm and u (182628). [D]

Moxon, Hewley, York, u (171241). Trading at Walmgate in 1741. Son of John Moxon; admitted freeman in 1712. [York poll bk and freemen rolls]

Moxon, John, Leeds, Yorks., carver (17981808). Listed at Sheepscar Rd, 17981805; and Sheepscar St in 1808. [D]

Moxon, William, 33 Drury Lane, London, cm (1789). [D]

Moxon, William, 4 Waingate, Sheffield, Yorks., u (1822). [D]

Moyle, Hugh Mason, East St, Penzance, Cornwall, cm and u (182324). [D]

Moyse, Charles, St Sidwell's Terr., Exeter, Devon, carver and gilder (1834). Son Charles bapt. at St Sidwell's on 9 March 1834. [PR (bapt.)]

Moyses, John, Elm St, Wisbech, Cambs., cm and u (182224). [D]

Moze, James, Greenwich, London, cm and u (180826). Trading at Park Pl., 180809, and Maze Hill, 182326. [D]

Mozley, Samuel, Doncaster, Yorks., cm (1793). [D] Possibly Samuel Mosley.

Muddell, Thomas, 2 Little Russell St, Bloomsbury, London, u (1824). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 15 April 1824 for 300 on household goods, and 100 on stock and utensils. [GL, Sun MS vol. 499, ref. 1016348]

Muddell, William, London, u, cm, wine and beer merchant (182640). Addresses given at 10 Bow Lane, Cheapside, 182639; also 6 Little Thomas Apostle, 183540; and Worcester Pl., Upper Thames St in 1840. Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1840. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 574, ref. 1331411]

Mudge, W., 32 Boscawen St, Truro, Cornwall, cm (181113). Advertised in Royal Cornwall Gazette, 2 March 1811 that he was selling Goods at very reduced & half price, and had a large choice of cabinet goods made at his manufactory in Lemon St: with handsome, well-seasoned wood & by the best workmen that can be procured, viz: Dining & Pembroke tables, Card & Sofa Tables, Secretaires & Book cases, Bed Pillars, Sideboards, wash-stands & receptacles. Mahogany chests of drawers. Mahogany & Drawing room chairs together with a great variety of Broadwood. On 9 April 1813 he advertised sale of ELEGANT CABINET FURNITURE, listing examples of his extensive assortment of many types of furniture manufactured under his own inspection, of the best materials & of excellent workmanship. Stock included a considerable assortment of Convex Mirrors, Pier & Chimney Glasses. Paper hanging in the newest patterns. Parish Register Chests. N.B. Goods to the amount of ten pounds upwards forwarded to any part of the Country Carriage free.

Muff, William, Bradford, Yorks., cm and joiner (17931820). Recorded in Skinner Lane, 181820. A William Muff jnr, who was trading in Westgate, 181820, may be the same or another tradesman. [D]

Muggeridge, Frederick, Dorking, Surrey, cm and architect (1832). [D]

Muggleston, Isaac, Toll House Hill, Nottingham, joiner and cm (1799). [D]

Muggleworth, Henry, parish of St Werburgh, Bristol, upholder (173439). [Poll bks]

Mugg(e)ridge, Robert, London, cm (182635). Addresses given at 8 High St, Newington Butts, 182629; and Albion Pl., Walworth Rd in 1835. [D]

Muir, David, address unrecorded, cm (1793). Subscribed to Sheraton's Drawing Book, 1793.

Muir, James, 40 Union St, Middlx Hospital, London, cm (1785). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 16 September 1785 for 40 on utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 331, p. 577]

Muir, Nathan, 12 Peter St, Liverpool, cm and shopkeeper (1818). [D]

Mulford, Henry, Pye St, London, chairmaker (1794). [Poll bk] Possibly Henry Mumford.

Mullet, Thomas, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (181525). Sons bapt. in 1815 and 1825. [PR (bapt.)] Possibly Thomas Mullett.

Mullet, William, Chepping Wycombe Borough, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (1798). [Militia Census]

Mullett, James, Chepping Wycombe Borough, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (1798). [Militia Census]

Mullett, James, Moorfields, London, u (181935). Addresses given at 10 Broker Row, 181925; 9, 10 and 11 Bloomfield St, Finsbury Circus, 182627; 10 Blomfield St, Moorfields, 182728; and 1 and 2 Eldon St, Finsbury in 1835. [D] See Paul Mullett, possibly James's father.

Mullett, James & Co., 375 Strand, London, u and cabinet manufacturers (1835). [D]

Mullett, John, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (1798). [Militia Census]

Mullett, John, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b.c. 17911841). Sons bapt. in 1813, 1818 and 1823. Aged 50 at the time of the 1841 Census. [PR (bapt.)].

Mullett, Paul, Moorfields, London, u and furniture warehouseman (180437). Various but probably synonymous addresses given at South Pl., Finsbury, as Mullet & Son, 180411; 1 Wilson St, Broker Row in 1808; 1 Moorfields, 180911; corner of Wilson (or Wilton) St, Finsbury, 181114; Finsbury House, South Pl., Finsbury Sq., 182027; 4 and 5 Bloomfield St, Finsbury Cresc. in 1825; and Eldon St, Finsbury Circus in 1837. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 1 January 1824 for 2,500, including 1,300 on a house in the Spur Inn Yd, Southwark Mkt, lodging rooms and stables; and 1,200 on stables, offices, warehouse, coach, counting and dwelling houses. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 496, ref. 1012292] See James Mullett, possibly Paul's son.

Mullett, Samuel, Chepping Wycombe Borough, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (1798). [Militia Census]

Mullett, Thomas, Chepping Wycombe Borough, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (1798). [Militia Census] Possibly Thomas Mullet.

Mullett, Thomas, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b. c. 181841). Aged 23 at the time of the 1841 Census.

Mullett, William, High Wycombe, Bucks., chairmaker (b. c. 181341). Daughter bapt. in 1835. Aged 28 at the time of the 1841 Census.

Mulley, John, Ipswich, Suffolk, u and cm (183039). Recorded in partnership with Benjamin Mulley at Northgate St in 1830; and both are listed as freemen burgesses in the Ipswich poll of 1832. John is recorded alone at Tavern St in 1839. [D; poll bks]

Mulligan, Robert, Mint St, near St George's Church, Southwark, London, sworn appraiser, bedstead maker and undertaker (c. 1790). Trade card shows tea chest, bureaubookcase with scroll pediment, drop-leaf table, dressing-glass and chair with pierced vase back splat. Card states that Mulligan Makes Cabinet & Upholstery work in General. Furnishes Houses on easy terms. Sells by Auction Household Goods, Estates & Merchandise of every kind N.B. serves Brokers & Upholsterers with Bedsteads. [Heal]

Mullinder, John, Abbey St, Carlisle, Cumb., joiner and/or cm (181134). [D]

Mullings, Samuel, 19 Grafton St East, Tottenham Ct Rd, London, carver (182627). [D]

Mullins, Benoni, Northgate St, Devizes, Wilts., u and cm (1839). [D]

Mullins, James, New Park St, Devizes, Wilts, chairmaker (1839). [D]

Mullins, Thomas Owen, North St, Exeter, Devon, cm (1839). Son John Horn bapt. at St Mary Major on 31 March 1839. [PR (bapt.)]

Mumford, Charles, 5 Bedford Pl., Commercial Rd, London, u (1829). [D]

Mumford, F. jnr, 27 Bathwick St, Bath, Som., upholder (1819). [D]

Mumford, Francis, Bath, Som., u (1840). [GL, Sun MS vol. 267, ref. 1327511]

Mumford, Henry, Pye St, Westminster, London, chairmaker (1749). [Poll bk] Possibly Henry Mulford.

Mumford, Joseph, Old Kent Rd, Camberwell, London, cm and u (182228). Trading at Eden Pl. in 1822 and 8 Canal Pl., 182728. [D]

Mumford, Joseph, Severn Side, Bewdley, Worcs. cm and u (1835). [D]

Mumford, William, Norwich, cm (181230). Recorded in St Gregory's parish, 181218, and St Lawrence's, 1830. [Poll bks]

Mumford & Bailey, 2 Burton St, Bath, Som., u, cm and auctioneers (1826). [D]

Mummery, Stephen, London, cm and u (181839). Trading at Drury Lane in 1818, and 36 Brill Row, Somerstown in 1838. Polled at Canterbury in 1818 and 1830. [D]

Muncur, James, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, cm (1749). [Poll bk]

Munday, James, Snow Fields, Bermondsey, London, chairmaker (1822). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 15 May 1822 for 100 of which 50 accounted for stock and utensils. [GL, Sun MS vol. 490, ref. 991987]

Munday, Thomas, Oxford, upholder (1725d. by 1772). Recorded in St Mary's parish in 1725, and St Aldates in 1772. As Thomas Monday, took out a Sun Insurance policy on 10 December 1725 for 500 on goods and merchandise in his house in St Mary's parish. On 3 December 1742 supplied St John's College with a mahogany dumb waiter costing 1 11s 6d, and an armchair for the Bursar's table, 2 5s. Appointment as Councillor reported in Jackson's Oxford Journal, 30 September 1769. On 11 November 1772 a probate was granted to his widow, Dame Sarah. [GL, Sun MS vol. 21, p. 316; Oxford consistory wills index] Possible relation to and confusion with:

Munday, Thomas, Oxford, upholder (17731802). Appointment as Chamberlain reported in Jackson's Oxford Journal, 30 September, 1773. Recorded at High St in 1778 when an itinerant portrait painter from London advertised as lodging there in Jackson's Oxford Journal, 21 March. Named in the accounts for Worcester College on 10 March 1789, being paid 12s for Covering a card table with Green Cloath. His youngest daughter, Mary's, marriage to Rev. Morgan Davis of Worcester College on 19 August 1790, reported in Gents Mag. Polled in 1802. [D; Worcester College archives.]

Munday, Thomas, London, u (1758). Named as heir of Thomas Munday of Pangbourne, Berks. regarding the lease and release of property in Whitchurch, Hants. [Oxford RO, FVI/ 10]

Munday, Thomas, High St, St Albans, Herts., cm/chairmaker (1826). [D]

Munday, William, 5 Lordship Pl., Chelsea, London, cm and u (1823). [D]

Munden, Stephen, Dover, Kent, cm (182635). Recorded at Market Pl. in 1832. [Poll bks]

Mundin, John, 2 Onslow St, Saffron Hill, London, chairmaker (178286). Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1782 for 300, 200 accounting for utensils, stock and goods; and on 20 September 1786 for 100 on utensils etc. in shop and yard. [GL, Sun MS vol. 299, p. 652; vol. 338, p. 456]

Mundin, William & Mary, Round Ct, Onslow St, Saffron Hill, London, chairmakers (1792). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 13 July 1792 for 150, including 130 on utensils and stock in workshops and open yard. [GL, Sun MS vol. 388, p. 268]

Munfort, Peter, East Dereham, Norfolk, cm (1743). Took app. named Drew in 1743. [S of G, app. index]

Munn, Joseph, Bunhill Row, London, cm (1820). Named as an orator in a court case concerning houses and mortgages in 1820. [PRO, C13 266/5]

Munns, Richard, Oxford St, London, furniture warehouseman, u, cm and furniture printer (182740). [D] Recorded as Munns & Co., late Miles, at no. 33, 183239; and as R. Munns & Son at nos 33 and 34 in 1840. As Munn, named as party in a courtcase against Pittman in 1827. [PRO, C13 1476] Submitted a bill to John Arkwright of Hampton Court, Leominster, Herefs., dated 21 December 1832, for a mahogany sideboard costing 26. In his covering letter, Munns wrote: We should feel much obliged by the favour of the amount & soliciting your further esteemed commands which shall at all times have our best & immediate attention. [Herefs. RO, A63/161] R. Munns & Son advertised in Morning Chronicle, 16 October 1840, their immense stock of cabinet furniture, offered a little more than half the price usually asked by the trade in London. Stock included dining tables and sideboards of every size, a hundred dozen parlour chairs, two hundred and twenty rosewood chairs; every article being manufactured by first rate workmen of best seasoned materials. Goods would be exchanged if not approved in twelve months. On 17 October 1840 the firm advertised sale of upholstery materials, including splendid & superior drawing room curtains unequalled novelties of drawing, dining room & boudoir curtains; and stock of Lyons and Spitalfields silk damask, satin stiped tabarets, mohair, merino damasks, arabesque tournays, cashmeres, town printed chintzes, velours d'Utrecht, embroidered cloths, gilt cornices and rich fringes. As manufacturers and importers, they claimed their rates were 25% cheaper, through not using a middle-man.

Munns, Thomas, Cambridge, chairmaker (1710). Described as a poor chairmaker in Cooper's Annals of Cambridge, 1852, p. 92.

Munro, David, near Covent Gdn, London, cm (1753). Marriage to Miss Freebairn reported in Public Advertiser, 20 October 1753. See David Monroe, and Mure & Monro.

Munro, John, Chandos St, London, cm (1749). [Poll bk]

Munro, R., 33 Oxford St, London, printer, u and cm (1825). [D] See R. Munns at this address.

Munro, Thomas, Dunning St, Sunderland, Co. Durham, joiner and cm (182829). [D]

Munro, Thomas, 50 Howland St, London, cm and u (183539). [D]

Munro, William, Manchester and Salford, Lancs., builder, joiner and cm (182540). Recorded at 140 Long Millgate, Manchester in 1825; no. 148 in 183233; 24 Gravel Lane, 183440; as Monro in 1834; and 61 Gravel Lane in 1840. [D]

Munt, George, 85 Blackman St, London, upholder (1782). [D]

Murch, W., 1 Oxenden St, Coventry St, London, carver etc. (182627). [D]

Murcott, William, Gloucester, cm (1777). Insured his house for 300 in 1777. [GL, Sun MS vol. 259, p. 119]

Murdoch (or Murdock), John, Blackmoor (or Blackman) St, Clare Mkt, London, cm and u (177493). Insured his house for 300 in 1774. [D; poll bk; GL, Sun MS vol. 272, p. 474]

Murdock, W., 56 Warren St, Fitzroy Sq., London, carver and gilder (180911). [D]

Mure, H. & Monro, David, at The Chair, Wardour St, St Anne's, London, cm (1785). Trade card recorded. [Heal] See David Monroe and David Munro.

Murgatroyd, A., 2 Knightsbridge, London, portable desk maker (1820). [D]

Murgatroyd, A., 18 Stafford Row, near the New Palace, Pimlico, London, military trunk and solid leather portmanteau maker, undertaker (183739). Named in the Royal Household Accounts on 24 August 1837 supplying four Square Boxes for Bonnets, costing 6 8s; and on 30 June 1839, 9 strong Wainscot Chests and 3 Chests 3 2 long, totalling 69 15s. [Windsor Royal Archives]

Murie, Mary, 39 Frederick St, St James's, Liverpool, u (1837). [D]

Murphy, John, Liverpool, cm (1819). App. to Thomas Dutton in 1819. [Liverpool app. enrolment bk]

Murray, Alexander, London, glass grinder, probably carver and gilder (177380). Recorded at White Lyon St, St Giles, in 1780 when he acted as assignee of commission in the bankruptcy case against William Gates, cm to the Lord Chancellor's Office, on 3 March. [PRO, LC5/106, p. 40] In 1773 Murray supplied furniture to the Morant family of Brokenhurst Park, Hants. An entry in Edward Morant's notebook, dated 10 July 1773 refers To your bill to Alexander Murray pr. glasses 316., provided for Morant's London house at 17 Park Lane. They can be identified as the pair of large gilt mirrors in the Adam taste, with wide frames pierced with ovals and surmounted by a design of braziers and pairs of winged gryphons. Once at Brokenhurst, the mirrors are now at Basildon Park, Berks. Murray's receipt for them is in the MMA, NY. Murray also supplied to Morant's Park Lane house two semi-circular tables with caryatid supports. A gilt settee in the French taste from a suite of furniture from Brokenhurst Park has been attributed to Murray, as the carved detail agrees closely with that of his looking-glasses. [Antique Collector, August 1954, pp. 13240; Conn., March 1974; C. Life, 12 May 1977, p. 1230; V&A archives]

Murray, Archibald, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, u and cm (175462). Took app. named Thomas Pallant for 31 10s in 1754, when an Archibald Murray subscribed to Chippendale's Director. Of St Martin's Lane he took out Sun Insurance policies on 21 May 1761; and on 23 August 1762 for 900, including 150 on utensils and stock in a brick workshop in yard. [GL, Sun MS refs 182760 and 191993]

Murray, Charles & Son, High St, Uxbridge, Middlx, cm and u (1826). [D]

Murray, David, address unrecorded, cm (1803). Subscribed to Sheraton's Cabinet Dictionary, 1803.

Murray, George, London, cm, carver and picture frame maker (174452). Master Sculptor and Carver to the Crown, and earlier assistant to James Richards. [Conn., June 1981, p. 144] Polled at Westminster of Pall Mall in 1749. Named in part of Edward Godfrey's account to Augusta, Princess of Wales, submitting a bill to January 1744/45 for 7 17s 6d. [Windsor Royal Archives, RA 55435] Carried out work at Moulsham Hall, Essex, for Earl Fitzwalter, receiving 20 of his bill for 48 17s 6d on 18 February 1747; and 28 11s on 17 July, as well as a further payment of 95 11s 6d. On 17 December 1748 his bill for 5 17s 6d was paid in full. [A. C. Edwards, The Accounts of Benjamin Mildmay, Earl Fitzwalter, pp. 11112] In 1752 Murray carved the Great Room chimney frame at Mr Pelham's house in Arlington St, London. [RIBA Lib., MS 728. 3 (42.13A)]

Murray, George, Tweedmouth, Northumb., cm, u and carpet manufacturer (1757d.1768). Took apps named Oliver in 1757 and Cowen in 1758. [S of G, app. index] Advertised in Newcastle Courant, 13 June 1767 that he has just imported from Sussex, a large quantity of Field Turnip Seed which he proposes to sell. Dead by 13 February 1768, when notice of the sale on 14 March of his household furniture and stock in trade appeared in Newcastle Chronicle. Stock included a very large Assortment of Mahogany and other Tables, Bureaus, Chests of Drawers, Glasses, a great variety of Paper Hangings, Wilton and Scotch Carpets, many webs of Carpeting, a great Quantity of wool, Longwood, Madder, Cochineal, and other Dyes used in dying the Yarn for carpets &c. Also all the Looms, and Cabinet-Maker's tools, and many other Articles too tedious to particularize. After the sale of the above-mentioned Goods, about 6,000 feet of Mahogany and a large Quantity of Beech, Walnut Tree, Wainscot and other wood will be put up to sale in small lots of about 100 feet each lot. A similar advertisement appeared in Newcastle Chronicle, 7 May 1768.

Murray, James, 1 King St, Golden Sq., London, cm (1808). [D]

Murray, John, 42 Clipstone St, Marylebone, London, cm (180911). [D]

Murray, Martin, Drake St, Rochdale, Lancs., cm and chairmaker (1825). [D]

Murray, Richard, Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, Salop, u (1796). [Shrewsbury burgess roll]

Murray, Richard, Wolverhampton, Staffs., u (181822). Trading at King St in 1822. [D]

Murray, Richard, Digbeth, Walsall, Staffs., cm and u (183435). [D]

Murray, Thomas Slater, Liverpool, cm (b.1811d.1833). Death aged 22 reported in Liverpool Mercury, 2 August 1833.

Murray, Thomas, Adelaide Pl., Exeter, Devon, cm (1834). Son Thomas bapt. at St Sidwell's on 13 April 1834. [PR (bapt.)]

Murray, William, The Broadway, Westminster, London, cm (1774). [Poll bk]

Murray, William, Stamford, Lincs., cm (179198). [D]

Murray & Jeacocke, 28 Charles St, Tottenham Ct Rd, London, cm and u (1839). [D]

Murrell(s), Ambrose, Sepulchre St, Sudbury, Suffolk, cm (1839). [D]

Murrell, Charles, Chelmsford, Essex, cm (1826). [Maldon poll bk]

Murrell, James, Lindfield, Sussex, chairmaker (1832). [D]

Murrell, John, 14 Gibson St, Lambeth, London, cm, u and undertaker (1839). [D]

Muscroft, John, Tadcaster, Yorks., joiner and/or cm (1834). [D]

Muse, John, Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Northumb., joiner and cm (182829). [D]

Musgrave, George, Kirkby Malzeard, near Masham, Yorks., cm (1822). [D]

Musgrave, Thomas, 14 Spring St, Paddington, London, carver and gilder (182627). [D]

Musgraves, George, Garden St, Wakefield, Yorks., cm (1814). [D]

Musgrove, Edwin Duckworth, Liverpool, u and cm (183739). Trading at 48 Gt Orford St in 1837 and 9 Commutation Row in 1839. [D]

Mush, Frederick, York, cm (1809). Son of William Mush, gardener of Fulford, York; app. to Thomas Walls, cm, on 2 January 1809. [York app. reg.] Possibly Frederick Musham.

Mush, John, 47 King St, Manchester, u and paper hanging manufacturer (1825). [D]

Musham, Frederick, York, cm and upholder (182140). Recorded at Blake St in 1823, no. 6, 182837; and 100 Micklegate in 1840. Took apps named Leonard Lumley on 13 February 1821, George Scott on 18 June 1832, and Thomas Scott on 25 February 1835. [D; York app. reg.] Possibly Frederick Mush.

Musker, Robert, Liverpool, cm (1823). App. to John Chesters in 1823. [Liverpool app. enrolment bk]

Muskett, Joseph, West St, London, picture frame maker and gilder (177677). Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1776 for 100 of which utensils, stock and goods accounted for 40; and in 1777 for 200, utensils, stock and goods accounting for 100. [GL, Sun MS vol. 246, p. 535; vol. 257, p. 284]

Muspratt, Thomas, Colebrook St, Winchester, Hants., cm (182324). [D]

Muspratt, Thomas, Southampton, Hants., cm and u (182330). Recorded at Colebrook St in 1823 and 11 Bedford Terr. in 1830. [D]

Musto, Charles, Back St, Horslydown, (London?), cm (177784). Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1777 for 500, 380 accounting for utensils and stock; and in 1780 for 200, 70 on utensils and stock. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 256, p. 150; vol. 283, p. 175]

Musto, Charles, 104 Barnaby St, London, cm (1780). Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1780 for 200, 100 on utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 285, p. 114]

Muston, James, Hatton Gdn, London, wholesale u (180639). Recorded at no. 80, 180619; no. 81, 182039; and at 27 Leather Lane in 1825. This may be the back entrance to Muston's Hatton Gdn premises. [D]

Mutch, John, 101 Finch St, Liverpool, u (1829). [D]

Mutton, Henry, All Saints Passage, Cambridge, carver, gilder and printseller (183941). Trade card gives address at no. 4, and reads: Rose, Maple, Satin & other woods in great Variety. Arms, Crest, Visiting, Compliment & Address cards, Engraving & Copper Plate Printing. [D; poll bks; Johnson Coll., Bodleian Lib., Oxford; Furn. Hist., 1974]

Mutton, William, Huntingdon, carver and gilder (182132). Recorded at High St, 183032. Possibly the Mutton carver & gilder who was paid 4 10s 6d for work at Brampton House, for Lady O. B. Sparrow, 182123. [D; poll bk; Hunts. RO, DDM 16/5]

Mutton, William, Trinity St, Cambridge, carver and gilder (183941). [D; poll bks]

Myatt, William, Piccadilly, Hanley (or Shelton), Staffs., cm and u (181835). [D]

Mycroft, John, Newark, Notts., cm (179398). [D]

Myers, Christopher, address unrecorded, upholder (1709). Admitted freeman of the Upholders Co. on 2 November 1709. [GL, Upholders Co. records]

Myers, Christopher, Whitehaven, Cumb., cm (1748). Took app. named Wilson in 1748. [S of G, app. index]

Myers, Edward, Liverpool, cm (17801810). Addresses given at 44 Ranelagh St, 178790; no. 41 in 1794; no. 42, 180007; also no. 40 in 1800 and 1804; 28 Clarence St in 1805; and Bridport St in 1810. Admitted freeman on servitude to Isaac Marsh on 11 September 1780. Took apps named Robert Roberts in 1787, petitioned freedom in 1802; Ralph Magill in 1788, petitioned in 1796; and Thomas Hindley in 1804, assigned to John Ward Turner in 1809, and petitioned freedom in 1812. George Bibby was assigned by Edward Myers in 1795, and petitioned freedom in 1802. His son, William Myers, cm, petitioned freedom on birthright in 1802. [D; Liverpool freemen reg. and committee bk]

Myers, Emanuel, 28 High St, Whitechapel, London, lookingglass manufacturer (1839). [D]

Myers, Michael, 21 Blackman St, Southwark, London, cm (1829). [D]

Myers, Richard, High St, Edgehill, Liverpool, cm (182735). Recorded at no. 50 in 1827 and 1834; no. 51 in 1829; and no. 52 in 1835. [D]

Myers, Thomas, Lancaster, joiner and cm (176080). App. to J. Wright in 1760, and admitted freeman, 177980, when stated of Wrexham, Wales. [Lancaster app. reg. and freemen rolls]

Myers, Thomas, Lancaster. Named in the Gillow records, 180740. [Westminster Ref. Lib.] Two dressing tables made by Gillows for Parlington Hall, Yorks., were signed in pencil on the drawer bottom Thos Myers. [Gilbert, Leeds Furn. Cat., no. 500]

Myers, Thomas, Masham, Yorks., joiner and cm (182829). [D]

Myers, William, Liverpool, cm (1806). Admitted freeman on 5 November 1806 as son of Edward Myers, cm. [Liverpool freemen reg.]

Myers, William, Meltham, Huddersfield, Yorks., joiner and/or cm (1834). [D]

Myers, Wolfe, High St, Chelmsford, Essex, cm, u and furniture broker (183239). [D]

Myerscough, Richard, Lancaster, cm (1829). Marriage on 20 January 1829 to Miss Elizabeth Bates of Liverpool reported in Liverpool Mercury, 6 February 1829.

Myles Custance, John, 74 Long Acre, London, cm, u and undertaker (1785). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 1 June 1785 for 150 on household goods, and 300 on utensils and stock. [GL, Sun MS vol. 328, p. 412]

Mynett, George, Stroud, Glos., cm (1824). [PR (bapt.)]

Myres, Watt, Low Jubbergate, York, cm (1745). Recorded in York Courant, 15 January 1745.

Mysell, Charles, 18 Barbican, London, clock-case maker (1810). Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 15 November 1810 for 1,300, including 500 on two houses and offices at 11 and 12 Barbican, 300 on warehouse and rooms over sawpits in the yard behind; and 500 on stock and utensils. [GL, Sun MS vol. 449, ref. 850600]