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Moore, John (1768–77)

Recorded at no. 127, 1773–83; and near ‘The Angel & Crown’, Whitechapel in 1775. Took his son, Thomas Moore, as app., 1768–75, when he was admitted freeman. Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1775 for £3,300, including £2,650 on…

Moor(e), Thomas (1768–86)

Recorded ‘near the Old Angel & Crown Tavern in Whitechapel’, 1775–81; 5 Whitechapel in 1781; and no. 136, 1781–86. Son of John Moore, freeman musician and cm of Whitechapel. App. to his father on 3 August 1768, and admitted…

Morris, Robert (1660–70)

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…

Murray, George (1744–52)

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,…

Naish, Catherine (1759–72)

A noted supplier of furniture to the Royal family. The earliest known commission was a set of eight mahogany backstools with compass fronts and tops at 15s each for Prince William's House in Leicester Sq. These were supplied in 1759 the year…

Nodes, William

‘The Crown’, Fleet Ditch, London (1696). On 5 November 1696 the 1st Earl of Bristol paid Nodes £6 for two looking-glasses. [Wills, Looking-Glasses]

Norris, John (1669–1702)

Samuel Pepys in his diary records a visit to Norris at Long Acre ‘who showed me several forms of frames to choose by; which was pretty’. Supplied two picture frames for Hatfield House, Herts. in 1687 at a cost of £7 10s. On 16 April 1689 appointed Joiner…

Oakley, George (1773–1840)

The firm of George Oakley produced stylish furniture in the Grecian taste during the decades spanning the turn of the 19th century, and was one of the pioneers of ‘Buhl’ inlay, a form of decoration that regained popularity during the early years of the…

Orchard, James (1805–33)

The 28 King St address appears to have been used throughout the life of this business but in 1821 and 1823 one directory lists the number as 30. Another directory in 1826 lists George Yd, Crown St, Soho. The business was fairly…

Pallin, Elias (1795)

In 1795 at Peter St. From 1799–1801 shown at ‘The Rose & Crown’, Narrow plain, but there is no indication that he carried on his trade as cm from there. [D]