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Thompson, John Thomas (1818–40)

[D] Advertised in The Times, 1 January 1816, and 8 January 1818, his ‘PATENT EAST and WEST INDIA WELLINGTON BED — This elegant and portable BEDSTEAD is made of Wrought Iron Tubes, plated with brass, thereby rendering it extremely light…

Tipping, Isaac

coverlids’ (1760–d. 1765). Advertised in Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser, 18 July 1760, that he had ‘brought to town a large Quantity of Upholstery Goods, at the Sign of the Mill Stone in Castlestreet, the Sale to begin the…

Vile, William (c. 1700/05–d. 1767)

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

Wade, George (1819–26)

‘Successor to the late Mr. Owen’, possibly Richard Owen who is recorded in Nantwich, 1808–14. By February 1819 George Wade was well established at an address opposite the Hospital St End, High Town. Subsequent addresses are given as High Town in 1822 and…

Wakelin, Daniel (1763)

Known only from his trade card, copies of which are in the BM and GL. The latter is dated 1763. The card indicates that he made and sold ‘all sorts of Cabinets and Upholstery Work; sells Carpets, Blankets, …

Wallin, Richard (1747–54)

Known from his trade card which states that he made and sold ‘all Sorts of Bedsteads and Furnitures, Feather Beds, Matrasses, Blankets, Quilts, Coverlids & Rugs, Carpets, …

Watson, Bingley (1823–26)

In March 1823 trading at 74 Church St as a carpet and blanket store. He was not the owner of the business but described himself agent ‘for the Yorkshire Manufacturers’. This must have referred to the stock of bedding and cloth. He could offer…

Watson, Elizabeth (1696–1710)

Although described as an embroideress she conducted business of a much wider scope. In 1706 she offered ‘wrought beds from £7 to £40 per bed, with all sorts of fine chain-stitch work’. In 1710 her stock included ‘wrought beds, curtain…

West, Stephen (1712–21)

On 30 November 1721 was paid £14 3s for blankets and quilts supplied to Lady Bowes. [GL, Sun MS vol. 2, p. 90; Heal; Durham RO, Strathmore MS, D/St/352/2]

Whaley, John (1710–25)

Payments to this maker are frequent in the accounts of Lady Mary Saunderson. Total payments 1710–25 amount to £173 16s 0½d. In only a few instances are the items concerned described, but mending a bed, making a quilt, altering window …