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Adams, Job (1729)

Adams, Job

London and later Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; upholder (fl. 1729)

The son of the cooper Job Adams of Aldersgate, London, apprenticed to William Cowthorpe on 4 August 1721 and admitted a freeman of the Upholders’ Company on 5 March 1729 [Guildhall Library (GL), Upholders’ Company records].

By 1732 Adams was in Philadelphia, where in the Philadelphia Mercury of 8 June 1732 he advertised himself as ‘Job Adams, Upholder, lately arriv’d from London, living in Front-Street near the Croocked Billet; makes and sells all Sorts of Upholders Goods, viz. Beds and Bedding, Easy-Chairs, Settees, Squabs and Couches, Window-Seat Cushions Russia Leather Chairs, with all Sorts of Upholstery Goods at reasonable Rates’.

Source: DEFM

The original entry from Dictionary of English Furniture Makers, 1660-1840 can be found at British History Online.