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Alder, Brian (1783-1808)

Alder, Brian, Canterbury and London, u and cm (1783–1808). Admitted freeman of Canterbury in 1783. In business at St Dunstan's, Canterbury the following year. Trading at 31 Leward St, Goswell St, London, from 1790; but in 1793, when he took out cover for £300 with the Sun Fire Office, £20 of this was in respect of utensils at the workshop of ‘Mr. Seddon in Aldersgate Street’. By 1808 when he was at 6 Goswell St the insurance cover had been raised to £400. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 397, p. 320; vol. 446, ref. 816360; poll bk]

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