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Allanson, Thomas (1777-1784)

Allanson, Thomas

Blake Street, York, Yorkshire; upholsterer (1777–d. 1784)

Admitted a freeman in 1777 [York Freeman rolls; York Chronicle, 29 August 1777] and in this year insured his utensils and stock in the Blake Street premises for £800 with the Sun Fire Office [London Metropolitan Archive (LMA), Sun MS vol. 259, p. 111].

The York Minster fabric rolls record that he was paid £4 16s in 1781 for lining pews, and a further £3 1s 6d in 1783. In 1781 he was described as the successor to Joseph Reynoldson.

Allanson died in September 1784 [York Courant, 7 September 1784].

Source: DEFM

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