Almond, William (1739-1766)
Brownlow Street, London; carver and gilder (1739–66)
On 16 April 1750 Almond was paid £5 10s for work carried out for the 3rd Earl of Burlington, £4 10s of this being in respect of Chiswick. A further sum of £4 15s was paid in March 1753 for gilding picture and table frames [Chatsworth, Burlington papers, account book].
On 22 January 1765 authorisation was given at the weekly board meeting of the Middlesex Hospital for payment for ‘repairing and burnishng all over the large picture’ [Gilbert, Chippendale, p. 162].
In the following year he acted as an arbitrator in a dispute concerning gilding work in the gallery at Moor Park between Sir Lawrence Dundas and Samuel Norman [Gilbert, Chippendale, pp. 158–59].
Purchased insurance on his house in 1776 amounting to £100 [London Metropolitan Archive (LMA) Sun MS vol. 253, p. 43].