Skip to main content

Anderton, William (1750-1812)

Anderton, William, Liverpool, u and cm (b. 1750–d. 1812). Trading on his own account as early as 1777, in which year he was declared bankrupt. Had recommenced business by 1781 when he was trading from 17 Dale St. By 1790 had premises at 18 and 19 Paradise St. In 1796 his addresses are given as Harrington Park Rd, with a cabinet and paper warehouse at 41 Paradise St. In October of that year he was declared bankrupt for a second time and on 25 October his stock was sold by auction. It consisted mainly of upholstery materials, a quantity of timber and veneers and workshop equipment. He is once more recorded in trade in local directories by 1800 with an address at 68 Maguire St, Bevington Bush. This changed in 1803 to 7 Meadow St, Rose Pl., and the following year to Mile End, Scotland Rd, which may have been his house. His final address from 1806 was 3 Haymarket. In August of that year he announced in the press that he was recommencing business from that address. He stated that he had ‘converted the apartment over his warehouse into a spacious room, which is in reserve for the reception of every description of goods intended to be sold by auction or otherwise (where an advance on deposits may be had if required)’. He also offered to use his best endeavours to dispose of land and buildings for clients. He died on 13 June 1812 at Mile End, aged 62. [D; Gents Mag., May 1777; Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser, 6 June 1777; Billinge's Liverpool Advertiser, 17 and 24 October 1796, 16 July 1798; Liverpool Chronicle, 6 August 1806; Liverpool Mercury, 26 June 1812, 28 June 1816]

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