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Appley, William (1749-1798)

Appley, William

Lancaster, Lancs and Nottingham; cabinetmaker (fl.1749–98)

App. to R. Thorney in 1749 and admitted freeman, 1753–54. Moved to Nottingham in 1767-68 where he was when he became a Lancaster Freeman. On 31 July 1784 he advertised for a craftsman in the Nottingham Journal. [D; Lancaster app. reg., freemen rolls and poll bk]. Robert and William Appley were probably brothers.

Sources: DEFM; Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840 (2008), II, pp 212 & 319.


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