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Argles, Thomas (1761-1795)

Argles, Thomas

Week Street, Maidstone, Kent; cabinet maker, auctioneer and upholder (fl. 1761–95)

Thomas was the father of Edward Argles. In in the 1790s the business traded as T. Argles & Son. In the late 1780s he employed a Thomas Greenstead as a yearly hired servant.

On 1 January 1792 he bound Samuel Larkin as an apprentice at a premium of £62.

In 1784 he purchased insurance cover of £1,500 with the Sun Fire Office, £950 of this being in respect of utensils and stock suggesting a fairly large manufactory by provincial standards [London Metropolitan Archive (LMA), Sun MS vol. 324, p. 644; P83/MRY1/869/1741].

Source: DEFM

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