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Baildon, Thomas (1762-98)

Baildon, Thomas, Blake St, Stonegate, York, u, appraiser, undertaker and auctioneer (1762–1798). Son of William Baildon, tailor, and Sarah Baildon. App. to Robert Barker jnr u, 1 May 1762. Admitted freeman 1785. Advertised 16 August and 11 October that he had been ‘Fourteen years last past Foreman to Messrs. Haig & Chippendale, 60 St. Martin's Lane, London … purposes opening a shop in Blake St., York … where the upholstery business will be carried on in all its branches …’ The sale of his effects is recorded in 1797. [D; York app. reg. and freemen rolls; York Courant, 16 August and 11 October 1785]

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