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Bedwell, William (1723-42)

Bedwell, William, the Butter Mkt, Ipswich, Suffolk, joiner and cm (1723–42). As only joiner he took out a Sun Insurance policy on 6 January 1723 for £200 on his dwelling house in the parish of St Stephen. Advertised, Ipswich Journal, 8 September 1739, as joiner and cm who ‘Maketh and Selleth all Sorts of Desks and Book-Cases, Chests of Drawers, Dressing-Tables, and Dining Tables, of all Sorts, of Mahogany Wallnutt-tree and Wainscott; all Sorts of Chairs, carved and plain; Tea-Trays and Waiters; Chimney-Glasses, PeerGlasses, in Wallnut-tree Frames, or Gilt: Also buys old Glasses, and hangs Bells after the newest Fashion. A new Velvet or a Cloth Pall, and Cloaks, to be Lett’. Took app. named Henidge in 1742. [GL, Sun MS vol. 16, p. 234; S of G, app. index]

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