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Birchall, William (1770-1793)

Birchall, William

Queen Square, Bath, Somerset; upholsterer and cabinet maker (fl. 1770–93)

Purchased a Sun Insurance policy in 1775 for £1,400, of which utensils, stock and goods accounted for £1,010. [London Metropolitan Archive (LMA), Sun MS vol. 242, p. 613]. 

Advertised in Bath Chronicle, 25 January 1770 that he was from London and had just set up business.

In December 1777 he was employed by Bath Corporation to make a pattern settee for others to follow and in 1778 was paid £68 13s 6d for settees he covered in crimson check [Bath Corporation records].

See Thomas Bird

Source: DEFM

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