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Blackburn (or Blakeburn), Thomas (1771-73)

Blackburn (or Blakeburn), Thomas, St Mary's Gate, Manchester, cm (1771–73). Recorded at no. 14 in 1773. Announced in Prescott's Manchester Journal, 21 December 1771 ‘that he has enter'd on the shop late of Mr. Watkinson's, in St. Mary's Gate, where he intends carrying on the said Business in all its Branches, in the most fashionable Taste and the newest Patterns … [He] … has on sale A Choice Quantity of Mahogany, both log and plank, Oak Billets, Deal and a parcel of good black Ebony, now lying in a Yard behind the Old Windmill in Deansgate’. [D]

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