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Blenkinsop(p) (or Blenkinshop), Peter jnr (1754-62)

Blenkinsop(p) (or Blenkinshop), Peter jnr, Durham, u (1754–62). Recorded in Market Pl. before 1762, and Sadler St from 1762. Worked at Gibside for Mrs Bowes, whose accounts record payments on 13 November 1754 of £8 1s 11½d for upholsterer's work; on 8 October 1756 ‘for a mahogany close stool’, £1 4s 2d; on 4 June 1757 for bed tick, coverlets, blankets etc., £2 8s; on 15 March 1759 for materials for a new bed, £5 10s 4d; and on 11 December 1759, £6 4s 6d. Probably the Peter ‘Blankinsop’ who subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754. Published notice of remorse, Newcastle Courant, 20 February 1762, and declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., December 1762. [Durham RO, Strathmore MS, Gibside, D/St/V 1488–90]

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