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Bo(o)rman, William (1763-98)

Bo(o)rman, William, High St, parish of St Lawrence, Winchester, Hants., cm and upholder (1763–98). Son of Rev. Daniel Borman, clerk of Winchester; app. to Edward Polhill on 31 August 1763, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 3 July 1771. Took out Sun Insurance policies in 1775 for £300 on utensils and stock; in 1781 for £500 on shop, utensils and stock; in 1782 for £500 on his house; in 1783 for £400, £300 on utensils and stock; and on 19 July 1791 for £1,000, utensils and stock accounting for £300. Mahogany serpentine chest of drawers recorded bearing label. [D; GL, Upholders’ Co. records; GL, Sun MS vol. 238, p. 470; vol. 295, p. 19; vol. 303, p. 59; vol. 314, p. 153; vol. 379, p. 160; V & A archives]

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