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Braithwait(e) (or Brathwait(e), Ebenezer (1717-55)

Braithwait(e) (or Brathwait(e), Ebenezer, Cornhill, London, u (1717–55). Trading at the ‘Ship and Anchor’, 1727–32. Son of Samuel Braithwaite, cheesemonger of Westminster, possibly brother of Samuel, cm and u of Holborn. App. to William Jones on 3 April 1717, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 7 December 1726. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 2 November 1729 for £300 on household goods and stock in trade in his house. He submitted a bill in May 1730 to William Cotesworth, general treasurer of the Court at Hicks Hill(?), for ‘an elbow chair for the chairman of this court, stuff'd and covered with black Spanish leather, and gilt nails … a common velvet squob cushion, trimmed with crimson silk lace, and filled with swan's feathers and downe’, and ‘green cloth for the table in the court’. [Winterthur, Delaware, Symonds Papers] Declared bankrupt, Gents Mag., March 1734, and was described as a ‘Prisoner for Debt’, London Gazette, 27–31 May 1755. [D; GL, Upholders’ Co. records; GL, Sun MS vol. 24, ref. 43211]

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