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Bra(i)thwaite, Samuel (1757-1811)

Bra(i)thwaite, Samuel, London, u, cm, auctioneer, appraiser and undertaker (1757–1811). Addresses given at 315 High Holborn, 1772–92; 145 Cheapside, 1779 and 13 High Holborn, 1781–87. Trade card [Heal Coll., BM] gives address ‘between Southampton Buildings and Chancery Lane in Holborn’, and states that he ‘Makes and Sells all Sorts of Cabinet and Upholstery Goods in the newest Taste & on the most reasonable Terms’. Son of Samuel Braithwaite, cheesemonger of St Andrew's, Holborn, possibly brother of Ebenezer, u of Cornhill. App. to Thomas Cooke, ‘skynner’, on 5 July 1757, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. on 6 July 1768. Took apps named Joseph Robins, 1770–80; Thomas Tucker, 1775–88; and William Robins, 1781–88. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 31 July 1787 for £800 on his dwelling house, counting house and warehouse. [D; GL, Upholders’ Co. records and Livery lists; GL, Sun MS vol. 345, p. 455; Heal]

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