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Briscoe, Thomas (1727-1796)

Briscoe, Thomas

Liverpool and Lancaster, Lancs.; cabinet maker (b.c.1727-fl.c.1796)

He was a Roman Catholic, born about 1727. He worked in Liverpool for about seven years from 1760, but by about 1770 he was working for Gillows in Lancaster. His sons Peter and William Brisco(e), also cabinet makers, worked for Gillows. He completed a six or six and a half day week during 1775 for which he received 13s per week. For the year 1773-74 he received £37.185.0d. He was one of over thirty workmen listed by Gillows during this period. Gillows sent him to do some work for lawyer Barrow in January 1780 with six other workmen. In 1785 he signed the Lancaster wage agreement with thirty-two other workmen. He was recorded in the Gillows Petty Cash Book on 21 February and 7 March 1789 and in their Petty Ledgers between 1769-96.

Sources: DEFM; Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840 (2008), II, p. 222.

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