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Brown(e), Philip (1820-37)

Brown(e), Philip, Curtain Rd, London, cm, u, bedstead maker, broker of household goods and undertaker (1820–37). Addresses given at 3 Susannah Pl., Curtain Rd in 1820; 1–4 Curtain Rd in 1822; no. 3 only, 1826–37; and as P. & E. Browne at 3–4 Curtain Rd, 1835. Took out Sun Insurance policies on 6 November 1822 for £650, £300 on his house, £100 on a house at 33 Howard's Green, City Rd; £100 on two houses at Reeves Pl., Hoxton; and £150 on 2 houses at 4–5 Collingwood St, Bethnell Green. A second policy included £1,000 on his houses at 1–4 Curtain Rd; £800 on stock and utensils; £100 on houses at 17 and 133 Old St Rd, where no work was done; £150 on two houses near ‘The Ship’, Cock Lane, Bethnell Green; £100 on a house in Nelson St; and £200 on a house at 4 New Inn Yd. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 492, ref. 997522 and 997528] In 1832 Messrs. Brown of 1– 2 Curtain Rd, ‘who for 24 years carried on the business of cabinet makers & upholsterers’, sold the lease which included their warehouse at 3 and 4 Curtain Rd; but P. Brown was still trading at no. 3 in 1837. [Shoreditch Lib.]

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