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Carnaby, Ralph (1808-34)

Carnaby, Ralph, Newcastle, cm (1808–34). In March 1808 the Newcastle Courant carried an announcement that W & R. Carnaby ‘cabinet-makers from London’ had commenced business at Green-court, Newgate St. The partnership was obviously unsuccessful for in April of the next year Ralph was advertising that he had never had any trading connection with his brother, William, who had already by this date set himself up in opposition at 3 Collingwood St. Ralph continued to trade from the Newgate St premises until 1812. In May of that year he advertised his move to 21 Low Friar St at which address he continued to trade until 1834. In 1827 he was also shown to have had a house in Gallowgate. [D; Newcastle Courant, 5 March 1808, 22 April 1809, 2 September 1809, 9 May 1812]

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