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Chivers, William (1794-1803)

Chivers, William, London, u, cabinet warehouseman and auctioneer (1794–1803). Brother of Noah Chivers. App. to Robert Herring on 5 January 1785 and free of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 5 March 1794. At that date his address is given as Salisbury Ct, Fleet St. He is first recorded in London directories in 1797 at 137 Salisbury Sq., Fleet St which may be the same address. He remained here until 1799 but in 1801 was trading from 15 Newgate St. He was still at the address in 1803 but in the previous year an address in Wilstead St, Sommers Town is listed which may have been his dwelling house. [D; GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

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