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Clark, George (1744-84)

Clark, George, Durham, u (1744–84). In 1744 took app. named Shaffield and in 1762 one named Clarke. In 1756 acted as an agent in connection with the sale of furniture for Sir Richard Hylton. Sir Richard was not the only member of the local gentry to use his services for between 1743–47 he is frequently mentioned in connection with the furnishing of Gibside, Co. Durham. On 18 June 1743 he was paid £14 5s 2½d for hanging rooms, putting up beds and for two carpets and paper. A sum of £11 11s was paid on 20 July 1749 for two beds and further sums of £11 9s and £20 1s were paid on 25 November 1751 and 15 November 1752. Ticking and crimson harrateen were paid for in April 1751 and further harateen, tape and a ‘coverlid’ supplied in 1753. [D; S of G, app. index; Newcastle Courant, 24 July 1756; Durham RO, D/St/v. 989, D/St/325, D/St/V1488–90, D/St/330/3, D/St/326/a, D/St/v. 995]

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