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Clarke, Henry (1700-22)

Clarke, Henry, ‘The sign of the Harrow and Crooked Billett’, Cumpton St, Clerkenwell, London, upholder (1700–22). Admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. on 1 May 1700. Between 1712 and 1719 insured his own house ‘situate on the south side of Cumpton St. in Woods Close in the parish of St. James Clerkenwell’ for £100 and another house on the ‘North side of Northampton St. in Woods Close … known by the sign of the Cheshire Cheese’ for a similar sum. In 1722 insured for £300 a house in the possession of Thomas Brownjohn ‘on the south side of Ormond St’. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records; GL, Hand in Hand MS vol. 9, p. 524; vol. 19, p. 329; vol. 26, p. 135]

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