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Cowell, Daniel (1817-37)

Cowell, Daniel, 95 High St, Worcester, cm and u (1817–37). Admitted freeman 1817 and by 1820 was already trading from the High St address. He declared himself to be the successor of Mr Timings, and was agent for the Phoenix Fire Assurance Co. of London. He also appears to have had a partner, for the business is described as Cowell & Cartwright (late Timings) in an 1820 directory though an advertisement placed in the same publication is in the name of Daniel Cowell only. From 1828–37 the business was named Daniel & William Cowell, though William Cowell was not a freeman of Worcester until 1831. In 1834 John Henry Hall, app. to Daniel Cowell, was admitted a freeman. Between 1829–31 this business supplied various items and carried out work for J. S. Packington of Westwood, near Droitwich, Worcs. amounting in total to £80 7s 5d. Payment was however slow in coming and on 4 January 1833 a request was made for payment of this sum and interest on £73 13s 5d being the amount owing since Christmas 1830. The debt was settled in April 1833 but without the payment of the interest requested. [D; freemen rolls; Worcs. RO, 2309/705; 380/56/iii, vi]

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