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Crompton, John (1773-1804)

Crompton, John, London, upholder (1773–1804). Son of Benjamin Crompton of Cockspur St. In 1773 admitted a freeman of the Upholders’ Co. under the terms of the 1750 Upholders’ Act. He recorded his address as Cockspur St in 1778 and 1781 and was probably at this period assisting in the family business. Between 1786 and 1794 living at Church St, St Ann's, Soho and in 1802 at Percy St. On the death of his father, his brother James appears to have succeeded to the business in Cockspur St and it is possible that John decided to retire from active participation in the trade. He was however made master of the Upholders’ Co. in 1804. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records]

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