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Crouch, John (1668-1748)

Crouch, John, Crown Ct, Gracechurch St, London, upholder (b. 1668–d. 1748). Free of the Upholders’ Co., 1698 and master, 1732. His dwelling house was insured for £350 in 1706 and £600 in 1718, falling to £200 in 1721. He also appears to have owned other properties in Hoxton and Stepney. He died in 1748 aged 80 and was described as a wholesale upholder who had acquired a plentiful fortune and had retired some years previously. By religious persuasion Crouch was a Quaker. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records; Sun MS vol. 4, ref. 4498; Hand in Hand MS vol., ref. 11663; vol. 17, ref. 33350; vol. 19, ref. 7418; vol. 12, p. 479; vol. 23, ref. 7420 11663; London Evening Post, 20–23 February 1748]

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