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Crump, Ely (1776-82)

Crump, Ely, High St, Worcester, cm and upholder (1776–d. 1782). Took apps William King, free 1776, Thomas Phillips, free 1777 and William Barret, free 1781. Took his son, Robert, as app., but died soon after on 22 April 1782 of ‘asthmatic consumption’. Robert Crump was however declared free in October 1786 by servitude. Crump had taken out insurance cover of £1,100 in 1779 of which £300 was in respect of ‘workshops, utensils & stock’. [Freemen rolls; GL, Sun MS vol. 277, p. 24; Berrow's Worcester Journal, 22 April 1782]

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