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Cruse, Gabriel (1752-79)

Cruse, Gabriel, Devizes, Wilts., u and cm (1752–79). Took as apps Sarah Sulivan 8 April 1752, James Stockham 23 July 1752, John Sullivan 11 July 1754 and John Holdenby Langley 5 December 1758, two as u and the others as cm. In 1779 insured his house with Thomas Cripps for £300. In August and October 1766 undertook work and supplied goods to the 2nd Earl of Shelburne for Bowood Park, Wilts, amounting to £62 10s 9d. Of the items supplied the most significant were six mahogany chairs, ‘Stuff'd Backs and seats in canvis’ at £7 10s and 99 yds of Wilton Carpet and ten bedside carpets which together came to £29 14s. [App. bks; GL, Sun MS vol. 272, p. 159; Bowood MS]

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