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Crusoe, Robinson (1754-86)

Crusoe, Robinson, High St, King's Lynn, Norfolk, upholder and cm (1754–86). App. to Asty Hardwick u, and free 1754–55. Took as apps George Mathyson Vincent (free 1770–71), James Oldmeadow (free 1778–79) and Charles Crusoe (free 1782–83). Charles, his son, was also admitted freeman of Norwich on 29 November 1782. In 1781 he insured his house for £300 and in 1783 took out insurance amounting to £700 of which £300 was for utensils and stock. [D; poll bks; King's Lynn freemen rolls; Norwich freemen reg.; GL, Sun MS vol. 291, p. 519; vol. 317, p. 287]

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