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Custance, John Miles (1786-1802)

Custance, John Miles, London, broker, upholders and undertaker (1786–1802). At 40 Brewer St, Golden Sq. in 1786 when he took out insurance cover of £800 on his house and workshop and £300 on his utensils, stock and goods in trust. In 1793 the number is recorded as 41. He also appears to have had additional premises at 32 Bishopsgate 1790–93. He was admitted a member of the Upholders’ Co. by redemption on 5 May 1802. At the time he was living at 31 Bow Lane, Cheapside and declared his trade as ‘auctioneer & appraiser’. [D; Heal; GL, Sun MS vol. 337, p. 154; Upholders’ Co. records]

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