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Cuthbert, James (1780-97)

Cuthbert, James, London, upholder (1780–97). Free of the Upholders’ Co. under the 1750 Upholders’ Act on 7 June 1780. It is probable that at this date he was already trading as his address is shown as 123 Fleet St which was used for the business up to 1793. In 1780 he took out insurance cover for £600, half of which was in respect of utensils and stock. In 1790 he was declared bankrupt and in the same year fined £9 for non-service at St Bride's Guildhall. Business was not interrupted for long however, for by 1792 Cuthbert was once again trading from the Fleet St address in partnership with his son. In 1795 the address was changed to 79 Islington Rd. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 284, p. 104; Upholders’ Co. records; MS 6561, p. 118; Bailey's list of bankrupts]

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