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Darby, William (1750-1770)

Darby, William

at ‘The Bear & Crown’, 12 Aldermanbury, London; upholsterer, appraiser and undertaker (fl. 1750–70)

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British Museum

The trade card of Willm Darby, Upholsterer. Appraiser & Undertaker, At the Bear & Crown in Aldermanbury near ye Church, London Makes & Sells all sorts of Upholstery & Cabinet Goods, c. 1750-70 [Banks,28.42]. © The Trustees of the British Museum

The son of John Darby, ‘baymaker’, of Witham, Essex; apprenticed to Thomas Brown, a freeman of the Merchant Taylors' Company and by trade upholsterer. Admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Company on 1 October 1761 [Guildhall Library (GL), Upholders' Company records]. 

Darby was declared bankrupt [Gents Magazine, December 1769] but was trading again in 1770. 

Source: DEFM

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