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Dawes, Mark (1773-96)

Dawes, Mark, London, upholder (1773–96). Trading at 1 Broker Row, Moorfields, 1778–86; and 86 Little Tower Hill, 1791–96. App. to Henry Hall; admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 7 July 1773. On 4 August 1779 he was excused serving as steward of the Co., having suffered ‘great losses in Trade’. Took apps named William Banks, 1778–88; William Wilson, 1780–87; and Henry Clyatt, 1784–91. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 21 May 1791 for £400 on his goods. Declared bankrupt, Billinge's Liverpool Advertiser, 15 February and 9 May 1796. [D; GL, Upholders' Co. records and Livery lists; GL, Sun MS vol. 376, p. 495].

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