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Deschamps, Francis (1715-93)

Deschamps, Francis, London, upholder (1715–93). Recorded at 23 Wardour St, 1774–93; and no. 21, 1779–84. Son of James Deschamps of Curry in Poistou, France. App. to Susanna Deschamps on 3 October 1715, and admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude on 1 October 1729. His son, James Deschamps, admitted freeman in 1758. Married Sussanah, sister of Anne Protin. who married the silversmith and porcelain manufacturer Nicholas Sprimont in 1742. Insured a house in High Row, Knightsbridge for £1,000 in 1779; for £200 in 1781; and £400 in 1784. Francis and Sussanah are buried in Petersham Churchyard, Surrey. [D; poll bks;, GL, Upholders’ Co. records; GL, Sun MS vol. 278, p. 487; vol. 297, p. 444; vol. 324, p. 586; Antique Collector, 1937, p. 214]

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