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Dixon, John (1784-1811)

Dixon, John

Lancaster and Manchester, Lancs.; cabinet maker (fl.1793–1811).

He was apprenticed to Edward Batty, house carpenter, joiner and cabinetmaker, to serve from 9 November 1793 by his aunt, Elizabeth Shaw, spinster of Leyland Lane, Lancaster. He was also bound with the consent of five aldermen who were the trustees of the William Penny Charity, Lancaster, He was admitted freeman, 1801–02 when stated ‘of Manchester’. Possibly the Dixon named in the Gillow records, 1784– 99. A dressing table supplied by Gillows to R. O. Gascoigne of Parlington, Yorks, in 1811, is inscribed in pencil ‘J. Dixon’.

Sources: DEFM; Stuart, Gillows of Lancaster and London 1730-1840 (2008), II, p.230.


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