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Dobb, Thomas (1760-80)

Dobb, Thomas, Liverpoool, cm (1760–80). Addresses given in Frog Lane, 1766–67; Williamson Sq., 1768–69; Lord St, 1768–77; and as ‘Gent.’ at no. 30 in 1777. Petitioned freedom on servitude to Thomas Gatliff in 1760, paying 6s 8d, and admitted freeman on 11 February 1761. Announced in Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser, 17 June 1768, that he was taking Henry Hadkinson, his late foreman, into partnership in his business ‘of Cabinet-making Chests & Cases for the African Trade, with the Addition of all Kinds of House Joiner & Capenter's Work … at their shop in Williamson Square’. Sale of Dobb's stock in his former Lord St shop announced in the same paper, 3 June 1768; stock consisted of clocks in mahogany cases, chairs, tables, cupboards, tea chests, watches and cloth. Former apps John Parry and James Rimmer admitted freemen in 1780. [Liverpool freemen reg. and committee bk]

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