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Duggan, John snr and jnr (1786-94)

Duggan, John snr and jnr, Kirkgate, Leeds, Yorks., cm and u (1786–d. c. 1794). John snr took out a Sun Insurance policy on 3 April 1786 for £100 on his house and shop, and £400 on utensils, stock and goods in trust and in his warehouse. Advertised in Leeds Mercury, 27 June 1786 for cabinet makers who must be ‘Sober Men who can work neat’, in a business where ‘all the different Branches … are executed in the neatest manner’. Declared bankrupt, Derby Mercury, 29 May 1790; and Williamson's Liverpool Advertiser, 18 June 1792. Presumably retired or dead by 1794, when his son, John Duggan jnr advertised, Leeds Mercury, 19 April 1794, ‘that he has entered the premises lately occupied by his father … and has also entered into the Appraising and Auctioneering Line’, which aspect is given more emphasis in later advertisements. [GL, Sun MS vol. 337, p. 90]

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