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Eastman, Thomas (1787-1816)

Eastman, Thomas

Opposite St George's Chapel, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hants.; cabinet maker and auctioneer (fl.1787-1816)

Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 20 July 1787 with his partner, George Whitbread, on household goods, a house in Butcher St, and £1,100 on stock and utensils.

Eastman Snr was a frequent advertiser in the Hampshire Telegraph, and after he died in 1816 his stock was sold at auction by Henry Hicks. In an advertisement of 24 March 1817 Hicks declared that not only was the stock to be sold without reserve but that it was all ‘of the late Mr. Eastman’s Manufacture’ and not ‘cheap London made Goods’.

Eastman snr was probably the father of Thomas Eastman jnr, recorded in St George’s Square, Portsea, in a local Directory for 1823.

Source: DEFM; Stabler, ‘English Newspaper advertisements as a source of Furniture History’, Regional Furniture (1991).

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