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Edwards, John (1828-47)

Edwards, John, Chester, cm and u (1828–47). Addresses given in Northgate St in 1828; 82 Watergate St, 1829–33; and 29 Watergate Row with res. in Watergate St, 1840. Advertised as agent in sale of the Manor House in Gt Boughton, near Chester, in Chester Chronicle, Cheshire and North Wales Advertiser, 11 December 1829. Announced in Chester Courant and Advertiser for North Wales, 19 and 26 March 1833, that ‘he has taken a licence to act as an appraiser and auctioneer’ and ‘flatters himself that his long experience in the cabinet and upholstery business will enable him to fix a just and fair valuation on goods and furniture.’ Advertised in the Chester General Directory, 1840, that he sold ‘Paper hangings, carpets, hearth rugs, fringes, laces, bell pulls, floor cloths, and every other article connected with his respective trades.’ Took apps named Richard Brown in 1838, Thomas Carline in 1839, Thomas Marshall in 1841, and William, son of Thomas Edwards, in 1842. Elected councilman in 1839 and 1847. [D; Chester app. bks]

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