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Everitt, John (1819-1901)

Everitt, John

Doncaster, Yorkshire; Nottingham, Nottinghamshire; and London; carver, gilder, picture frame maker (b.1819-d.1901)

According to English census records, John Everitt was born in Doncaster in 1819; married Selina Briddon in Nottingham in 1841; and was in London by 1845 when his son, William was born. In 1847 a second son, Henry was also born in London [1841 & 1851 Census].

By 1851 the family had moved to Sneinton, Nottinghamshire and by 1861 had returned to London and settled in Mile End New Town. His wife died in Whitechapel in 1866 and by 1871 he was in West Ham, where he remained for at least ten years. By 1891 he was in Bromley and died in Poplar at eighty-one years of age in 1901 [1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 & 1901 Census]. 

The Dictionary of English Furniture Makers records him as a carver & gilder in High Street, Doncaster in 1830 and in the same trades in Bridlesmithgate, Nottingham in 1832. If this information is accurate, Everitt began his working life at eleven years of age. 

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