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Eyre(s), Thomas (1773-1814)

Eyre(s), Thomas, 356 Oxford St, near the Pantheon, London, carpet, cabinet and upholstery warehouseman, undertaker (1773–1814). Recorded in partnership with James Eyre, 1773–12, and as Thomas & Son, 1809–12; J. Eyre, perhaps his son, was trading in 1814–15. Took out Sun Insurance policies alone in 1780 for £2,600, £2,200 accounting for utensils, stock and goods; and on 11 January 1792 for £4,000, of which £3,630 accounted for utensils, stock and goods in trust or on commission in his house and warehouse. [GL, Sun MS vol. 280, p. 195; vol. 382, ref. 595345] Submitted a bill to Lady Anne Conolly on 2 February 1790 for a carpet, costing £3 16s 6d provided for Stretton Hall, Staffs. [V & A archives] See Isaac & Thomas and James & Thomas Eyre.

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