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Fairhurst, Robert (1761-1817)

Fairhurst, Robert, Liverpool, cm, appraiser and auctioneer (1761–d. by 1817). Addresses given in partnership with Luke Swain at 21 Union St, 1767–73; alone at this address, 1774– 77; cabinet warehouse at 16 Union St in 1777; 10 Queen St, with cabinet warehouse at John St in 1781; Hackins Hey in 1787; 32 Chapel St with auction room at 15 Tempest Hey in 1790; 35 Chapel St in 1794; and 5 Cumberland St in 1796. Petitioned freedom on servitude to Thomas Bailey in 1761, paying 6s 8d. Dates of admission as freeman are recorded as 2 April 1761 and 2 April 1765, possibly implying two different craftsmen of the same name. Former apps, James Foster and James Bradshaw petitioned freedom in 1790. [D; Liverpool freemen's committee bk and reg.]

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