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Fanshaw, Edward (1705-13)

Fanshaw, Edward, Bread St, London, upholder (1705–13). Named as a policy holder of the Society for Assurance of Widows and Orphans, 1705–07. Took app. on 22 April 1712/13. Carried out work for St Paul's, in 1708 supplying two chairs for the Dean and Residentiary's Lady's Seat costing £20; and in 1710, velvet curtains etc. for the Lord Mayor's and Bishop's seats, and nine leather chairs for the office. Possibly the tradesman reported in newspapers in 1717 as ‘Mr. Fenshaw [sic] a relation of the Lord of that name [Featherstonehaugh?] an upholsterer in Bread St., taking a walk about Islington … died very suddenly.’ [PRO, app. reg.; Wren Soc., vol. xv, pp. 161 and 192; Heal] See Fenshaw, —.

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