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Flashman, Henry (1761-1808)

Flashman, Henry, Exeter, Devon, cm (1761–d. 1808). Trading in South St, 1791–95, and Fourth St, 1796. Took app. named Parnell in 1761. Took out a Sun Insurance policy in 1782 for £300 on utensils and stock. Notice in Sherborne Mercury, 28 March 1808 concerned ‘demands on the state of the late Mr. Henry Flashman of the City of Exeter, cabinet maker, deceased 21 March 1808’. H. Flashman jnr, cm and chairmaker, of South St advertised in Exeter Flying Post, 17 March 1808 informing ‘Friends of his Late Father and the Public in General that he has Commenced Business on his own Account’. [D; S of G, app. index; GL, Sun MS vol. 303, p. 57; Militia Census, 1803]

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