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Fletcher, James (1730-81)

Fletcher, James, London, clockcase maker (1730–81). Recorded at Long Lane, West Smithfield in 1730; St Bartholomew the Great, 1741–49; and 36 Bartholomew Close in 1781. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 27 February 1730 for £300 of which household goods and stock in trade accounted for £260. Took out Hand in Hand Insurance on 25 February 1741 for £125, renewed in 1749; and Sun Insurance in 1781 for £600, £150 on his shop, utensils and stock. Named as a Fellow of the Society of Arts and Manufactures, 1760–68. [GL, Sun MS vol. 32, ref. 53421; vol. 296, p. 114; Hand in Hand MS vol. 62, ref. 23902]

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