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Folds (or Fowles), John (1759-96)

Folds (or Fowles), John, Liverpool, carver (1759–96). Addresses given in Argyle St, 1766; 1 Henry St, 1769; 13 Cleveland Sq. with shop and warehouse at 5 Park Lane in 1777; as ship carver at Cornhill and Cleveland Sq. in 1787; at 3 Carpenter's Row, with shop and warehouse in Cornhill in 1790; also 34 South Dock in 1790; and 19 Mason St in 1796. John Folds & Nephew, carvers, are recorded at 21 Mason St, 1805–10. In 1759 petitioned freedom on servitude to William Mercer; admitted freeman on 16 August. Took apps named Anderton in 1761; and William Folds in 1788, admitted freeman in 1796. [D; Liverpool freemen reg. and committee bk; S of G, app. index] Possibly two tradesmen of the same name are concerned here.

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