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Foster, James (1790-1835)

Foster, James, Liverpool, cm (1790–1835). Addresses given at 23 Cumberland St, 1800–03; no. 43 in 1804; 39 in 1805; 29, 1807–10; 30 in 1811 and 1814; 28 in 1813 and 1818; shop at 1 Cheapside Alley in 1821; 35 Cumberland St, 1823–27; and no. 37, 1834–35. Son of John Foster, labourer; petitioned freedom on servitude to Robert Fairhurst of Liverpool, paying 6s 8d in 1790; admitted freeman on 21 June 1790. Took app. named Samuel Foster in 1807, who petitioned freedom in 1816. Father of Benjamin Foster, cm, born 28 August 1790, petitioned freedom in 1818. [D; Liverpool freemen's committee bk]

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