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Foy, Henry (1725-58)

Foy, Henry, York, cm and joiner (1725–58). Recorded in Davygate, 1741–58. Married Isabel Scott at Holy Trinity, Christ Church, King's Sq. on 1 January 1725. [PR] On 10 August 1737 it was ‘Ordered — That Henry Foy, cabinet maker shall be admitted to the Freedom of this City upon his delivering so many Chairs and Chests of Drawers or other cabinet maker's work as my Lord Mayor shall think proper to the value of Five & Twenty pounds of the use of the Lord Mayor's House’. [T. P. Cooper, The Mansion House, vol. 40, pt. 2] Admitted freeman ‘per ordinam’ in 1739. [York freemen rolls] In December 1747 property in Davygate was assigned by Henry Foy and Thomas Bond, coachman, to Thomas Featherstone, Gent. [York City Archives, E93/196] Took his son, John, as app. cm on 1 May 1744 for seven years; and John Oliver as app. cm and joiner in 1755. [York app. reg.] On 17 December 1751 it was declared that Henry Foy have £25 of Sir Thomas White's gift ‘to provide interest free loans of £25 for periods of 10 years to poor clothiers and other tradesmen and for deserving artisans’. [York City archives, B43/376, Victoria County History, York, p. 438] Subscribed to Chippendale's Director, 1754, and advertised his cure for stammering and stuttering in York Courant, 20 May 1755. [Poll bks]

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