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Franklin, Jeremiah (1705-32)

Franklin, Jeremiah, Oxford, master carpenter (1705–32). In 1729 he received an order from All Soul's College to provide bookcases, referred to as desks, for the ground floor of Codrington Library, at a cost of £32 14s each, excluding ‘Lock, Wier work and painting’. Those on the north wall seem to have been completed by 1732 at an estimated cost of £999, those of the south wall costing £338. Franklin did not complete the job. On 5 July 1705 he took as app. Thomas Phillips, who became a leading master carpenter in London during the reigns of George I and II. [All Souls, MS, DD256]

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