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Friend, George I (1709-1741)

Friend, George I

London;  upholsterer (1709–d. 1741)

Trading near the Pump, Watling Street, 1713–32.

He was the father of George Friend II and Caril Friend and the grandfather of George Friend III.

He bound the following apprentices:

Purchased a Sun Insurance policy on 27 April 1713 on his goods and a Hand in Hand policy on 14 August 1716 for £225 on his dwelling [London Metropolitan Archive (LMA) GL, Sun MS vol. 3, ref. 3076; Hand in Hand MS vol. 16].

Named in newspapers, 1726–32.

He became the Master of the Upholders’ Company in 1741.

Sources: DEFM; Guildhall Library (GL), Upholders’ Company records; Ambrose Heal, London Furniture Makers (1953), 60.

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