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Ganning, Timothy snr and jnr (1692-1768)

Ganning, Timothy snr and jnr, Norwich, u (1692–1768). Timothy Ganning snr was app. to Joseph Robins and free 21 September 1692. Soon he was himself taking apps commencing with John Osborne, admitted freeman on 8 November 1700. Gasgoine Rutter followed, free on 9 October 1704. Others declared free after app. to Timothy Ganning snr were Timothy Money on 3 May 1724 and Andrew Felgate on 21 September 1735. He also took apps named Smythe in 1711 and Cushing in 1732. His son Timothy was app. to him and declared free on 3 May 1724, and was probably a partner by the early 1730s when the business was referred to as Timothy Ganning & Co. Later apps such as Cooke in 1741 and Chapman in 1742 were probably trained by Ganning jnr.

The business was located in the parish of St Peter Mancroft, but by 1768 had moved to the parish of St Gregory. [Poll bks; S of G, app. index; Norwich freemen reg.]

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