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George, Richard (1771-93)

George, Richard, Fleet Mkt, London, u and cm (1771–93). Son of Joseph George of Ramsbury, Wilts., yeoman. Admitted freeman of the Upholders’ Co. on 22 January 1771 under the terms of the 1750 Upholders’ Act. At 30 Fleet Mkt in 1777 where he took out insurance cover of £200 of which £150 was in respect of utensils, stock and goods. Later in the same year a further policy for £500 including £300 for utensils, stock and goods was taken out on 59 Fleet Mkt, an address to which he had moved his business. He was to continue here until 1793 though from 1788 the address was referred to as 59 Fleet St. [D; GL, Upholders’ Co. records; Sun MS vol. 256, p. 348; vol. 258, p. 49]

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