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Gill, James (1790-1823)

Gill, James, Liverpool, cm and u (b. 1790–1823). Born 14 March 1790, son of Joseph Gill, butcher. Admitted freeman by patrimony on 5 October 1812, and by 1814 trading at 8 Paradise St. In 1818 moved to 66 Whitechapel and in March of that year described the stock held at his new premises. This consisted of ‘Brussels & Kidderminster Carpets, Paper Hangings, Lobby Cloths, Feather Beds, Mattresses & all kinds of Cabinet Goods’. Also in 1818 an address at 8 Virgil St is shown, but this may be his dwelling house. In 1821 the number in Whitechapel was 56 and by 1823 he had moved to Gt Howard St. In 1812 took app. named William Beckerstaffe, admitted freeman in 1820. [D; freemen's committee bk; Liverpool Mercury, 13 March 1818]

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