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Gosset, Matthew (1683–1744)

Gosset, Matthew

Berwick Street, Soho, London; carver (b. 1683–d. 1744)

The uncle of Isaac Gosset, he was living in London by 1709 when his daughter Angelique was baptised at the French Church of Le Carré in Berwick Street.

In 1716 he purchased insurance cover of £300 on his dwelling in Berwick Street. He is recorded as framing some drawings at Holkham Hall, Norfolk, and was named in René Pelletier’s will (1726) as supervisor of the education of Pelletier’s children.

Source: DEFM; Murdoch, ‘Jean, René and Thomas Pelletier, a Huguenot family of carvers and gilders’, Burlington (November 1997 and June 1998).

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