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Haddock, Elka (Elkanah or Elkunah (1732-43)

Haddock, Elka (Elkanah or Elkunah), London, joiner and cm (1732–43). Recorded as Elkanah in Denmark St, St Giles-in-the-Fields, in 1732; as Elkunah in Greek St, 1737; and Elkanah, late of Dean St, Soho, in 1743. Took out a Sun Insurance policy on 20 September 1732 for £400, including £100 on goods and utensils. [GL, Sun MS vol. 37, ref. 58684] On 13 December 1735 he was paid the large sum of £220 9s 1d for work at Wilton House, Wilts. [Apollo, July 1964, p. 4a; GCM] In 1737 Elka Haddock rendered a bill, totalling £8 1s to ‘the Honble. Genl. Dormer’ of Rousham, Oxon., in which he charged £1 10s for ‘a Neat Mahog. Night table wth a tray on top’; and £6 6s for ‘a Neat large Mahog. Easy Chair wth brass Castors, ye back seat and elboes Stuffd Covd. with red Morocco leather Naild with brass Nailes.’ Bill receipted on 13 October 1737. There is also an item ‘to cleaning the ambina [amboyna] Table and polishing do. 5s.’ [Rousham archives] Elkunah Haddock of Greek St, cm, is named in the accounts of Earl Fitzwalter for Moulsham Hall, Essex on 30 April 1737, supplying ‘a Library Table cover'd with green Cloth and with nine Drawers’, costing £15. [A. C. Edwards, The Accounts of Benjamin Mildmay, Earl Fitzwalter, p. 107] On 4 March 1739 Elka Haddock was commissioned to make the ‘sella curulis’ chair for the Society of Dilettanti ‘for the use and dignity of the Presidt’. On 5 May 1739, Sir Brownlow Sherrard, Bart, paid Haddock £4 10s for the chair, described as ‘a mahogany compass seat Elboe Chair’, covered with crimson velvet, with a mahogany pedestal and castors. [Lionel Cust, History of the Society of Dilettanti, p. 27] A notice regarding the payment of creditors of Elkanah Haddock, late of Dean St, Soho, cm, appeared in Daily Advertiser, 31 August 1743. [DEF; Harris, Old English Furniture]

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