Skip to main content

Halfehide, Thomas (1690-1723)

Halfehide, Thomas

Fleet Street, London; cabinet maker (fl.1690-1723)

The son of William Halfehide, a tanner of Hertingfordbury, Hertfordshire, apprenticed through the Joiners' Company to John Wiseham on 17 May 1682 and made free by servitude on 4 Nov 1690, ‘By consent of ye said John here in Court’.

In 1691 he apprenticed George Nix, who was subsequently turned over to Jasper Bream. George Nix later apprenticed Thomas Halfehide’s son, Edward, in 1716.

Thomas Halfehide was in Bride Lane (1715–21); and Salisbury Court, Fleet Street (1717–23). He was fined for non-service at St Bride's in 1715, 1716 and 1721, and served as Questman in 1717. He purchased a Sun Insurance policy on 5 October 1717 on goods and merchandise in his house.

On the 18 March 1723 he advertised a sale of goods on ‘leaving off trade’, in the Daily Post.

trade card

Advertisement in the Daily Post, Advertisement and Notices, Monday March 18 1723, Issue 1082. Burney Newspaper Collection, The British Library.

Sources: DEFM; Joiner’s Company Records; Lindey, ‘Apprenticeships in the London Joiners’ Company, 1640-1720’, Regional Furniture (2008).

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