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Harling, Joseph (1751-1781)

Harling, Joseph

Liverpool, Lancashire; cabinet maker, glass grinder and timber merchant (fl. 1751–81)

Joseph Harling was admitted freeman on 16 April 1751, and his son, John, petitioned freedom by patrimony in 1774.

Trading at Moore Street in 1769; 26 James Street, 1772–81; as a cabinet maker and glass grinder in 1774; as Joseph Harling & jnr, timber merchants in 1781; and in partnership with Nicholas Cross, then his son John Cross, timber merchants, with timber yards in Park Lane and Redcross Street in 1780.

Notices in Williamson's Liverpoool Advertiser, 19 and 30 August 1765 read: ‘Wanted in Warrington, two or three compleat hands Cabinet Makers who may be constantly employed all the winter … ’. Another notice on 18 February 1780 concerned the ending of the partnership between Harling and Nicholas Cross, on the latter's death, and the starting of a new one with his son, John Cross, a timber merchant. Sale of stock and utensils of the late Nicholas Cross, with or without shop and warehouse, also advertised [Liverpool freemen register].

Source: DEFM

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