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Hunt, Benjamin (1805-24)

Hunt, Benjamin, Brighton, Sussex, cm and u (1805–d.1824). Owned workshop and premises at top of Dorset Gdns, Edward St, 1805–07; recorded in St James's St, 1805–24, no. 27 in 1822, and no. 31, 1823–24. Edward St and St James's St run parallel with each other and are connected by Dorset Gdns. Children by Sarah Hunt bapt. at St Nicholas's: Lusha on 20 August 1815; Sarah Jane on 19 January 1817; Benjamin on 29 November 1820; and Frederick Joseph on 12 January 1825, by which time Benjamin had died. Sale of stock on bankruptcy advertised in Brighton Herald, 31 January 1807, ‘at the Workshop and Premises, top of Dorset Gardens in Edward Street’ on 21 February 1807: ‘THE STOCK IN TRADE and HOUSEHOLD PROPERTY of Mr. Benjamin Hunt, a bankrupt; consisting of Mahogany Logs, Planks, Boards and Veneers, Oak Planks, Clamp Boards, Deals, Timber &c. A Press Bedstead and a variety of other Materials’. Sale also included freehold workshop, three freehold houses, and the lease of a large house facing Dorset Gdns. Auction of household furniture of Benjamin Hunt and lease of 7 St James's St advertised on 19 February 1807. Death reported in Brighton Gazette, 29 July 1824. Marriage of Louisa Sarah Hunt of 11 Grafton St, daughter of Benjamin Hunt, u, to George Marchant took place on 25 January 1840. Hunt & Marchant, cm and u, were trading at 31 St James's St in 1839. [D; PR (bapt. and marriage)] See Sarah Hunt.

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