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Hunt, Rebecca (1746-1754)

Hunt, Rebecca

Stafford Street, Dublin, Ireland; upholsterer (f. 1746-54)

Recorded in Stafford Street, near College Green, 1746-54.

Faulkner’s Dublin Journal, 23-26 November 1754, published the following notice: ‘Rebecca Hunt, Upholsterer, at the sign of the Crown and Three Pillows in Stafford-street having resigned business up to her son-in-law Robert Ormsby, who has been in partnership with the said Rebecca Hunt this some years past, and will on Monday the 1st of December next, sell by auction her part of the stock in trade viz consisting of a large assortment of English chintz for furniture, some Dutch tea kettles, Indian and English Japan cabinets, tea chests, dressing boxes and Indian tea boards, a large quantity of Indian paper sheets from 3 yards long to the smallest size, some pieces of very fine tapestry never used, a handsome mahogany four post bed, and two beds made up in case work of English chintz. At the same time will be sold some furniture belonging to a gentleman, — N.B. All debts contracted in said partnership will be discharged by Rebecca Hunt and Robert Ormsby, and desires they may be furnished with such accounts’.

Source: Glin & Peill, Irish Furniture (2007), p. 276.