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Hurdacre, Joseph (1739)

Hurdacre, Joseph, Huntspill, Som., joiner (1739). A cupboard, originally one of a pair built-in on either side of the fireplace in a cottage near Bristol, is inscribed on the lining of the lefthand drawer ‘Mr. John Howarde this Woorke was done in ye year of our Lord 1739 by Joseph Hurdacre Joyner of ye parish of Huntspill Somersett Shire.’ (Fig. 7). John Howard was tenant of three cottages on the Ashton Court estate. [Som. and Bristol RO; Furn. Hist., 1976, pl. 39]

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