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Pearcey, Thomas (1730-98)

Pearcey, Thomas, Taunton, Bristol, London, Crewkerne, Som. and Sherborne, Dorset, cm (c. 1730–98). Born in Taunton, in the parish of St Mary Magdalene, and trained under his father who was a cm. He then worked as a journeyman in Bristol and London; and in 1749 when he polled in the Westminster byelection, he was living in Cook Lane. About 1750 he came to Crewkerne and was bound app. for three years to John Percey, cm, probably a relative. By 1758 he had moved to Sherborne, Dorset and married. A person of this name is listed in Sherborne as a cm in a directory of 1798 [D; Westminster poll bk; Dorset RO, P 155/DV 3]

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