Skip to main content

Pearman, Ambrose (1713-42)

Pearman, Ambrose, Southwark, London, upholder (1713–d. c.1742). Son of Nicholas Pearman, husbandman of the county of Staffs. App. to William Jones, 5 April 1713 and free of the Upholders’ Co. by servitude, 4 December 1723. Took as apps Thomas Coleman, 1725–33; John Venables, 1732–70; William Witton, 1734–41; and Nathaniel Hewitt 1740–47. Pearman probably died c. 1742 and in that year was described as ‘late the most considerable Man of that Business in the whole Borough of Southwark’. His widow married ‘Mr. Whitton, a reputable upholsterer, St. Margarets Hill’ and this may well have been his former app. William Witton, free 1741. [GL, Upholders’ Co. records; Daily Post, 6 September 1742]

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