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Peart, John (1742-97)

Peart, John, London, upholder (1742–d.1797) Son of Henry Peart of Islington, London, Gent. App. to John Clarke, freeman and scrivener of London, 6 October 1742, and free of the Upholders’ Co. under the terms of the 1750 Upholders’ Act, 6 September 1750. In 1752 married at St Paul's Cathedral Betsy Savage, the daughter of an eminent woollen draper of Bishopsgate. Traded from 21 Queen St, Cheapside, 1773–83, but in 1778 shown living at the south side of Blackfriars Bridge, and in 1781 at Chapel St, Bedford Row. In 1786 in Fleet St. Master of the Upholders’ Co. in 1777. Heal suggests that the Peareth associated with the younger Thomas Chippendale in the rate books at 60 St Martin's Lane for 1795–96, is John Peart. [D; GL, Upholders’ Co. records; Heal] See John Peareth.

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