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Peirce, Edward (1804-35)

Peirce, Edward, London, carver and gilder (1804–35). At 5 Denmark Ct, Exeter St, Strand in October 1804 when he took out insurance cover of £300 which included £120 for utensils and stock. By April 1814 at 41 Fenchurch St which he was to continue to occupy until at least 1826. By 1835, however, the number had changed to 52. At 41 Fenchurch St total insurance cover was £800 in 1813 and 1814, falling to £700 by 1822 and £550 by 1824. The amount covering stock and utensils rose, however, from £200 in 1813–14 to £250 in 1822–24. [D; GL, Sun MS vol. 431, ref. 767845; vol. 462, ref. 893032; vol. 462, 4 April 1814; vol. 490, ref. 991315; vol. 494, ref. 1017443]

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