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Pember, Joseph snr (1741-66)

Pember, Joseph snr, Worcester, u (1741–66). App. to William Stone, u and free by servitude, 18 May 1741. Working at Shobdon Court, Leominster, Herefs., 1747–48 for the Bateman family. On 3 July 1747 Richard Bateman wrote to his agent, ‘I hope that the paperman has finished my Lds. bed Chamber and that Mr Pember has done his bed’. On 16 February 1748 Richard Bateman again wrote requesting his agent to forward Pember's design ‘for altering the velvet bed — a friend of mine Ld. Ilchester being very desirous of seeing it’. Joseph Pember's son, also named Joseph, was made free of Worcester 10 February 1766. [Freemen rolls; Herefs. RO, Bateman letters, G39/III/E/156, 208]

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