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R-gers (1770)

R-gers, —, Houndsditch, London, cm (1770). Notice in Gents Mag., June 1770 read: ‘Sunday 27 May. Mr. Venables, a respectable butcher in Whitechapel and Mr. R-gers, an eminent cabinet maker in Houndsditch, were both shot dead by villains who attempted to rob them but were resisted.’

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