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Wade, George (1819-26)

Wade, George, Nantwich, Cheshire, u, cm, appraiser, auctioneer and undertaker (1819–26). ‘Successor to the late Mr. Owen’, possibly Richard Owen who is recorded in Nantwich, 1808–14. By February 1819 George Wade was well established at an address opposite the Hospital St End, High Town. Subsequent addresses are given as High Town in 1822 and also in the same year High St, but these designations may be identical. Apart from a wide range of fabrics, blankets, quilts etc., he stocked ‘Pier and swing looking glasses, Tea Caddies and Ladies Work Boxes, Chests of Drawers, Bedsteads and Bedsteps, Bidets, Chairs and every other article for furnishing of houses’. A daughter bapt. 6 February 1822 and two sons 28 March 1826. [D; PR (bapt.); Chester Guardian, 3 February 1819]

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