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Authentic account of forgeries and frauds….

Uniform Title: Authentic account of forgeries and frauds of various kinds committed by Charles Price, otherwise Patch. Title: A new edition, being a more minute and particular account of that consummate adept in deception, Charles Price, otherwise Patch,...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 1 Jun 2021

George Cruikshank : the artist, the humorist, and the man

Extra-illustrated with 116 additional prints and autograph material: 82 etchings, caricatures, engraved plates, illustrated title pages, and broadsides by George Cruikshank, of which 24 are hand-colored, mounted and captioned in pencil having been trimmed...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 25 May 2021

A collection of sailor’s biographies

We’ve added something new to this website: a collection of sailor’s lives. In a number of short biographies, we explore the lives of some individuals and small groups in the data sets we work with, such as the VOC pay ledgers and records of...
From: Maritime Careers on 22 Mar 2021

Mary Pyke (fl. 1669 – 1709)

Mary Pyke was a silkwoman and milliner on the Royal Exchange in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Winter en Zomer, Wenceslaus Hollar, 1643 RP-P-OB-11.250 Public domain in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Mary Pyke...
From: A Fashionable Business on 8 Mar 2021

Rhoda Moreland (fl. 1721-1736)

Rhoda Moreland was a milliner on Leadenhall Street and freemen of the Painter-Stainers’ Company. Moreland was admitted to the Painter-Stainers’ Company by patrimony on 2 December 1724.[1] She was described as a ‘Milliner in Leadenhall...
From: A Fashionable Business on 15 Nov 2020

Judith Gresham the younger (1662 – 1728)

Judith Gresham the younger was a freemen of the Painter-Stainers’ Company and milliner on the Royal Exchange. Baptised on 25 November 1662 in the parish of St Peter le Poer, she was the daughter of Judith Beckingham and Seliard Gresham.[1] She...
From: A Fashionable Business on 15 Nov 2020

Mary Gresham (1668 – 1726)

Mary Gresham was a milliner and freemen of the Painter-Stainers’ Company working on the Royal Exchange in London. The daughter of Judith Beckingham and Seliard Gresham, Mary Gresham was baptised on 6 December 1668 and she worked with her mother...
From: A Fashionable Business on 15 Nov 2020

Judith Gresham (1632 – 1694)

Judith Gresham was a milliner on the Royal Exchange in the late seventeenth century. Judith Beckingham and Seliard Gresham were married on 26 February 1660 and thereafter had five children.[1] They were long-standing tenants of the Royal Exchange...
From: A Fashionable Business on 15 Nov 2020

Dorothy Kidley (fl. 1646 – 1690)

Dorothy Kidley was a Merchant Taylors’ Company apprentice and hoodseller working on Cheapside in the 1660s and 1670s. Mulier Generosa Anglica / English gentle woman, Wenceslaus Hollar, 1643 RP-P-OB-11.525 Public domain in the collection of the...
From: A Fashionable Business on 14 Nov 2020

Grant for research on seamen and their international contacts

Great news: DutchCulture has awarded us a grant to document and present shared cultural heritage of merchant seamen who sailed on Dutch ships, 1600-2000. Before the age of cheap flights, the vast majority of Dutch who traveled to such faraway...
From: Maritime Careers on 23 Sep 2020

Fact or fiction? Amy Hussey, fl. 1737-1749

© The British Library Board Such charms are there in affability, and so sure is it to attract the praises of all kinds of people. It may indeed be compared to the celebrated Mrs Hussey.* It is equally sure to set off every female perfection to...
From: A Fashionable Business on 12 Sep 2020

Rachel Erskin fl. 1658 – 1718

Rachel Erskin was a seamstress working on the Royal Exchange for more than five decades in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Erskin was one of three daughters of William Erskin, a Doctor of Divinity. He died in Norfolk in 1657, bequeathing...
From: A Fashionable Business on 11 Sep 2020

Ellen Searle (d. 1721)

Ellen Searle was a seamstress and tea seller working on London Bridge in the early eighteenth century. View of old London Bridge, the buildings and shops across the bridge still in place, 1723-4  Published by: John Bowles, Heal,Topography.91...
From: A Fashionable Business on 11 Jul 2020

Reconstructing the career of a 20th-c sailor: the case of Wilfried Julius Lackin

In an earlier post, we explained our methodology for reconstructing careers of sailors from 18th-c data. In this one, Daniël Tuik, researcher on our ongoing Sailors on Dutch merchant marine in the 19th and 20th centuries project, tells about his...
From: Maritime Careers on 4 Jun 2020

Ann Collard (c.1726-1778)

Ann Collard née Jacques was a haberdasher and milliner who worked on Bishopsgate Street in London in the eighteenth century. In 1747, Ann married George Collard, a freemen of the Merchant Taylors’ Company, and the table below details the...
From: A Fashionable Business on 6 May 2020

Margaret Lendall, fl. 1660-1668

Margaret Lendall was a Haberdashers’ Company apprentice milliner/lace-seller who worked on the Royal Exchange in 1660s London. Robert White, The Royal Exchange of London, 1671 © The Trustees of the British Museum, 1880,1113.3683 In October...
From: A Fashionable Business on 20 Mar 2020

Margaret Marsh (fl. 1723-1757)

Margaret Marsh was identified as a ‘Widow and Mantua Maker’ on ‘Saint Albans Street in the Parish of Saint James Westminster’ in her will. She bequeathed £1000 each to her three children, and £100 to her sister Ann...
From: A Fashionable Business on 12 Feb 2020

Mary Reynolds (fl. 1694-1720)

Mary Reynolds was a member of the Mercers’ Company, working as a milliner in the City of London in the early eighteenth century. She was the daughter of William Reynolds, a gentleman from Canterbury in Kent and was apprenticed to a widow named Susanna...
From: A Fashionable Business on 12 Feb 2020

Mary Bassett (fl. 1693-1712)

Mary Bassett was a milliner and tenant of the upper floor or ‘pawn’ of the Royal Exchange at the turn of the eighteenth century. Figure 1 shows her name recorded in tax assessments as the tenant of ‘a Shopp’ in the ‘exchange...
From: A Fashionable Business on 11 Feb 2020

Susanna Kidley-Warren (1642-1684)

Susanna Kidley-Warren was a seamstress working on Cheapside in the City of London between 1655 and 1684. She was baptised in Little Birch in Herefordshire on 2 November 1642.[1] The daughter of John Kidley, a gentleman, and his wife Bridget, Susanna...
From: A Fashionable Business on 10 Feb 2020

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