The Dictionary of English Furniture Makers 1660 – 1840 (The Furniture Society)
Here follows an extract from the above publication:
“King,William, Whitehaven,Cumb, cm and looking-glass maker (1793-1834).”
The following information has also been found;
King,cm of Whitehaven, was a subscriber to Sheraton’s Drawing Book,1793. It was probably […]
Here is a transcript of an advertisement that appeared in the local paper after the death of W A King.
Important to parties Furnishing,Cabinet-makers,upholsterers and others.
To be sold by auction on Wednesday and Thursday,October the 11th and 12th, 1865 by order of the executors of the late
After spending some time searching for information about the great exhibition of 1851 I have now found documentation that confirms Great, Great grandfather , William Alkin King did manufacture furniture and had it on display at the exhibition
Born: Circa 1800. Whitehaven,Cumberland.
Died: 10/ 05/1865. Whitehaven,Cumberland.
Married: 16/08/1832 Whitehaven,Cumberland to Agnes Hodgson.
Resisdence: Census between 1841 and 1861 show him at 79 Lowther Street,Whitehaven.
Occupation: Up until his death in 1865 he carried on business at the above premises as a cabinet-maker, guilder and looking-glass manufacturer.
The business was taken […]
Lowther Street,Whitehaven. Home and workplace of WA King.
After his death in 1865,in accordance with his will, the property
was sold as no sons seemed to have taken it on. In the 1871 cenus
a Mr Johnathan Shepard and family appears to be […]
Born: 21st July 1881. Cumberland ( Cockermouth / Crosthwaite)
Married: As at 1904 – no.
Residence: From birth until circa 6yrs old lived in Keswick. From then on it appears,whilst the rest of the family emigrated, she
remained in the UK (Wolverhampton). Records show and suggest she was living with the mother and […]
Married: 26 / 10 /1752 to Ann Alkin.
Occupation: Glass manufacturer.Had business in King street, Whitehaven up to 1762 then moved to Tangier Street. This was taken over by his 2 sons.
Known children: William and Michael.