John Todd, Chairmaker

Chair maker

“John Todd continued working in the Horse Market until about 1856 when he is last recorded in a trade directory. It seems probable that Todd has trained a successor to himself by 1841 another chair maker, Edward Alcock, who was then aged 15, was also recorded in the town as a chair maker, presumably employed by Todd, as was Ann Sanderson who was also recorded as a chair turner. Alcock continued to work in the town for some 30 years, being recorded as a chair maker in 1841, and although absent in the 1851 census, is shown as a master chair turner in both the 1861 and 1871 census in the Horse Market, a term which indicates that he was a workshop owner during this latter period.” Bernard D. Cotton

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John Todd stamp taken from a chair.

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1825 Order for John Todd from Mr. Dixon

 

William Sergeant of the Lincolnshire Chair Museum in October 2013 wrote the following report: john-todd