huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields
huguenots of spitalfields

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Subject Where It Is What it Is Additional Info
Silk weaver's patterns woven 40 Cranbrook Street, Bethnal Green Benjamin Hale's predecessors wove 'heavy patterned silk fabrics'. A pattern which survived into early 20th century was of a 'Paisley style' design in bright coloured hand-woven silk, also a web of silk ready for the loom in peach colour, and silk shears, worn and used (not scissors which catch the threads in their join
Silk Weavers Spitalfields occupation
Silvercraft Actively traded and in private collections Silvercraft by Daniel and Charles May, Huguenot family in Blackfriar's, Shoreditch, BG etc mid-1700s-1800s Charles and Daniel both appear in Grimwade's Biographies, and their work is actively traded and can be seen online. There is a private collection of Charles May's thimbles in Australia.
silverware Dunham Massey, Altrincham, Nr Manchester 2nd Earl of Warrington Silver Collection The Warrington Silver Collection was largely made by Huguenot silversmiths as they were incredibly highly skilled, and, in the early days, compartively cheaper than their English counterparts.
St Matthew's Bethnal Green Peter Renvoize whose family tomb is within the church grounds. He was a sibling of Elizabeth Renvoize.
Street name London, SE5 de Crespigny Park Named after the 18th century Camberwell family of de Crespigny, of Huguenot origin, which included Sir Claude Champion de Crespigny, whose estate was nearby.
Street name London, SE5 Champion Hill Named after the 18th century Camberwell family of de Crespigny, of Huguenot origin, which included Sir Claude Champion de Crespigny, whose estate was nearby.
The Flower Pot An historic pub called the Flower Pot was situated at "the Corner of Cock-lane and Brick-lane, in the Road leading from Shoreditch to Bethnal-green" (now 120 Bethnal Green Road) , just a few steps from Brick Lane, and was present by 1800, when it hosted Building Sources: 1) http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/london/e2_bethnalgreen_flowerpot.html, and 2) The (London) Times, Sat, 29 Jun 1793, p 4 (the latter being an advertisement for the sale of Mr. Boniface Claisse's (a Huguenot) leaseholds--Nos. 139 and 140 Brick Lane;
The Flower Pot, cont'd ...meetings of a local Huguenot society. It survived as a pub until at least 1917, but is now long-closed and in retail and cafe use. Building
Thomas Sanders Dupuiss Westminster Abbey Monument Musician, organist and composer to the King. Died in 1796. Organist at Charlotte Street Chapel.
Townhouse Antiques 5 Fournier Street, E1 An 18th century silk merchant’s house
Weavers' residences Bateman’s Row, Brick Lane, Church Row, Club Row, Cock Lane, Dirty Lane, Elder St (Liberty of Norton Folgate), George St, Hare St, Hart’s Lane, Holywell Lane, New Gravel Lane, New Inn Yard, Sclater St, Swan Yard, Turville St Residences of 18th and 19th century Huguenot weavers, including Chamberlain, Claisse and Boisson families Sources: Parish records, census records, The London Times, Proceedings of the Old Bailey, poor law removal records

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