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Ercolani, Lucian Randolph (1888–1976), furniture designer and manufacturer, was born on 8 May 1888 at Sant' Angelo in Vado, in the Marche, Italy, the eldest son of Abdon Ercolani, a picture framer, and his wife, a dressmaker. He was left in the care of his grandmother when his parents moved to ...

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Lucraft, Benjamin (1809–1897), cabinet-maker and political activist, was born in or near Exeter, Devon, on 28 November 1809, the second son of the eleven children of Benjamin Lucraft and his wife, Mary. He worked as a ploughboy as a youth, and was indentured as an apprentice in husbandry, but also gained experience in cabinet-making, the family trade. He had established a cabinet-making workshop in ...

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Moore, Thomas (1700?–1788), hosier and carpet-maker, was born in Dulverton, Somerset. Nothing is known of his family except the existence of a sister, Grace, who married John Norman of Winsford, Somerset, and predeceased her brother leaving two sons, James and William. William...