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William Henley, upholsterer

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Unfortunately I have only 3 facts about my ggg-grandfather William Henley: born Woburn, Bedfordshire in 1781, married Anne White in Woburn in 1805, and he was an upholsterer according to the marriage certificate of his son John in 1838 (in Brighton).

I don't know where he plied his trade. I would have thought that Woburn is too small a place for an upholsterer to work his whole life - and there's no death record for him there. His wife Anne was not from Woburn, but from London (St Clement Danes).

I have found no information about him from the Worshipful Company of Upholders (he probably wasn't a member anyway). Although I strongly suspect that he travelled around, and it seems reasonable to infer that he worked both in London and possibly in the Royal Pavilion in Brighton (explaining how his son ended up there) I haven't found any death record for him, or any other information at all.

Any clues where best to look for information on upholsterers ?
 

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