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1761: York Wine Merchant


1761: York Wine Merchant 1761


YORK WINE MERCHANT. A handwritten bill sent to Mrs Graham (of Petergate), for port and rum bought between 1758 and 1760 from Charles Chaloner. It is receipted by Chaloner, and dated January 27th 1761. Slight edge wear and original fold marks. Docket title on the reverse.
256mm x 205mm. 1761.

The quantities purchased are large; 6 gallons of red port, 5 gallons of Mountain, 1 gallon of White Lisbon, 2 gallons of Jamaica Rum. He was a Grand Master of the Assembly of York Freemasons, [Grand Lodge of All England] in 1773. Bankruptcy proceedings were taken against him in August 1779, in which he is described as a Wine Merchant, Dealer, and Chap-Man.


£160.00 Excluding VAT