The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: January 6

WILLIAMSBURG, January 6, 1776.
THE subscriber begs leave to inform the publick, that he has opened the late mr. Elkanah Deane's shop near Palace Street, where he intends to carry on the COACH and CHAIR making business in its various branches. WILLIAM HOLLIDAY.

Virginia Gazette (Purdie) January 26, 1776

About this entry:

Elkanah Deane was a skilled Irish coachmaker who established his reputation in NYC before coming to VA. While in NY one of his customers was John Murray, the Earl of Dunmore who later became governor of VA. At the time of his death in 1775, his business was in financial trouble and his widow leased the property to various coachmakers (including William Holliday). Elkanah Deane's shop is on Prince George St. and his house faces Palace Green.

Sources: CW RR

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