John Read either (1) son of Mathew Read of Preston in Lancashire farrier, apprenticed to Richard Barnet 28 September 1677, free 15 September 1693, or (2) John Reade, son of John Reade of Litchfield in the County of Stafford, apprenticed to John Archbold 13 October 1686 and turned owner to Robert Timbrell, free 9 May 1694, livery October 1708. First mark entered as a largeworker with Daniel Sleamaker 17 October 1701 at Lawrence Pountney Lane. Second alone in 1704.
Daniel Sleamaker, son of Thomas Sleamaker, late of Brinley in the County of Warwick, husbandman deceased, apprenticed to Robert Timberly 14 January 1691, free 29 July 1698, livery April 1705. He entered his mark alone 15 October 1704 with address Swithins Lane. Heal records him London 1707-32 (Grimwade).
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