John Maud d.1731
John MAUD d.1731
Son of Gamaliel Maud, weaver, of London. He claimed freedom of the Weaver's Company by patrimony in 1711, and in his will, dated 1723 and proved in 1731, he is styled ‘Citizen and Weaver of London’. Notices in the London press of his death in March 1731 describe him as a ‘an eminent Chymist’, with premises in Aldersgate Street, London. The business of drug and chemical manufacturing at these premises was continued by at least two later generations of Mauds.
He had an engraved armorial bookplate (‘Johan. Maud. Philochim. ad insig. Clav. Aurat vulgo vocato Aldersgate Street, Lond.’): Franks 20018.
There is no mention of books in his will, and the content and disposition of his library are not established.
- Will of John Maud, The National Archives, PROB 11/643/332.
- Daily Post Boy, 29 March 1731.
- Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903-4.
- Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History
- Richmond, L., J. Stevenson and A. Turton. The Pharmaceutical Industry: A Guide to Historical Records. Aldershot, 2003.