Mrs. Martha Juchau
Function: Ivory worker, ivory cutter
History or description: She was born c.1800 in Bermondsey as Martha Dugdale and married Lewis Juchau (born c.1799 in London) in 1821. He was an ivory worker and she was an ostrich feather worker and dresser. Their sons were also ivory workers and in 1861 Lewis John Juchau born c.1840 was living with his widowed mother and employed as an ivory worker (possibly also a pen worker), his mother was an ostrich feather dresser. It is assumed she took over her late husband's business name although it was her son (or sons) who did the ivory work. Martha continued to work into the 1880s and died on 7 May 1883 leaving effects valued at £1,279 13s. to Lewis who was described as an umbrella manufacturer.
Descriptions of Business or Institution
Listed in Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851
'Feather Dresser' and her son Lewis 'Pen? worker & Ivory Worker'
Listed in Post Office London Directory, 1860 Post Office/Kelly London Directories
p.1664 Listed as 'Ivory Worker and Cutter'
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1851
Class: HO107; Piece: 1535; Folio: 514; Page: 6; GSU roll: 174765.
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861
Class: RG 9; Piece: 239; Folio: 86; Page: 13; GSU roll: 542597
Census Returns of England and Wales, 1881
Class: RG11; Piece: 393; Folio: 5; Page: 3; GSU roll: 1341085
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations),1858-1966
Name: Martha Juchau Probate Date: 19 Jun 1883 Death Date: 7 May 1883 Death Place: Middlesex, England Registry: Principal Registry
Citing this record
'Mrs. Martha Juchau', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/organization.php?id=msib1_1232498246, accessed 26 Oct 2014]