Richard Jackson, was a milliner (hat maker) from Yorkshire, who moved to Amsterdam in the late 18th century. He was registered as a poorter and by 1815 he was living with his wife Mary Leonard at 100 Kalverstraat Amsterdam (same number today) where they had a shop. She sold drapery (lace, fabrics, thread etc) and he ran his hat making business. I have an invoice letterhead for Richard Jackson with this address.
Mary's orphaned niece Hannah also lived with them.(Mary and Hannah were also from Yorkshire originally, from Hull.) Richard died in 1816 and his nephew Thomas (1791-1834) from York moved to Amsterdam and worked in the shop as a book-keeper. Thomas married Hannah Leonard in 1818 and when Mary Leonard Jackson died, Hannah inherited the shop in Kalverstraat.
It still seems to have continued as a drapers shop selling fabrics etc. However there are portraits of Thomas and Hannah at the time of their wedding in 1818, painted by a well known artist in Holland, (Charles Howard Hodges) which were auctioned by Christies in 2004. The auction listing stated that Thomas had carved the frames himself and that would make sense because his family in England were craftsmen. The auciton listing also said he was the art dealer for Charles Howard Hodges.
Hannah and Thomas died in 1833 and 34 leaving their children as orphans. Their sons John H and Thomas L Jr went abroad but Mary Jane stayed in Holland and became Mrs Vethake. Thomas Sr appointed his brother Matthew as the guardian of his son Alexander (my gggg grandfather). I thought this Matthew lived in England but recent research has shown that he also lived in Holland (he died in Hillegom in 1852).
And another researcher has found records in the newspaper database showing that Matthew was also in business in Holland (http://kranten.kb.nl/view/article/id/ddd%3A010071092%3Ampeg2...
As Matthew died in Hillegom in 1852, I assume he was in business in Amsterdam in the 1830-40s.
So I am trying to find out what Matthew's business was and also if Thomas was registered as a picture frame maker and wood carver at 100 Kalverstraat before his death in 1834.