DEAN, Thomas (1783-1856) — London
Printer, publisher and lithographer. A partner in “Dean & Munday” — for work see Mary Anne Dean.
Thomas Dean was born 30 Nov 1783 and baptised 11 Jan 1784 at St. Leonard Shoreditch, the son of George and Ann Dean of Long Alley. Apprenticed (Stationers) to the printer Susan (Susanna) Bailey (1742-1810) on 7 Mar 1797, recorded as the son of George Dean, smith, of Crown Street, Finsbury Square. Free (Stationers) 5 Dec 1809. Dean married Bailey’s daughter Mary Anne Bailey at St. Matthew Bethnal Green, on 6 Dec 1804 and on Susan Bailey’s death in 1810, his wife inherited the business along with her sister, Anna Maria Bailey, who had married Thomas Munday (a co-apprentice) in 1805. The business became known as “Dean & Munday” until formally dissolved 25 Dec 1840, although the “Dean & Munday” imprint survived to 1842. The business subsequently became “Thomas Dean & Co.” 1843-1846, then “Thomas Dean & Son” and finally “Thomas Dean & Sons” 1849 onwards. Dean was still living at 35 Threadneedle Street in 1851, at that time employing twenty men, with his son George Alfred Henry Dean (1822-1891) recorded as a partner. He had retired to Brixton before his death 13 May 1856. He was buried at Norwood 20 May 1856. His will is in NA — PROB 11/2234/214 — and there are numerous miscellaneous papers in the London Metropolitan Archive.
35 Threadneedle Street — 1810-1851
— and 40 Threadneedle Street — 1832-1851
Clifton Lodge, Brixton Hill — 1856
BBTI. BM. BNA. Brown. Census 1851. COPAC. Exeter. Hannas. Humphries & Smith. LG. Maxted (1977). McKenzie. NA. Todd. Tooley. Twyman. Wakeman & Bridson. Whitehouse.