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By the Pelletier family of carvers & gilders who left France in the early 1680s, probably to escape persecution as Huguenots, and settled in Amsterdam. By 1682 Jean Pelletier was established in London and by the end of the decade his two sons René and Thomas, both active until 1712, had joined him. Their introduction to royal service was due to the patronage of the Duke of Montagu, the courtier responsible, as Master of the Great Wardrobe for King William III & Queen Mary

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