Regarding the article on insurance records posted by Derek Morris, I am blood-related to Daniel Goff, London gunmaker (Survey of London note - who, among other places, had premises at 39 Mansell Sreet, on this site), through his brother Branch Goff. Daniel was apprenticed to William Brander, Daniel being the successful gun-making brother, contractor to the East India Company and the Board of Ordnance. He was also one of the contractors supplying weapons used during the American War of independence. Daniel supplied and serviced weapons for the Mansion House arms chest during the Treason trials period, also offering his services to the London Militia and was Master Gun maker of the Gun Makers Guild (four times) and Serjeant of the Mace for the Mansion House. The Goff family were gunmakers through to the 1930s.