Broderip, Francis Fane

Francis Broderip is linked to the piano trade by marriage.   He married Ann Longman, daughter of John Longman and was taken into the business of Longman, Lukey & Co. in 1774.  After the death of Charles Lukey in 1775, the company became Longman & Broderip.  The company became bankrupt in 1796 and Broderip continued business with C. Wilkinson from 1798 until 1808.