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by buckler
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: JACQUES, W (Grimwade p.328)
Replies: 2
Views: 1005

Re: JACQUES, W (Grimwade p.328)

Pure speculation, but he could be the son of JAQUES, William (Grimwade p.298) viewtopic.php?f=74&t=53838
by buckler
Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: PEASTON, Robert (Grimwade p.617)
Replies: 1
Views: 887

Re: PEASTON, Robert (Grimwade p.617)

For an example of his (unregistered ) presumed mark please see viewtopic.php?f=59&t=53617
by buckler
Sat May 11, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Help with date and maker
Replies: 5
Views: 875

Re: Help with date and maker

Some further amplification of the term Chamberstick These were a handled holder for a candle used to take you to your bedchamber at night, and to undress by. Whether used to read in bed and/or use the facilities during the night is unknown ! The slot in this chamberstick originally held a snuffer tr...
by buckler
Sat May 04, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: BOOTH, Wilkes (Grimwade p.445)
Replies: 5
Views: 1906

Re: BOOTH, Wilkes (Grimwade p.445)

Wilkes’s brother Richard Booth (1759-1839) a lawyer had several children one of whom was Junius Brutus Booth (1796-1852) who emigrated to the United States where he became the most celebrated American actor of his generation. By his second wife Junius Brutus’s son John Wilkes Booth (1838-1865) assas...
by buckler
Sat May 04, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: John Booth (not in Grimwade)
Replies: 0
Views: 510

John Booth (not in Grimwade)

He was probably the John Booth given in the PR 1773 as Smallworker, St John’s Square [Clerkenwell] who died around 1787. 4 October 1787 The will of John Booth, Silversmith of Clerkenwell, Middlesex was proven at PCC (TNA/ PROB 11 /1157/227 ). It leaves his business to his son, Wilkes Booth (Grimwade...
by buckler
Sat May 04, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: John Buckett (Grimwade p.453)
Replies: 2
Views: 372

John Buckett (Grimwade p.453)

His name , spelt “Bukett” in the marks register, but “Bockett” in the PR1773 was actually “Beckett”. He was sword cutler and belt maker to George III. 18 September 1767 The will of John Beckett, Sword Cutler of Saint James, Middlesex was proved at PCC (TNA/ PROB 11/932/181). His distinctive IB mark ...
by buckler
Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: BULFORD, William (Grimwade p. 382)
Replies: 2
Views: 1489

Re: BULFORD, William (Grimwade p. 382)

Thanks to Pat we have a copy of the will . 3 January 1806 Will of William Bullford of Saint Pancras , Middlesex proved at PCC - TNA PROB11/1436/13 Signed 5th January 1805 He appoints William Arthur of Constitution Row in the Parish of St Pancras as sole executor. He leaves a bequest to him " T...
by buckler
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: LIAS, John (Grimwade p.582)
Replies: 3
Views: 1530

Re: LIAS, John (Grimwade p.582)

Information from an eBay listing "In 1818 he appointed his son Henry [John] Lias as his partner and the two worked together until 1879 when Henry Lias joined James Wakely in commissioning a firm which later was called Wakely & Wheeler in 1909. Approximately half of a century later, in 1957,...
by buckler
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: LIDDIARD, Thomas (Grimwade p.582)
Replies: 3
Views: 1594

Re: LIDDIARD, Thomas (Grimwade p.582)

6 March 1766
Thomas Ruggles turned over to Thomas Liddiard of Gutter Lane London Clockmaker.
by buckler
Thu Apr 04, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Silver handle maker JH pre 1784
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Silver handle maker JH pre 1784

In theory a replacement handle should have a duty mark if marked between 1785 and 1890.
by buckler
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: WOODEN, William (not in Grimwade)
Replies: 1
Views: 525

WOODEN, William (not in Grimwade)

A possible Lost Smallworkers Register entry . 11 January 1758 William Wooden London Goldsmith took Richard Dipple son of Thomas Dipple of Boomsgrove in the County of Worcester Malster as apprentice. It is presumed that William Wooden was of the Company of Goldsmiths, although it is possible that he ...
by buckler
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: HILLBACK, Matthew (Grimwade p.374)
Replies: 1
Views: 623

Re: HILLBACK, Matthew (Grimwade p.374)

Interesting information Pat Stourbridge has been a major centre of the glass industry since at least the late 17th century, mainly due to coal and clay availability. A Glass Blower was a skilled artisan, but not a very well paid one. So it is interesting that his son was able to be apprenticed to on...
by buckler
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Another Quiz Anybody ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Re: Another Quiz Anybody ?

. Bit of a sneaky one this quizz. ANSWER (or more questions ? ) Lion Passant is a Newcastle punch , makers mark is almost certainly that of Langlands & Robertson. These andiron tongs appear to have been made, at least partially using old Georgian teaspoons, in the Arts & Crafts period by eit...
by buckler
Wed Mar 13, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Another Quiz Anybody ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Re: Another Quiz Anybody ?

You are on the right track ! Particularly the "converted "
by buckler
Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Another Quiz Anybody ?
Replies: 4
Views: 1062

Another Quiz Anybody ?

. Bought recently by my wife as part of a job lot , these Andiron Tongs have slim feather edged arms with curled tops and clover-leaf bowls. Not quite what you'd expect with the marks on the arms ! What date are the Tongs and whose marks are do they carry ? http://i65.tinypic.com/ezlt9e.jpg http://i...
by buckler
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: TOOKEY, Thomas (Grimwade p.683)
Replies: 2
Views: 1885

Re: TOOKEY, Thomas (Grimwade p.683)

The mark ( Roman Capitals) in the posting above is Thomas Tookey's spoonmakers mark of 30 October 1773 ( Grimwade No 2944) An example of his later mark (Stylised Script) , again as spoonmaker, of 24 March 1779 ( Grimwade No 2949) can be seen at http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=...
by buckler
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Another quiz.......guess the hallmarked date
Replies: 12
Views: 1640

Re: Another quiz.......guess the hallmarked date

Back to the Drawing Board for me then !
by buckler
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Another quiz.......guess the hallmarked date
Replies: 12
Views: 1640

Re: Another quiz.......guess the hallmarked date

Well, it purports to be Georgian period, even to the family marriage type owners initials . But as we are not allowed to see the assay and makers marks (not fair !) , I can only conclude that from style and bright-cutting as it can't be much earlier than 1770 it's later ! If it's a recent fake, it s...
by buckler
Fri Feb 22, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Silverplate Trademarks - Worldwide
Topic: Help identify "1614" "E" and a "T" inside of a shield marks
Replies: 5
Views: 1869

Re: Help identify "1614" "E" and a "T" inside of a shield marks

I've always associated these scratched marks as pawnbrokers references !
by buckler
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Quiz Time - A Marks Mystery for Readers !
Replies: 7
Views: 1520

Re: Quiz Time - A Marks Mystery for Readers !

Thanks Trevor, yes that's another possibility.

Another, rather unlikely one, is that it was made for a specific person, and "never exposed for sale " . Which exempts it from assay .

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