William Welch.

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William Welch.

Postby paulh » Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:21 am

Here is a nice table spoon with an Exeter hallmark for 1807 and a maker’s mark W.W
This is where the puzzle starts. There seem to be two maker’s called William Welch, both with an identical mark. The first William Welch was working in Plymouth Dock from 1760, with evidence that he was still trading in 1809. The second William Welch appears in Exeter in 1801, just after the last recorded entry in the Assay Books of William Welch of Plymouth. I cannot untangle the two men to establish just which one is responsible for this spoon. Can anyone help?

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Re: William Welch.

Postby Granmaa » Fri Dec 06, 2013 8:14 pm

Hi Paul,

The man who made your spoon was William Welch of Exeter.
Tim Kent wrote a good article on this subject called "A little light on the Welches" in The Finial. It can be read here: http://www.bexfield.co.uk/thefinial/pdf/20-01.pdf

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Re: William Welch.

Postby paulh » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:45 am

Thanks Miles. I thought you would have the answer.

Paul.

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Re: William Welch.

Postby niceguy1 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:53 am

HI

I also have a similar spoon, is mine by William Welch Snr or Jnr? & how is it possible to tell the difference between them?

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Re: William Welch.

Postby Granmaa » Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:23 am

Hi,

Have a look at this article entitled A little light on the Welches: http://www.bexfield.co.uk/thefinial/pdf/20-01.pdf
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Re: William Welch.

Postby paulh » Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:53 am

Thanks Miles Sorry for the delay in replying. I have not had chance to peruse the forum for a while.
Paul.


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