HL Scottish Spoon?

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HL Scottish Spoon?

Postby Granmaa » Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:38 pm

The mark HL on a bottom marked spoon with a distinctive drop.

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Re: HL Scottish Spoon?

Postby dartsil » Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:26 pm

Just found this posting and see it was some time ago so you may have found out else where about it.

Not an exact match but interesting as in your mark is somewhat similar to my suggestion as in it has a pellet at top right of mark.

I am throwing the name Hugh Lindsay into the hat which may give you something to ponder over.
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Re: HL Scottish Spoon?

Postby Granmaa » Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:50 pm

Thank you dartsil.

Scottish provincial is an area where I'm almost completely ignorant. Can you tell me anything about Hugh Lindsay?

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Re: HL Scottish Spoon?

Postby dartsil » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:01 pm

Hi Miles,

Please see below, Hope it may be of some help, However to see the image of his mark you will have to register with the following site:

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dartsilver Registration Archive home search help logout marking location Edinburgh
status freeman
name Hugh Lindsay maker's mark

alias Hew Lindsay
initials HL
town Edinburgh
sponsor's mark HL
sponsor's shape 1 : square
first mentioned 1587
last mentioned 1626
notes His mark appears on the Currie Communion Cup.
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Note two apprentices (different fathers, different dates) of a similar name.
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BIOGRAPHY BY HENRY STEUART FOTHRINGHAM:
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Family:
Hugh Lindsay was the third apprentice taken by William Cokkie. The apprenticeship was booked on 14 Jun.1577 [EGM1, B18, f.101v.]
Hugh Lindsay appears to have had three marriages. The identity of his first wife has not been discovered. They had at least five children, as follows:
Christian, bp.24 Dec.1595
Janet, bp.2 Mar.1598, William Cokkie, goldsmith, witness
Robert, bp.30 May 1599
Agnes, bp.5 Oct.1600, James Crawford, goldsmith, witness
Alexander, bp.11 Aug.1602
He married 2nd, Agnes Ramsay on 14 Apr.1608. They had, at least, two children:
John, bp.22 Dec.1611
Margaret, bp.1.Apr.1613
He married 3rd, Beatrix Robertson on 22 Sep.1618 [EMR].
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Career:
He became a burgess by right of his apprenticeship on 27 Sep.1587.
He became a freeman on 17 Oct.1587 with his master serving as the cautioner [EGM1, A69, f.11v.].
Lindsay took six apprentices between 1589-1626.
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from records MA
17 October 1587
69. Act friedome Hew Lindsay
The quhilk day Hew Lindsay wes maid maister and patet for ane upsett xx lib and Williame Cok cautioun for him that he sall observe guid ordor according to the ordinance of the craft
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Edinburgh Goldsmiths' Minutes
Lindsay, Hew, f.g., appr. (1577?) B18; NR73; freedom (1587) A69; qmr. (1589) A79; signed (1590) C81; signed (1590) C82; qmr. (1591) A79f; qmr. (1592) A79g; qmr. (1592) A79h; present (1594) C85; signed (1601) C102; joint cautioner (1602 or 3) A98; joint cautioner (1604) A102; qmr. (1608) A110; his appr. (1618) B103; qmr. (1622) A144; qmr. (1624) A148; his appr. (1626) B117
see also William Cokkie : master
James Ellot : apprentice 1618
Gavin Lindsay : apprentice 1626
John Livingston : apprentice 1599
Robert Hendry : apprentice 1589/90
George Lindsay I : apprentice 1595
John Livingston : apprentice 1605

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