She was the daughter, not the widow, of James Atkins of 12, Well Street
The Will of James Atkins, Silversmith of Well Street, Cripplegate was probated at the PCC on 2nd December 1815. It left everything to his daughter Theodosia Ann Atkins. She was nominated executrix together with William Wyld as executor.
A William Wyld and Son, Brandy Wine and Hop Merchants are given by Holdenâ€™s Triennial Directory 1805-1807 at 10, Lawrence Lane which appears to be the address given in the will. William Wyld was probably a relative of Thomas Wyld, Wine Merchant a neighbour of Atkins in Well Street who later attested to the writing and signature of the will .
Theodosia's mark has been seen on wine labels and buckles.
However by July 1817 Charles Rawlings had entered a mark as plateworker at 12, Well Street, although he continued the production of the small court buckles that were Atkins' speciality. Whether he acquired the business by purchase or by marrying Theodosia is unknown although I can find no record of such a marriage.