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by buckler
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Dutch Spoon 18e century
Replies: 4
Views: 636

Re: Dutch Spoon 18e century

The Lion Passant appears to be of the 1740 - 1756 period .
by buckler
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: MORDECAI, Benjamin (Grimwade p.600)
Replies: 3
Views: 1399

Re: MORDECAI, Benjamin (Grimwade p.600)

To avoid confusion there was not a separate Register for the marks of bucklemakers. Prior to 1773 they were normally recorded in the Smallworkers Register, and after that in the new all-embracing Register, which included a column specifying the main category of the silversmith such as plateworkers, ...
by buckler
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: HOCKLY (HOCKLEY), Daniel (Grimwade p.548)
Replies: 3
Views: 4056

Re: HOCKLY (HOCKLEY), Daniel (Grimwade p.548)

It would appear that the partnership of Daniel Hockley and Thomas Bosworth was not a long one. I have a buckle with what appears to be Hockley's January 1810 sole mark with a date letter for 1816/17, the mark presumably being re-used after Boswell's departure. Daniel Hockley then appears have entere...
by buckler
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: MINCE, James (Grimwade p.597-8 and 759)
Replies: 2
Views: 1954

Re: MINCE, James (Grimwade p.597-8 and 759)

James Mince was recorded in the London Gazette as bankrupt in 1791/92 at Bell Square, Foster Lane ( Issues 13356, 13372 and 13442). The London Gazette has no further notices beyond the initial bankruptcy. No notices of creditors meetings, dividends , or release etc. So it sounds as if they got nothi...
by buckler
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: GUEST, Joseph Thomas (Grimwade p.530)
Replies: 1
Views: 831

Re: GUEST, Joseph Thomas (Grimwade p.530)

Added by Dognose on 21st June 2020 "At a public execution outside the Old Bailey in February 1807, the crowd was so great that the resulting crush killed twenty-seven people, one being 16-year-old William Guest, the son of Thomas Guest: Detail recorded at the inquest: William Guest, deceased, a...
by buckler
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: MILLS, Richard (Grimwade p.597)
Replies: 2
Views: 4496

Re: MILLS, Richard (Grimwade p.597)

The history of Richard Mills is shrouded with uncertainly. Personally it would not surprise me to learn that Grimwade has actually conflated two silversmiths with the same names, one a large or plateworker, and the other a smallworker, the latter having died in 1772, the former having several marks ...
by buckler
Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: British hallmarks on Sugar scissor
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Re: British hallmarks on Sugar scissor

Another, probably more likely possibility, is Gabriel Sleath, who is known to have had nips assayed in the 1739 - 1755 period .
by buckler
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: London Hallmarks
Topic: Makersmarks IC and H(?)A
Replies: 5
Views: 1132

Re: Makersmarks IC and H(?)A

Are there any other marks ? If there's a Lion Passant and perhaps a town and date letter mark, photos of those would be very helpful
by buckler
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: BLAKE, John (Grimwade p.442, 737)
Replies: 0
Views: 332

BLAKE, John (Grimwade p.442, 737)

Husband of Sarah Blake - see viewtopic.php?f=74&t=45237
And father of John William Blake see viewtopic.php?f=74&t=31387
by buckler
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: BLAKE, John William (Grimwade p.442, 738)
Replies: 1
Views: 831

Re: BLAKE, John William (Grimwade p.442, 738)

He was the son of John and Sarah Blake, and entered a mark with his mother after fathers death , as Sarah Blake and John William Blake (Grimwade No 2483)
by buckler
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: BLAKE, Sarah (Grimwade p.442)
Replies: 1
Views: 1814

Re: BLAKE, Sarah (Grimwade p.442)

This very neatly confirms that John William Blake (Grimwade p. 442, 738) was, as Grimwade suggestes, the son of Sarah and her husband John Blake (Grimwade 442, 737). The mark of Sarah and John William entered in 1809 (Grimwade No 2483) was that of the widow of John Blake and his son John William Bla...
by buckler
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: YARDLEY, William (Grimwade p.398, 406)
Replies: 2
Views: 4505

Re: YARDLEY, William (Grimwade p.398, 406)

After the silver buckle trades decline after 1790 William Yardley diversified not only into sword furniture but other related items .

I recently purchased a fish slice with his mark, dated London 1802/03
The handle was made by the specialist haft maker Moses Brent.
by buckler
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: BRENT, Moses William (Grimwade p.448)
Replies: 2
Views: 4082

Re: BRENT, Moses William (Grimwade p.448)

It would appear from Leslie Southwick "London Silver-hilted Swords" that Moses William Brent came upon hard times as his wife petitioned the Goldsmiths' Company in 1823 , presumably for charitable relief . (Court Minutes 8 August 1823). Leslie Southwick has unfortunately conflated Moses Br...
by buckler
Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Grimwade's Biographies ~ Updates
Topic: JACQUES, W (Grimwade p.328)
Replies: 2
Views: 4226

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: 3850

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: 4605

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: 5268

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: 3213

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: 3391

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: 2166

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...

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