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·B·B· Noted on Tablespoons

Posted: Sat Aug 20, 2016 4:30 pm
by dognose
·B·B·, with additional pellets above and below, noted on a pair of tablespoons assayed at London in 1764:



See: viewtopic.php?f=58&t=45429

and: viewtopic.php?f=60&t=45428

and: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=45430


Re: ·B·B· Noted on Tablespoons

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:07 pm
by buckler
It looks very much as if there's an overstamp involved . Just above the extreme left pellet is the trace of a cut corner .

Benjamin Bickerton is a possible

7 June 1749
Apprenticed to Henry BICKERTON (his brother )

26 November 1754
Will of his father, John Bickerton of St Giles, Cripplegate proved at PCC
He left the leasehold of a property in Nags Head Court, Southwark to be shared equally between Benjamin Bickerton, and his brother Joseph . Thus he had finance available towards t the end of his apprenticeship

22 February 1756
Marriage of Benjamin Bickerton of the Parish of Saint Mary Whitechapel and Mary Worsley of the Parish of Saint Brides . A little early as his seven years of apprenticeship was supposedly still unfinished, but she may have been thought pregnant , and his brother allowed the marriage !

So perhaps he soon left Henry and set up his own business before 1758 and had a mark in the lost Small Small Workers register

Re: ·B·B· Noted on Tablespoons

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:22 pm
by dognose
Hi Clive,

He certainly would be a candidate.

Phil, (silvermakersmarks) has noted the mark at least three times, see: ... BB.html#BB on items assayed between 1762-1765.