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Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Adam Mossman & Co? 1850 Spoon Attribution by Miles Harrison in "Exeter & West Country Silver". Mossman & Co was an Edinburgh company.



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B

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
B & Aaron Levy 1834..1836 Flatware Plymouth
B C R 1849..1850 Flatware
James Braham 1845..1848 Spoon Torquay



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Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Levesley Brothers Sheffield registration Aug 1868 Central Works, West Street, Sheffield
Charles Croydon 1857, 1879 Spoon Devonport

Mentioned in Exeter records from 1870 to 1880

Charles Taylor & Son (Charles & Thomas Terret Taylor) 1835 Spoon Bristol



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EL   EM   EO   ES  

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
John Elston 1710..1717 Spoon, tankard, teapot Exeter
Emmanuel Levy 1815..1817 Flatware, teapot Exeter
1816
Edward Millard 1845 Spoon Bristol
Edward Osment 1854..1859 Flatware Exeter
Edwin Henry Sweet 1836 Flatware First mentioned in Exeter records 1831. Died 1852 but possibly succeeded by his son, also Edwin Sweet.
1850..1856



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Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Elkington & Co (Frederick Elkington) Birmingham registration Nov 1868 Newhall Street, Birmingham

(image courtesy of www.silversugartongs.com)
Francis Parsons 1800 Flatware Exeter

Mentioned in Exeter records 1797 to 1831

Francis Parsons (probably) 1802..1804, 1822 Spoon
Francis Parsons & B Goss (probably) 1806..1807 Flatware
Francis Parsons & Joseph Goss 1804..1805 Spoon
Francis Parsons & Stephen Crees 1797 Spoon
1797..1807
Francis Stone 1873 Butter knife



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Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
George Ferris 1812..1832 Spoon Exeter

Flatware maker - mentioned in Exeter records 1812 to 1860

George Mortimore 1825..1826 Spoon Plymouth Dock

Mentioned in Exeter records 1826 to 1829

Josiah Williams & Co (George Maudsley Jackson) 1881 Flatware St Augustine's Parade, Bristol

George Turner 1809..1834 Spoon Exeter

Maker of mostly flatware - mentioned in Exeter records 1809 to 1835 (died in 1835)




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HB   HD   HE   HF   HM   HN   HS   HT  

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
H B 1736 Tankard
H D 1837 Spoon
Henry Ellis & Son 1847..1850 Brooch, flatware High Street, Exeter
Henry Fielding? 1809 Spoon Attribution by Miles Harrison in "Exeter & West Country Silver"
Henry M Norris 1835..1843 Flatware Plymouth

Mentioned in Exeter records 1835 to 1844

H N Laskey 1826 Spoon Exeter
Henry Samuel Ellis 1853..1858 Ladle, spoon Mentioned in Exeter records 1853 only, died 1878

(image courtesy of www.silversugartongs.com)
Henry & John Sweet c1800 Tongs Exeter
Henry Turner 1834 Spoon Mentioned in Exeter records 1835 only



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IB   IC   IE   IF   IG   IH   IL   IM   IP   IS  

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
John Burdon? 1734 Spoon Attribution by Miles Harrison in "Exeter & West Country Silver"
John Burdon? (1739)
Joseph Collier (c1730..1750)
John Elston, junior (1730)
I E 1824..1829 Flatware Mark shown by Jackson, but not identified
John & S Fowler? 1823 Spoon Attribution by Miles Harrison in "Exeter & West Country Silver"
Joseph Goss (1810)
Joseph Hicks (1783..1786)
John Harman 1833 Flatware Bristol
John Langdon 1833..1839 Spoon Plymouth
John Murch I 1727 Caster Plymouth & Tiverton
John Manley III (c1790)
Isaac Parkin 1822 Spoon, tongs
1823..1837
James Strang (c1735)



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JA   JB   JC   JD   JE   JF   JG   JH   JL   JM   JN   JO   JP   JR   JS   JT   JW  

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
James & Josiah Williams 1859..1869 Flatware Bristol
John Adams 1795 Spoon Exeter
James Andrew Page 1833..1848 Flatware Predecessor to Page, Keen & Page, Plymouth, Devon
John Burdon? 1739 Spoon Attribution by Miles Harrison in "Exeter & West Country Silver"
Joseph Collier c1730..1750 Spoon
James Newman Dunsford? 1810..1811 Spoon Attribution by Miles Harrison in "Exeter & West Country Silver"
John Elston, junior 1730 Spoon Exeter
Thomas Eustace (1779..1785)
Joseph Fulton 1838..1857 Spoon, tongs Bristol
Joseph Goss 1809 Flatware Exeter
1810
Josiah Gregory 1842..1850 Flatware Bristol
Joseph Goss & Francis Parsons 1810..1813 Flatware

(image courtesy of www.silversugartongs.com)
Joseph Hicks 1783..1786 Flatware Exeter

Mentioned in Exeter records 1780 to 1835

Note: a similar mark to the first Hicks mark here was used by Jason Holt of Plymouth. Holt is mentioned in the Exeter records 1742 to 1784. The mark has smaller flourishes on the J and H.

1796..1832
1817..1826
John Legg 1809..1813 Spoon, tongs

(image courtesy of www.silversugartongs.com)
John Manley III c1790 Tongs Newton Abbot, Devon
Joseph Mayer 1869..1873 Spoon Liverpool
James Newman Dunsford 1824..1827 Spoon, tongs Plymouth
John Osment 1819..1832 Flatware Flatware maker
1833..1849
John Pope Genge 1873..1880 Ladle, spoon St Helier, Jersey

This mark also used in London after closure of Exeter assay office.

Jonathan Ramsey 1831..1833 Flatware Devonport

Mentioned in Exeter records from 1829 to 1831

James Strang c1735 Spoon Exeter
J S (John Stone ?) 1826 Spoon
John Stone 1833..1859 Flatware New Bridge Street, Exeter
1834, 1844..1845
1836..1850
1848..1859
1857
1859
1860

(image courtesy of Miles Harrison)
John Tincombe (or John Tingcombe) c1782 Tongs Plymouth

Active 1763-1783, died 1788

Josiah Williams & Co (Josiah Williams) 1878..1882 Flatware, goblet, mug, tea service Bristol
Josiah Williams & Co (James & Josiah Williams) 1852..1863
1855..1877
Josiah Williams & Co 1875..1881 This mark, previously attributed to J Wippell & Co, is now firmly believed to be Josiah Williams & Co



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Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Joseph Mayer 1846..1874 Flatware Liverpool
M G T 1832 Spoon



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Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Owen Fielding 1822..1830 Spoon, tongs Plymouth Dock
Oliver Lang c1805 Skewer Plymouth Dock

Mentioned in Exeter records 1799 to 1828




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Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Philip Osment 1861..1870 Spoon, tongs
Pentecost Symonds 1740..1746 Spoon Plymouth



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RA   RF   RI   RJ   RO   RW  

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Edward Ramsey 1840..1859 Spoon Plymouth
Richard Freeman 1759 Spoon Plymouth
Richard Ferris 1789..1810 Creamer, flatware Exeter
Edmond Richards 1709 Bowl, cup, spoon Exeter
R J 1794..1804 Spoon Possibly Richard Jenkins, Exeter (first mentioned in Exeter records 1764, died 1807)
R K Olver 1825..1828 Spoon Plymouth

First mentioned in Exeter records 1825, latest mention 1831

Robert Williams 1833..1864 Flatware Bristol

Mark also seen without pellet (1850)

Robert Williams & Sons (Robert, James & Josiah Williams) 1845..1852 Flatware Bristol
1849..1852



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SE   SG   SH   SL   SW   SY  

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Francis or Henry Servant 1717 Spoon Bideford / Barnstaple
Samuel Granville? 1842 Spoon Attribution by Miles Harrison in "Exeter & West Country Silver"

Plymouth

Simon Harris 1813..1815 Spoon Plymouth Dock

Mentioned in Exeter records 1811 to 1815

Simon Levy 1818..1828 Flatware, teapot Exeter

Mentioned in Exeter records 1818 to 1832

Edward Sweet 1710 Spoon Dunster, Somerset

Mentioned in Exeter records 1702-1720. Died 1737


(image courtesy of www.acsilver.co.uk)
Pentecost Symonds 1718 Teapot Plymouth



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TB   TE   TF   TS   TW  

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Thomas Byne 1839..1858 Spoon, tongs Mint Lane, Exeter

Mentioned in Exeter records 1825 to 1860

Thomas Eustace 1779..1785 Flatware
1785
Thomas Farr 1819 Fork Bristol

Mentioned in Exeter records 1816

Thomas Hart Stone 1863..1871 Flatware Exeter

Mentioned in Exeter records 1861 to 1873, died 1873

Thomas Welch 1835 Spoon Exeter

Mentioned in Exeter records 1827 to 1836




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WH   WP   WR   WS   WW  

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
William Hope 1816..1828 Flatware Plymouth Dock

Mentioned in Exeter records 1816 to 1833

William Henry Lamport 1829..1836 Spoon Lamport's name does not appear in Exeter records, but he is recorded as a silversmith at Whimple Street, Plymouth
William Harris Rowe 1833..1839 Ladle Devonport

Mentioned in Exeter records 1836 to 1849

William Pearce c1790 Spoon Plymouth

Mentioned in Exeter records 1774 to 1797

Mark shown in Jackson for William Pearce has a pellet:
WP

William Pope 1834..1853 Flatware Plymouth

Mentioned in Exeter records 1830 to 1882

William Rawlings Sobey 1813..1850 Flatware Queen Street, Exeter

Mentioned in Exeter records 1831 to 1852, died 1852

1833..1847
1836..1856
William Sweet 1830..1832 Spoon Exeter

Mentioned in Exeter records 1833 only

William Welch II 1806..1809 Flatware Exeter

Mentioned in Exeter records 1801 to 1820s

1811..1825
William Woodman 1818..1832 Flatware, teapot Bristol

Mentioned in Exeter records 1818 to 1838

1830..1836
William Welch II & William Parsons 1800 Spoon



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