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A

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
A M & Co 1850 Spoon



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B

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
B & A L 1834..1836 Flatware
B C R 1849..1850 Flatware
Braham 1845..1848 Spoon



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C

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
Charles Croydon (probably) 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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E

EL   EM   EO   ES  

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
John Elston 1710..1717 Spoon, tankard, teapot
Emmanuel Levy 1815..1817 Flatware, teapot
1816
E Millard 1845 Spoon Bristol
Edward Osment 1854..1859 Flatware
Edward Sweet 1836 Flatware First mentioned in Exeter records 1831
1850..1856



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F

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments

(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
F S 1873 Butter knife



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G

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..1833 Spoon Exeter

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




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H

HB   HD   HE   HF   HM   HN   HS   HT  

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
H B 1736 Tankard
H D 1837
Henry Ellis & Son 1847..1850 Brooch, flatware High Street, Exeter
H F 1809 Spoon
Henry M Norris 1835..1843 Flatware Plymouth

Mentioned in Exeter records 1835 to 1844

H N L 1826 Spoon

(image courtesy of www.silversugartongs.com)
Henry & John Sweet (probably) c1800 Tongs
Henry Samuel Ellis 1853..1858 Ladle, spoon Mentioned in Exeter records 1853 only, died 1878
H T 1834 Spoon Possibly H Turner (mentioned in Exeter records 1835 only)



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I

IB   IE   IF   IH   IL   IM   IP  

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
I B 1734 Spoon
John Elston, junior (1730)
I E 1824..1829 Flatware Mark shown by Jackson, but not identified
I F & S F 1823 Spoon
Joseph Hicks (1786)
I H 1833 Flatware possibly John Harman, Bristol
John Liddard (probably) 1833..1839 Spoon Devonport

Also attributed to Israel Levy or John Legg

I M 1727 Caster

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John Manley (probably) c1790 Tongs Newton Abbot, Devon
Isaac Parkin 1822 Spoon, tongs
1823..1837
I P 1868 Tongs



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J

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
John Adams 1795 Spoon
James Andrew Page 1833..1848 Flatware Predecessor to Page, Keen & Page, Plymouth, Devon
J B 1739 Spoon
J C c1730..1750 Spoon
J D 1810..1811 Spoon
John Elston, junior 1730 Spoon
Thomas Eustace (1779..1785)
Joseph Fulton 1838..1857 Spoon Bristol
Joseph Goss 1809 Flatware
J G 1810 Spoon
John Golding 1842..1850 Flatware Plymouth
Joseph Goss & Francis Parsons 1810..1813 Flatware

(image courtesy of www.silversugartongs.com)
Joseph Hicks 1785..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
J M 1869..1873 Spoon
James Dunsford 1824..1827 Spoon, tongs
John Osment 1819..1832 Flatware Flatware maker
1833..1849
J P Genge (probably) 1873..1880 Ladle, spoon Jersey

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

Also attributed to John Goodman of Taunton (mentioned in Exeter records 1863 to 1880)

Note: John Goodman of Taunton was John Orchard Goodman, so could not have been "JPG" [Ref: 1871-1891 censuses & death registration September 1899]

Jonathan Ramsey (probably) 1831..1833 Flatware Devonport

Mentioned in Exeter records from 1829 to 1831

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

(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
J Wippell & Co 1875..1881 Flatware, mug High Street, Exeter



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M

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



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O

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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P

PD   PO   PS  

Mark Maker Dates seen Seen on Comments
P D 1804 Spoon
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
R F 1759 Spoon
Richard Ferris 1789..1810 Creamer, flatware
Edmond Richards 1709 Bowl, cup, spoon
R J 1794..1804 Spoon Possibly Richard Jenkins, Exeter (first mentioned in Exeter records 1764, died 1807)
R 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, 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
William Servant 1717 Spoon
S G 1842 Spoon
Simon Harris (probably) 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


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Pentecost Symonds 1718 Teapot Plymouth



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T

TB   TE   TF   TS   TW  

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

Mentioned in Exeter records 1825 to 1860

Thomas Eustace 1779..1785 Flatware
1785
T F 1819 Fork Possibly Thomas Farr, Bristol (mentioned in Exeter records 1816)
Thomas H Stone 1863..1871 Flatware Exeter

Mentioned in Exeter records 1861 to 1873, died 1873

T W 1835 Spoon Possibly Thomas Welch, Exeter (mentioned in Exeter records 1827 to 1836)



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W

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 (probably) 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 (probably) 1833..1839 Ladle Devonport

Mentioned in Exeter records 1836 to 1849

William Pearse (or Pearce) (probably) c1790 Spoon Plymouth

Mentioned in Exeter records 1774 to 1797

Mark shown in Jackson for William Pearse 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

W W 1784, 1806..1809 Spoon Possibly William Welch (senior), Plymouth Dock (mentioned in Exeter records 1758 to 1809)
W W 1806..1819 Flatware Possibly William Welch (junior), Exeter (mentioned in Exeter records 1801 to 1820s)
William Welch (junior) 1811..1823 Flatware Exeter

Mentioned in Exeter records 1801 to 1820s

William Woodman 1820..1832 Flatware, teapot Bristol

Mentioned in Exeter records 1818 to 1838

1830..1836
W W over W P 1800 Spoon



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