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HESTER BATEMAN (1709-1794) was the most famous 18th c. English female silversmith. Hester was the daughter of John and Elizabeth Nedem. She married in 1732 (at the Church of St. Botolph's, Aldergate, in the City of London) the goldsmith John Bateman, whereby together they worked a small silversmith business. It is believed John never held a formal apprenticeship, which is why many Bateman pieces had been contracted out to talented craftsmen.
John was a "Chainmaker" (a branch of the silversmiths' art) and died on November 13, 1760 leaving in his will "unto my loving wife, Easter Bateman all my household goods and implements".
When her husband died in 1760, Hester had at least five children - Jonathan, Peter, probably John (who may have been connected with the business, although he is only recorded as a watch and clock-maker), Letitia (who married Richard Clarke), and Ann. Only Peter, Letitia, and Ann were still living at the time of Hester's death.
Hester registered her mark at Goldsmith's Hall ‘April 16, 1761, as Hester Bateman in Bunnhill Row and this mark was used until 1790.
Hester died in 1794, when she was living in the Parish of St. Andrew when she lived with her daughter Letitia.

Her sons PETER BATEMAN and JOHN BATEMAN registered their mark in 1790. This partnership was of short duration as Jonathan, who married Ann Downlinff, died in 1791.

In 1791 the mark was changed to PETER and ANN BATEMAN. Ann was Jonathan's widow and not Peter's wife (he married Alice Beavoir) or Hester's daughter (Ann Bateman married Richard Cottrill).

In 1800 was registered the mark of PETER BATEMAN, ANN BATEMAN and WILLIAM (I) BATEMAN. William Bateman was the son of Jonathan and Ann Bateman who in 1800 entered in partnership with his uncle Peter and his mother Ann.

In 1805, after the retirement of Ann, was registered the new mark of PETER BATEMAN and WILLIAM (I) BATEMAN.

From 1815 to 1840 WILLIAM (I) BATEMAN was registered alone.

From 1839 to 1843 was registered the mark of WILLIAM (II) BATEMAN (son of William I) & DANIELL BALL.




Hester Bateman mark: 1761-1790 Peter & Jonathan Bateman mark: 1790-1791

Hester Bateman mark
1761-1790

Peter & Jonathan Bateman mark
1790-1791

Peter & Ann Bateman mark: 1791-1799 Peter, Ann & William mark: 1799-1805

Peter & Ann Bateman mark
1791-1799

Peter, Ann & William Bateman mark
1799-1805

Peter & William Bateman mark: 1805-1814 William Bateman I mark: 1814-1839

Peter & William Bateman mark
1805-1814

William Bateman I mark
1814-1839

William Bateman II mark: 1827-1839 William Bateman II & Daniel Ball: 1839-1843

William Bateman II mark
1827-1839

William Bateman II & Daniel Ball
1839-1843






BATEMAN SILVERSMITHS FAMILY TREE

Hester Bateman family tree




BATEMAN HALLMARKS

1779

HB Hester Bateman

Hester Bateman mark: 1779

1780

HB Hester Bateman

Hester Bateman mark: 1780

1784

HB Hester Bateman

Hester Bateman mark: 1784

1785

HB Hester Bateman

Hester Bateman mark: 1785

1786

HB Hester Bateman

Hester Bateman mark: 1786

1787

HB Hester Bateman

Hester Bateman mark: 1787

1788

HB Hester Bateman

Hester Bateman mark: 1788

1789

HB Hester Bateman

Hester Bateman mark: 1789

1790

PB Peter Bateman
IB Jonathan Bateman

Peter & Jonathan Bateman mark: 1790 Peter & Jonathan Bateman mark: 1790

1792

PB Peter Bateman
AB Ann Bateman

Peter & Ann Bateman mark: 1792

1793

PB Peter Bateman
AB Ann Bateman

Peter & Ann Bateman mark: 1793

1795

PB Peter Bateman
AB Ann Bateman

Peter & Ann Bateman mark: 1795

1797

PB Peter Bateman
AB Ann Bateman

Peter & Ann Bateman mark: 1797

1798

PB Peter Bateman
AB Ann Bateman

Peter & Ann Bateman mark: 1798 Peter & Ann Bateman mark: 1798

1799

PB Peter Bateman
AB Ann Bateman
WB William Bateman I

Peter, Ann & William Bateman  mark: 1799

1800

PB Peter Bateman
AB Ann Bateman
WB William Bateman I

Peter, Ann & William Bateman  mark: 1800

1802

PB Peter Bateman
AB Ann Bateman
WB William Bateman I

Peter, Ann & William Bateman  mark: 1802

1803

PB Peter Bateman
AB Ann Bateman
WB William Bateman I

Peter, Ann & William Bateman  mark: 1803

1804

PB Peter Bateman
AB Ann Bateman
WB William Bateman I

Peter, Ann & William Bateman  mark: 1804

1808

PB Peter Bateman
WB William Bateman I

Peter & William Bateman  mark: 1808

1811

PB Peter Bateman
WB William Bateman I

Peter & William Bateman  mark: 1811

1812

PB Peter Bateman
WB William Bateman I

Peter & William Bateman  mark: 1812

1814

WB William Bateman I

William Bateman I mark: 1814

1815

WB William Bateman I

William Bateman I mark: 1815

1817

WB William Bateman I

William Bateman I mark: 1817

1818

WB William Bateman I

William Bateman I mark: 1818

1819

WB William Bateman I

William Bateman I mark: 1819

1822

WB William Bateman I

William Bateman I mark: 1822

1824

WB William Bateman I

William Bateman I mark: 1824

1831

WB William Bateman II

William Bateman II mark: 1831

1834

WB William Bateman II

William Bateman II mark: 1834

1836

WB William Bateman I

William Bateman I mark: 1836

1842

WB over DB William Bateman II & Daniel Ball

William Bateman II and Daniel Ball mark: 1842




The Batemans made silver flatware and serving dishes, inkwells and even horse-racing trophies. Any silver by Hester Bateman and her family is very collectible today. Both the history of a successful businesswoman of the 18th century and the quality of the silver make it popular with collectors.


BRITISH SILVER MAKERS: MARKS, HISTORY AND INFORMATION
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BRITISH SILVERSMITHS - ILLUSTRATED LISTING OF MAKER'S AND SPONSOR'S MARKS
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