JOSIAH WILLIAMS & CO

successors to W.WOODMAN - ROBERT WILLIAMS - ROBERT WILLIAMS & SONS -
JAMES & JOSIAH WILLIAMS

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MARKS - HALLMARKS - HISTORY

The firm was the largest manufacturing silversmiths in England outside London, Birmingham and Sheffield. The activity was established in Bristol by William Woodman at the beginning of the 19th century (pieces with his mark date from c. 1818 to c. 1838).
The business was succeeded by Robert Williams (marks c. 1832-1854). In c. 1845 James Williams took in partnership his two sons James and Josiah Williams, trading as Robert Williams & Sons until his retirement in 1853.
In 1855 the firm, listed as James & Josiah Wiliams, was active at 14 Small Street, Bristol as manufacturers of silver and electroplated goods.
In 1860 the firm had temporary premises in London, at 79 White Lion Street, Pentonville, while from 1877 they were active at 18 St. Augustine's Parade, Bristol.
After the retirement of James Williams (c. 1877) the partners of the firm (now Josiah Williams & Co) were Josiah Williams and George Maudsley Jackson (until 1879 when also Josiah Williams retired from the business).
Josiah Williams production was mainly responsible for keeping the Exeter Assay Office busy during this period. After the closure of the office (1882) the hallmarking was transferred to London (where George Maudsley Jackson entered his mark).
In 1884 David Landsbororough Fullerton joined to the partnership and the factory moved to Three Queens Lane, Bristol, with London office at 25 Thavies Inn, Holborn.
After the retirement of G.M. Jackson the control of the firm was assumed by D.L. Fullerton.
The business was transformed into a limited liability company in c. 1925, under the style Josiah Williams & Co (Bristol) Ltd (until c. 1940).

CHRONOLOGY:
William Woodward c. 1818 - c. 1838
Robert Williams until 1846
Robert Williams & Sons 1846-1853
James & Josiah Williams 1853 - c. 1877
Josiah Williams & Co 1877-1925
Josiah Williams & Co (Bristol) Ltd 1925-1940
STERLING SILVER HALLMARKS
William Woodward, Exeter 1814 William Woodward, Exeter 1814
William Woodward (possibly), Exeter 1814 mark
William Woodward, Exeter 1827 William Woodward, Exeter 1827
William Woodward, Exeter 1827 mark
Robert Williams, Exeter 1817
Robert Williams, Exeter 1817 mark
Robert, James & Josiah Williams , Exeter 1817
Robert, James & Josiah Williams , Exeter 1845 mark
James & Josiah Williams, Exeter 1859/1869
James & Josiah Williams , Exeter 1852/1863 mark
James & Josiah Williams, Exeter 1858
James & Josiah Williams , Exeter 1858 mark
James & Josiah Williams, Exeter 1859/1869
James & Josiah Williams , Exeter 1859/1869 mark
Josiah Williams & Co, Exeter 1876
Josiah Williams & Co, Exeter 1876 mark
Josiah Williams & Co, Exeter 1878/1882
Josiah Williams & Co, Exeter 1878/1882 mark
Josiah Williams & Co, George Maudsley Jackson, London 1895 Josiah Williams & Co, George Maudsley Jackson, London 1895
Josiah Williams & Co, George Maudsley Jackson, London 1895 mark
Josiah Williams & Co, George Maudsley Jackson & David Landsborough Fullerton, London 1903
Josiah Williams & Co, George Maudsley Jackson & David Landsborough Fullerton, London 1903 mark
Josiah Williams & Co, George Maudsley Jackson & David Landsborough Fullerton, Sheffield 1915
Josiah Williams & Co, George Maudsley Jackson & David Landsborough Fullerton, Sheffield 1915 mark
Josiah Williams & Co, David Fullerton, London 1922
Josiah Williams & Co, David Fullerton, London 1922 mark
Josiah Williams & Co (possibly), London 1939
Josiah Williams & Co (possibly), London 1939 mark
BRITISH SILVER MAKERS: MARKS, HISTORY AND INFORMATION
Adie & Lovekin mark Asprey & Co mark Atkin Brothers mark Barker Brothers mark E. Barnard & Sons mark Hester Bateman mark Boardman, Glossop & Co Ltd markCharles Boyton & Son mark Thomas Bradbury & Sons mark Chawner & Co mark
Adie & Lovekin
Asprey & Co
Atkin Brothers
Barker Brothers
E.Barnard & Sons
Bateman
Boardman Glossop & Co
Charles Boyton & Son
T. Bradbury & Sons
Chawner & Co
Alexander Clark Manufacturing Co mark G.R. Collis & Co mark Daniel & Arter mark Deykin & Sons mark James Dixon & Sons mark Elkington hallmark Fattorini & Sons mark Garrard & Co Ltd mark Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co mark John Grinsell & Sons mark
Alexander Clark
G.R. Collis & Co
Daniel & Arter
Deykin & Sons
J.Dixon & Sons
Elkington
Fattorini & Sons
Garrard & Co Ltd
Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co Ltd
John Grinsell & Sons
Hamilton & Inches mark Harrison Brothers & Howson mark Hayne & Cater mark Hukin & Heath Ltd mark William Hutton & Sons Ltd mark George Jamieson mark Levi & Salaman mark Mappin & Webb mark Martin Hall & Co mark Sampson Mordan & Co Ltd mark
Hamilton & Inches
Harrison Br. & Howson
Hayne & Cater
Hukin & Heath
W.Hutton & Sons
George Jamieson
Levi & Salaman
Mappin & Webb
Martin, Hall & Co
Sampson Mordan & Co
R,F. Mosley mark Thomas Prime & Son mark Robert Pringle & Sons mark Roberts & Belk mark John Round & Son Ltd mark Goldsmiths' Alliance Ltd  Ltd mark Sibray, Hall & Co mark W & G Sissons mark George Unite & Sons mark Wakely & Wheeler mark
R.F. Mosley
Thomas Prime & Son
Robert Pringle
Roberts & Belk
John Round & Son Ltd
AB Savory & Sons Ltd
Sibray, Hall & Co Ltd
W & G Sissons
George Unite & Sons
Wakely & Wheeler
Walker & Hall mark West & Son mark Henry Wilkison & Co mark Josiah Williams & Co mark Horace Woodward & Co Ltd mark . . . . .
Walker & Hall
West & Son
H.Wilkinson & Co
Josiah Williams & Co
H.Woodward & Co
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BRITISH SILVERSMITHS - ILLUSTRATED LISTING OF MAKER'S AND SPONSOR'S MARKS
BRITISH TOWN MARKS AND DATE LETTERS


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