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
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BRITISH SILVERSMITHS - ILLUSTRATED LISTING OF MAKER'S AND SPONSOR'S MARKS
MARKS' IMAGES:    A&/AC    AD/AK    AL/AZ    B&/BB    BC/BO    BP/BZ    C&/CA    CB/CC    CD/CF    CG/CL    CM/CS    CT/CZ    D&/DB    DC/DL    DM/DZ    E&/EA    EB/ED    EE/EH    EI/EO    EP/EZ    F&/FD    FE/FJ    FK/FZ    G&/GB    GC/GG    GH/GL    GM/GR    GS/GZ    H&/H&    HA/HB    HC/HE    HF/HL    HM/HU    HV/HZ    I&/IG    IH/IL    IM/IZ    J&/JA    JB/JC    JD/JG    JH/JK    JL/JQ    JR/JR    JS/JS    JT/JZ    KA/KZ    L&/LB    LC/LZ    M&/MB    MC/MI    MJ/MZ    N&/NZ    OA/OZ    P&/PK    PL/PZ    QA/QZ    R&/RB    RC/RG    RH/RK    RL/RQ    RR/RZ    S&/SB    SC/SI    SJ/SR    SS/SZ    T&/TC    TD/TG    TH/TN    TO/TS    TT/TZ    UA/UZ    V&/VZ    W&/WA    WB/WB    WC/WC    WD/WE    WF/WG    WH/WL    WM/WM    WN/WR    WS/WS    WT/XZ    YA/YZ    ZA/ZZ   
BRITISH TOWN MARKS AND DATE LETTERS


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