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 Alfred Browett trade mark
Adie & Lovekin Asprey & Co Atkin Brothers Barker Brothers E.Barnard & Sons Bateman Boardman Glossop & Co Charles Boyton & Son T. Bradbury & Sons Alfred Browett
Chawner & Co mark Alexander Clark Manufacturing Co mark G.R. Collis & Co mark Daniel & Arter mark go to James Deakin & Sons page Deykin & Sons mark James Dixon & Sons mark Elkington hallmark Fattorini & Sons mark Garrard & Co Ltd mark
Chawner & Co Alexander Clark G.R. Collis & Co Daniel & Arter J.Deakin & Sons Deykin & Sons J.Dixon & Sons Elkington Fattorini & Sons Garrard & Co Ltd
Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co mark John Grinsell & Sons mark Hamilton & Inches mark Harrison Brothers & Howson mark Hayne & Cater mark Hukin & Heath Ltd mark William Hutton & Sons Ltd mark George Jamieson mark Paul De Lamerie mark Levi & Salaman mark
Goldsmiths & Silversmiths John Grinsell & Sons Hamilton & Inches Harrison Br. & Howson Hayne & Cater Hukin & Heath W.Hutton & Sons George Jamieson Paul De Lamerie Levi & Salaman
Mappin & Webb mark Martin Hall & Co mark Sampson Mordan & Co Ltd mark R,F. Mosley mark H.H. Plante mark Thomas Prime & Son mark Robert Pringle & Sons mark Reid & Sons mark Roberts & Belk mark John Round & Son Ltd mark
Mappin & Webb Martin, Hall & Co Sampson Mordan & Co R.F. Mosley H.H. Plante Thomas Prime & Son Robert Pringle Reid & Sons Roberts & Belk John Round & Son Ltd
Goldsmiths' Alliance Ltd  Ltd mark Sibray, Hall & Co mark W & G Sissons mark F.B. Thomas & Co mark George Unite & Sons mark C.J. Vander Ltd mark Wakely & Wheeler mark Walker & Hall mark West & Son mark Henry Wilkison & Co mark
AB Savory & Sons Ltd Sibray, Hall & Co Ltd W & G Sissons FB Thomas & Co George Unite & Sons C.J. Vander Ltd Wakely & Wheeler Walker & Hall West & Son H.Wilkinson & Co
Josiah Williams & Co mark Horace Woodward & Co Ltd mark . . . . . . . .
Josiah Williams & Co H.Woodward & Co . . . . . . . .
BRITISH SILVERSMITHS - ILLUSTRATED LISTING OF MAKER'S AND SPONSOR'S MARKS
BRITISH TOWN MARKS AND DATE LETTERS


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