I have been told that the maker is:
Eaton and Wrighton of Birmingham. Their E&W mark first registered at Chester in 1902 and re-registered most recently in 1959.
Which ties in with the 1920 date letter, where as I would have thought it was 1745, but now I'm completely stumped as...
Inscription to Henry VIII (latin?):
Thank you both for your help.
Duckweed that is amazing! and that makes perfect sense as a relation in the family was a General Pond(e). I will try and find out more :confused:
A true genius, thank you again.
Thank you for the clarification on the snuff dispencer, the stories were true :biggrin:
I wasn't sure if it was 1745 or 1920, but I would go with 1745.
Would there be a list of families with boars as part of their CoA, and then I could see any family named connections?
Thank you both again.
Thank you for your swift reply...
Looks like the snuff dispencer is something to with the Earl of Coventry :D
I'm trying to track down the hallmark on the ring, doesn't look English, I don't think? But could be Chester (Three wheatsheaves)...
back again, this time with a gold ring and a snuff dispencer, but an unknown family members, any ideas?
I was led to beleive that the snuffer dispencer was owned by the 3rd son of 6th Earl of Coventry?
Thank you again for any help...
@Leefer, an interesting read, as I've never really looked into the history of Jamaica. Isn't it usually turtle shell? :confused:
@Gibbo, judging by other artefacts passed down, I think it must have only come into the family mid-19th century, as most things date from that period or later as the...