Indebted to the sum of £66 10s for goods, wares and merchandise.
'This is the account mentioned and referred to in my Affidavit sworn this 10th day of August 1801'.
Signed by Thomas Watson
Includes references to items such as tea and coffee pots, ewers [large jug for carrying water], [candle] snuffer trays, wine strainers, punch ladles, mustard 'potts' (cut glass with spoons, etc).
Thomas Watson was senior partner in the Sheffield silver manufacturing firm [Thomas] Watson and Company (previously Matthew Fenton and Company, and before that Fenton, Creswick, Oakes and Company and originally Fenton, Creswick and Company) in May 1795. His fellow partners in 1795 were James Fenton and Thomas Bradbury. By 1822, the style of the firm was changed to Watson and Bradbury. Thomas Bradbury, together with William Watson, first registered a mark at the Sheffield Assay Office in January 1826 for the restyled firm.
The Watson interest ceased in 1832 and, by 1833, the firm had become Thomas Bradbury and Son, silver and plated ware manufacturers, with its base relocated from Mulberry Street to 24 Arundel Street, Sheffield, and with offices also at 30 Bouverie Street London (the London operations of the company switched to 12 Hind Court in the late 1840s). During the mid 1860s the name of the firm altered to Thomas Bradbury and Sons.
Original at Sheffield City Archives: MD7610/1.