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Law, Atkin and Oxley

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of Sheffield

c.1750-75 Thomas Law, a silversmith in Sheffield, was one of only two firms combining the trades of cutlers and general silversmiths.

c.1775 The business was continued by his sons John and William

Later Joseph Law continued the business (probably the son of John, as in an 1830 directory he is quoted as "Joseph Law, late John Law & Son").

1829 Partnership change. '...the Partnership heretofore carried on by Joseph Law, Henry Atkin, and John Oxley, of Sheffield, in the County of York, as Cutlers and Pearl Workers, under the firm of Law, Atkin, and Oxley, was this day dissolved, so far as relates to the said Joseph Law...'[1]

Became Atkin, Oxley and Co


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Sources of Information

  • [1] Silver Collection