Thomas Chawner was the son of John Chawner and Anne Chaloner. Thomas was born in 1734. He was apprenticed to Ebenezer Coker on 4th December 1754, was free 13th January 1762, and made livery in December 1771. Thomas & William were in partnership from 1759. The date of Thomasís first mark is 15th October 1773 but is believed to have been working before this, probably from the date of his freedom in 1762. Thomas died between 1802 and 1811. Thomas Chawner also made sugar tongs with his brother, William.

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Thomas Chawner's sugar tongs are rather special. Each of these is dated c1780.

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