William Eley is a famous name. He was part of the Chawner company and entered a number of marks both on his own and in partnership. Most collectors have heard of William Eley, usually in combination with one of his partners. The following table shows the various dates for William Eley’s work.

Name

Dates

William Eley & George Pierrepont

11th November 1777 to 2nd November 1778

William Eley

3rd November 1778 to 3rd January 1797

William Eley & William Fearn

4th January 1797 to 9th April 1808

William Eley, William Fearn & William Chawner

10th April 1808 to 5th October 1814

William Eley & William Fearn

6th October 1814 to March 1824

In looking at William Eley on his own, these tongs will be dated between 1778 and 1797.

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William Edwards
William Ellerby
William Esterbrook
William Eley

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1790/91

1790/91

1796/97

1796/97