Needham Family

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Records - Trades Business Guilds Professions and Apprentice

 

Silver Smiths

The Sheffield Assay Office has records of all silversmiths who have registered with them and been issued with marks and punches (source 1, 2 & 3). From these records Table 1 summarises Needham's who were registered silversmiths between 1773 and 1907

 

Year

DATE NAME ADDRESS MARK
1810
2 Aug.
Charles Needham Plate Worker,Wicker,
1848
5 Oct.
John Needham. Jehu Lane Sheffield.
1881
3 Mar.
John Needham. 69 Arundel St., Sheffield
1890
12 May
Needham, Yeall & Tyzaek. Eye Witness Works Milton Street Sheffield
1891
30 Jun
Wm Needham. Jessop Street Sheffield
1892
27 Apr
Needham, Yeall &Co Tyzack. Eye Witness Works Milton Street Sheffield
(Subsequently
Needham Veall&Tyzack,Limited.)
1900
10 Jul
Needham Bros Ltd. Baker's Hill,Sheffield
1901
9 Oct.
Needham Bros Ltd. Baker's Hill,Sheffield
1903
02 Oct
Needham Bros Ltd. 36, Matilda Street Sheffield
1906
21 Feb
Needham 36, Matilda Street Sheffield
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Further information has also been obtained about a number of companies from the Assay Office records (souce 3)

  • Needham Veall & Tyzack of Eye Witness Works Milton Street Sheffield first registered a mark on the 12 May 1890. A new mark was.registered on 27 Apr 1892. In 1911, they registered a third mark with the Assay office. They remained based at Milton Street, Sheffield and were issued punches yearly to 1916 and finally in 1928. They continued trading until sold/ bought out by Taylors Eye Witness in 1964
  • Needham Broos ltd: Marks were issued to Needham Bros Ltd of Baker's Hill in 1900 and 1901. A new mark was issued in 1903 but by then the company had moved to 36 Matilda Street; a further mark was issued in 1906. Needham Bros Ltd registered with the Sheffield Assay office on the 27 th February 1920 with directors: Francis Joseph Needham, Effie Jane Needham, Mary Ann Needham & Harold Barnaby Collins. They were initially based at 36 Matilda Street and then moved to 82 Tenter Street, Sheffield. By 1933 the proprietors of Needham Bros were Francis Joseph Needham and Francis Edwin Needham. They registered a further mark on the 19 th May 1933, the company was based at 111 Matilda Street, Sheffield.
  • William Needham Ltd; William and Ralph Needham are listed as Partners of the firm, 15 th July 1936, based at Portland Works, Hill Street, Sheffield.  This company appears to have been operational until 1973.

source

1 https://ia902503.us.archive.org/13/items/registercopyofre00grea/registercopyofre00grea.pdf

2. The Sheffield Assay Office Register 1773 to 1907' published by The Assay Office, 1911

3. Emma Paragreen, Librarian/Curator, The Sheffield Assay Office