Hester Bateman (Needham) (1709 - 1794)

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Birthplace: London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in London, England, United Kingdom
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About Hester Bateman (Needham)

Hester Bateman was a silversmith, born 1709 in Clerkenwell, London, England. She married John Bateman a goldsmith, born 1725 ca.

Hester was illiterate, unable to read or write and signed her contracts with an "X" mark.

She learned smithing from her husband, while rearing six children: John, Letticia, Ann, Peter, William, Jonathan

They lived in a house in St Luke, North London for more than a century and purchased houses on both sides of their home, 2 of the children occupied those houses in later years.

John died in 1760, bequeathing all his tools to Hester, who carried on the business. She registered her mark of a scroll HB at the London Goldsmoths Hall in 1761.

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Hester Bateman's Timeline

1709
1709
London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
1794
1794
Age 85
London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom