Ayme Videau

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The name first appears in the Denization List of 1681 for one Peter Videau and reappears for the same in 1687. Ayme Vedeau son of John Vedeau of the parish of St. Martin's in the Fields gentleman, apprenticed to David Willaume 3 May 1723 on payment of £20. Free 8 January 1733/34 and 'de novo', 5 August 1742. Livery, September 1746. The entry for his first mark as largeworker is missing, as are others of initial 'V', but it was entered presumably about the time of his freedom. The entry in Jackson for 1726 may possibly be explained by a not uncommon accident of reading the date-letter 'T' upside down as 'L', if poorly struck on the piece from which the impression was taken. Second mark, 18 June 1739. Address: Green Street, Leicester Fields, where Heal records him as plateworker, 1739-73. He appears mispelt as Ayrne Vedeau, plateworker, Green Street in the Parl. Report list 1773, but his mark never seems to be found at this late date and he may perhaps have become retailer only or partly retired with others taking charge.

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