William Scarlett was a prominent and very prolific spoonmaker of the later 17th Century. His spoons were always of a very high standard. William Scarlett was apprenticed to Simon Scott, & entered his first mark in 1696 and his final mark in 1725. His Sc and WS marks are quite commonly seen, as he was one of the most prolific spoon makers of the period, furthermore they are generally a sign of quality. His son, Richard Scarlett, carried on the family trade, being apprenticed to William from 1710 and entering his own mark in 1719 and his final mark in 1723.