George Heming & William Chawner
George Heming was the son of royal silversmith Thomas Heming Citizen and Goldsmith of London. He was apprenticed to his father 2 March 1763. His Freedom at the Goldsmith’s Hall is unrecorded. He appears as George Hemming, goldsmith, Piccadilly, in the Parl. Report list 1773, showing he had entered a mark, presumably in the missing register before that date. His hallmark is entered as plateworker, in partnership with William Chawner, 17 November 1774. Address: Bond Street. Second mark, Is February 1781. Address: Old Bond Street. Heal records G. Hem(m)ing, goldsmith and jeweller, Hand and Hammer opposite the Black Bear Inn, Piccadilly, c. 1760-73, but from the apprenticeship above the first date is either a mistake or refers to another. Heal also finds George Heming and William Chawner, plateworkers, King's Arms, New Bond Street facing Clifford Street, 1773-81; and Heming alone, at New Bond Street, I784-93, which makes it quite clear that they were successors to Thomas Heming at the same address.