There were several William Westwood's

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My particular ancestor was William Westwood, Sr, born in Birmingham in 1775. I have a picture of him. He was the first Assay Master for the Birmingham Assay Office, starting in 1852. He was suceeded by his son, William Westwood Jr., in 1863. Upon Westwood Jr's death in 1893, his brother, Henry Westwood took over from 1893-1911. Thenm HIS son, Arthur Edgar Westwood took over the Assay Office  from 1911-1951. Arthur was also a historian and wrote a book about the extensive library of metallurgy, kept at the Birrmingham Assay Office. He was suceedeed by his son, Hamil Westwood from 19981 - 1972.  Hamil came in under turbulent times -Britain was joining the EU, the type, style and worth of British coinage was about to change forever, and Hamil worried that future coinage would not come up to the high standards the family had maintained for over a century.  Hamil actually sued a potato crisps company for copyright infringement, when they unintentionally added the BAO hallmark (an anchor) to their packaging!
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That would mean the first William was 77 when he started at the Assay Office, and continued to 88?

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William Westwood

England Births and Christenings

Name William Westwood
gender Male
Wife Ann
Son William Westwood

Other information in the record of William Westwood

from England Births and Christenings

Name William Westwood
Residence Place Birmingham, Warwick, England
Gender Male
Christening Date 19 May 1815
Christening Date (Original) 19 May 1815
Christening Place Birmingham, Warwick, England
Birthplace Navigation Street, Birmingham
Birth Date 05 Nov 1814
Father's Name William Westwood
Mother's Name Ann

Citing this Record

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018, William Westwood in entry for William Westwood, 05 Nov 1814); citing Birmingham, Warwick, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 502,183.

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