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20 December 1781

Edward Barnard is apprenticed to Charles Wright, goldsmith, at Ave Maria Lane, London, England. Sources: 1

4 February 1784

Edward Barnard's apprenticeship as a silversmith is transferred from Charles Wright to Thomas Chawner, both operating as goldsmiths at Ave Maria Lane, London, England. Sources: 1

1786

Charles Wright amalgamates his silversmithing firm at Ave Maria Lane, London, England with that of a neighbouring goldsmith, Thomas Chawner and his son Henry Chawner. Edward Barnard, Thomas' apprentice, becomes foreman of the company. Sources: 1

10 January 1798

Chawner retires from his silversmithing firm at Amen Corner, Ave Maria Lane, London, England and his partner, John Emes, becomes owner. Edward Barnard is made the firm's manager. Sources: 3

1808

John Emes, silversmith, dies and his wife Rebecca inherits his business at Amen Corner, Ave Maria Lane, London, England. She enters into a partnership with the manager, Edward Barnard and the firm begins to trade as Emes & Barnard. Sources: 3

1829

Rebecca Emes withdraws from Emes & Barnard and Edward Barnard becomes proprietor together with his sons Edward, John and William, trading under the name Edward Barnard & Sons. Sources: 1

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