He died in 1688 – certainly his will was proved then.
To me, here we have a piece of Pewter that is an Art Work in itself.
Taking a look at other Mugs and Measures which have marks – 8 Gills – scarce Scottish Capacity Mark.
Glasw 66 (1866 Glasgow) as for Tree (myth – ring, salmon, etc).
THIS IS A BEGINNERS GUIDE; WITH THE INTENTION TO ENTHUSE THOSE, WHO HAVE LOOKED AND WONDERED, INTO TAKING AN INTEREST IN PEWTER COLLECTING – FOR A MORE SOPHISTICATED AND DETAILED UNDERSTANDING PLEASE CONSIDER THE READING LIST IN THE READING SECTION OF THIS WEB SITE’ Checking the Hall Marks with the Pewter Society data base we find these hallmarks represent the firm of Bolton and Wylde who traded from the Pepper Mill in Wigan from 1822 to 1835. But there are no verification marks so either it was made for a private owner who did not need it verifying (official recognition of the capacity it holds) or it was pre-imperial - that is before 1826.
The Imperial Standard was introduced in 1826 to ensure uniformity of standard through the land.
It was first used in the later 1600s - likely as not by a Yeoman family expressing their station in their society saying that they had Pewter Plates not wood because they had progressed and improved themselves.
The earliest item made of pewter is a flask found in a grave at Abydos in Egypt, which is dated between 15 BC.For instance, the inside of a cup or the underside of a spoon.Take the pewter flake to a laboratory and find out what elements compose the tin allow. For me some of these marks are works of art, some are confusing, and when I began I wondered what they all meant.To do this I intend to start by taking a plate – showing you firstly a photograph of it – and then showing you the Marks – that might be of interest to you - ( as to style, value, science, and market, I leave these matters to elsewhere on this web site or later I might guide you to others who can help answer your queries – this then is simply the Marks on the pewter piece – a beginners guide.)This is William Haward/Hayward (called himself - William Howard) working 1673 – 1688 in Drury Lane London - you can find who his apprentices were, and that he came from Gloucester and may have been related to other Hawards (whatever spelling) there in Gloucester.