Accounts. One of the volumes of accounts contains a loose undated letter from a J. Smith to a Mr J. Westmacote. This letter has been annotated in different hands suggesting a date of 1830-40 and proposing the correspondents to be James Smith, silk throwster to John Westmacott, silk throwster, Blockley.
Bentley's Directory of Worcestershire for 1840 lists three silk throwsters by the name of Westmacott: Westmacott, John and Brothers Westmacott, Richard Westmacott. Robert Eyre's A Guide to Blockley in the county of Worcesterincludes a census of the parochial population at January 1827 which also includes details of occupations. This lists Martin Westmacott, a silk throwster, Mary his wife and sons, John, Thomas and Richard.