All of the Stoughton girls, including my great- great gran Jane Stoughton were, born in the early 1800’s. That is almost 210 years in the family-cool! Chances are that great- great Aunt Mary gave these dishes to gran when her mother and brother moved in with the elderly aunties after her father’s death in 1905. That is at least 6 generations of girls playing with these dishes.
I do remember my gran showing them to me when I was small. As she unwrapped each separate dish from the tissue paper that kept them safe, it seemed to me as though she were unveiling a mystery.