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American Silversmiths

John Higginson
Sarah Whitfield
(abt 1620-1675)
Thomas Higginson
(abt 1655-)


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Thomas Higginson

  • Born: abt 1655, Guilford CT

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • Apprenticed on 13 Apr 1670 to Joseph Ash in London England 9

    The records of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths contain an entry:
    "That I Thomas Higginson the sonne of John Higginson of Salem in New England Clerke doe put my selfe Apprentize unto Joseph Ash Citizen and Goldsmith of London for the Terme of Eight teares from Xmas past."
  • He worked from 1687 to 1689 as a silversmith in Salem MA 9
  • He worked from 1690 to 1696 as a silversmith in Guilford CT 9
  • He worked from 1695 to 1696 as a silversmith in Salem MA
    From Salem, he left, according to his father's diary, for "Arabia, whither he was gone with privateers, contrary to my minde and against his promise." 9

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