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American Silversmiths

John Cowell
(abt 1652-1693)
Hannah Hurd
(1640-1683)
William Cowell
(1682-1736)
Elizabeth Kilby
(1686-1745)
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William Cowell
(1713-1761)

 

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William Cowell

  • Born: 19 Jul 1713, Boston MA
  • Died: 1761, Boston MA

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked from 1734 to 1761 as a silversmith in Boston MA believed to have taken over his father's business on his retirement. 3
  • Advertised in the Boston Weekly News-Letter, 1741, 3

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  • Cup, c 1745
    Yale University 13
    h: 4 3/4"
    d: 3 1/4" (base)
    wt: 7 oz, 11 dwt
    Engraved The Gift of the Honeble; Samuel Partridge Esqr; / to the CHURCH OF CHRIST / IN / HATFIELD / 1745. The donor was considered one of the most important men of the colonies. By his will, proved in 1741, he directed his son, Edward, to pay to the church £10 with which this cup was bought.
  • Advertised in the Boston-Gazette, 1761, 3
  • Advertised in the Boston Weekly News-Letter, 10 Jun 1762, the settlement of his estate with Hannah Simpson and Rebecca Cowles as administrators.
    3



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