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William Rouse
(c 1640-1705)

 

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Spouses/Children:

Sarah Kind

William Rouse

  • Born: c 1640, Wesel Netherlands
  • Marriage: Sarah Kind about 1676 in Boston MA
  • Died: 20 Jan 1705, Boston MA

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • Alternate Mark
  • He worked from circa 1665 to 1705 as a silversmith in Boston MA 9
  • Beaker, c 1678
    Private Collection
    h: 5 1/8"
    wt: 8 oz, 9 dwt
    Engraved " John Gengen" on one side and, in a later hand, "The Gift of John Gengen / to the / Church in Dorchester / 1685" on the other.
  • Appointed in 1686 as Selectman in Boston MA as well as Surveyor in 1689, Overseer of chimneys in 1690, and Constable in 1691. 9

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  • Patch box, c 1690-1700
    Yale University 13
    h: 11/16"
    d: 1 15/16"
    Engraved on bottom LF for Lydia (Turell) Foster. Rouse also made a pair of sucket forks, a skillet, and a beaker for the Fosters.

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  • Covered skillet, 1690-1705
    Yale University 9
    h: 4 5/8"
    wt: 18 oz
    Engraved with the Foster arms for John and Lydia (Turell) Foster, one of Rouse's best customers.

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  • Cup, c 1695-1705
    Winterthur Library
    h: 3"
    wt: 5 1/2 oz
  • Master to Michael Rouse abt 1700-1704 in Boston MA. 9

William married Sarah Kind about 1676 in Boston MA. (Sarah Kind was born in 1646 in Boston MA and died in 1705 in Boston MA.)




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