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American Silversmiths

William Skinner
(abt 1666-1726)
Deborah Long
(1670-)
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Thomas Skinner
(1712-bef 1761)

 

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Spouses/Children:

1. Hannah Kimball
2. Sarah Caswell

Thomas Skinner

  • Born: 8 Mar 1712, Boston MA
  • Marriage (1): Hannah Kimball on 21 Dec 1758 in Marblehead MA
  • Marriage (2): Sarah Caswell on 22 Aug 1734 in Boston MA
  • Died: bef 20 Apr 1761, Marblehead MA

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • Alternate Mark

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  • Alternate Mark

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  • Alternate Mark showing both his initial and script marks on a teaspoon at Winterthur.
  • He worked from circa 1732 to 1735 as a silversmith in Boston MA 9
  • He worked from circa 1736 to 1760 as a silversmith in Marblehead MA 9
  • 1741: a Middlesex County deed names Thomas Skinner of Marblehead, silversmith, along with William Skinner, Gentleman of Boston, and Francis Skinner, bookseller of Newport RI. He left an estate, appraised by Marblehead goldsmith Thomas Grant among others, totalling only £114/17/8. The inventory lists, "Sundry Workmans tools and other utensells Suitable for the Silver Smiths trade—£ 15:07:2." Stone buttons, rings, buckles, and spoons are mentioned among the gold and silver on hand in his shop, where there was also a glass show case valued at 10 shillings. 3

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  • Mourning ring, 1750
    Marblehead MA 10
    d: 7/8"
    Engraved I Leg = obt 9t = Feby 1750 - AEt 25 -

Thomas married Hannah Kimball on 21 Dec 1758 in Marblehead MA. (Hannah Kimball was born on 1 Mar 1723 in Marblehead MA.)


Thomas next married Sarah Caswell on 22 Aug 1734 in Boston MA. (Sarah Caswell was born on 28 Jul 1716 in Charlestown MA.)




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