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American Silversmiths

James Austin
(1680-1741)
Mary Tufts
(1681-1745)
Nathaniel Frothingham
(1671-1730)
Hannah Rand
(1672-1760)
Thomas Austin
(1706-)
Ruth Frothingham
(1712-1795)
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James Austin
(1750-bef 1797)

 

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James Austin

  • Born: 9 Aug 1750, Charlestown MA
  • Christened: 12 Aug 1750, Charlestown MA
  • Died: bef 1797

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:

  • Apprenticed from about 1763 to 1770 to Josiah Austin in Charlestown MA 1
  • He worked from 1770 to 1775 as a silversmith in Boston or Charlestown MA
    While he is noted in Boston selectmen minutes on 21 March 1771, he is also listed in the Charlestown tax list for the same year. In a deed of sale dated 02 May 1772, he is listed as a "goldsmith of Charlestown." The Boston tax list of 1780 refers to him as a goldsmith and notes his removal to Watertown in 1775. 9
  • He worked from 1775 to 1785 as a silversmith in Watertown MA 9



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