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American Silversmiths

William Hamersley
(1687-1752)
Lucretia Grevenraet
(1697-1760)
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Thomas Hammersley
(1727-1781)

 

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Sarah Colgan

Thomas Hammersley

  • Born: 30 Aug 1727, New York City NY
  • Marriage: Sarah Colgan after 18 Dec 1761 in New York City NY
  • Died: 1781, New York City NY

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • Master to Thomas Colgan c 1764 in New York City NY. 28
    In the name of God, Amen. I, FLEMING COLGAN, of New York, mariner, being of sound mind. I leave to my brother, John Colgan, 10 shillings, in full bar to all claim as eldest son. I leave to my nephew, Fleming Colgan, residing at Jamaica, in Queens County, $400. To my nephew, Reed Colgan, now in the West Indies, $50. I leave to Johana, daughter of Mr. Christopher Smith, and his late wife, my niece, Mary Colgan, $400. To Thomas, Catharine, and Elijah, the children of Wynant Van Zandt and his wife, Jane, my niece, late Jane Colgan, each $150. To Lucretia and Mary, children of Thomas Hamersley and Sarah, his wife, late Sarah Colgan, my niece, $150 each. To my nephew, Thomas Colgan, now apprentice to said Thomas Hamersley, $150. All the rest of my estate to my niece, Mary Smith, wife of Christopher Smith. I make Christopher Smith and Wynant Van Zandt, executors.

    Dated, November 24, 1764.
    Witnesses: Rebecca More, Mark Valentine, mariner, James Emott.
    Proved, 01 February 1771
  • He worked from circa 1750 to 1790 as a silversmith in New York City NY with a shop, after 1757, on Hanover Square, next door to merchant John Waters. 4
  • Advertised in the New York Gazette (New York City NY), 1757, announcing that he had ". . . removed from the Change in Dock Street to Hanover Square." 8

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  • Chocolate pot, 1760
    Private Collection
    h: 10 1/2"
    wt: 36 oz
    Engraved with the Livingston arms, crest and motto in a rococo cartouche and R over L * M on the base for Robert and Mary (Thong) Livingston.

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  • Cann, c 1760
    Private Collection
    h: 4 3/4"
    wt: 16 oz, 4 dwt
    Engraved C over PL

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  • Sauce boat, c 1760
    Private Collection
    l: 7"
    wt: 11 oz
    Engraved M * TE for Mary (Gurney) Ten Eyck.

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  • Teapot, c 1765
    Private Collection
    w: 9 3/4"
    wt: 19 oz, 10 dwt

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  • Apple corer, c 1775
    Yale University
    l: 6"
    wt: 1.03 ounces

Thomas married Sarah Colgan, daughter of John Colgan and Mrs. John Colgan, after 18 Dec 1761 in New York City NY.




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