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American Silversmiths

Robert Hull
(1584-)
Mrs. Elizabeth Storer
(abt 1600-1646)
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John Hull
(1624-1683)

 

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Judith Quincy

John Hull

  • Born: 18 Dec 1624, Harborough Leicester England
  • Marriage: Judith Quincy on 11 May 1647 in Boston MA
  • Died: 1 Oct 1683, Boston MA

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:

  • Emigrated to this country from England in 1635. A founder of First Church in Boston and maker of silver for it and many other churches in partnership with Robert Sanderson. From his services in coining the famous pine-tree, oak, and willow shillings and pence, and from his work as goldsmith, Hull became wealthy and established himself as one of the important merchants of the colony, with interests in shipping. Nathaniel Hawthorne relates in Grandfather's Chair that when Hull's daughter, Hannah, married the illustrious Samuel Sewall, her father provided a dowry of her weight in pine-tree shillings. 3

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  • Alternate Mark
  • Apprenticed about 1639 to Richard Storer in Boston MA 1
    In his diary, preserved at the American Antiquarian Society, he noted, "After a little keeping at school I was taken to help my father plant corn, which I attended to for several years together; and then by God's good hand I fell to learning by help of my brother {i.e. half brother Richard Storer] and to practice the trade of goldsmith."
  • Made freeman of Boston MA, 2 May 1649. 3
  • Appointed from about 1650 to 1683 as Selectman in Boston MA 10
  • He was a partner from 1652 to 1683 with Robert Sanderson in Boston MA in 1652, Hull noted in his diary that, on being appointed mintmaster, "I chose my friend, Roberts Sanderson, to be my partner, to which the court consented."
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  • Appointed from 1652 to 1683 as Mintmaster in Boston MA 10
  • Appointed in 1658 as Keeper in Boston MA chosen by the Selectmen to "to recieve, keep, and dispose of the town's stock or treasure." 10

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  • Cup by HULL & SANDERSON, c 1660
    Private Collection
    h: 6 7/8"
    wt: 10 oz
    Engraved B over R A for Richard and Alice (Blower) Brackett.

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  • Caudle cup
    The Second Church, Dorchester MA
    Engraved "C over A E" for Augustine and Elizabeth Clement and "The gift of Mrs Elizabeth Clement to the Church of Dorchester, 1678".

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  • Miniature caudle cup, c 1665
    Private Collection
    w: 4"
    Engraved E T likely for a member of the Tilton or Turell family of Boston, in which the cup descended for eleven generations.

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  • Caudle cup, c 1665
    Boston Museum of Fine Arts
    Prick engraved BB in a scroll cartouche for Beriah Bright.
  • Master to Samuel Clark 1673-1681 in Boston MA. 8

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  • Beaker (one of a pair), c 1678
    Private Collection
    h: 4 3/8"
    Engraved "The Gift of L over T * A" The pair were bequeathed to the First Parish Church of Dorchester by Thomas and Alice Lake.

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  • Caudle cup, c 1680
    Private Collection
    h: 3 13/16"
    Engraved "The Gift of Eliezer Moody to the Church in Dedham 1720."

John married Judith Quincy, daughter of Edmund Quincy and Judith Pares, on 11 May 1647 in Boston MA. (Judith Quincy was born on 3 Sep 1626 in Achurch Northamptonshire England, died on 22 Jun 1695 in Boston MA and was buried on 24 Jun 1695 in Hull's Tomb Boston MA.)




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