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Robert Shepherd
(1781-1853)

 

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Mrs. Robert Shepherd

Robert Shepherd

  • Born: 1781
  • Marriage: Mrs. Robert Shepherd
  • Died: 6 Mar 1853, Albany NY

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:

  • Advertised in the The Albany Gazette (Albany NY), Jan 1805, announcing, under the heading "Gold and Silver Smith and Jeweller," that he had commenced business in State Street a few doors below the State Bank, and would give the highest price for old gold and silver, or exchange same for new. 36

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  • He was a partner from circa 1806 to 1830 with William Boyd in Albany NY as SHEPHERD & BOYD, with a shop at 136 Market Street. 4

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  • Alternate Mark for SHEPHERD & BOYD.

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  • Alternate Mark for SHEPHERD & BOYD.

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  • Alternate Mark for SHEPHERD & BOYD.

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  • Pudding dish, c 1810
    Albany Institute
    h: 2 11/16"
    d: 11"
    Engraved GWVS for Gerrit Wessel Van Schaick below the Van Schaick crest.

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  • Pudding dish and knife, 1815
    Private Collection
    d: 10 3/4" (bowl)
    l: 10" (knife)
    Both engraved A S for Ann Stevenson. These pieces are itemized on a bill of sale to Pierre Van Cortlandt dated 2 November 1815.
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  • Miniature tea set, c 1815
    Private Collection
    h: 3 7/16" (teapot)
    Each piece engraved Catherine Walsh.

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  • Water pitcher, c 1815
    Private Collection
    h: 8 1/2"
    wt: 17 oz, 10 dwt
    Engraved JGVS for Johannes G. Van Schaick.

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  • Advertised in the Albany Gazette (Albany NY), 26 Dec 1823, for SHEPHERD & BOYD, promoting their manufacture of spectacles.
  • Advertised in the The Albany Gazette for SHEPHERD & BOYD (Albany NY), 8 Nov 1825, announcing the arrival of a large assortment of fancy goods including lamps, britannia wares, and jewelry. They also note that "They continue to manufacture silver tea setts, table, tea and soup spoons, sugar tiongs, fish and butter knives, tumblers, &c. &c."

Robert married Mrs. Robert Shepherd.




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