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American Silversmiths

Arnold Collins
(abt 1664-bef 1735)
Mrs. Sarah Collins
(abt 1668-)
Benjamin Brenton
(1686-)
Sarah Collins
(1690-)
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Benjamin Brenton
(1710-1766)

 

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Benjamin Brenton

  • Born: 16 Oct 1710, Newport RI
  • Died: 1 Apr 1766, Kingston RI

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • Snuff box, c 1730
    Winterthur Library 32
    l: 2 5/8"
    w: 2"
    Engraved I * S over M * S on bottom.
  • He worked from circa 1730 to 1747 as a silversmith in Newport RI a deed of purchase for property at the corner of Mary and Thames Streets in 1733 refers to him as "Benjamin Brenton, Goldsmith." Active in military affairs of colony as Major in militia. Various judgements for debt recorded - two in September 1742 refer to him as "Mariner alias Goldsmith" and "Goldsmith alias Gentleman." Moved to a farm in South Kingston in 1747 were he died in 1766 and was buried.

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  • Flagon, c 1734
    Trinity Church, Newport RI
    h: 12 1/2"
    Engraved "An Oblation from Nathaniel Kay a publican for the use of the blessed Sacrament in the Church of Englad in Rhode Islane, 1733."

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  • Creamer, c 1745
    Huntington Library 24
    h: 4 5/8"
    l: 7 1/8"



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