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David Jesse
(abt 1670-1705)

 

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Mary Wilson

David Jesse

  • Born: abt 1670, England
  • Marriage: Mary Wilson before 18 Aug 1698 in Hartford CT
  • Died: 13 Jan 1705, Boston MA

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:

  • Apprenticed on 7 Mar 1682 to Alexander Roode in London England 9

    Recorded in Goldsmith's Hall: ". . . David Jesse sonn of John Jesse Cittizen & Joyner of London doe put my selfe Apprentice unto Alexander Roode Cittizen & Goldsmith of London for the terme of Eight yeares."
  • He worked from 1690 to 1705 as a silversmith in Boston MA 3

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  • Tankard, 1690-1700
    Boston Museum of Fine Arts 10
    h: 5 7/8"
    d: 4 1/4" (base)
    wt: 17 oz, 19 dwt
    Engraved G over RK for Rufus and Katherine (Sturbridge) Greene.

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  • Cup, c 1695-1700
    Private Collection
    l: 6 1/2"
    wt: 8oz, 10 dwt
    Engraved A over A + M for Alexander and Mary (Grant) Allyn.

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  • Tankard, c 1698
    Winterthur Library 7
    h: 7 5/8"
    d: 5 7/16" (of base)
    wt: 27 oz, 12 dwt
    Engraved L over I E for Isaac and Elizabeth (Barnes) Lathrop.
  • Boston MA, 1700: member of Artillery Company. 3

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  • Beaker, c 1700
    Private Collection
    h: 4 1/4"
    wt: 7 oz, 4 dwt
    Engraved on bottom "W over P * T" for Philip and Thankful (Pond) Withington.
  • Boston MA, 1704: member of Brattle Street Church in Boston. 3
  • Boston MA: the Boston News-Letter notes, "David Jesse, goldsmith died in Boston Jan. 13, 1705/6." Inventory of his estate mentioned his "Working Tools in the Shop & Cellar." 3

David married Mary Wilson before 18 Aug 1698 in Hartford CT. (Mary Wilson was born on 17 Apr 1681 in Suffield CT, christened on 17 Apr 1681 in Hartford CT and died on 11 Sep 1737 in Suffield CT.)




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