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American Silversmiths

Ebenezer Swan
(1686-1716)
Prudence Foster
(1684-)
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William Swan
(1715-1774)

 

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Levinah Keyes

William Swan

  • Born: 14 Aug 1715, Charlestown MA
  • Marriage: Levinah Keyes on 4 Dec 1743 in Boston MA
  • Died: 18 Apr 1774, Worcester MA

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Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • Alternate Mark

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  • Alternate Mark
  • He worked from circa 1740 to 1752 as a silversmith in Boston MA
    Noted in the diary of Benjamin Pickman, "Swan, Silversmith of Worcester, made a two handled cup having Pickman arms engraved on one side and on the other, the inscription "The Gift of the Province of Massachusetts to Benjamin Pickman, Esq. 1749." 3

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  • Covered cup, 1749
    Essex Institute 19
    h: 12 3/8"
    wt: 54 oz, 18 dwt
    Engraved THE / Gift of the Province of the / MASSACHUSETTS BAY / TO / Benjamin Pickman Esq' / 1749 with the Pickman arms on the back.

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  • Porringer, c 1750
    Winterthur Library
    l: 8 1/8"
    d: 5 3/4" (of bowl)
    wt: 7 oz, 7.25 dwt
    Engraved "V over E L over OL to PL"
  • He worked from circa 1752 to 1754 as a silversmith in Marlborough MA 3
  • He worked c 1754 as a silversmith in Worcester MA possibly the first silversmith to work there. 3

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  • Cream pot, c 1755
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 10
    h: 3 3/8"
    wt: 3 oz, 1 1/2 dwt
    Engraved KC for Katherine Chandler Willard and JM for her son John Willard. Recorded in Levi Willard's inventory.
  • Appointed in 1772 as Clerk of the Market in Worcester MA 3
  • Advertised in the Boston News-Letter, 27 May 1773, 8
  • Appointed in 1773 as Sealer of Weights and Measures in Worcester MA 3
  • Obituary printed in the Boston Weekly News-Letter on 5 May 1774 3
    Goldsmith, formerly of Boston, a Man of a very respectable Character."

William married Levinah Keyes on 4 Dec 1743 in Boston MA. (Levinah Keyes was born on 16 Feb 1726 in Marlborough MA.)




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