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American Silversmiths

Robert Douglas
(1705-1786)
Sarah Edgecomb
(1710-1797)
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Robert Douglas
(1740-1776)

 

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Hannah Gardiner

Robert Douglas

  • Born: 7 Aug 1740, New London CT
  • Marriage: Hannah Gardiner about 1765 in New London CT
  • Died: 1776, Canterbury CT

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • Spout cup, c 1766-1776
    Private Collection 14
    h: 3 1/2"
  • Advertised in 1766 (New London CT), that his shop was next to that of Captain Titus Hurlbut and that he made shoe and knee buckles, chapes and tongues, buttons, stones, crystal rings, sparks, and cyphered earrings. 3
  • Advertised in the New London Gazette, 1767-1769, as a gold- and silversmith. 3
  • Tablespoons made by him for Grace (Richards) Douglas, wife of his brother Thomas, were exhibited at the Connecticut Tercentenary Exhibition of Early Silver. He died in Canterbury CT on his way home to New London from Boston while serving in Colonial forces. 3

Robert married Hannah Gardiner about 1765 in New London CT. (Hannah Gardiner was born on 10 Dec 1745 in New London CT.)




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