- Born: 19 Aug 1772, Newburyport MA
- Marriage: Judith Noyes on 1 Oct 1801 in Newburyport MA
- Died: 1861
Events in his life were:
- He worked from 1795 to 1850 as a silversmith in Newburyport MA referred to for many years as the "honest goldsmith," but the source of this character reference has been lost. In addition to supplying well crafted church silver and other vessels, he made jewelry in his shop on Merrimack between Market Square and Unicorn Street. His son Joseph continued the business. 3
- Teapot, 1800-1810
Boston Museum of Fine Arts 10
h: 6 11/16"
l: 10 7/8" (overall)
wt: 15 oz, 19 dwt
Engraved OFP for Oliver and Frances (Bourne) Peabody. The same collection has a matching creamer and sugar bowl.
- Medal, 1819
Essex Institute 19
l: 1 5/8"
wt: 3 dwt
Engraved Georgius Brown / 1st / 1819
- Master to Anthony Francis Towle abt 1830 in Newburyport MA. 3 With fellow apprentice, William Jones, he founded what eventually became Towle Silversmiths after buying the business of Joseph Moulton.
- Teaspoon, c 1836
Engraved Humphrey Morse. / Born Octr 18th 1836.
- He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Newbury MA, listed as a silversmith.
William married Judith Noyes on 1 Oct 1801 in Newburyport MA. (Judith Noyes was born on 16 May 1780 in Newburyport MA.)
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