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American Silversmiths

William Moulton
(1720-1793)
Lydia Greenleaf
(1723-)
Joseph Moulton
(1744-1816)
Abigail Noyes
(1739-1818)
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William Moulton
(1772-1861)

 

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Judith Noyes

William Moulton

  • Born: 19 Aug 1772, Newburyport MA
  • Marriage: Judith Noyes on 1 Oct 1801 in Newburyport MA
  • Died: 1861

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Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Teaspoon, c 1836
    Private Collection
    l: 9"
    Engraved Humphrey Morse. / Born Octr 18th 1836.

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  • Receipt from JONES, BALL & LOW
    Private Collection
    Wm Moulton
              Bot of Jones Lows & Ball
    Boston May 17/39
    23.14 Silver@9/27.65
    Making 7 Sets Teas3/3.50
    " 2 " "4/61.50
    11 DWT fine Gold89c9.79
    Making 2 Strings Beads4/61.50
       
    $43.94

    Recd Pay
                                 for Jones, Lows & Ball
                                  Wm Balch

  • 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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