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American Silversmiths

John Edwards
(abt 1650-bef 1690)
Elizabeth Walker
(1653-1694)
John Edwards
(1671-1746)
Sybil Newman
(1670-1739)
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Thomas Edwards
(1701-1755)

 

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Sarah Burr

Thomas Edwards

  • Born: 14 Jan 1701, Boston MA
  • Marriage: Sarah Burr on 19 Oct 1723 in Boston MA
  • Died: 14 Sep 1755, Boston MA

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • Alternate Mark

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  • Alternate Mark struck twice on a porringer in the Winterthur collection, which is also marked by Samuell Edwards.

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  • Alternate Mark

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  • Alternate Mark

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  • Cup, c 1723
    Boston Museum of Fine Arts 10
    h: 3 1/2"
    d: 3 7/16" (lip)
    wt: 5 oz, 18 1/2 dwt
    Ergraved with arms and crest of Ebenezer Storer; "S over E M" on bottom for Ebenezer and Mary (Edwards) Storer

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  • Porringer, c 1730-1740
    Brooklyn Museum
    h: 2"
    l: 8"
    d: 5 1/2" (of top)
    Engraved "H over I * S"

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  • Creamer, c 1740
    Private Collection
    h: 3 7/8"
    wt: 4 oz
    Engraved "MM".

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  • Salver, c 1745
    Winterthur Library
    h: 2"
    d: 11 1/2"
  • Advertised in the Boston Weekly News-Letter (Boston MA), 8 May 1746, that he would carry on his father's goldsmith business "at the shop of the deceased." 3

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  • Mourning ring, 1747
    Massachusetts Historical Society
    d: 3/4"
    Engraved “E. Paine. Ob. 17. Octr. 1747. Æ. 42” for Eunice (Treat) Paine.

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  • Salver, c 1750
    Winterthur Library
    h: 3/8"
    d: 12 1/2"
    Engraved "B * P / to / S * H" on bottom.

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  • Teapot, c 1750-1755
    Boston Museum of Fine Arts 10
    h: 5 5/8"
    d: 2 3/4" (base)
    wt: 17 oz, 15 dwt
    Engraved with the Speakman coat of arms and crest.
  • 14 Sep 1755: Ebenezer Storer recorded in his diary: "I have this Day another awful Warning to prepare for Eternity in ye sudden & surprising Death of my Uncle Thos Edwards, who was this morning to all appearence in good Health & before noon was a pale & lifeless Corpse".
  • Advertised in the Boston Gazette (Boston MA), 1 Mar 1756, his daughter Sarah Edwards solicited payment of debts. His estate was appraised by David Cutler, Nathaniel Thayer, and Joseph Hiller. It was valued at £1,780/12/4, placing him among the top ten percent of Boston's wealthiest citizens. 3

Thomas married Sarah Burr on 19 Oct 1723 in Boston MA. (Sarah Burr was born on 17 Oct 1701 in Boston MA and died in 1729 in Boston MA.)




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