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American Silversmiths

William Forbes
(abt 1678-abt 1744)
Maria Pawling
(1692-)
Gilbert Forbes
(1724-1769)
Philander Hayley
(1723-1795)
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William Garret Forbes
(1751-1840)

 

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Catherine Van Gelder

William Garret Forbes

  • Born: 13 Dec 1751, New York City NY
  • Marriage: Catherine Van Gelder on 6 Nov 1771 in New York City NY
  • Died: 1 Jan 1840, New York City NY

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • Made freeman of New York City NY, 1773. 4
  • New York City NY, 1786-1809: listed in city directories as gold- and silversmith; in 1786 at 88 Broadway. 4
  • New York City NY, 1786: member of Gold and Silversmiths' Society. 4
  • New York City NY, bef 1789: shop at 88 Broadway. 8

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  • Shoe buckle, c 1790
    Private Collection
    l: 1 1/2"
    w: 1 1/4"
    One of a pair.
  • New York City NY, 1802: joined Mechanics Institute. 8
  • He worked from 1805 to 1809 as a silversmith in New York City NY sharing quarters with Garret Forbes at 90 Broadway. 8

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  • Tea set, c 1810
    Private Collection 1
    h: 7 1/2" (pot)

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  • Stuffing spoon, c 1810
    Private Collection
    l: 12"
    Engraved FPL.

William married Catherine Van Gelder on 6 Nov 1771 in New York City NY. (Catherine Van Gelder was born on 3 Sep 1749 in New York City NY, died on 14 Aug 1834 in New York City NY and was buried in Aug 1834 in New York City NY.)




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