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American Silversmiths

Gilbert Forbes
(1724-1769)
Philander Hayley
(1723-1795)
William Garret Forbes
(1751-1840)
Catherine Van Gelder
(1749-1834)
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John Wolfe Forbes
(1781-1864)

 

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Elizabeth Clark

John Wolfe Forbes

  • Born: 30 Jun 1781, New York City NY
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Clark on 14 Aug 1803 in New York City NY
  • Died: 28 Dec 1864, New York City NY

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  • He worked from 1802 to 1831 as a silversmith and jeweler in New York City NY listed in Longworth's American Almanac for 1808 at 169 Broadway. 4
  • Advertised in the Weekly Museum (New York City NY), 1804-1805, offering tea sets and jewelry. 4

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  • Tea caddy, c 1805-1820
    Yale University 27
    h: 5"
    wt: 7 oz, 6 dwt
    Copied from a caddy made in 1750 by John Payne, London also in the Yale collection.

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  • Sugar Bowl, c 1810
    Private Collection
    h: 7 3/4"


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  • Teapot, c 1810
    Private Collection
    h: 11 1/4"
    wt: 33.6 oz

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  • Teaspoons, c 1815
    Private Collection
    l: 5 7/8"

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  • Teaset by Colin and John Forbes, c 1820
    Private Collection
    h: 7 1/2" (teapot)
    wt: 27 oz (teapot)
  • Appointed from 1832 to 1838 as U.S. Customs Measurer in New York City NY 4
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at New York City NY, listed as a silversmith.

John married Elizabeth Clark on 14 Aug 1803 in New York City NY. (Elizabeth Clark was born on 20 Feb 1784 in St Thomas, Virgin Islands and died on 25 Dec 1862 in New York City NY.)




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