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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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Colin Van Gelder Forbes
(1776-1858)

 

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Elizabeth Bullock

Colin Van Gelder Forbes

  • Born: 12 Feb 1776, New York City NY
  • Christened: 6 Mar 1776, New York City NY
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Bullock on 14 Jun 1798 in New York City NY
  • Died: 18 Jan 1858

  General notes:

Silversmith and watchmaker

  Events in his life were:


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  • He worked from 1800 to 1808 as a silversmith and watchmaker in New York City NY as a journeyman in the shops of William Garret Forbes and John Lockwood. 28
  • He worked from 1808 to 1818 as a silversmith and watchmaker in New York City NY at 72 Gold Street. 8

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  • Teaset by C. & J. W. FORBES, c 1820
    Private Collection
    h: 7 1/2" (teapot)
    wt: 27 oz (teapot)
  • He worked in 1823 as a silversmith in New York City NY at Collect and Pump Streets. 8

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  • Cup, c 1825
    Private Collection
    h: 2 13/16"
    d: 2 1/8" (base)
  • He was a partner from 1826 to 1833 with William Forbes in New York City NY as COLIN V. G. FORBES & SON. 28
  • He was a partner in 1835 with Colin Van Gelder Forbes in New York City NY as FORBES & SON with shop at 59 Vandam Street. 8
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at New York City NY, listed as a silversmith.

Colin married Elizabeth Bullock on 14 Jun 1798 in New York City NY. (Elizabeth Bullock was born in 1777 in England.)




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