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American Silversmiths

William Pollard
(1653-1690)
Margaret Payne
(abt 1667-bef 1715)
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William Pollard
(1690-1740)

 

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Dorcas Marshall

William Pollard

  • Born: 2 Apr 1690, Boston MA
  • Christened: 6 Apr 1690, Boston MA
  • Marriage: Dorcas Marshall on 25 Dec 1712 in Boston MA
  • Died: 1740, Charleston SC
  • Buried: 1 Dec 1740, Charleston SC

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:

  • He and his wife sold their share in the tavern at the Sign of the Horseshoe to Capt. Jonathan Pollard, whose grandson, Col. Jonathan Pollard, was also a goldsmith. He may have moved to South Carolina as William Pollard, silversmith of Charleston, became a member of the South Carolina Society in 1738, died there in 1740, and was buried New Year's Day 1741, according to St. Philip's Register. 3
  • Apprenticed about 1703 to Edward Winslow in Boston MA 1
  • He worked from circa 1711 to 1730 as a silversmith in Boston MA in 1711 permission was granted "To Thomas Powell to Erect a Timber building for a Goldsmith Shop for his son of 15 foot long 12 foot wide and 9 foot stud with a Flatt Roof on his land. . ." 9

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  • Tankard, 1730-1745
    Boston Museum of Fine Arts 10
    h: 8 1/2"
    d: 4 13/16" (base)
    wt: 26 oz, 5 1/2 dwt
    The molded dome cover is a later addition
  • He worked from circa 1730 to 1731 as a silversmith in Newport RI 9
  • He worked from circa 1731 to 1737 as a silversmith in Boston MA 9
  • He worked from circa 1738 to 1740 as a silversmith in Charleston SC 9

William married Dorcas Marshall on 25 Dec 1712 in Boston MA. (Dorcas Marshall was born on 17 May 1694-1695 in Boston MA and died on 14 Sep 1770 in Boston MA.)




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