- Born: 20 Mar 1704, Boston MA
- Marriage: Elizabeth Symmes on 14 May 1726 in Boston MA
- Died: 1780, Boston MA
Events in his life were:
- Alternate Mark (This may be the mark of William Simes)
- Apprenticed about 1717 to William Cowell in Boston MA 9
Or possibly Andrew Tyler or Benjamin Burt.
- Advertised in the The Weekly News-Letter (Boston MA), 20 Jun 1728, "Goldsmith near the Draw Bridge, Boston," offering for sale "the library of the late Rev. Robert Stanton of Salem." 3
- Master to Thomas Simpkins abt 1741 in Boston MA. 1
- Boston MA, 1743: served as Sergeant of Artillery. 3
- Appointed in 1743 as Constable in Boston MA declined to serve and paid fine. 3
- Advertised in the Boston Evening-Post (Boston MA), 27 Jan 1746, "William Simpkins, goldsmith, loss of a piece of silver three inches broad, ¼ inch thick and weighing about fourteen ounces." 3
- Master to Daniel Rogers abt 1748 in Boston MA. 1
- Creamer, c 1750-1760
Cleveland Museum of Fine Art
- Boston MA, 1757: served as Ensign of Artillery. 3
- Porringer, c 1760
l: 7 ¾"
wt: 7 oz
Engraved "C over J * P."
- He was a partner c 1770 with Samuel Minott in Boston MA as MINOTT & SIMPKINS. 3
- Tankard also marked by Samuel Minott, bef 4 Nov 1770
wt: 28 oz, 10 dwt
Engraved The Gift of / Mrs. Sarah Adams: (Relict / of mr. Edward Adams late of / Milton.) to the first Church in / Braintree..
William married Elizabeth Symmes on 14 May 1726 in Boston MA. (Elizabeth Symmes was born on 20 Mar 1707 in Boston MA.)
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