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American Silversmiths

Thomas Simpkins
(1671-1706)
Margery Barton
(-1756)
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William Simpkins
(1704-1780)

 

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Spouses/Children:

Elizabeth Symmes

William Simpkins

  • Born: 20 Mar 1704, Boston MA
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Symmes on 14 May 1726 in Boston MA
  • Died: 1780, Boston MA

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • Alternate Mark

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  • Alternate Mark (this may be the mark of William Simes)

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  • Alternate Mark

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  • Alternate Mark

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  • Alternate Mark
  • 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
  • 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, 1/4 inch thick and weighing about fourteen ounces." 3

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  • Creamer, c 1750-1760
    Cleveland Museum of Fine Art
    h: 4 1/4"

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  • Footed salt, c 1750
    Winterthur Library
    h: 1 5/8"
    d: 2 5/8"
    Engraved "B over I * S". An identical salt by Samuel Burt is in the same collection.
  • Boston MA, 1757: served as Ensign of Artillery. 3

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  • Porringer, c 1760
    Boston MA
    l: 7 3/4"
    wt: 7 oz
    Engraved "C over J * P."

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  • Salver, c 1760
    Private Collection
    d" 8"
    wt: 13 oz, 4 dwt
    Engraved on front with the crest of Richard Lechmere
  • He was a partner c 1770 with Samuel Minott in Boston MA as MINOTT & SIMPKINS. 3

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  • Tankard also marked by Samuel Minott, bef 4 Nov 1770
    Private Collection
    h: 8 3/4"
    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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