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American Silversmiths

Thomas Trott
(1705-)
Waitstill Payson
(1705-1742)
Jonathan Trott
(1730-1815)
Lydia Proctor
(1735-)
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John Proctor Trott
(1767-1852)

 

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Louise Chapman

John Proctor Trott

  • Born: 8 Dec 1767, Boston MA
  • Marriage: Louise Chapman on 11 Dec 1796 in Norwich CT
  • Died: 21 Oct 1852, New London CT

  General notes:

Silversmith and jeweler

  Events in his life were:


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  • He was a partner from 1792 to 1794 with William Cleveland in New London CT as TROTT & CLEVELAND with shop on State Street. 3
  • New London CT, 1792: bought stock and tools of Gurdon Tracy. A man of prominence, his home was on the site of the present Mohican Hotel, a fortified place in the time of the Indian Wars in 1676. 3

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  • Beaker, c 1795
    First Church New London New London CT 14
    h: 4 3/4"
    One of three made from tankards originally made in 1724 from a £20 bequest of Governor Gurdon Saltonstall.
  • Advertised in the Connecticut Gazette (New London CT), 14 Apr 1796,
    Goldsmith, &c. Just Received and for sale by John P. Trott, An assortment of English warranted Watches: Also, watch Chains, Seals and Keys; A variety of gold, gilt and glass Ear Pendals: He likewise has on hand an assortment of Goldsmith and Jewelry Ware, which will be sold together with the above mentioned articles, on reasonable terms for cash.
    N. B. Wanted a Journeyman Clock and Watch Maker, one who can come well recommended, may have employ, by applying as above.
  • He was a partner c 1798 with Jonathan Brooks in New London CT as TROTT & BROOKS. 3

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  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at New London CT, listed as a jeweler.

John married Louise Chapman on 11 Dec 1796 in Norwich CT. (Louise Chapman was born on 26 Apr 1772 in Norwich CT and died on 17 Mar 1861 in New London CT.)




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