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John Allen

  • Born: 29 Feb 1672, Boston MA
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Edwards on 22 Jul 1697 in Boston MA
  • Died: 1760, Boston MA

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • He worked from circa 1690 to 1740 as a silversmith in Boston MA 10

  • Beaker, c 1693
    Yale University 13
    h: 5 1/2"
    d: 3 11/16"
    wt: 13 oz, 16 dwt
    Given to the Church of Ipswich, June 1693 by bequest of John Wainwright. Possibly made by John Allen, before the adoption of his known mark.

  • He was a partner from about 1696 to 1702 with John Edwards in Boston MA as ALLEN & EDWARDS. 3
  • Boston MA, 1697: with his partner, John Edwards, sued silversmith Jonathan Belcher for monies lent him and clothing provided to him "on account." Belcher was probably serving as a journeyman to the firm. 9

  • Bellied cann by ALLEN & EDWARDS, c 1700
    Private Collection
    h: 4 1/8"
    wt: 6 oz, 4 dwt

  • Spout cup by ALLEN & EDWARDS, c 1700
    Detroit Institute of Art
    h: 5 1/4"
    Engraved with the Dudly family crest in a shell and scroll cartouche.

John married Elizabeth Edwards, daughter of John Edwards and Elizabeth Walker, on 22 Jul 1697 in Boston MA. (Elizabeth Edwards was born in England.)

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