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American Silversmiths

Nathaniel Greene
Anne Gould
(abt 1680-1728)
Benjamin Greene


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Mary Chandler

Benjamin Greene

  • Born: 11 Jan 1713, Boston MA
  • Marriage: Mary Chandler on 7 Feb 1736 in Boston MA
  • Died: 10 Apr 1776, Boston MA

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  Events in his life were:

  • He worked c 1733 as a silversmith in Boston MA as a journeyman for his brother Rufus Greene. 8

  • Caster, c 1735-1741
    Yale University 13
    h: 3 5/8"
    d: 1 9/16" (base)
    wt: 2 oz, 14 dwt
    Engraved with the Elliot arms and "Given to H-Gale in Rememberence / of her Brother-Saml Eliott who / died on the Coast of Affrica / 1 Iany 1741 Aged 24" for Hannah (Elliott) Gale. This is one of only two known pieces marked by Greene.
  • He worked from circa 1740 to 1760 as a silversmith in Boston MA supplying considerable amounts of silver and jewelry to other makers and retailers. He also commissioned specialized work from other makers, including Jacob Hurd. 9

Benjamin married Mary Chandler, daughter of John Chandler and Hannah Gardiner, on 7 Feb 1736 in Boston MA. (Mary Chandler was born on 9 Sep 1717 in Woodstock CT and died on 28 Feb 1756 in Boston MA.)

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