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American Silversmiths

Nathaniel Breed
(1685-bef 1760)
Sarah Davis
(abt 1685-1740)
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William Breed
(1719-abt 1761)

 

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Susanna Barrington

William Breed

  • Born: 10 May 1719, Boston MA
  • Christened: 20 May 1719
  • Marriage: Susanna Barrington on 20 Oct 1743 in Boston MA
  • Died: abt 1761, Boston MA

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:


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  • He worked from 1740 to 1761 as a silversmith in Boston MA 9

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  • Salt, c 1740-1750
    Yale University 13
    h: 1 1/2"
    d: 2 5/16"
    wt: 2 oz, 15dwt
    One of a pair. Engraved with the Codman family crest.

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  • Tablespoon, c 1750
    Private Collection
    l: 7 11/16"
    Engraved "Andrew / Greer / 173(?)0.


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  • Porringer, c 1750
    Private Collection
    l: 8" (including handle)
    d: 5 1/4" (of bowl)
    wt: 240 grams
    Engraved BB to ECB
  • Boston MA, 29 Jun 1762: Sampson Salter, father-in-law of the silversmith John Blowers, appointed gaurdian of "William Breed a minor under fourteen years of age Son of William Breed late of Boston afores'd Goldsmith, deceased." 9

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  • Porringer, c 1750
    Winterthur Library
    l: 8"
    d: 5 1/2" (of bowl)
    wt: 8 oz, 5 1/4 dwt
    Engraved "I over A * E"

William married Susanna Barrington on 20 Oct 1743 in Boston MA. (Susanna Barrington was born before 20 Aug 1721 in Boston MA and was christened on 20 Aug 1721 in Boston MA.)




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