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Benjamin Goodwin

  • Born: 21 Feb 1732, Boston MA
  • Marriage: Hannah Lebaron on 17 Nov 1757 in Boston MA
  • Died: 30 Nov 1792, Easton MA

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  Events in his life were:

  • Apprenticed from 14 Jan 1745 to 1748 to John Parkman in Boston MA 9

    Described as a 'poor child' by the Boston Overseers of the Poor, he was apprenticed for a term of seven years to his cousin to learn "the Art & Mistery of a Gold Smith Also to Read Write & Cyper."
  • Apprenticed from 1748 to 1752 to Jacob Hurd in Boston MA 9
  • He worked from 1755 to 1765 as a silversmith in Boston MA
    From various court records filed after 1765, it appears that he had given up full-time silversmithing and had become a general merchant. 3

  • Cann, c 1755
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
    h: 4 7/8"

    This is one of three pieces made for the Goodwins, including the following tankard and a porringer.

  • Tankard, c 1760
    Private Collection
    h: 9 1/4"
    wt: 31 oz
    Engraved G over N*L for Nathaniel and Lydia (Lebaron) Goodwin.

Benjamin married Hannah Lebaron on 17 Nov 1757 in Boston MA. (Hannah Lebaron was born on 5 Apr 1734 in Plymouth MA and died on 25 Oct 1775 in Boston MA.)

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