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Apollos Rivoire
(1702-1754)

 

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Deborah Hitchbourn

Apollos Rivoire

  • Born: 20 Nov 1702, Riaucaud France
  • Marriage: Deborah Hitchbourn on 19 Jun 1729 in Boston MA
  • Died: 22 Jul 1754, Boston MA

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:

  • Arrived in Boston about 1715, by way of Guernsey Island in the English Channel. Had changed his name to Paul Rivoire by 1722 when Coney died. In 1723 he revisited Guernsey, but returned to Boston. 3
  • Apprenticed about 1720 to John Coney in Boston MA 1
    His master died in 1722 and the inventory of his estate notes "Paul Rivoire's Time abt Three Year & half as pr indenture £30/0/0." Rivoire bought his freedom from the estate.

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  • Caudle cup, c 1720
    Boston Museum of Fine Arts 10
    h: 1 5/16"
    d: 1 1/16" (of base)
    wt: 9 1/2 dwt

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  • Milk pot, 1730-1750
    Boston Museum of Fine Arts 10
    h: 4 5/8"
    d: 2 1/16" (of base)
    wt: 5 oz, 7 dwt
  • Advertised in the The Boston Weekly News-Letter (Boston MA), 21 May 1730, "Paul Revere, Goldsmith is removed from Capt. Pitts at the Town Dock to North End over against Col. Hutchinson." 3

Apollos married Deborah Hitchbourn on 19 Jun 1729 in Boston MA. (Deborah Hitchbourn was born on 25 Jan 1704 in Boston MA and died on 23 May 1777 in Boston MA.)




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