American Silversmiths

Richard Lawrence
(1691-1784)
Hannah Bowne
(1697-1748)
John Embree
(1720-)
Elizabeth Lawrence
(1720-)
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Effingham Embree
(1759-1817)

 

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Spouses/Children:

1. Mary Lawrence

Effingham Embree
  • Born: 24 Sep 1759, Flushing NY
  • Marriage (1): Mary Lawrence on 26 Dec 1780 in Flushing NY
  • Died: 3 Dec 1817

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:

  • He was a partner in 1781-1789 with Joseph Pearsall in New York City NY as PEARSALL & EMBREE.
  • Advertised in the Royal Gazette (New York City NY), 28 Mar 1781, as PEARSALL & EMBREE, announcing their move to the corner of Beekman's Slip, where they continue to repair watches as usual. They have likewise for sale, a general assortment of watches gold, silver, metal, engraved, Tortoiseshell, & warranted good, and on the best terms. Also a large assortment of Silver Work, Watch Chains, Seals, Keys, &c.

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  • Receipt, Jun 1784
    Winterthur Library

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  • Bracket clock by PEARSALL & EMBREE, c 1785
    White House Washington DC
    h: 24"

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  • Bracket clock by PEARSALL & EMBREE, c 1785
    Private Collection
    h: 24"
  • He worked in 1789-1795 as a silversmith and clockmaker in New York City NY with a shop at 185 Queen Street.
  • Advertised in the Daily Advertiser (New York City NY), 23 Feb 1791,
    Just come to hand, and for sale, By Effingham Embree, Clock and Watch Maker, No. 185, Queen Street, a few elegant gold and gilt watches, gold chains, seals and keys, ladies elegant beaded watch chains, and a few very highly finished men's steel, do. with a number of other articles. E. Embree has still on hand, a handsome assortment of clocks and watches, silver and plated ware, jewellery, &c.

    N.B. a good journeyman and an apprentice wanted. None need apply but such as can bring unexceptional characters.
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  • Pocket watch, c 1795
    Private Collection
  • Advertised in the The Argus (New York City NY), 23 Jun 1795, informing the public he would be succeeded by Stephen van Wyck. 4
  • He worked after 1795 as a silversmith and clockmaker in Flushing NY

Effingham married Mary Lawrence on 26 Dec 1780 in Flushing NY. (Mary Lawrence was born on 17 Oct 1763 in Flushing NY and died on 16 Sep 1831.)




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