American Silversmiths

John Cowell
(Abt 1652-1693)
Hannah Hurd
(1640-1683)
William Cowell
(1682-1736)
Elizabeth Kilby
(1686-1745)
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William Cowell
(1713-1761)

 

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William Cowell
  • Born: 19 Jul 1713, Boston MA
  • Died: 1761, Boston MA

  General notes:

Silversmith

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked in 1734-1761 as a silversmith in Boston MA believed to have taken over his father's business on his retirement. 3
  • Advertised in the Boston Weekly News-Letter, 1741, 3

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  • Cup, c 1745
    Yale University 13
    h: 4 3/4"
    d: 3 1/4" (base)
    wt: 7 oz, 11 dwt
    Engraved The Gift of the Honeble; Samuel Partridge Esqr; / to the CHURCH OF CHRIST / IN / HATFIELD / 1745. The donor was considered one of the most important men of the colonies. By his will, proved in 1741, he directed his son, Edward, to pay to the church 10 with which this cup was bought.
  • Advertised in the Boston-Gazette, 1761, 3
  • Advertised in the Boston Weekly News-Letter, 10 Jun 1762, the settlement of his estate with Hannah Simpson and Rebecca Cowles as administrators.
    3



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