American Silversmiths

Josiah Belcher
Urania Rainsford
(Abt 1638-1691)
Jonathan Belcher


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Jonathan Belcher
  • Born: 1 Sep 1661, Boston MA

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • He worked circa 1693-1697 as a silversmith in Boston MA
    He was listed as such in the division of his father's and brother's estates in 1693. 9
  • Boston MA, 1697: suit brought by John Allen and John Edwards "for not paying to ye plts the sum of two pounds nine shillings and ten pence in money due by Booke for Severals he hath had & rec'd ye plts in ye yeare 1697."
    The goods listed were all clothing, perhaps indicating that Belcher was working as a journeyman for Allen & Edwards and considered the items a part of his due. The goldsmith John Noyes signed as Belcher's suriety, which may indicate that he was Belcher's employer at the time of the suit.
    There is no further record of Belcher in the Boston records, so he may have left or changed professions.

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