American Silversmiths

Job Prince
Rebecca Phippeny
(Abt 1657-1712)
Job Prince


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1. Deborah Clark

Job Prince
  • Born: 10 Nov 1680, Hull MA
  • Marriage (1): Deborah Clark about 1702 in Boston MA
  • Died: 1703, Milford CT

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • Flynt & Fales:, . 3 Land transactions, 1701 and 1703, on file in Suffolk Deeds refer to him as "(goldsmith) eldest son of Job Prince (mariner)." He may have worked in Boston or Hull briefly. He died in Milford, age 23, 1703 or 1704, as inventory for his estate, on file in New Haven Probate Court is dated Jan. 24, 1703/04. It includes a set of silversmith's tools, pair of small bellows, pair of silver buckles, tobacco box, tankard, porringer and six spoons. Coming from a seafaring family, he also owned a Gunter's scale and book on practical navigation.
  • He worked in 1699-1703 as a silversmith in Milford CT becoming not only that town's first silversmith, but also the first in Connecticut for whom any record can be found. In the account book of Thomas Clarke, Prince is debited for clothing in Oct. 1699 and credited for silver buttons in 1701. 3

  • Pepper pot, 1701-1703
    Private Collection 14
    h: 3 5/16"
    Nearly identical in form to the example in the Yale University Collection.

Job married Deborah Clark about 1702 in Boston MA. (Deborah Clark was born on 26 Apr 1684 in Milford CT, christened on 26 Sep 1686 in Milford CT and died after 1738-1739.)

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