American Silversmiths

Leonard Drowne
Elizabeth Abbott
(Abt 1652-1706)
Timothy Clark
(Abt 1657-1737)
Sarah Richardson
Shem Drowne
Katherine Clark
Thomas Drowne


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Thomas Drowne
  • Born: 14 Dec 1715, Boston MA
  • Died: 26 Feb 1795
  • Buried: 1795

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  Events in his life were:

  • , . 1 He lived on Cornhill Street, now Washington Street, Boston. Like his father, he is sometimes listed as a silversmith, but his work seems to have been confined to copper- and blacksmithing. He repaired the Fanueil Hall grasshopper (made by his father) in 1763 and placed a note labeled "food for the grasshopper" in the belly of the grasshopper. It read:
    "Shem Drowne made it, May 25, 1742. To my brethren and fellow grasshoppers, Fell in ye year 1753 Nov. 13, early in ye morning by a great earthquake by my old Master above. Again, like to have met with Utter Ruin by Fire, by hopping Timely from my Public Station, came of the broken bones and much Bruised. Cured and Fixed. Old Master's son Thomas Drowne June 28, 1768, and Though I will promise to Discharge my office, yet I shall vary as ye wind."
  • 1743-1774: was clerk of the Pemaquid Proprietors (Maine). 3

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