American Silversmiths

Thomas Melville
Elizabeth Yates
(Abt 1733-)
David Melville
Polly Herrick
Thomas Melville


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Thomas Melville
  • Born: 1779, Newport RI

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  Events in his life were:

  • He worked circa 1796-1824 as a pewtersmith in Newport RI
  • Advertised in the Newport Mercury (Newport RI), 12 Jan 1796,
    Thomas Melville Informes the Public at large That he now carries on the Pewterer's Business, in all its Various Branches; where may be had Pewter of all Kinds, Lead Weights, &. Also the Plumbing Business such as making Hawse-Leads, Scuppers, Deep Sea Leads, & &.
    He would be happy to serve his Customers and gratefully acknowledge their Favours. Cash, or any of the above Wares, given for old Pewter, Lead, Brass &c.
    NB He now carries on the Business, at the House and Shop just above the Church on the Hill, formally occupied by his Father, David Melville, deceased.

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