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From: "erion" <>
Subject: Re: [GM-L] Jacob Hurd - Silversmith
Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2000 23:54:46 -0400
Jacob Hurd 1702/3-1758 died in Roxbury
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Subject: [GM-L] Jacob Hurd - Silversmith
> Hi Folks,
> Does anyone here know of a good source for info about Jacob Hurd who
> a silversmith in Boston? I don't descend from him that I know of but it is
> believed that my 5th great grandfather, Samuel Casey, was apprenticed to
> Jacob Hurd. Samuel was a silversmith and counterfeiter in South Kingstown,
> and in 1770 he was sentenced to be hanged. He and the other men who were
> facing the gallows were set free by a mob of townspeople the night before
> execution. Samuel was" last seen riding hard in a westerly direction."
> Nothing more is known of him after that date and details about his early
> are pretty sketchy. I am hoping that by learning something about Jacob
> might find out more about old Sam Casey. I have tried a few internet
> but keep coming up with modern silversmiths addresses. There are a few
> from Joslin Hall on various silversmiths but I don't want to spend a
> only to find one paragraph :) (I do have to say that the book I got from
> on "The Silversmiths of Little Rest" was pretty helpful - Little Rest was
> original name of the village of Kingston in RI where Samuel and his peers
> practiced their crafts and, in some cases, their misdeeds.)
> Any help would be appreciated - including the name of a good book. I
> have the Joslin Hall catalogue but don't know where to start!
> Thanks in advance, and if anyone else out there descends from this
> family I would love to swap notes.
> Donna in RI
> PS - I don't know when Jacob would have lived exactly but Samuel was
> believed to have been born in 1724 so I would think Jacob would have been
> born at least 20 years or so earlier.
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