American Silversmiths

Ivory Lucas
(Abt 1714-Bef 1748)


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Ivory Lucas
  • Born: Abt 1714, New London CT
  • Marriage (1): Mary Coit on 19 May 1733 in New London CT
  • Died: Bef 3 Jun 1748, New Castle DE

  General notes:

Pewtersmith and counterfeiter.

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked in 1732-1748 as a pewtersmith in New London CT 11
  • 1735: Lucas, with his apprentices Nicholas Chanter and George Dennis, made 1,000 Pistoles in brass. These were sold to John Gardner, who was going to pass them off overseas. Chanter kept one and gave it to Mary Tilden for safekeeping, she turned it over to the Justice of the Peace, John Richards. Lucas was arrested and found guilty and served 6 months and was fined 13/11/2.
  • He worked in 1847-1848 as a pewtersmith in New Castle DE
    Though he still styled himself a "Pewterer and Founder" in documents, he may not have practiced his trade in Delaware. On 21 April 1748, he sold all his tools and a cow to James Broom of Ogles Town. 11

Ivory married Mary Coit, daughter of Solomon Coit and Mary Stowe, on 19 May 1733 in New London CT. (Mary Coit was born on 30 Jun 1713 in New London CT.)

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