American Silversmiths

Peter Kirby
(-Bef 1788)
Margaret Ellison
William Kirby
(-After 1811)


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1. Catherine Roosevelt

William Kirby
  • Marriage (1): Catherine Roosevelt on 6 Feb 1760 in New York City NY
  • Died: After 1811, New York City NY

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • Alternate Mark 11
  • He worked circa 1755-1790 as a pewtersmith in New York City NY
    Listed in the 1786 city directory at 23 Dock Street.

  • Advertised in the The Daily Advisor (New York City NY), 19 Nov 1757, 11

  • Porringer, 1760-1793
    Winterthur Library 49
    d: 4 7/8"

  • Teapot, 1760-1793
    Private Collection 11
    h: 6 5/8"
  • Advertised in the The New-York Gazette and The Weekly Mercury (New York City NY), 26 Sep 1774,
    "William Kirby, Pewterer, at the corner of Dock-street, near the Old Slip Market, and opposite the late corner-store of Gerardus Duyckinck, has just imported in the Earl of Dunmore, Capt. Lawrence, a large and general assortment of London pewter, which he will sell wholesale and retail, on the most reasonable terms, viz. Dishes, plates and basons; hard-metal water plates, tureens, tankards, quart and pint pots, teapots of different sorts and sizes; coffee, sugar, and milk pots; pint, 1/2 pint and gill porringers; soup, table and teaspoons; round-bowl spoons, soup ladles, quart and pint bowls, wash-hand basons, funnels, large chamber pots, close-stool and bed pans, measures from one gallon to half a gill, dram cups, round and square chest ink-stands, large and small crains.
    Said Kirby has likewise just come to hand, a curious and general assortment of English and Dutch toys, which he will sell wholesale and retail, at a low advance, amongst which are, a few large humming tops, japan'd waiters, bread baskets, clothes and shoe brushes, hair brooms, hearth brushes, plated shoe and knee buckles, and a variety of other articles in the toy way, too tedious to mention.
    He takes old pewter and bees-wax in exchange for new pewter

William married Catherine Roosevelt, daughter of Nicholas Roosevelt and Catherine Comfort, on 6 Feb 1760 in New York City NY. (Catherine Roosevelt was born about 1738 in New York City NY, christened on 22 Mar 1738 and died in Nov 1795 in New York City NY.)

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