American Silversmiths

Bartholomew Le Roux
(Abt 1663-1713)
Gertrude Van Rollegom
(Abt 1667-)
Charles Le Roux


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1. Catherine Beekman

Charles Le Roux
  • Born: 22 Dec 1689, New York City NY
  • Marriage (1): Catherine Beekman about 1710 in Flatbush NY
  • Died: 30 Jan 1763, New York City NY

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • He worked circa 1710-1745 as a silversmith in New York City NY 8
  • Master to Jacob Koenraedt Ten Eyck 15 Jul 1719 in New York City NY.
    "This Indenture Wittnesseth that Jacob Ten Eyck aged about fifteen years hath put himself and by these Presents doth Voluntarily and of his own free Will and Accord by and with Consent of Coenraet Ten Eyck his father put himself apprentice to Charles LeRoux of the City of New York Goldsmith with him to live and (after the Manner of an Apprentice) to serve from the fifteenth day of July Anno Dom. One thousand seven hundred and Nineteen till the full Term of seven years be Compleat and Ended. During all which Term the said Apprentice his said Master Charles LeRoux faithfully shall serve his Secretts keep his lawful Commands gladly Every where Obey: he shall do no damage to his said Master nor see to be done by Others without letting or giving Notice to his said Master, he shall not waste his said Masters Goods nor lend them unlawfully to any, he shall not Commit Fornication nor Contract Matrimony within the said Term, at Cards, Dice or any Other unlawfull Game he shall not play whereby his said Master may have damage, with his own Goods nor the Goods of others during the said Term without Lycense from his said Master he shall neither buy nor sell, he shall not absent himself day nor night from his Masters Service without his leave nor haunt Alehouses Taverns or Playhouses but in all things as a faithfull Apprentice he shall behave himself toward his Master and all his during the said Term, and the said Master during the said Term shall by the best Means or Method that he can Teach or Cause the said Apprentice to be taught the Art or Mystery of a Goldsmith, shall find or provide unto the said Apprentice sufficient Meat Drink and Washing in winter time fitting for an apprentice and his said father to find him Apparell Lodging and washing in summer time and his said Master to suffer his said Apprentice to go to the winter Evening School at the Charge of his father, for the true performance of all and Every the said Covenants and Agreements Either of said parties bind themselves unto the Other by these presents." 1

  • Coverered cup by Charles Le Roux, c 1720
    Private Collection
    h: 10 1/4"
    wt: 45 oz, 10 dwt
    Engraved with block initials A over J flower M on handles and a contemporary crest and coat-of-arms in a baroque cartouche within a circle.

  • Tankard, c 1720
    Private Collection
    h: 7"
    wt: 31 oz
    Marked by both Charles LeRoux and Peter Quintard, indicating it may have been made at the end of the latter's apprenticeship.
  • Made freeman of New York City NY, 16 Feb 1724. 8

  • Salver, c 1725-1735
    Yale University 13
    h: 1 1/8"
    l: 6 3/16" square
    wt: 10 oz, 10 dwt
    Engraved with thhe arms of Assheton quartering Shepley. This and another by Le Roux are the only known examples of this form.

  • Coffeepot, c 1725-1735
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    h: 9 5/8"
    d: 4 7/16" (base)
    wt: 25.8 oz
    Engraved with the arms of Assheton quartering Shepley, for Ralph Assheton.

  • Coffeepot, c 1725-1735
    Yale University
    h: 10 3/4"

  • Covered cup, c 1730
    Yale University
    h: 10 1/4"
    d: 4 11/16" (base)
    wt: 55 oz, 18 dwt
    Engraved with a floral cartouche and FDP cypher, presumably for Frederick de Peyster. The Huguenot based forms of cut-card strapwork and harp shaped handles are rare in American silver.
  • Appointed in 1735-1738 as Assistant Alderman of East Ward in New York City NY 8

  • Salt, c 1745
    Metropolitan Museum of Art 20
    h: 1 13/16"
    One of a pair. Engraved ISA, probably for John and Ann Schuyler, who married in 1737.

  • Marrow spoon, c 1745
    Museum of the City of New York 28
    l: 8 9/16"
    wt: 1.8 oz
    Engraved P over P * M for Philip and Margaret (Marston) Philipse and with the Philipse family crest.

Charles married Catherine Beekman, daughter of Unknown and Unknown, about 1710 in Flatbush NY. (Catherine Beekman was born on 25 May 1689 in Flatbush NY.)

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