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Elijah Danforth


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Elijah Danforth
  • Born: 30 Nov 1683, Dorchester MA
  • Died: 8 Oct 1736, Dorchester MA

  Events in his life were:

  • Tankard by Jacob Hurd, c 1730
    Private Collection
    h: 7 1/4"
    wt: 22 oz 4 dwt
    Engraved "The Gift of Elijah Danforth Esqr / to the Church in Dorchester / Anno Domini / 1736" His will, dated March 5, 1735, stated "I give to the Deacons of Church in Dorchester and their successors for the only use & service of the Lords Table in the Congregational church in said Dorchester my large silver tankard to be changed in the form of it at ye discretion of the Deacons into convenient vessels for the service aforesaid."

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