Timothy Dwight, born 26 Nov 1654, died 2 Jan 1692
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Timothy Dwight

  • Born: 26 Nov 1654, Dedham MA
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Alcock about 1675 in Roxbury MA
  • Died: 2 Jan 1692, Boston MA

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  Events in his life were:

  • Apprenticed about 1667 to John Hull in Boston MA 1

  • Salver, c 1680-1690
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 10
    h: 3 3/16"
    d: 3 11/16" (base)
    d: 11 5/16" (rim)
    wt: 18 oz, 18 dwt
    Decorative engraving probably done by John Coney. This and a tankard (MFA) are the only known pieces by Dwight.
  • He wrote his will on 9 Dec 1691 in Boston MA terming himself "Goldsmith." "Visited by the hands of ye Just & Almighty God with a sore and languishing sickness," he left to his "dear wife Elizabeth all my Estate Personal 8t Real except one Gun." The latter was "a Musquet with a German lock" for his brother Michael. He left "house & land scituated in Boston with all the privileges & appurtenances thereto" as well as land in Roxbury and a farm at Marlborough. His inventory included: "to Several Goldsmiths tools of all sorts £20-10-; household stuff and wearing apparel £44-18-6." Sewall recorded the bearers at his funeral: "Cousin Dummer, Capt Jno Walley, Capt. Wing, Rowse, Thos. Savage, Goldsmith, Robt. Saunderson." The last would have been the son of his former master. Rowse was also a goldsmith, the emigrating "Willem Ros, from Wesel."

Timothy married Elizabeth Alcock about 1675 in Roxbury MA. (Elizabeth Alcock was born on 27 Mar 1654 in Boston MA, christened on 27 Mar 1659 in Roxbury MA and died in 1676-1677.)

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