Jacob Hurd (1703 - 1758) MP

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Birthplace: Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Occupation: Silversmith, goldsmith
Managed by: Ned Reynolds
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About Jacob Hurd

Jacob Hurd

  • Born: 12 Feb 1703, Charlestown MA
  • Christened: 27 Mar 1703, Charlestown MA
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Mason on 20 May 1725 in Boston MA
  • Died: 17 Feb 1758, Boston MA

General notes:

Silversmith & Goldsmith

  • Apprenticed c 1720 to John Edwards in Boston MA
  • He worked from 1723 to 1755 as a silversmith in Boston MA with a shop located in Pudding Lane, near the Town House. Following his declaration of bankruptcy, he moved to Roxbury. 8
  • Master to Isaac Perkins abt 1724 in Boston MA.

Master to Nathaniel Hurd c 1755 in Boston MA. 1 Obituary printed in the Boston Gazette (Boston MA) on 20 Feb 1758 7 "Last Wednesday in the Afternoon Capt Jacob Hurd . . . a noted Goldsmith, was siezed with a Lethargy, in which he continued till Friday Evening, and then expired, much lamented." Obituary printed in the Boston News-Letter (Boston MA) on 23 Feb 1758 "Jacob Hurd, Capt., goldsmith, formerly of Boston and late of Roxbury being in Town at a Relation's House was seiz'd with an apoplexy, in which he continued speechless till Friday Evening when he departed this Life Feb. 17, 1758"

  • He was heavily in debt at his death, owing £743/6/5 1/2. His estate, adminstered by his son John and appraised by Samuell Edwards and William Simpkins, was valued at a meager £72/13/0, which included a house and land at "Germantown" worth £50.

Citations

  • 8 Ensko, Stephen, American Silversmiths and Their Marks.

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Capt. Jacob Hurd's Timeline

1703
February 12, 1703
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts
March 27, 1703
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1725
May 20, 1725
Age 22
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
1738
January 24, 1738
Age 34
1742
November 2, 1742
Age 39
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
1758
February 7, 1758
Age 54
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts