Joseph Moulton (1744 - 1816)

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Birthplace: Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
Occupation: Silversmith
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About Joseph Moulton

Joseph Moulton


  • He worked from circa 1764 to 1810 as a silversmith in Newburyport MA with home and shop on State Street 8
  • Master to Ebenezer Noyes Moulton abt 1781 in Newburyport MA.
  • Master to William Moulton abt 1785 in Newburyport MA.
  • Advertised in the Essex Journal and New Hampshire Packet, 25 Jun 1786, FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD. THE Subscriber's Dwelling House in Newbury was broken Open this morning and a considerable sum of money stolen, with about 40 pieces of remarkable copper coin, some of very ancient date and characters.
  • Some Silver Table Spoons marked D over F with the maker's name, J. Moulton stamped on the handle, and a pair of square silver shoe buckles open work, with two rows of small holes. Tristram Dalton
  • Master to Enoch Moulton abt 1793 in Newburyport MA.
  • He was a partner c 1796 with Theophilus Bradbury in Newburyport MA as MOULTON & BRADBURY. Their shop was located on Merrimack Street and they produced plated buckles. 3
  • Master to Abel Moulton abt 1797 in Newburyport MA.


  1. The Moulton and Towle Silversmiths
  2. 3 Flynt, Henry and Fales, Martha Gandy, The Heritage Foundation Collection of Silver.
  3. 8 Ensko, Stephen, American Silversmiths and Their Marks.


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Joseph Moulton's Timeline

September 1, 1744
Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts
September 14, 1765
Age 21
Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
August 19, 1772
Age 27
Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts
March 12, 1816
Age 71
Newburyport, Essex, Massachusetts, United States