Capt. Jacob Hurd

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Jacob Hurd

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Death: February 7, 1758 (54)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Hurd and Elizabeth Hurd
Husband of Elizabeth Hurd
Father of Elizabeth Henchman; Nathaniel Hurd; Anne Hurd; Sarah Walley; Benjamin Hurd and 1 other
Brother of Elizabeth Welch; Ann Hurd; John Hurd; Mary Hurd; Sarah Hurd and 2 others

Occupation: Silversmith, goldsmith, goldsmith and silversmith
Managed by: Ned Reynolds
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About Capt. 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.


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


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Capt. Jacob Hurd's Timeline

February 12, 1703
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts
March 27, 1703
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts
February 13, 1729
Age 26
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Age 27
Age 31
January 24, 1738
Age 34
May 12, 1739
Age 36
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
November 2, 1742
Age 39
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
February 7, 1758
Age 54
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts