John Thurston, worked 1761


Place of work

Newport, Rhode Island

Biography

Wendell Garrett listed John Thurston working as a Newport joiner in 1761, but no evidence has been found to support this assertion. There was a John Thurston, tailer, as well as a John Thurston, merchant, living in Newport in the 1760s. (1)

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1. Wendell D. Garrett, "The Newport Cabinetmakers: A Corrected Checklist," Antiques 73, no. 6 (June 1958): 558–561. For John Thurston the tailor see Newport Court of Common Pleas Record Book, vol. G, Rhode Island Judicial Archives, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, p. 54; for John Thurston the merchant see Providence Court of Common Pleas Record Book, vol. 5, Rhode Island Judicial Archives, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, p. 601.