John Thurston, worked 1761


Location

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, tailor, as well as a John Thurston, merchant, living in Newport in the 1760s. (1)

Patricia E. Kane

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