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Loring, Joseph
(1743-1815)
Collection: American Collection
Specialty: Silver
Born in Hull, Massachusetts, Joseph Loring moved to Boston, where he
served his apprenticeship and later opened his own shop on Union Street.
Loring married Mary Atkins in 1766, and later served as a first lieutenant
during the Revolution. He was taken prisoner and spent nine months on Long
Island before returning to Boston in 1777.

He continued his business on Union Street and, in 1791, was listed as a
second sergeant of the Artillery Company at Boston. Sometime between 1798
and 1812, Loring moved his business; for, in the Boston Directory of 1813,
he is listed at 14 Court Street. Loring's son, Henry (1773-1818), was a
goldsmith.