Son of t he silversmith Bartholomew Le Roux, Charles probably learned the trade under his father's tutorship. He was admitted as a freeman in 1724 and was master of the Albany silversmith Jacob Ten Eyck from 1719 until 1726. Le Roux served as an assistant alderman of the East Ward from 1735 to 1738. The Common Council of New York commissioned Le Roux to make and engrave presentation pieces and in 1735 he engraved the seal of the mayoralty for New York City....
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,...