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Robert Douglas (7 Aug 1740, New London, Connecticut - 1776, Canterbury, Connecticut was a gold and silversmith.

He was the son of Robert Douglas (28 Dec 1705, New London, Connecticut - Oct 1786, New London, Connecticut) and Sarah Edgecomb, who had married on 5 Aug 1731 in New London CT.

Douglas advertised in 1766 (New London, Connecticut), that his shop was next to that of Captain Titus Hurlbut and that he made shoe and knee buckles, chapes and tongues, buttons, stones, crystal rings, sparks, and cyphered earrings, and in the New London Gazette, 1767-1769, as a gold- and silversmith.

Tablespoons made by him for Grace (Richards) Douglas, wife of his brother Thomas, were exhibited at the Connecticut Tercentenary Exhibition of Early Silver. He died in Canterbury CT on his way home to New London from Boston while serving in Colonial forces.

Robert married Hannah Gardiner about 1765 in New London,Connecticut . (Hannah Gardiner was born on 10 Dec 1745 in New London, Connecticut.)
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