The donor of the beaker, Robert Briscoe, married first Abigail Stone (c. 1672-1724), and second Elizabeth Dudley, of Exeter, New Hampshire.
The donor of the cup, Thomas Blowers (d. 1729), married Emma Elliott (1664-1716) in 1702. Their son was silversmith John Blowers.
PROPERTY OF THE FIRST PARISH CHURCH IN BEVERLY
The beaker and the cup, E. Alfred Jones, Old Silver of American Churches, 1913, pp. 16-17, illus. pl. VI, nos. 10, 12
The beaker, Hermann Frederick Clarke, John Coney, Silversmith 1655-1722, no. 38
The beaker, Patricia Kane, Colonial Massachusetts Silversmiths and Jewlers, 1998, p. 325
The beaker, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, American Church Silver of the Seventeeth and Eighteenth Centuries, 1911, p. 30, illus. pl. 7, no. 268
The cup, Francis Hill Bigelow, Historic Silver of the Colonies And Its Makers, 1917, pp. 181-182, illus. pl. 107
The beaker exhibited "American Church Silver of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries," Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1911, cat. no. 268