Colonel Theophilus Burrill (1669-1737) was the son of John and Lois (Ivory) Burrill, and grandson of George Burrill, one of the founding settlers of Lynn. Like his brother the Hon. John Burrill (see lot 1330), he was active in the political and religious life of the Lynn community, being clerk and treasurer. His will dated June 14, 1737, reads, "I give unto the First Church of Christ in Lynn One Hundred Pounds in passable Bills of Credit to purchase such Plate for ye use of ye Communion Table as may be thought property by my Executrix and ye Pastor of s'd Church within Six months after my Decease."
A part of this sum was spent in buying these two beakers, together with a tankard and an alms dish. He also left bequests to the First Church in Lynnfield and to the Third Church of Lynn. He also bequeathed £30 to Rev. Nathaniel Henchman, and, according to the inscription, this money was used for buying a silver teapot and sugar bowl.
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