He graduated from Harvard University in 1792 and Harvard Law School in 1796.
He became President of the Suffolk Insurance Company and Bank Boston, before becoming the Treasurer and Receiver-General of Massachusetts 1812-1817. He also had two half-sisters from his father"s first marriage to Alicia Mann. Letter, 1815 February 11, to John T, Apthorp
One edition was published in 1815 in English and held by one library.
George Cabot, chairman of a committee appointed to respond to Apthorp, treasurer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts wrote in connection to a business transaction between the Commonwealth and the bank.
Letter transmits five documents to Apthorp that the committee deemed necessary for him to examine. Documents
Numerous indenture documents have survived, including 1791-1822, between Francis Bertody and Charles Bulfinch, Charles Bulfinch and Lucy Watson, and Charles Bulfinch and Benjamin M. Watson ( mixd )
Conveyance of property on Cambridge Street, Boston from Bertody to Bulfinch, 1791 May 5.
Conveyance of same property from Bulfinch to Lucy Watson, 1807 December 29
(on verso) conveyance from Lucy Watson to Benjamin Marston Watson, 1812 July 3.
Agreement of payment that Bulfinch stands bound and obliged unto Lucy Watson for the sum of four thousand dollars to be paid on or before 1808 December
29 (dated 1807 December 29). Letter, 1822 November 5 by Bulfinch, Washington, District of Columbia to Benj. M. Watson discharging "the mortgage formerly given by me, upon the house and land in Cambridge Street--to John
Apthorp, B. Joy, I.P. Davis and George Storer."
Most items relate to his duties as collector, United States. Customs House, Boston.