Clock by John Braddock of Manchester

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Date: 1744 [unknown]
Location: Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdommap
Surname/tag: Braddock
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What we know

G H Baillie Watchmakers and Clock-makers of the World Volume 1 mention two John Olivers of Manchester, one who worked in the 18th century who sold his stock and another John Oliver of Manchester and Huddersfield from circa 1755 who eventually went bankrupt. He married Elizabeth Rydings in 1712 Took John Braddock from Hayfield, Derbyshire as apprentice, in 1744 for £20 died 27th June 1766 aged 83

Apprenticeship in England

Apprenticeship terms

had to be over 14 and By the 1563 Act, an apprentice was bound to serve until the age of 24, this being reduced to 21 in 1768. In Surrey in the 18th century, some 87 per cent of the apprenticeships were for seven years, the remainder ranging from one to 15 years.20/09/2017[1]

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Possible matches

John Braddock had to be born between the years; 1720-1730, and from Hayfield, Derbyshire. there is only one possible match with the location, its John Braddock (1722-1788), he was born in Chinley, Derbyshire, 4 miles south from Hayfield. He married Mary beard in Glossop in 1747 and had seven children, all born in Hayfield. his wife died and he married Elizabeth Collier in 1775. and had another 8 children. he died on died 27 Aug 1788 in Chinley, Derbyshire.

Other unlikely matches


  • John Brideoak b.1921 in Salford, Lancashire[2]
  • John Briddock b.1929 in Edale, Derbyshire[3]



Also See:

Clock Repair Ltd ( accessed on 7 Feb 2022) Text: Precision Horological Instrument Makers & Horologists Braddock, John of Manchester

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