Trade Directories list the Clock and Watchmakers in Market Rasen 1822-1937. see sub section
Other resources stated that in 1776
Mr John LEVICK and his wife arrived in Market Rasen. He was a Clock and watchmaker from Worksop, Nottinghamshire. (Details from www.sites.rootsweb.com)
Over the next 25 years he moved from George Street to the Market Place. His two sons William and George joined him in the trade.
1818, the Poll Book records the professions of the 38 men who were allowed to vote. Mr Joseph WATSON, watchmaker. Mr George and William LEVICK were not included, it depended on owning freehold property value of £2.00 or more.
However, George LEVICK is listed in the newspaper of 1818, as a subscriber of the Market Rasen Association for the Prosecution of Felcons.
1822, Pigots & Co trade directory listed
Joseph WATSON: William LEVICK – Clock and watchmaker
George LEVICK- Ironmonger
1854/5 the Corn Exchange in the Market Place was built, and demolished in 1960s, the clock disappeared.
Long case clocks/ grandfather clocks, the cases were made of oak or mahogany
Lincolnshire oak case made by Ushers of Lincoln.
The clock faces were made by the clockmakers or by job lots, painted ones became fashionable in 1770s..
Same picture by different names
Trade directories list both Clockmakers were in Market Rasen between 1849-1868.
1872 White’s trade directory
Does not include the apprentices or assistants.
Clock and watch marker, aftercare service and maintenance, repairs, and dealership.
Many of the men became interested photography, jewellery, Ironmonger, wheelwright and silversmith.
Mr George LEVICK’s wife Mary took over the Ironmonger business after he died, a hundred years later Mr Will COLBECK’s wife Wilhelmina took over their business, when he died.
Miss E BULTER was the manager of the shop of Mr GIBBONS, after he went bankrupt.
Some of the Clockmakers stayed in Market Rasen for only a few years while other stayed for generations.
CANEY William and his son Watt- 45 years
LEVICK John and his sons William, George and Mary- 50 years
PAGE John and his sons John, George (not Rasen), and grandsons Thomas, John Austin (not Rasen)
More information about the other Clock and Watchmakers
see sub sections
Information and thanks to the following people;
website; ancestry.co.uk, lincstothepast.com, Market Rasen Memories. Market Rasen Mail, Library Service, RHS members and local residents.