Clock and Watchmakers

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Anthony HUTTON listed in trade directories in Rasen, 1857-63

1841 census, he is a single Watchmaker living in Darlington, aged 23 years.

1851 census, he is married and living in the Sleaford area. 1852, his daughter Millicent is born in Sleaford area.

1857, first listed in Rasen in the Slater’s trade directory.

1861 census, Anthony, his wife Martha and daughter are living at 9 Oxford Street, Market Rasen. Anthony is a Watch and Clock maker and Martha is a Nurse.

1861, trade directory listed Anthony in Oxford Street.

1863, trade directory listed as Anthony HUTTON, Willingham Street, Watch maker, but not the 1868 Kelly’s.

1871 census, the family are in Ruskington. 1878, Anthony died in Ruskington. (1905, Martha died in Ruskington)

Charles DEXTER listed in a trade directory in Rasen, 1835

Charles Dexter was born in 1800. In 1834, on the 15th June he married Frances Popple in Market Rasen. The trade directory of 1835, listed Charles Dexter as a Watch and Clock maker and also a Jeweller. He and Frances were living in King Street.

This clock is circa 1830, a Drop Dial Fusee timepiece, Oak casework, 8 -day Fusee timepiece. The dial marked by Dexter of Market Rasen.

Charles died and was buried in St Thomas church grave yard in 1838, aged 38 years.

1941 census, Frances is a Dressmaker living with her two children Mary and Charles in King Street. She married George Cooper a Farmer in December 1841 and moved to Middle Rasen.

William MARSHALL listed in trade directories in Rasen, 1828-35

He is listed as a Watch and Clock maker in the trade directories between 1828- 1835.

There is no William Marshall listed as a Watch and Clock maker in Lincolnshire in the 1841 census. No more details

Thomas POWELL listed in a trade directory in Rasen, 1841

Thomas was born in 1778, in Lincolnshire.

1841 census, he is listed as a Watch maker living in King Street, with Edward Popple. Next door to Frances Dexter.

1841 trade directory listed him as Watch maker in King Street.

1843, he died and was buried in St Thomas grave yard on 8th February, aged 65 years.

George Henry COOPER listed in a trade directory in Rasen , 1900

George Henry Cooper was born in Haxey in 1864. His father was a shoemaker. 1890, George married Isabella Evans in Ely.

1891 census, they are in Ely, he is listed as a Watch maker.

The family move to Market Rasen by 1898, as their son Reginald is born in the town.

1900, trade directory listed George Henry COOPER, 22 Waterloo Street, Watch and Clock maker.

1901 census, the family of 7 are living and working at 22 Waterloo Street. Sometime soon after the census, the family move to Great Yarmouth, their son Raymond died in 1903, aged 3 years in Yarmouth and Isabella died in 1904.

1906, George remarried and in the 1911 census, listed the family in South Town, Norfolk. George and Mary Jane, 4 out of the 5 children are with them. He has changed trades, George is now a Draper, Clothes and General dealer.

1940, George died in hospital, he is listed as an Insurance Agent.

James COVILLER listed in the trade directories in Rasen, 1826-30

James Coviller was born in 1800 in Alford.

In the trade directories of 1826 and 1828 James Coviller is listed in Market Rasen. He is a Watch and Clock maker, Jeweller and Ironmonger.

This clock is believed to have been made circa 1826. It is a Lincolnshire Oak and Mahogany Longcase Clock with swan neck pediment. The casemaker’s label is Usher of Lincoln and the painted dial by James Conviller of Market Rasen. 8-day movement striking the hour on a bell. This clock had been restored and on sell at Hemwell for £1775 in 2020.

By 1835, he has moved to Horncastle and trading as an Ironmonger.

James remains single and changes trades, he is listed in Horncastle as a Clog maker in 1851 census. 1861 census, he is living in Far Street, Horncastle with his sister Elizabeth. He is an Ironmonger and Clog maker and she is his Housekeeper.

1876 Kelly’s directory lists his address as Tinkers Entry, High Street, Horncastle. He is a Clog maker. 1877, James died in Horncastle.

Thomas Foster SHIMELS listed in the trade directories,1872-1885

1834 born Kirkon in Lindsey, father William Bell Shimels

1841 census, family in Queen Street, father is a Whitesmith

1849, W B Shimels is listed as Ironmonger and founder in Queen Street. He died in 1849.

1851 census, Tom is a watchmaker apprentice, living in Waterloo Street with mother and siblings

1861 census, watchmaker, with mother and siblings, living in Jamesonbridge Street

1866 Tom married Elizabeth Canvas.

1871 census, watchmaker in Oxford Street, wife and three children

1872/1876 directories Oxford Street, watchmaker

1880 his mother Catherine died, 1881 census, Oxford Street, White Lion, Tom, Elizabeth and five children

1882 directory, Oxford Street, watchmaker 1884 imprisoned for 6 weeks for larceny

1885 directory, Oxford Street, watchmaker 1891 census, family in Hull. Tom died in 1897 in Hull.

Unfortunately not information on the following

C E BRITTAN & CO 1937 and George RUSHBY 1872