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Henry Jones, clockmaker (1642-95)

Henry Jones was a celebrated maker of many fine quality clocks and watches. He was born in about 1642, possibly the son of William Jones, vicar of Boulder (modern Boldre, in Hampshire, England). He was apprenticed in London in 1654 to Benjamin Hill in Fleet Street. Jones passed over to a second master, Edward East, and obtained his Freedom in the Clockmakers' Company in July 1663. His business was at Inner Temple Lane, London. In 1676 he became Assistant in the Clockmakers' Company, was Warden between 1687 and 1690 and Master of the Company in 1691. Henry Jones' will is dated February 1692, and he died in November 1695 and was buried at St Dunstans in the West in Fleet Street.