John Charlton (Biographical details)

John Charlton (clockmaker/watchmaker; Male; 1630 - 1640; active)

Also known as

Charlton, John


King Street, London


Watchmaker. John Charlton was working in King Street, London from about 1630. He was a member of the Blacksmiths Company and paid money toward a petition to James I for the incorporation of a Clockmakers Company in October 1630. He was one of the petitioners for the incorporation of a Company for the London clockmakers and became one of its first Assistants in 1632. He went on to be Warden in 1635-1636, finally becoming Master in 1640.


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