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Greatorex, Ralphlocked

(c. 1625–1675)
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Greatorex, Ralph (c. 1625–1675), maker of scientific instruments, whose parentage and date of birth are unknown, was bound an apprentice clockmaker for nine years from 25 March 1639, when he was about fourteen. His masters were Thomas Dawson and then Elias Allen, who had premises in the ...

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