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Earnshaw, Thomaslocked

(1749–1829)
  • Jonathan Betts

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Earnshaw, Thomas (1749–1829), maker of watches and chronometers, was born on 4 February 1749 at Ashton under Lyne, Lancashire. At the age of fourteen he was apprenticed to the watchmaker William Hughes of 119 High Holborn in London and on 27 March 1769, one year before his apprenticeship ended and falsely claiming to be over twenty-one years, he married ...

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