He was born in 1736 at a hamlet called Hunters Holm close to the river Lyne in the parish of Arthuret, Cumberland. His parents were Edward and Jenetta Blacklock.
In 1753 he was apprenticed to the clockmaker Archibald Lawrie of Carlisle for seven years.
He married Hannah Liddle of Burgh by Sands at the parish Church of St. Mary's, Carlisle on 14th February 1767.
The couple moved to Longtown in 1768 and began the Blaylock Clockmaking business.
Longcase Clock by John Blaylock (1) of Longtown,
30 hour, 13" Brass Dial with Moonphase
This is another clock from the early working period of John (1). I would think it was made in the late 1760's.
The moonphase feature in the arch, often referred to as a rolling moon, is quite rare on 30 hour clocks.
The clock is currently under restoration and further pictures will be added when available.
01 January, 2006