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 busines
30 Hour Movement of Longcase Clock LC1
The movement has two parallel lines inscribed about a 1/4" from each of the four edges of the backplate for decorative purposes only. Clocks made by Archibald Lawrie of Carlisle to whom John Blaylock (1) was apprenticed, also have these lines. This practice was soon discontinued by John Blaylock.
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