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
DIAL OF LONGCASE CLOCK BY JOHN BLAYLOCK (1) OF LONGTOWN circa 1780
The minute band of the chapter ring on this dial is composed entirely of round dots and this style persists for the remainder of all brass dials on clocks made by the family.
12 inch brass arched dial, original minute and hour hands, replacement seconds and date indicator.
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01 January 2006