John (2) was baptized at Arthuret Parish Church (Longtown) on 29th May 1774 as John Blacklock.
He died at Carlisle in March 1821 aged 46.
William (1) was baptized at Arthuret Parish Church (Longtown) on 27th February 1777 as William Blacklock.
He died, (probably at Carlisle), on 11th January 1832 aged 51.
Both are buried in Arthuret churchyard.
The two brothers inherited the business from their father John (1) in 1803 and continued to work in Longtown until circa 1817 when the business was moved to Carlisle.
William (1) was the father of John (3) who became the greatest of the Blaylock Clockmakers.
Painted Dial Longcase Clock by
John (2) and William (1) Blaylock of Longtown c. 1805
I have mentioned previously that in my opinion all the clocks produced by John (1) had brass dials. We know that John (1) worked in Longtown from about 1767 until his death in 1803 so it follows that if he made a clock with a painted dial it would be signed J. Blaylock, Longtown or simply Blaylock Longtown. I have not seen such a clock despite searching for some twenty years. The two brothers John (2) and William (1) inherited the clockmaking business on the death of their father John (1) and continued making clocks in Longtown until 1817 or 1818 when they moved to Carlisle. All the painted dial clocks I have seen signed with the place name Longtown bear the signature J. & W. Blaylock.
Frances Tennant in her excellent book "Longcase Painted Dials", illustrates a high quality but very plain clock dial signed J. & W. Blaylock, Longtown, on page 124, fig.73. Whilst Frances attributes a date of 1791 to the dial illustrated in her book, I feel it was made a little later, most probably after the death of John (1) on 27th June 1803. In his Will, proved 18th February 1804, John (1) bequeathed the clockmaking business to his two sons John and William . Whilst some brass dialled clocks signed simply Blaylock, Longtown, may be the combined efforts of father and sons, I have not found any evidence to suggest that any clock signed J. & W. Blaylock, Longtown, was made prior to 1803.
Clock LC5 is housed in an oak case with mahogany crossbanding, 8 day movement.
John (2) married Ann Elliot on the 22nd January 1805 at Longtown parish church. William (1) married Ann Howe on 15th July 1820 in the church of St. Mary, Carlisle.
The partnership of the two brothers lasted for about 18 years until the death of John (2) in 1821.
The Hood LC5
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