Clock Makers: H

H.  English & European Clock Makers


Haas,  Berne.  1770.Maker of a handsome double-case repousse watch in Proctor collection.

Haas,  Davis  S.      Augsburg.1725

Haas,  Johann  J.    Augsburg.I723

Habart, James. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1682.

Haberl, P. Johan. Augsburg. 1770-76.

Habrecht, Isaac and Josiah. Schaffenhausen. 1570-89. Makers of the second Strasbourg clock.

Hackett, Simon. London. 1630-65. Clockmaker’s Company. Junior Warden 1636. Senior Warden 1641 – 43. Master 1646, 47-59. Shop in “the Royall Exchange.” His watches were in great demand.

Hackett, P.   Harrington. 1750.

Hackson, John, Jr. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1806. Bridgewater Square.

Hackings, John. London. 1753-60.

Hagen, Hans. Worms, Germany.  1575-8o.

Hahn, Mathias. Stuttgart. 1764-80.

Haines, Francis. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1706.

Haley, Charles. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1770-1800. He reported on Mudge’s chronometer.

Haley, Thomas. London. 1781.

Halked, Thomas. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1702.

Hall,     Edward. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1710.

Hall, Peter. London. Clock-makers’ Company.    1648.

Hall, Ralph. London. Clock-makers’ Company.    1638.

Hall, William. London. 1815-20. High Street, Maryle-bone.

Hallifax, C. London. 1783. Maker of a gold watch with triple case, date letter 1783.

Hallifax, John. London. 1730. Maker of fine clocks, long-case and bracket.

Halloran, M. London. 1780. Name on bracket clock.

Halsey, George. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1687.

Halsted, Charles. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1677.

Halsted,    John. London. Clockmakers’ Company. Born 1698. Maker of a massive gold repeating watch given by Queen Anne to the Duchess of Marlborough.

Halstead, Richard. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1669.

Halstead, William. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1715.

Halsted, Robert. London. 1668-1700. Warden 1696, 97, 98. In 1682 same imperfect movements by him were seized and destroyed.

Ham, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company. 1822. Skinner Street.

Hambleton, George. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1669.

Hamilton,  Richard.    London.Clockmakers’ Company. 1712.

Hamilton, Rev. Robert. London. 1786.  Clockmakers ‘Company. Warden 1789, 90,91.
Master 1792. Goodman’s Field.

Hammond,  John.   London.Clockmakers’ Company. 1680.

Hancorn,  Thomas.  London.Clockmakers’ Company. 1658.

Hancorne, William.   London.Clockmakers’ Company. 1676.

Handley & Moore.    London. About  1800.  Clerkenwell. Makers of bracket clocks.

Hands,    Timothy.      London.1750.

Hanslap,    Robert.      London.Clockmakers’ Company. 1653.

Hanslapp, William.   London.Clockmakers’ Company. 1663.

Hanwell, Zachariah.   London.Clockmakers’ Company. 1694.

Harbert, William.      London.Clockmakers’ Company. 1670.

Harbottle, Cornelius. London.Clockmakers’ Company. 1667.

Harbud,  Jeremiah.    London.Clockmakers’ Company. 1812. Turnmill Street, Clerkenwell.

Harding,   Francis.     LondonClockmakers’ Compam  1687

Harding,    John.         LondonClockmakers’ Company. 1687.A great clockmaker.

Harding,     John.         London.Clockmakers’ Company. 1721.

Harding,  Joseph.       London.1718. Admitted to Clock-makers’ Company 1744.

Hardy, John. London. 1766-86. Clockmakers’ Company. Bridgewater Square. Admitted to the Livery.

Hardy, Robert. London. 1776-1803.

Hardy, Thomas. London. 1769.

Hardy, Thomas. London. 1796-1820. Rosomon’s Street, Clerkenwell.

Hardy, William. London. 1800. Maker of long-case clocks.

Hare, Alexander. London.1781-1815.Clockmakers’ Company. Admitted to the Livery. Watch by him in Guildhall  Museum.

Harker, George. London. 1825-52. Clockmakers’ Company. Warden 1847, 48, 49, 50, 51.    Master 1852, 53.

Harlow, Samuel. Derby. 1789-1815. Patented the Breguet watch-key.

Harmer, Jasper. London. 1685. He was an ironmonger and made clocks without having served an apprenticeship.

Harold, Richard. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1690.

Harold & Co. London. 1710. Made bracket clocks.

Harper, Henry. London. 1664-1708. Cited to appear before Clockmakers’  Company   to   answer   charge   of having made watch chains of insufficient fineness. He was apprenticed to Humphrey Pierce,1664.

Harper, Thomas. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1761.

Harris, Anthony. London Clockmakers’ Company 1683 A great clockmaker.

Harris, Charles. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1695.

Harris, Christopher. London. 1782-1823.

Harris, Clement. London. 1816-25. Was at one time member of the firm of Hatton & Harris.

Harris, Francis William. London. Ciockmakers’ Company.    1702.

Harris, Henry. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1711.

Harris, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company. 1631-55. One of the

first assistants. Master 1641.

Harris, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company.    1659.

Harris, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company. 1677. Warden 1684, 85, 86. Master 1688

Harris, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company.    1690.

Harris, Richard. London. 1641. Is credited with being the maker of a turret clock with long pendulum for St. Paul’s Church in Covent Garden.

Harris, Samuel. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1708.

Harris, William. London! Clockmakers’ Company. 1806-24.   Holborn.

Harris, William. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1790-1833. Warden 1826, 27, 28, 29.   Master 1830, 31, 32.

Harrison, Anthony. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1699-1721. “Birchin Lane.”

Harrison, George. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1692. A great clockmaker, served his apprenticeship to Johanna May and Thomas Tompion. “At the 3 Flower-de-Luces.”

Harrison, James. Barrow. 1720.

Harrison, John. London. Born 1693, died 1776. One of the greatest horologists of Great Britain.

Harrison, Thomas. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1812. Fetter Lane.

Harrison, John, & Son. London.    1768.

Harrison, William. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1699.

Harryo, Thomas. London. 1671.

Hart, Henry. London. Clock-makers’   Company.     1720.

Hart, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company.   1720

Hart, Noe. London. Clock-makers’ Company.     1695

Hart & Harvey. London. 1825.

Hartel, J. Aichach, Bavaria. 1750.

Hartel, J. Aichach, Bavaria. 91.

Hartel, P. Burghausen. 1726-50.

Hartingue,Paris. 1780.Maker of very fine Louis XVI. clocks.

Harvey, Alexander. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1726.

Harvey, Samuel. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1696.

Harvey, William. Stirling. 1851. Eight-day striking clocks with one train of wheels to do all the work.

Harward, Robert. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1730.

Hasler, Hans Leo. Nuremberg.    1564-1612.

Hassell, Joshua. London. 1746. The man to whom Francis Atkins was apprenticed.

Hassenius, James. London. 1682. Although an “alien” he was admitted to Clockmakers’ Company.

Hatch, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company.    1693.

Hatchman, James. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1680.

Hatton, James. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1810. St. Michael’s Alley, Cornhill.

Hatton, Joseph York. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1811.   Lower Thames Street.

Haughton, Richard. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1690.

Hauteville, John. Orleans. Born 1647, died 1724. Claimed to be inventor of method of making watches
with spiral springs.

Hawkesbee, Benjamin. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1709.

Hawkesworth, John. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1709.

Hawkins, James. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1730.

Hawkins, Thomas. London. 1777.    Royal Exchange.

Hayden, William. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1717.

Haydon, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company. 1790. Cheapside.

Haydon, William. Croydon. Clockmakers’ Company. 1687.

Hayes, Edmond. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1682.

Hayes, Walter. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1654-84.

Haynes, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company.   1676.

Hayler, William. Chatham. 1780.

Hayward, William. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1720.

Haywood, Peter. Crediton. 1766.

Heady, George. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1682.

Headding, Richard W. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1812. Buckingham Street,  Strand.

Heathcock, Timothy. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1698.

Heckel, J. A. Friedburg. 1770.

Heckstetter, Joseph. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1694.

Hedge, Nathaniel. Colchester. 1740. Maker of eight-day bracket clocks in mahogany and brass cases.

Heerman, John. London. 1691. A Dutchman who settled in London, made watches.

Heinlein, Andreas. Nuremberg.    1560.

Helden, Onesiphorus. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1630. Charter member. Was Renter Warden 1646, 47. Senior Warden 1648, 49.

Hele, Peter. Nuremberg. 1490-1540. Made small watches of steel which moved without weights, pointed out and struck the hours and could be worn on the person.

Hellam, James. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1689.

Heming, Artis. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1776.

Hemon,  Paris.    1790. Mantel clock.

Henche, Uldrich. London. 1605.   Sold a clock to James I. for £100 to be put in his chamber at Whitehall.

Henderson, Robert    London.1772-1805. St. Martin’s Court.

Henner, J.   Wurtzburg.   1730.

Hennon,   William.     London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1674.

Henshaw,    John.        London. Clockmaker’s Company. 1696.

Henshaw,   Walter.     London .Clockmakers’  Company. Warden  1693,  94.       Master 1695.

Henton, J.   London.    1800.

Herbault,  Paris. Time of Louis XIV.

Herbert, Cornelius.  London.1670-96.    London Bridge.

Herbert,  Cornelius, 2.  London. 1699-1727. Clockmakers’ Company. Warden 1725, 26. Master 1727.

Herbert, Edward.  London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1664.

Herbert,   Edward. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1710.

Herbert,     Evan.  London .Clockmakers’ Company. 1691.

Herbert,     Henry. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1713.

Herbert,    J.  Brightelmston. I7I5

Herbert, Thomas.   London .Clockmakers’ Company. 1676.

Herbstreit,  J. Black  Forest, Germany.   1730-60.   Invented carved clocks with weights known
as “Jockele-Uhren.”

Herman, Carl. Nuremberg. 1770.

Hermoine, A.   London.   1775.

Heron, Erskine. Edinburgh. 1752. Apprenticed to George Munro, Edinburgh, 1752.

Heron, William. Donaghall. About 1780. Maker of a tall clock owned in Rochester, N. Y., with beautifully engraved brass face, chimes, and showing the phases of the moon.

Herring, John. London. Clock-makers’  Company.     1770.

Herring, Joseph. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1786. Farringdon, Berks.

Hertford, John. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1632.

Heskley, John. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1732.

Hess, L.   Zurich.    1780.

Hessichti, Dionistus. Germany. 1627. Maker of a book-shaped gilt-metal watch with silver clasps. This watch belonged to Bogislaus XIV Duke of Pomerania, at the time of Gustavus Adolphus. On the side of the dial there is an engraving of the duke, his titles, and the date.

Hester, Henry. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1670.

Hester, Henry. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1689.

Hewitt, Alexander. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1725.

Hewitt, Benjamin. London. Clockmaker’s Company. 1724.

Hewitt, Thomas. London. 1830.

Heyden, J. Amsterdam.  1750.

Heywood, Mr.  London.   1630.

Hicks, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company.    1694.

Hicks, Samuel. London. 17K0.

Hicks, Thomas. London Clockmakers’ Company. 1666.

Hickson, Thomas. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1690.

Higgins, Banger. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1724.

Higginson, Henry. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1662.

Higginson, Samuel. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1697.

Higgs, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company.    1661.

Higgs, Peter. London. Warden 1764, 65, 66. Master 1767. Served only half his term on account of illness.

Higgs, Robert. London. Clock-makers’ Company.   1750-69.

Higgs, Thomas. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1716.

Higgs & Evans. London. 1760.

Highmore, Edward. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1687.

Hile, T.    London.    1815.

Hill, Abraham. London. 1664. He patented “a new way of making of watches & clocks to be used at sea for exact measuring of time, towards the finding the longitude & knowing the true course & place of a ship.”

Hill, Benjamin. London. 1641-70. Clockmakers’ Company. Warden 1652, 53, 54, 55. Master 1657.

Hill, Edward. London. Clock-makers’ Company.    1698.

Hill, Francis. London. Clock-makers’ Company.    1672.

Hill, Francis.   London.   1710.

Hill, John.   London.   1630.

Hill, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company.    1705.

Hill, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company.    1731.

Hill, Thomas. London. 1635. A maker of dials.

Hill, Thomas. London. 1775-86. Made bracket clocks with quarter chimes.

Hill, Thomas. London. Clock-makers’ Company. 1789. Birchin Lane, Cornhill.

Hillyard, William. London,, Clockmakers’ Company. 1679.

Hilton, Emanuel. Portsmouth, England. 1790. Maker of mahogany clock 7 ft. 9 in. high.

Hilton, John. London. Clockmakers’  Company. 1698. An apprentice of Thompion’s.

Hindley,   Henry. York. Eighteenth century.

Hindley, John.   York.   1752.

Hiorne, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company.    1707.

Hiorne, John. London. 1707-45. Clockmakers’ Company. Warden 1741, 42, 43. Master 1744

Hitchin, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company.    1720.

Hitchin, Joseph. London. 1781.

Hobler, Paul. London. Clock-makers’ Company.    1781.

Hobson, John.   London.  1630.

Hochicorn, Isaac. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1728.

Hocker, John. Reading. Admitted to Clockmakers’ Company 1729.

Hoddle, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company.    1705.

Hodges, Frederick. Dublin. 1806.

Hodges, Nathaniel. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1681.

Hodges, William. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1719.

Hodgkin, Sarah. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1699.

Hoe, Robert.   London.   1697.

Hoffman, Melchior. Augsburg.    1600.

Hoffman, Michael. Augsburg. 1763.

Holbrook, T. Ipswich, England.   1760.

Holdred, Theophilus. London. 1829. Watchmaker and mathematical genius as well.

Holeyard, Samuel. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1705.

Holland, George. London. 1630.

Holland, Lewis. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1699.

Holland, Thomas. London. 1630. Clockmakers’ Company. Was Master in 1656. was appointed Clerk and Beadle in 1659, was dismissed in 1662 and discharged.

Holliday, Edward. London. 1656.

Hollier, Jonathan. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1776.

Holloway, Edward. London. Clockmakers’ Company.1650

Holloway, Robert. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1632.

Holloway, William. London. 1690. Long-case chaining clocks.

Holmes, John.   London. 1679.

Holmes, John. London. 1760-81. Made a clock for Greenwich Hospital. Was in business at 156 Strand in 1765.

Holmes, William. London. 1812. At same address as John Holmes.

Holmden, John George. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1808.    Clerkenwell Green.

Holmes, Matthew S. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1825-42. Creed Lane, Ludgate Street.

Hooke, A.   London.    1661.

Hooke, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company.    1698.

Hooke,   Robert.    Born   1635,died 1703. Born at Freshwater, Isle of Wight, died at Gresham College, and was buried at St. Helen’s, Bishopsgate, London.

Hopkins, John. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1641.

Hopkins, Richard Thomas. London. Clockmakers’ Company.    1802.   Noble Street.

Hopton, Anthony and Matthew. Edinburgh. In John Smith’s “Directory of Scottish Clockmakers,” these brothers are credited with being makers of wooden clocks from about 1799 to 1817. They were of the “Wag on the Wall” pattern, and since the government had imposed a tax on imported wooden clocks, and brass clocks were too expensive for humble folk, they had quite an extensive trade. John, a son of Anthony, continued the business till about 1850.

Hopps, George. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1812. Cranbourne Passage.

Hormann, S.   Augsburg. 1723.

Hornblower, William. London. Clockmakers’ Company.1713.

Hornblower, William. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1779-95- Beadle of Clock-makers’ Company.

Home, George Henry.   London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1718.

Home,Henry. London. Clockmakers’ Company. Warden 1748, 49. Master 1750. Put on livery 1766.

Home, Samuel. London. 1654-85. Clockmakers’ Company. Warden 1668, 69, 70, 71. Master 1672, 73.

Horseman, Stephen. London. 1709-20.

Horstmann,  Bath. 1813.

Hory, Andre, a Paris. About 1840. Boule clock with bracket in Louis XIV. style.

Houghman, Charles. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1680.

Houghton, James. “Orm-skirt.”    1800-20.

Houghton, Richard. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1690.

Houper, Henry. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1664.

House, John. Clockmakers’ Company.   1687.  Croydon.

Houssaye, Gele. Paris. 1800. Empire mantel clock with ormolu mounts.

Houston, Shean. Dublin. 1750.

How, Benjamin. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1691.

How, William.   London. 1697.

Howard, Edward. London. 1775-1800.

Howard, John. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1694.

Howard, Richard. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1718.

Howard, William. London. 1770. Maker of a pair-case watches

Howden, James. Edinburgh. 1775-1809. A well known Scottish maker of long-case clocks.

Howe, Ephraim. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1729. Apprenticed to Graham.

Howe, Samuel. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1712.

Howe, Thomas. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1677.

Howell, Benjamin. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1699.

Howell, John. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1724.

Howell, Joseph. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1721.

Howells, William. London. 1780. Appointed to examine Mudge’s chronometers.

Howells & Pennington. London. 1705. Howells was apprenticed to Thomas Sheafe, made Freeman of Clock-makers’ Company 1780. Pennington does not seem to have been member of company.

Howes, John. London. 1672. A great clockmaker.

Howes, J. London. 1770. Maker of a pair-case gold repeating watch, outer case pierced and repousse, with a rich chatelaine. In the Robert Hoe collection, New York, 1911.

Howes, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company. 1780. Fleet Street. 1819. Tring. Herts.

Howes, William. London. 1766.

Howes, William. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1786. Fleet Street.

Howie, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company.    1724.

Howse, Charles. London. Clockmakers’ Company. Warden 1784, 85, 86. Master 1787

Howse, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company.   1706.

Howse, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company.    1687.

Howse, Joseph. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1698.

Howse, Thomas. London. 1632. Clockmakers’ Company. Junior Warden  1642.

Howse, William. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1731-80.

Howson, John. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1699.

Hoyendyk, Rotterdam. 1725

Hozer, J. M.    Vienna.    1775.

Huand Le Puisne. Seventeenth century. An enameller on watch cases.

Hubbard, John. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1722.

Huber, M.   Friedburg.    1795.

Hubert, David. London. 1714. Clockmakers’ Company. Warden 1740, 41, 42.

Master 1743-

Hubert, Estienne. Rouen. 1670.

Hubert, Jean.    Rouen.    1645.

Hubert, Noel.    Rouen.    1600.

Huchason, Richard. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1702.

Hues, Pierry. London. Clock-makers’ Company.    1632-60.

Huggerford, Ignatius. London. 1671-1704. He made a watch “with a stone fixed in the clock and balance work,” which was used as evidence in the case of the Clockmakers’ Company against Facio & Debaufrc.

Hughes, John. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1703.

Hughes, Thomas. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1712.

Hughes, Thomas. London. Clockmakers’ Company. Warden 1739, 40, 41. Master 1742.

Hughes, Thomas, 2. London. Clockmakers’ Company. Warden 1762, 63, 64. Master 1765.

Put on livery 1766, clerk 1777.

Hughes, Thomas. London. Clockmakers’Company. 1770-85.    Clerk of company.

Hughes, William. London. 1770-94.

Hulst, Jacob.   London.    1646-52. Gave a sugar dish to the Clockmakers’ Company.

Hulton, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company.    1724.

Humbert & Mairet. Paris. 1790.

Humphreys, Samuel. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1728.

Humphreys, William. London. Clockmakers Company. 1699.

Hunt,  Edward. London.Clockmakers’ Company. 1684.

Hunt, James. London. Clock-makers’ Company.    1708.

Hunt, John. London. 1671. A clockmaker and Brother of the Society of Tobacco Pipe Makers of London.

Hunter,Thomas. London. 1768-94. He was by trade a clockmaker but a member of

Clothworkers’ Company.

Hunter, Thomas, Jr. London. 1781.    156 Fenchurch Street.

Huntt, Edward. London. 1674

Hurland, Henry. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1654.

Hurst, Isaac. London. Clock-makers’ Company.    1677.

Hurst, John. London. Clock-makers’ Company. 1796-1812. Leadenhall Market.

Hussey, Joseph. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1685.

Hussiner, J.   Paris.   1650.

Hutchin, James. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1697.

Hutchin, Joseph. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1703.

Hutchins, John. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1703.

Hutchins, Joshua. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1682.

Hutchinson, Edward. London. 1750.

Hutchinson, John. London. Clockmakers’ Company. 1712.

Hutchinson, Richard. London. 1736. A freeman of Clockmakers’ Company; left £100 to the company.

Hutton, John. London. 1848. Commercial Road.

Huygens, Christian. Hague. Born 1629, died 1695. To him is due credit for applying pendulum to clocks He lived in Paris from 1665-81 and came there at the invitation of Louis XIV. to found a royal academy of sciences.

Hyman, Robert. 1769-80 Describes himself as ”horlomr de la Cour, St. Peterslmig “‘ Maker of a very fine watch and chatelaine with seals in the Tzar’s collection of old English watches. Went to Russia from London, where he had been member of the Joiners’ Company. Made very splendid watches and table clocks.

Hyterweek  Rotterdam  1750