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Clerks since 1631

The Clerks of the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers.

1631 Thomas Copley, appointed by the Charter for life.
1636 Thomas Shelton
1651/2 Thomas Morgan
1659 Thomas Holland
1662 Thomas Goodwin
(Not recorded) Francis Speidell
1719 Benjamin Graves
1731 James Drury
1740 John Stafford
1740 John Lockyer
1760 Jasper Taylor
1770 Thomas Hughes
1785 Francis Atkins
1809 George Atkins
1842 Samuel Elliott Atkins
1879 Henry Charles Overall
1918 William John Somerset Pennefather
1946 William John Somerset Pennefather & Roland Cranstoun Pennefather
1955 Roland Cranstoun Pennefather
1980 Brian George Frow
1991 Peter Hurst Gibson
2005 Joseph William Henry Buxton
2013 Lt Col Oliver Patrick Bartrum MBE

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2017: an outstanding year for horology students

Each year, the George Daniels’ Educational Trust (GDET) provides financial assistance to students and apprentices who are training to become watch or clock makers. For 2017, the exams are now over. Click here to read about some of the outstanding results that have been achieved.

George Daniels Lecture 29 Nov 2017

The George Daniels Lecture 2017, "The story of the marine chronometer and the National Maritime Museum’s collection", given by Jonathan Betts, will be held at City University, London on Wednesday 29 Nov 2017 at 1830. Admission is free.

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