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John Ellicott (1706-1772)

Biography of clockmaker John Ellicott (1706-1772)

John Ellicott (1706-1772) was a second-generation clockmaker and eminent in his own right.

Ellicott was the son of John Ellicott (d 1733), a Cornishman who had been born in Bodmin before his parents moved to London. John Ellicott succeeded his father on his death in May 1733. His father had worked at St Swithin's Alley, Royal Exchange in London.

John Ellicott (1706-1772) went into partnership with his son Edward Ellicott (d 1791) sometime around 1758. John Ellicott died in 1772, but his son continued to run the business.

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