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John Michell (bc 1675)

Biography of clockmaker John Michell (bc 1675)

John Michell (bc 1675) of Chardstock was a Dorset clockmaker. He was baptised in August 1675 as the son of Stephen and Elizabeth Michell. He married Annie Fippen in May 1691 with whom he had a daughter, Ann, who eloped with Thomas Drayton, the son of the Vicar of Chardstock, in 1727. They married in Dorchester in September of that year.

It is known John Michell made fine and distinctive lantern and longcase clocks. His brother James was also a clockmaker.

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