Dating english tall case clocks
There are at least thirteen surviving Rayment clocks, more than most Suffolk makers.The book 'Suffolk Clocks & Clockmakers' by Arthur Haggar and Leonard Miller, records several clocks by Richard Rayment including a number of longcases, bracket clocks, at least one watch and three lantern clocks.Lantern clocks were first made in Suffolk in the second half of the 17th century, but they continued to be made in Suffolk into the middle of the 18th century as well.
Other clocks attributed to Mark Senior include a single longcase and a lantern clock.The second illustration comes from the website of clock dealer Brian Loomes of Harrogate, at He married Mary Browne of Elmswell, by licence at Timworth on September 26th, 1714.The pattern of frets used by Richard Rayment was often the one incorporating crossed dolphins, seen here. The licence described him as a watchmaker and gave his age as 28 years, although this conflicts with the burial register.He may have worked at Bury as early as 1694, but we know for certain he had moved to work in Bury St. There was Mark in 1702 who died in infancy, William in 1703, John in 1705 who died in infancy, another Mark in 1707 and George in 1711.
Edmunds when he married there in 1701, and that he remained there till his death in 1750. Mark Hawkins was followed into his business at the corner of Whiting Street and Churchgate Street by his son William.Others are known to exist, having passed through the hands of dealers.