Andrew Roch (1816 – 1851)

Andrew Roch (AKA Roak, Roche and Rock) was listed as a Clockmaker living at Great Moor Street, along with another clockmaker Anthony Herman.

Herman and Rock, clockmakers were embezzled out of eleven clocks, taken from his employers, by James Stafford, who was tried at Salford Assizes in 1841. Stafford was a traveller for the company and paid a commission on sales. He received his wages, but also disposed of the clocks.

Andrew later moved his family to Newport St.

It is likely that Andrew also worked for Samuel Monk.

There is at least one example of his work, A 19th Century Oak and Mahogany Crossbanded Longcase Clock, with eight day bell striking movement, the 14in square painted dial inscribed ‘A. Roch, Bolton’, with arched date aperture, the hood with flat top and freestanding columns, on a plinth base.

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