James Lee (1860-1870)

James Lee (1823-1903)the son of Henry Lee (1802-1870), was a member of the Lee Family of Watch and Clock makers in the town.

James held a shop at 49 Great Moor Street in 1858, and 58 Great Moor Street in 1869

James appeared as a witness in a court case in 1860, listed as a Watchmaker.

It was reported in the Liverpool Mercury, that James Lee visited his friends and while there, the thirteen year old son of the friend, entered the empty premises and stole from them.

Liverpool Mercury 22 April 1870

James is known for Skeleton Clocks, and also to have made an automaton clock with a farm scene provided with both a moving waterwheel, and moving windmill sails.

A A Brass Skeleton Mantel Clock possibly by James Lee late 19th century, single fusee movement, with passing strike on a top mounted bell, movement with plaque inscribed Lee Bolton, raised on a white marble base, 48cm high.