John Baptist Birckley was born in Baden Baden, Germany, and was living in Bolton with his uncle John Tritchler at 46 Bradshawgate. he became a Naturalised British Subject in 1873
Living at 11 Lyndhurst Street he was listed as trading from 1881-1895 employing a man and boy.
He was listed as Watchmaker and Jeweller in 1891, and a Bolton Freemason in 1891.
By 1911 he was working from 42 Argyle Street Bolton.
No evidence of his products have yet been found, so he may have been working for his uncle John, with his work marketed under John’s name.