John was a clock maker in Bolton, son of the Horologist Robert Walley also of Bolton. Born in Bolton on 4th April 1683, he marked his clocks “John Walley De Bolton” or ”John Walley de Bolton Fecit”.
John is known to have worked on the clock at Wigan Church and he took an apprentice Henry Warburton in 1721, for a seven year apprenticeship.
John died in 1730, at least one of his clocks is known to have survived.
John is known to have signed his clocks both as John, or Johannes Walley de Bolton.
An 8 day, longcase clock by John Walley and marked ‘John Walley de Bolton Fecit’ dated approximately 1705-1715.