Makers Directory

This page gives a comprehensive list of Bolton’s known Clock and Watch makers. Listed alphabetically (with their known working years) it covers Little Bolton, Great Bolton, Halliwell, Astley Bridge, and the other townships comprising the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton. We also cover Bolton names from further afield such as Horwich, where their trade mark was ‘Bolton’. Where the name is followed by ‘of Little Bolton‘ or ‘of Great Bolton‘ this is the known trade mark used on their work.

Please click the link to go to the dedicated biography page for each maker.

Abel, Edward – (1816 – 1841)

Agar, John of Bolton – (1853 – 1915) 

Agar, John – (1901) 

Agar, Mary – (1858-61)

Agar, William  – (1857 – 1861)

Agar, William & Co of Bolton – (1857 – 1861)

Ainsworth, J.M. (1857)

Anderton, John – (1841)

Arkinsall, J – (1889 – 1900)

Ashall, Charles  – (1848 – 1881) 

Ashall, John – (1828 – 1834)

Ashall, William of Bolton – (1836 – 1853)

Aspinall, Benjamin of Bolton – (1895)

Aspinall, James – (1712)

Aspinall, William of Bolton – (1848 – 1861)

Atherton, Stanley 1960 – 2018)

Bamber, Samuel – (1858)

Banks, William – (1878 – 1911)

Barlow, J.T. – (1876 – 1877)

Barr, Thomas – (1790)

Barr, Thomas – (1840)

Barry, John – (1811 – 1841)

Barry, Thomas of Ormskirk (1788-1838)

Barry, Thomas of Bolton – (1816 – 1829)

Baynes, Richard of Bolton – (1855 – 1861) 

Batten, G – (1887)

Berrington, Bolton (1843-1851)

Berrington, James of Bolton-le-Moors – (1836 – 1841)

Berrington, John Johnson of Bolton-le-Moors – (1818 – 1851)

Berrington, Uriah (1808)

Berry, John – (1881)

Beswick, Thomas – (1881) 

Bevington, J (1814)

Bibby, Henry – (1858)

Binks, John (1857 – 1881)

Binks, Thomas of Bolton – (1876 – 1895)

Birckley, John Baptist of Bolton – (1881-1895)

Bolton, Watch Repairing Company – (1843 -1889) 

Booth, William Bruce(1873 – 1881)

Boyd, J & R

Bradberry, Matthew of Little Bolton – (1821 – 1825)

Bradbury, William of Bolton – (1895)

Bradshaw, Ellis

Bradshaw, John

Bradshaw, Thomas and William – (1855)

Bradshaw, W. 1858

Branton, J.F. – (1895)

Breeze, Richard Henry (1881 – 1901)

Bridge Thomas, of Bolton (1707 – 1717)

Brooks, B

Brown, Joseph

Brown, Michael

Brownbill, John

Burghart, Augustin (1834 – 1848)

Burnett, Thomas of Bolton – (1895)

Butler, Jacob of Bolton-le-Moors – (1805 – 1818)

Butler, James of Bolton-le-Moors – (1760 – 1795)

Butler, James and Jacob 1785

Butler Bolton, Mrs. (1818-1824)

Carnes, John

Carr, T.

Callcott, James of Bolton

Catterall, Joseph. of Bolton – (1828)

Chadbond, James Henry

Chadwick, Edward

Chambers, Robert of Little Bolton – (1855)

Chambers, T

Child, Algernon Sidney

Clough, John James of Bolton – (1895)

Clough, John of Bolton – (1895)

Cohen, David

Cranshaw, Esther of Bolton – (1887-1900)

Crinnell, John Westley

Daniels, John H. of Bolton – (1895)

Darby, William

Dawson, H.S. of Bolton – (1895)

Dearden, P

Dickinson

Dorer, Carl

Douglas, Robert (1775)

Duckworth Prestex (2021- )

Dunn, (early 19th C Watchmaker

English, David. (1864 – 1867)

English, Harriett (1819 – 1881)

Entwistle, William Maude

Fallows, John

Farnworth James

Farnworth, Randolph of Bolton – (1891 – 1913)

Farren, John

Fattorini, T Bolton & Skipton – (1903  – 1975)

Fisher, F

Fisher, James

Fletcher, John (1832 – 1880)

Foulkes, E.T.

Gilbert, Egerton C (1861 – 1898)

Giles, Albert Thomas (1881 – 1891) 

Greenhalgh, S

Greenough, Alfonza (1870 – 1891)

Greenough, George (1870 – 1891)

Greenough, Samuel, (1849 – 1891)

Greenough, S. & Sons of Bolton – (1870 – 1960’s)

Hall, George

Halliwell, Joseph of Bolton – (1895)

Hallsworth, Elisha of Bolton – (1895)

Hampson, Robert

Harwood, John – (1929 – 1931)

Hayward, David – (1873)

Herman, Anthony (1841)

Herr, Joseph (1840 – 1861)

Hesketh, Samuel

Hewitt, M

Hodgkins, Henry P. of Bolton – (1895)

Hodson, George – (1753 – 1827)

Hodson, John (1666)

Hodson, William (1790 – 1793)

Holt, John B.

Hoyle, John

Hoyle, William (1824 – 1829)

Howarth, Elijah of Bolton – (1891-1922)

Hutchason, William. Bolton-le-Moors. ca.1820

Hutchinson, Henry. (1864)

Ironfield, John

Isherwood, Charlotte & Esther – (1861 – 1873)

Isherwood, Frank of Bolton – (1895)

Isherwood, James of Bolton – (1895)

Isherwood, John of Bolton (1847 – 1881)

Isherwood, John of Bolton (1851 – 1873)

Isherwood, William of Bolton (1858 – 1868)

Jackson, John of Bolton – (1895)

James, W.H. of Bolton – (1895)

John, James

Johnson & Co of Little Bolton (1824 -1825)

Johnson, John of Bolton – (1821-1822)

Jones, Laurence of Bolton – (1895)

Jones, William Stewart of Bolton – (1873 – 1895)

Keell, F. & Co. of Bolton – (1895)

Kerr, Joseph of Bolton – (1853-1855)

Kirkhall, Thomas of Bolton-le-Moors (1673)

Knowles, Thomas, Bolton (1778 – 1787)d.1787. W

Knowles, Andrew of Bolton (1725 – 1771)

Knowles and Bridge, Bolton (18th Century)

Lanzetter, David Leon (1911- 1963)

Lanzetter, Jacob Kofko (1902 – 1940)

Lanzetter, Saul (1911- 1988)

Lee, Henry of Bolton – (1843 -1853) 

Lee, Henry II – (1853 – 1881)

Lee, Henry III – (1871)

Lee, Henry & Son – (1853 – 1895).

Lee, James (1864) 

Lee, John

Lee, William of Bolton – (1890 – 1915)

Lee, Thomas – (1868 – 1899)

Leigh, Thomas. Bolton. an.1781. Watch.

Lemon, Arthur (1830)

Lemon, Samuel (1832)

Levy, Josiah – 

Lister, Samuel (1770 – 1809)

Livesey, (1700)

Livesey, John (1730 – 1753)

Lloyd, Frederick of Bolton – (1895)

Lomas, Samuel (1736)

Lumb, Thomas Henry. of Bolton – (1867 – 1905)

Makin, George ( 1834 – 1881)

Manchester, Thomas of Bolton – (1853 – 1855)

Mather, Abel of Bolton – (1881 – 1905)

Mancor, James of Bolton – (1827 – 1855)

Marsh, William

Mather, Abel

McEvans, Edward (1855 – 1861)

Micht, Wallier(Unknown)

Monk, George (1868 – 1890)

Monk, John of Bolton – (1834 – 1866)

Monk, Samuel of Bolton (1834)

Monk Bros. of Bolton (1890)

Monk and Gilbert of Bolton (1868 – 1873)

Morris, Levy

Morris, Mary of Bolton (1824-1829)

Morris, Robert of Little Bolton – (1838 – 1843)

Morris, William – (1878 – 1891)

Moss, James

Mowcar, James of Bolton – (1828)

Norman,Robert

Norris, Carlton  – (1936)

Oldham, A & Son of Bolton – 

Osborne, Thomas (1665)

Pilkington, Joseph (1860 – 1881)

Pilkington, Thomas (1825 – 1881)

Pilkington, Samuel (1847 – 1881)

Preston, James & Co (1869 – 1905)

Preston’s Of Bolton (1905 – 2016)

Roch, Andrew (1816 -1841)

Rothwell, James (-1796)

Royle, John of Bolton – (1738 – 1740)

Ruff & Tritschler ( -1847)

Scrowcroft, Thomas

Shaw, John and Sons Bolton (1875 – 1884)

Sisson, Joshua Bolton – (1861- 1880)

Sowerby, William

Smith, Henry (1902 -1911)

Smith, Roger – (1995- )

Spencer, Eli of Bolton – (1820 – 1861)

Standring, Jeremiah of Bolton – (1742-1782)

Swindells, John (1775)

Taylor, A. Bolton (1814-1824)

Thomas, T.J. Bolton

Tritschler, John of Bolton – (1847-1872)

Tyson, Thomas of Bolton – (1848-1861)

Walker, Michael of Bolton – (1805 – 1824)

Walker, Richard Henry ( 1883-1921)

Walley, Johannes de Bolton

Walley, John de Bolton (-1730)

Walley, Robert (-1685)

Wallier, Micht of Bolton (Unknown)

Walsh, J. – Bolton

Warburton, Henry of Bolton – (1722 – 1774)

West, James of Bolton – (1828 – 1855)

West, William of Bolton – (1828)

Whaley, John of Bolton – (1722)

Wolfenden, Samuel. Bolton (1893 – 1898)

Wood, Robert of Bolton – (1853-1855)

Wood, William Junior of Bolton – (1841 -1855)

Wood, William of Bolton – (1853)

Wood, William – (1936)

Wright, William. A. (1864)