2. Early Richard Savage clock in any condition.
wonderfully original and historic Shropshire lantern clock by Richard Savage of Wenlock Magna. The names of the first owners,' Edw. Mill. Pardo' are engraved on the top fret.Research found that:- Edward Pardoe of ye parish of Milford Globe in ye County of Salop & Milborough Brown of ye parish of Yarpole in ye County of Herefordshire were marryed April 30th Anno Domini 1692 by Lysense.The clock was almost certainly made as a wedding present, probably purchased for them by proud parents. Fortunately, the original Christenings, Weddings and Burials register for Yarpole still survive, as do the original Yarpole marriage licence, in which Edward Pardoe and John Browne (Millborough's father) have signed their names. Interestingly, it was probably John Browne, who paid Richard Savage-to make the lantern clock for Edward and Millborough in 1692. Edward Pardo's Will also survives and this, along with all the other original documents, (please see all the original documents below). Sadly Milborough died only four years later, being buried at Bitterley (Shropshire) in September 1696.Edward married again in 1699 and died in 1715, being buried back at Bitterley alongside his first wife, Milborough.
he lantern clock is very interesting in its own right. Not only has it
been made by one of Shropshires earliest known domestic clockmakers, but it is in a lovely original condition, retaining all of its original wheelwork. It has goblet shaped collets and a verge pendulum, positioned inside the backplate. The top and bottom plates are made of iron instead of brass and it has an integral iron hoop, indicating that Rchard Savage was a maker who clearly thought for himself.
t is exceptionally rare to find a 17th century clock with a known date
of origin and ownership.
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View original Marriage Register
View original Marriage Licence
View Edward Pardoe's original Will
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View Brian Loomes 1997 article on this clock
1. Genuine Lantern Clock Case in any condition.