American Silversmiths

William Claggett


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1. Judith Richmond
2. Mary Armstrong

William Claggett
  • Born: 1696, Wales
  • Marriage (1): Judith Richmond
  • Marriage (2): Mary Armstrong on 21 Oct 1714 in Newport RI
  • Died: 18 Oct 1749, Newport RI

  General notes:


An early maker of good clocks in Newport, Rhode Island. He is said to have been born in Wales and lived first in this country at Boston. The dials of his clocks were masterpieces of the engraver's art.

  Events in his life were:

  • He worked circa 1714-1716 as a clockmaker in Boston MA 9
  • Advertised in the Boston Newsletter (Boston MA), 26 Dec 1715-2 Jan 1715, offering case clocks and bed frames ". . . lately arrived from London. . ." at the shop of "Mr. William Clagget, jun. Clockmaker, near to the Town-House." 9
  • He worked in 1716-1749 as a clockmaker in Newport RI 9

William married Judith Richmond. (Judith Richmond was born on 29 May 1717 in Middleboro MA.)

William next married Mary Armstrong on 21 Oct 1714 in Newport RI.

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