Frederick William Clerke of London
Frederick Clerke of London. This maker was recorded at 23 Banner Square in 1817 when he registered his hallmark FC with the London Assay Office. I have not found any other information about this maker.
Frederick William Clerke was born in Islington on 2 April 1820 in Islington, Middlesex, son of Frederick William Clerke and Charlotte Clerke .
The next record I have for him was that he married Sarah Ann Newbury on 27 Oct 1844 in Islington, Middlesex.
The 1851 census shows Frederick W (30) at 46 Bridenell Place, a watchmaker. He was living there with his wife Sarah Ann Clerke (28) .
By the 1861 census, Frederick had moved to Grosvenor Park Road. Frederick W (40) was still a watchmaker and living there with Sarah Ann (38), their children Florence M (5), Frederick J Clerk (2) and his mother in law Sarah Muston (60). An 1853 trade directory shows Frederic still working at 46 Bridenell Place, North Road.
By 1861, Frederick W was recorded as working at 27 Lombard Street.
From at least 1864 to 1867 Frederick was recorded at 168 Fenchurch Street as a watchmaker in the local trade directories. However by 1871 Frederick W had moved his business to 1 Royal Exchange where he continued until his death.
The 1871 census shows Frederick W(46) as a ‘watchmaker employing 8 men’ and living at 1 Park Villas, Grosvenor Park Road, Walthamstow with his wife Sarah A (44) and their children Florence M(15) and Fredk Jas (12), his mother in law Mary A Newberry (76), his aunt Sarah Muston (70) and a servant girl.
By 1881 Frederick W, a chronometer and watch maker, had moved to Oxford Road, Walthamstow. Living there was Frederick W. (55), Sarah A. Clarke (50) children Florence M. (24), Frederick J. (22) and mother in law Mary A. Newbery (86) and Aunt Sarah Muston (81) and a servant girl.
Clerke, Frederick William of London. This name appears in the 1882 Post Office Directory of London trade directory in the Chronometer Makers section and the watch and clock makers section at 1 Royal Exchange, London.
Frederick William Clerke died in 1885. His son Frederick James Clerke took over running the business.
The 1891 census shows Sarah A Clerke (60) now the head of the household living at Grove Road, Walthamstow. Frederick J Clerke (32) was a chronometer maker and watch maker. Also living there was Florence Mat Clerke (30) and a servant girl. The 1891 Post Office London Trades Directory still shows the business name as Frederick William Clerke of 1 Royal Exchange, London.
The 1901 shows Frederick J Clerke (42) still at 117a Grove Road and now a Chronometer and watch manufacturer (employer). He was now married and lived there with his wife Helen (35), his children Frederick W (6) and Florence E (4) and his sister Florence M Clerke (39)
Phone book entries show F.J Clerke, a watchmaker and jeweller (shop) at 1 Royal exchange from at least 1907 to 1914