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Help identify maker

tonymedri

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HI Guys please see face of recent clock addition to my collection .im trying ti identify the maker and can find no record of him ,what i have found is the spelling of St Auftle is old English for St Austell ( used by Rev John Wesley around 1760) the movement is a standard four pillar with hand hammered end plates and cast pinions, thanks in advance Tony
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roughbarked

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There is within this document, the will of John Tallack, yoeman of St Austell.
Which can be downloaded here. He was married to Jane Tallack and
Will of John Tallack of St Austell 1747



I Give to my son John Tallack one Third part of my Tools or Utelses & Timber & Stock in Trade All the rest of my Worldly Goods I Give and Bequeath unto my son Thomas Tallack and to my son George Tallack whom I make Equal Executors to be Shares alike of this my last Will & Testament
From the mention of timbers, it could be concluded that he was the cabinet/casemaker?

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50,,1,John Tallack,Head,M,56,,Labourer,Padstow Cornwall,,
,,,Jane Tallack,Wife,M,,56,Labourer's Wife,Padstow Cornwall,,
,,,Thomas Tallack,Son,,17,,Ship Carpenter's Apprentice,Padstow Cornwall,,
,,,Edward Tallack,Grnson,,10,,Scholar,Padstow Cornwall,
From: Cornwall Online Census Project, transcript of Piece RG10/2253(1)
 
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JTD

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,what i have found is the spelling of St Auftle is old English for St Austell
What appears to be a letter 'f' is in fact a 'long s', used by some people (and in print) until well into the 19th century. Here it appears as an 'st' ligature,

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