RS 1692 A 5

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.





Richard Savage

ffecitt 1692




    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


Please Contact Lee Borrett

View Brian Loomes 1997 article on this clock

1.  Genuine Lantern Clock Case in any condition.


n historically important

Verge Lantern


17th Century Shropshire