Deodatus Threlkeld: All Saints’ Church Steeple Clock

Part 2 of a Series The Business of Clockmaking Deodatus became a clockmaker on his own in Newcastle in 1680 at the age of 23. He was the oldest of five sons. His father, a chaplain to the Earl of Carlisle, had died three years earlier. His French mother, Thomasine, moved to Newcastle from Brancepeth … Continue reading Deodatus Threlkeld: All Saints’ Church Steeple Clock

Deodatus Threlkeld: Clockmaker in 17th Century England

Part 1 of a Series Deodatus Threlkeld was a famous clockmaker who lived in Northumberland, England in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The home he built in Tritlington still stands and one of his clocks is held by the British Museum in London.   Occasionally, examples of his work are found in antique shops, … Continue reading Deodatus Threlkeld: Clockmaker in 17th Century England

American Revolutionary War: The Service of Private John Threadgill

John Threadgill was twenty-four years old when he was enlisted as a Private into the American Revolutionary War.  He joined Captain Richard Kidder Meade’s 6th Company, which was part of Colonel William Woodford’s 2nd Virginia Regiment. Captain Meade’s Company was raised in October 1775 in the Southampton District, which was near John’s home in Brunswick County.  … Continue reading American Revolutionary War: The Service of Private John Threadgill