John Shepley was the first clockmaker in Hyde and little is known of his early life. He is a well respected maker and was probably working in Hyde from about 1690. The population in Hyde at that time was about 300 so he would struggle to make a living and sometime later moved to Stockport where his later clocks are signed either Johannes or John Shepley.We know that he died in 1749.
Single handed 30 hour clock by John Shepley of Stockport
Thanks to John Craik for the pictures and information
Family home of the Shepleys