Henry Young was apprenticed to Thomas Taylor between 1659-72, and he is believed to have worked 'Near the wine House in the Strand'.
There are three longcase clocks recorded in the 1795 Inventory, two of which have a walnut case. The most valuable is the 'Large 8 Days Clock walnuttree Case 5.0.0' on the Best Stair Case, where it remains on loan to the National Trust. A further 'Eight Days Clock Wallnuttree Case 3.10.0' was listed in the Passage by the Nursery, and this may equally well be identified with the offered clock, as with that on Public Display in the Drawing Room, which was made circa 1730 by Patrick Thomas of Chirk. The final clock in the 1795 Inventory is more economically descibed as '8 Days Clock and Case 1.15.0' and this was in the Candles Passage.
Patrick Thomas was the local clockmaker who in 1721 was paid 'for Cleaning ye great clocke' in the Courtyard. Also described as a turner, in 1706 he made 'a sett of Larg nine Pinns for Master Myddelton, and 4 Boules wth them' for 2s 6d.