Benjamin Gray was a particularly fine clockmaker who established a business in Pall Mall in 1727. In 1738 he moved to St James's Street West at ye Sun Dyall in Thatched House Court. On 30 March, 1742 he was appointed Watchmaker in Ordinary to King George II (1727-1760) with a yearly stipend of £100. In 1743 he joined forces with a young 31 year old Swiss clockmaker called Justin Vulliamy and so began a famous and prosperous dynasty of Royal clockmakers lasting well into the middle of the 19th Century. There are several very fine clocks in the English Royal Collection signed by Gray and Vulliamy.