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Samuel Thorp, or Thorpe, (c. 1765 - 1838) was born in Madeley, Shropshire. He was baptized 6 January and became apprenticed in 1780 [1] to a renowned Shrewsbury Clockmaker Robert Webster. On 20 December 1790 he married Mary Newall at Ford in Shropshire. Samuel Thorp died in 1838 and was buried in Abberley Churchyard on 15 February. Mary joined him there on 19 February 1843.[2]