Clagget, Charles

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c/o the Right Honourable the Earl of Charleville in Doublin


Brother of Walter Clagget. About 1760 he published music with Walter in Edinburgh.

Barlow states (without citation) that Clagget 'alongside his work inventing and patenting musical inventions ran a music shop'.

Dublin agent for James Watt (1763-1819) from 1763, purchasing 'mostly guitars (presumably of the English type) made by Watt's employee Robert Allan (Holman).

Partnered with William Gibson as Clagget & Gibson until c.1764: a letter in Clagget's own hand (extant in Birmingham City Library Archives, transcribed and published by Barlow) states that the partnership ended 'above a year since' 1765.

After the Gibson partnership ended, Clagget wrote to Watt suggesting a partnership and offering 'to explain all the improvements that Gibson had made to guitars'. This partnership did not materialise (Holman).

Last Update: 20-05-2021