A visitor to the Huguenot Museum noted that his family are direct descendent of the Crucefix family (father and son) who fled Dieppe in 1687 and moved to Spitalfields as clockmakers. The family still have one of their clocks alongside a family tree back to 1687. This information was shared with the Huguenot Museum by […]


A visitor to the Huguenot Museum recorded that one of her ancestors was Claudius Andre Duchesne who came to England in 1693. He was famous in Paris as a clockmaker and a mantel clock by Duchesne is now in the British Museum. This information was shared with the Huguenot Museum by one of our visitors. […]


One of the earliest records we have for the Fenhoulet family is to Lewis and Charlotte Fenhoulet who were naturalised on 22nd December 1707. Jacques (James) Fenoulhet, one of their descendants was made a director of the French Hospital in 1795. We also have records for various branches of the Fenhoulet family. Amongst the members […]


Charles Cabrier Clock

The Cabrier family were a celebrated dynasty of Huguenot clockmakers who settled in London. Three generations of Charles Cabriers became well known for their beautiful clocks. The clock shown was made by Charles Cabrier (II). He became master of the Clockmakers’ Company in 1757. Charles worked out of 79 Broad Street London and rose from […]