Bristol Potters and Potteries

Research by Reg Jackson

Bristol Potters - C

Research by Reg Jackson

CABLE George

Born c1857 in Bristol (71C).

1871 3 Mitchell Lane, St Mary Redcliffe parish (14) living with his mother Ellen, a musician (71C).

CABLE Henry

1865 26 Sep. A turner, employed at White’s Pottery, Baptist Mills (Western Daily Press).

CADLE (or CATTLE) Aaron

1729 3 Jun. ‘William Price agt. Aron Cadle att ye pothouse on Redcliff Hill’ (C).
1730 19 Mar. ‘Joseph Thrall agt. Aaron Cattle potter near St Phillips Churchyard’ (C).

 

CAINES Amelia

Born c1864 in St Philip’s parish, the daughter of Charles Caines and the sister of Benjamin, John George and Joseph Caines (81C).

1881 Red ware potter, 8 Charlton Terrace, St George (17), living with her parents and siblings (81C).

CAINES Benjamin

Born c1861 in St Philip’s parish, the son of Charles Caines and the brother of Amelia, John George and Joseph Caines (81C).

1881 Red ware potter, 8 Charlton Terrace, St George (20), living with his parents and siblings (81C).

CAINES Charles

Born c1836 in Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire, possibly the older brother of Robert Caines and the father of Benjamin, Amelia, John George and Joseph Caines (61C, 81C).

1857 31 May. Redware thrower, Batch, West Street, St Philip’s parish (21) the son of George Caines, a stonemason, he married Ann Wager (21) (HTPR).
1858 23 May. Barton Vale, St Philip’s parish (PPR).
1861 5 Tyler Street, St Philip’s parish (25) living with his wife Ann, born in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, and children (61C).
1871 Red ware potter, 1 Church Street, St Philip’s parish (35), living with his wife Ann (36), a baker, and children (71C).
1881 Red ware potter, 8 Charlton Terrace, St George (45), living with his wife Ann (44) and children (81C).
1883 12 Nov. Noted as a potter on the marriage of his daughter Jane Ann (23) of Jacob Street to Francis Young (PPR).
1891 Potter redware, 32 Wilson Street, St Paul’s parish (55), living with his wife Ann (54) and children (91C).
1901 Redware potter, 5 Cobden Street, Barton Hill, St George (66), living with his wife Ann (65) (01C).
1911 Probably his wife Ann (75), a widow, living in Trinity Almshouse, Old Market Street, St Philip’s parish (11C).
Children:
William, born c1857 in St Philip’s parish (81C), John George, born 26 Feb 1858, bapt 23 May 1858 (PPR), Robert, born c1859 (61C), (Jane) Ann, born c1860 (61C, PPR), Benjamin, born c1861 in St Philip’s parish (81C), Amelia, born c1864 in St Philip’s parish (81C), Joseph, born c1865 in St Philip’s parish (91C), Nellie, born c1874 in St Philip’s parish (91C)

 

CAINES Harry

Born c1895 in Bristol (11C).

1911 Warehouse lad, pottery, 27 Digby Street, Barrow Road, St Philip’s parish (16), he was living with his grandmother Mary Caines, the widow of Robert Caines, potter (11C).

CAINES John George

Born c1858 in St Philip’s parish, the son of Charles Caines and the brother of Amelia, Benjamin and Joseph Caines (71C).

1871 Red ware potter, 1 Church Street, St Philip’s parish (13), living with his parents and siblings (71C).
1881 Potter of garden flower pots, Cottage at Potteries, Green Lane, Tottenham, Middlesex (23) (81C).

CAINES Joseph

Born c1865 in St Philip’s parish, the son of Charles Caines and the brother of Amelia, Bejamin and John George Caines (91C).

1891 Potter of redware, 32 Wilson Street, St Paul’s parish (26), living with his parents and sibling (91C).

CAINES Robert

Born c1842 in Mangotsfield, Gloucestershire, possibly the younger brother of Charles Caines (61C).

1861 18 Barton Vale, St Philip’s parish (19) (61C).
1863 24 May. Union Road, St Philip’s parish (PPR).
1865 23 Apr. Union Road, St Philip’s parish (PPR).
1867 24 Mar. George Lane, St Philip’s parish (PPR).
1870 5 Jun. Folly Lane, St Philip’s parish (PPR).
1871 26 Folly Lane, St Philip’s parish (29), living with his wife Mary (27), born in Bristol, and children (71C).
1872 2 Jun. Kingsland Road, St Philip’s parish (PPR).
1881 23 Ranelagh Street, St Philip’s parish (39), living with his wife Mary (37) and children (81C).
1884 3 Aug. Barton Hill, St Philip’s parish (PPR).
1891 Red ware potter, 22 Bridge Street, St Philip’s parish (49), living with his wife Mary (47) and children (91C).
1901 9 Feb. Noted as a potter when his son George (28) of 9 York Street married Margaret Ethel Stanley (EPR).
1901 27 Digby Street, St Luke’s parish (59), living with his wife Mary (57) and children (01C).
1911 His wife was a widow (11C).
Children:
Robert, born 30 Apr 1863, bapt 24 May 1863 (PPR), William, born 2 Apr 1865, bapt 23 Apr 1865 (PPR), Henry Alford, born 26 Feb 1867, bapt 24 Mar 1867 (PPR), Charles, born 29 mar 1868, bapt 5 Jun 1870 (PPR), Isaac Jefferies, born 14 Jan 1870, bapt 5 Jun 1870 (PPR), George, born 12 Feb 1872, bapt 2 Jun 1872 (PPR), Elizabeth, born c1875 in Bristol (81C), Emily, born c1876 in Bristol (81C), Mary Ann, born c1878 in Bristol (81C), Tom, born c1880 in Bristol (81C), Florey, born 27 Dec 1880, bapt 3 Aug 1884 (PPR)

 

CALE Ernest

Born c1878 in Bristol (91C).

1891 15 Walton Street, St George (13) (91C).

CAMBRIDGE Nathaniel

1731 7 Jan. Humphry Smith, haberdasher of small wares, mentioned in his will: ‘All those several messuages Tents. or Dwellg. houses then in the several possessions of Nathan Cambridge, Giles Clack, Thos. Jayne & others … situate in Redcliffe Street …’ (BRO 29826(g)).
1740 11 Jul. The will of Charles Parsons cordwainer of St Mary Redcliffe parish: ‘I make and ordain Nathaniell Cambridge of the parish of St Mary Redcliffe in the City of Bristol pottmaker whole, sole executor of this my last will and testament … Item I give & bequeath unto ye afore sd Nathaniell Cambridge and Mary his wife all my wearing apparel household goods money plate and whatsoever doth to me belong …’ (BRO Will 1740 no.82).
1743 Possibly the Nathaniel Cambridge, victualler, of St Mary Redcliffe parish, for whom James Godfrey, potter, stood surety of £5 to keep an alehouse (AKL).
1744 Possibly the Nathaniel Cambridge of St Mary Redcliffe parish for whom Thomas Cantle I, potter, stood surety of £5 to keep an alehouse (AKL).
Rate book entries:
25 Dec 1739-25 Dec 1740 ‘Nathaniel Cambridge & tenemt’. Mayors Paddock/Redcliff Hill (SMR-LS).

CAMPBELL

1821 17 Mar. Partnerships dissolved: ‘Cole and Campbell of Bristol, redware potters’ (FFJ). (see John Cole I).

 

CANDY James

Born c1808 in Bristol (71C).

1871 Labourer in pottery, 9 Duffetts Buildings, St Philip’s parish (63), living with his wife Charlotte (52), born in Bristol (71C).

CANTLE Ann

See the Potteries section for the Lawrence Hill Pottery.

1819 Ann Cantle, brown ware potter, Lawrence Hill (MD).

There is no other reference to Ann Cantle working at Lawrence Hill (but see also Uriah Alsop I).

CANTLE Edward

Born c1726, the son of Thomas Cantle I and the brother of Thomas Cantle II and Joseph Cantle.

1726 10 Jul. Edward, son of Thomas Cantle I, potter, baptised (RPR).
1747 27 Jun. He became a free potmaker as he was the son of Thomas Cantle I (F, G).
1750 19 Apr. Possibly the Edward Cantle buried (TPR).

CANTLE George

1740 3 Aug. His son, Nathaniel, was baptised (RPR).
1742 25 Oct. John, son of George Cantle, potter, baptised (RPR).
1757 28 Nov. He was described as a potter, deceased, when his son, John, was apprenticed to Abraham Watson, mariner (A).

 

CANTLE Joseph

Born c1736, the son of Thomas Cantle I and the brother of Thomas Cantle II and Edward Cantle.

1736 9 Aug. Probably the Joseph Cantle, son of Thomas Cantle I, baptised (RPR).
1750 5 Sep. He was apprenticed to Thomas II and Bathsheba Cantle with £8, the gift of Alderman Wm. Bird, deceased.  Friends to find apparel (A, Ao, Ar).
1785 10 Oct. Joseph Cantle of Bristol, potter, and his daughters, Hester, Elizabeth and Mary, were mentioned in the will of Martha Cantle of Bedminster (BRO Will 1787 no.8).

CANTLE Thomas I

The son of William Cantle of Bedminster, Somerset, thatcher (A).  He was the father of Thomas II, Edward and Joseph Cantle.

1712 9 Feb. He was apprenticed to Henry and Hannah Hobbs (A, Ao, Ar).
1725 22 Oct. He became a free potmaker (F, G).
1727 23 May. A potmaker of St Mary Redcliffe parish, he was bondsman to a licence granted to Tobias Butler, victualler (M).
1727 7 Oct. A potmaker of Bristol, he was bondsman for John Mould, victualler, in respect of the administration of the estate of Judith Aldridge, spinster (Adm).
1730 11 Jan. A potter of Bedminster he was bondsman for Isaac Belcher, housecarpenter (Adm.).
1734 Potmaker, St Mary Redcliffe parish (P).
1739 Potmaker, St Mary Redcliffe parish (P).
1741 14 May. A potpainter of St Mary Redcliffe parish, he was bandsman to a licence granted to John Lyman, tailor (M).
1744 He stood surety of £5 for Nathaniel Cambridge to keep an alehouse in St Mary Redcliffe parish (AKL).
1745 10 May. A potmaker of Bristol, he was bondsman for William Perkins, wiredrawer (Adm.).
1747 27 Jun. His son, Edward, became a free potmaker (F, G).
1749-68 Either Thomas Cantle I or II stood sureties of £5 each for eighteen victuallers to keep alehouses in Temple, St Mary Redcliffe, St Stephen, St Thomas and St Nicholas parishes (AKL).
1750 5 Sep. He was described as a potter, when his son, Joseph, was apprenticed to Thomas Cantle II (A, Ao, Ar).
1754 Potmaker, Temple parish (P).
1755 Possibly the Thomas Cantle who was landlord of the Flower Pot alehouse in Temple Street (McGrath & Williams 1979, 19).
1761 7 Oct. A potter of Bristol he was a bondsman to the administration of the estate of Francis Allen (Adm.).
1763 26 Aug. A potter of Bristol he was a bondsman to the administration of the estate of Richard Hobbs of Bristol, victualler (Adm.).
1772 29 Jul. Thomas Cantle buried (TPR).
1772 30 Jul and 1 Aug. ‘Monday died aged 82, Mr Thomas Cantle, potter, in Temple Street’ (BG, FFJ).
Rate and tax book entries:
Property 1:
25 Dec 1735-25 Dec 1743] Thomas Cantle, Redcliff Hill and Guinea Street (SMR-LS)
[25 Dec 1743-25 Dec. 1744] Thomas Cantle void Redcliffe Hill & Guinea Street (SMR-LS).Property 2:
[25 Dec 1743-25 Dec 1744 Thomas Cantle Redcliffe Hill, Churchyard & Cathay (SMR-LS)Property 3:
25 Dec 1739-25 Dec 1743] Thomas Cantle Brickyard & Pile Street (SMR-LS).

Property 4:
[25 Dec 1749-25 Mar 1750] Thomas Cantle snr. Church Lane (Temple-W).

Property 5:
25 Mar 1750-25 Mar 1758] Thomas Cantle Temple Street (Temple-L,W)
[25 Mar 1758-25 Mar 1759 Thomas Cantle void Temple Street (Temple-W)

Property 6:
[25 Dec 1749-25 Dec 1761] Thomas Cantle Lewins Mead (St James’s-LS)

Children:
Thomas, bapt 23 May 1721 (RPR), Elizabeth, bapt 21 Oct 1723 (RPR), Edward, bapt 10 Jul 1726 (RPR), Joseph, bapt 25 Dec 1728 (RPR), Precilla, bapt 14 Nov 1731 (RPR), Rachel, bapt 24 Mar 1734 (RPR), Joseph, bapt 9 Aug 1736 (RPR), Ann, bapt 9 Aug 1736 (RPR)

 

CANTLE, Thomas II

See the Potteries section for the Water Lane Pottery.

He took over the Water Lane Pottery from Frances Ward.

1746-56 Thomas Cantle II ran the Water Lane Pottery.

He was succeeded at the Water Lane Pottery by William Taylor.

 

Born 1721, the son of Thomas Cantle I and the brother of Edward and Joseph Cantle.

1746 15 Apr. ‘Thomas Cantell, the younger, potter.  His father Thomas Cantell (now living) has a right to the Freedom of the City by serving seven years apprenticeship with Henry Hobbs, Free Burgess, but he had neglected to take this up until after the Petitioner was born.  The Petitioner has lived in houses of upwards £10 in rent per annum for the past two and half years in Bristol’. Freedom was granted on payment of 40 shillings (BRO Wooden Box Bundle 2 no.3; PF).
1746 He became a free potter ‘by order of Com. Council and £2 fine’ (F, G).
1746 19 and 26 Apr. ‘Notice is hereby given That the Pot-House in Water-Lane, Temple Street, late Ward’s, is now occupied, and the Work carried on by Thomas Cantle, jun., and Co., by whom all Persons may be supplied with all Sorts of Earthenware, on most reasonable Terms’ (BO).
1746-49 A potter or potmaker of Water Lane (Ao).
1749 9 Aug. A potter of Temple parish, he was bondsman to a licence granted to George Brown, gentleman (M).
1749-68 Either Thomas Cantle I or II stood sureties of £5 each for eighteen victuallers to keep alehouses in Temple, St Mary Redcliffe, St Stephen, St Thomas and St Nicholas parishes (AKL).
1749-53 Potter, Temple Street or Water Lane (Ao).
1750 3 Feb. A potter of Temple parish he was bondsman to a licence granted to William Downe of St James’s parish, cordwainer (M).
1750 4 Apr. ‘To be sold … by Auction on Thursday Fourth April … a Messuage or Dwelling house and several Buildings contiguous thereto, erected for carrying on the Business of an Earthen potter, with Stables, a large court and all conveniences for carrying on that Business: together with a Close of very good ground adjoining thereto called Rack Close containing about an Acre … in the occupation of Mr Thomas Cantle, Potter and Co. at the yearly rent of £40 …’ BWI).
1754 Potter, Temple Street (Ao).
1754 Possibly the Thomas Cantle who petitioned for the posts of Exchange Keeper and Inspector of Nuisances (BRO Wooden Box 1754 Bundle 19, nos. 7 & 8).
1754 5 Jun. ‘Information of Boon Powell servant to Thomas Cantle, potter, against Mary Spragot …’ (BRO Wooden Box 1754 Bundle 2, no. 10).
1754 10 Jun. He was to appear at the next Quarter Sessions to give evidence against Mary ‘Spragger’ for a felony (T).
1757 He stood surety of £5 for Joseph Sheppard to keep an alehouse in Temple parish (AKL).
1757 12 Jan. The will of Philip Olway of Bristol, innholder ‘And all my other Goods, Chattels and Effects … I give and bequeath unto Mr Cornelius Adams Apothecary, Mr Thomas Cantle the Younger Potter and Mr Edward Cook Wine Merchant …’ (BRO Will 1759/15).
1759 22 Feb. Described as a gentleman of Temple parish, he was bondsman to a licence granted to Edward Richard, sugar baker, to marry Mary Cantle.  This may have been Cantle’s daughter (M).
1759 9 Mar. The will of Thomas Buckler of Bristol, mariner, ‘I give … the use of all my Household Goods Plate Linnen and Furniture … to my Niece Bersha Cantell, Daughter of Thomas Cantell of Bristol Potter … I direct that my said Trustees shall pay and apply and dispose of [the rest of the estate] … amongst the children of my Couzin Thomas Cantle namely Bersheba Cantle and my Couzin Margaratt Downe …’ (BRO Will 1761/13).
1760-65 Various warrants survive which were signed by Thomas Cantle, who had been appointed Keeper of Newgate Prison (BRO Wooden Boxes 1760, 1764, 1765).
1766 18 Sep. Thomas Cantle buried (TPR).
1789 21 Nov. ‘Saturday last died Mrs Cantle, widow of Mr Thomas Cantle, formerly keeper of Newgate, in this city’ (BMBJ).
Apprentice:
With wife Bathsheba:
Edward Brent, 7 Jun 1746 (a, Ao, Ar) – 26 Jun 1747 (F, G)
Samuel Davis, 16 Aug 1746 (A, Ao, Ar)
Philip James, 9 Jan 1747 (A, Ao, Ar) – 29 Mar 1754 (F)
Benjamin Quarman, 5 May 1747 (A) – 21 Feb 1756 (F, G)
Joseph Milward, 14 Sep 1747 (A, Ao, Ar)
John Quarman, 25 May 1748 (A, Ao, Ar) – 21 Feb 1756 (F, G)
John Williams I, 9 Sep 1749 (A, Ar)
John Brittan, 2 Jan 1750 (A, Ao, Ar) – 14 Mar 1757 (F, G)
Joseph Cantle, 5 Sep 1750 (A, Ao, Ar)
John Smith II, 11 Mar 1751 (A, Ao, Ar) – transferred 26 Jun 1756 (A)
Caleb Lovell, 8 Aug 1751 (A, Ao, Ar) – transferred 26 Jun 1756 (A)
Harvey Blatchley, 3 Sep 1751 (A, Ao, Ar)
Henry Bishop, 26 Sep 1751 (A, Ao, Ar) – 27 Apr 1784 (F, G)
John Husband, 14 Jul 1752 (A, Ao, Ar)
John Perrins, 11 Apr 1753 (A, Ao, Ar) – transferred 26 Jun 1756 (A)
Thomas Lewin, 20 Oct 1753 (A, Ao, Ar) – transferred 26 Jun 1756 (A)
Rate and tax book entries:
Property 1:
25 Mar 1747-25 May 1757] Thomas Cantle jnr/Cantle & Co. Water Lane (Temple-W,L)Property 2:
[25 Mar 1757-25 Mar 1760 Thomas Cantle jnr Temple Backs (Temple-W,L)
Children:
Wife Bathsheba
Mary, bapt 14 Apr 1740 (RPR), John, bapt 25 Oct 1742 (RPR)