Bristol Potters and Potteries

Research by Reg Jackson

Bristol Potters – D

Research by Reg Jackson

DAVIS Charles William

Born c1831 in Camberwell, Surrey, he was the son-in-law of Ann L. Cole, owner of the Albert Pottery (71C).

1864 22 Feb. He married Rosina Cole at Holy Trinity, St Philip’s parish (Ancestry website).
1871 Clerk in the pottery works, Albert Pottery, 10 Albert Road (40), living with his wife Rosina (27), born in St Philip’s parish, and children Frederick (5), born in Stepney, Lavinia (3), born in Pimlico and Florence (1), born in Battersea (71C).
1881 Clerk, 8 Thomas Street, Mile End Old Town, London (55), living with his wife Rosina (37) and children including Laura (9), born in Bristol, Leonora (7), born in Battersea, Eva (5), born in Old Ford, Stepney, Henry (1), born in Stepney and Theresa and Albert (twins), under 1 mth old, born in Stepney (81C).

DAVIS Emily

Born c1859 in Bristol (81C).

1881 ‘Pottery’, 8 Taylors Court, Pile Street, St Mary Redcliffe parish (22), living with her parents Samuel and Sarah, dust labourer (81C).

DAVIS Emma

Born c1865 in Bristol (91C).

1891 Works at pottery, 4 Taylors Court, St Mary Redcliffe parish (26) (91C).

DAVIS Felix I

Born c1784 (BRO L3).

1809 Castle Green (25 years old) (Militia List, BRO L3).

DAVIS Felix II

Born c1826 in Lambeth, London (51C).

1851 Potter, 43 East Street, Lambeth (25), living with his wife Emma (24), born in Lambeth, and son Felix (51C).
1861 10 Lower Castle Street, St Philip’s parish (34) living with his wife Emma (33) born in Lambeth and his children (61C).
1863 Castle Street (PPR).
1864 7 Nov. Noted as a potter when his son Felix was apprenticed to Henry Lane of Bristol, plumber (Ao).
1871 Beer retailer, Hillbridge Road, Temple parish (43), living with his wife Emma (43) and children (71C).
1881 Publican, Cattle Market, Temple parish (53), living with his wife Emma (52) and son Felix (30) (81C).
1884 5 Feb. Noted as a potter when his son Felix (30), a plumber of Bath Road, married Blanche Iles (RPR).
Children:
Felix, born c1849 in Lambeth (61C), Cadelia, born 12 Feb 1853 in Lambeth, bapt 8 Nov 1863 (61C, PPR)

 

DAVIS Henry

Born c1841 in Bedminster, the son of William Henry Davis (61C).

1861 Stoneware potter, 18 Charlotte Street, Bedminster (20), living with his parents William Henry and Ann Davis, stoneware potter (61C).

 

DAVIS Isaac

1694 8 Nov. He took Thomas Sherborne as apprentice ‘to be educated in the art of the potter’ (A).
1696 Probably the Isaac Davis, batchelor, living in Castle Precincts with Hester Davis, widow, a child, Thomas Sherborne, Samuel Davis, Susan King, Robert Toplief, Francis Fox and Martha Beatles, a servant (Ralph & Williams 1968, 9).
1702 The Corporation of Bristol: ‘Paid Isaac Davies, Esq., for earthenware as p. note £1.18s.8d’ (G).

DAVIS John I

Born c1809 (PPR).

1837 Potter or sweep, Long Row, Temple parish (P).
1853 6 Dec. Lawrence Hill (44), the son of Richard Davis, a smith, he married Elizabeth Parry (27) of Baptist Mills (PPR).

DAVIS John II

Born c1843 in St Philip’s parish (61C).

1861 Boarder at 7 Red Rank, St Philip’s parish (18) (61C).

DAVIS Richard I

1738 26 Dec. Daughter Elizabeth baptised (RPR).
1739 22 Oct. He became a free potter because of his marriage to Mary, daughter of Walter Jones, mason (F, G).
1739 Potter, St Mary Redcliffe parish (P).
1750 Mary, wife of Richard Davis of St Mary Redcliffe parish, potter, received £1 from John Whitson’s Charity for poor women in child bed (JW).
1754 Potter, St Mary Redcliffe parish (P).

 

DAVIS Richard II

The father of Samuel Davis (PaPR).

1846 23 Feb. Noted as a potter when his son Samuel Davis, a potter of Wilder Street, married Mary Ann Cloud (PaPR).

DAVIS Samuel I

The son of Samuel Davis, late of Bristol, glassman (A).

1746 16 Aug. He was apprenticed to Thomas II and Bathsheba Cantle £10 paid with the apprentice.  Friends to find apparel (A, Ao, Ar).

DAVIS Samuel II

Born c1823 in Swansea, Glamorgan, the son of Richard Davis (PaPR, 51C).

1846 23 Feb. Wilder Street, the son of Richard Davis, potter, he married Mary Ann Cloud, a widow, the daughter of George Bishop, victualler (PaPR).
1851 Packer of earthenware, 1 Colston’s Place, Temple parish (28) living with his wife Mary Ann (27) born in Bristol and step-daughter Isabella Clare (8) (51C).
1861 Packer, 4 Church Lane, Temple parish (34), living with his wife Mary Ann (37) and Isabella (13) (61C).

DAVIS William

The son of Robert Davis of Bristol, labourer (A).

1762 7 Oct. He was apprenticed to William Taylor with £14 from the Pile Street Charity School, the gift of John Fisher, deceased (A, Ao).
1774 6 Oct. He became a free potter (F, G).
1774 Potter, St Mary Redcliffe parish (P).
1781 & 1784 Potter, Temple parish (P).
Rate book entries:
29 Sep 1778-5 Apr 1788] William Davis Temple Street (Temple-W,Wa)

 

DAVIS William Henry

Born c1811 in Bedminster, the father of Henry Davis (51C).

1826 29 Aug.  He was apprenticed to John Bright (A, Ao).
1830 29 Aug. St James’s parish (JaPR).
1834 2 Nov. Stoneware potter, St Mary Redcliffe parish (RPR).
1837 4 Jun. Stoneware potter, Bedminster (RPR).
1841 Stillhouse Lane, Bedminster (30) (41C).
1851 Stoneware potter, 2 Stillhouse Lane, Bedminster (40) (51C).
1854 4 Jun. Noted as a potter when his son William Davis (21) a butcher of Unity Street, St Philip’s parish married Mary Ann Scott (PPR).
1856 17 Aug. Noted as a potter when his daughter Mary Ann Davis (22) of Bedminster Causeway married George Williams (JBPR).
1861 Stoneware potter, 18 Charlotte Street, Bedminster (50) he was living with his wife Ann (48) tailoress of Banwell, Somerset and his children, including Henry (20), a stoneware potter (61C).
1871 Stoneware potter, 1 Back Aylburton Place, Bedminster (60) (71C).
Children:
John, bapt 29 Aug 1830 (JaPR), William, born 18 Dec 1832, bapt 2 Nov 1836 (RPR), Mary Ann, bapt 2 Nov 1832 (RPR), Elizabeth, bapt 4 Jun 1837 (RPR), Henry, born c1837 in Bedminster (41C) or c1841 in Bedminster (61C), Jane, born c1843 in Bedminster (61C), Sarah Ann, born c1846 in Bedminster (51C), Charles, born c1852 in Bedminster (61C)

 

DAW Samuel

The son of Abraham Daw, labourer, deceased (A).

1772 He was apprenticed to Richard and Judith Champion. Friends to find apparel (A, Ao).

DAWES Lavinia

Born c1893 in Bristol, the sister of Lucy Dawes (11C).

1911 Pottery employee, china ‘Johnson’ [probably a reference to T.B. Johnston the owner of the Fishponds Pottery], Station Avenue, Fishponds (18) (11C).

DAWES Lucy

Born c1887 in Bristol, the sister of Lavinia Dawes (11C).

1911 Pottery employee, china ‘Johnson’ [probably a reference to T.B. Johnston the owner of the Fishponds Pottery], Station Avenue, Fishponds (24) (11C).

DAWSON Thomas

1814 28 Aug. Noted as a potter on the baptism of his daughter Eliza. Wife Margaret (TPR).

 

DAY William I

The son of Gregory and Sarah Day of Taunton, Somerset (QR).

1791 8 Nov. A glasshouse potmaker of Bristol he married Mary Stephens at Bristol (QR).
1795 11 Jun. Sarah Gruley Day, aged 1¾ years, daughter of William and Mary Day of Redcliff Pit, buried at workhouse (QR).
1808 8 Jun. William Day of St Philip and Jacob parish, aged 40, a potmaker for glasshouses, died on 5 Jun and was buried at workhouse (QR).