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).|
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).|
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).|
Felix, born c1849 in Lambeth (61C), Cadelia, born 12 Feb 1853 in Lambeth, bapt 8 Nov 1863 (61C, PPR)
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).|
|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).|
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).|
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)
The son of Abraham Daw, labourer, deceased (A).
|1772||He was apprenticed to Richard and Judith Champion. Friends to find apparel (A, Ao).|
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).|
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).|
|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).|