Bristol Potters and Potteries

Research by Reg Jackson

Bristol Potters – D

Research by Reg Jackson

DAY William II

Born c1874 in Ilkeston, Derbyshire (01C).

1901 Potter, 106 Whitehouse Lane, Bedminster (27), living with his wife Mary (26), and daughter Violet (2), both born in Bedminster (01C).

DAYMOND Samuel I

The father of Samuel Daymond II (PPR). [It seems likely that he was always a potter in Bovey Tracey, Devon, and did not work in Bristol].

1861 Potter, widower, living in Bovey Tracey, Devon (67) (61C).
1863 25 Dec. Noted as a potter when his son Samuel Daymond II (27) of Bread Street, St Philip’s parish married Caroline Scilly (PPR).

 

DAYMOND Samuel II

Born c1837 in Bovey Tracey, Devon, the son of Samuel Daymond I (PPR, 51C).

1851 Potter, Mary Street, Bovey Tracey, Devon (14), living with his parents  Samuel, a potter, and Ann, and siblings (51C).
1861 Potter handler, lodging  in East Street, Wareham, Dorset (24) (61C).
1863 25 Dec. Bread Street, St Philip’s parish (27) the son of Samuel Daymond I, potter, he married Caroline Scilly (19) of Bread Street (PPR).
1871 Thrower at the pottery, 8 Heathfield Cottage, Bovey Tracey (34), living with his wife Caroline (25), born in St James’s parish, Bristol (71C).

DEAN Margaret

See the Potteries section for the Bedminster Pottery.

The Pottery had previously been run by her husband, Peter Dean.

1821-23 Margaret Dean ran the Bedminster Pottery.

She died in 1823 and the Pottery was then taken over by Charles Cook.

 

1823 1 Apr. Margaret Dean, Boot Lane, Bedminster, age 65 buried (JBPR).

 

DEAN Peter

See the Pottery section for the Bedminster Pottery.

The Pottery had previously been run by Richard Room, who died in 1790.

1790-1821 Peter Dean ran the Bedminster Pottery.

He was succeeded at the Pottery by his wife, Margaret Dean.

 

The son of John Dean of Bristol, staymaker, deceased (A).

1753 25 Feb. Probably the Peter Dean baptised at St Michael’s church, the son of John and Jane Dean (Ancestry website).
1768 29 Oct. He was apprenticed to William I and Mary Maynard with £10, the gift of Edward Colston, deceased (A, Ao).
1780 8 or 9 Sep. He became a free potter (F, G).
1781 & 1784 Potter, St Philip and Jacob parish (P).
1792-8 Potter, Boot Lane, Bedminster (RD, MD).
1805-07 Potter, Bedminster (MD).
1808-12 Potter, Boot Lane, Bedminster (MD).
1810 1 Oct. Potter, Bedminster (SRO Q/RJb 1810 – information from Marek Lewcun).
1812 Potter, Boot Lane, Bedminster (P).
1815-21 Brown ware potter, Boot Lane, Bedminster (MD).
1815 He exported 2 crates of pottery to Dublin (PB-EXP).
1817 He exported 2,300 pieces of earthenware to Dublin (PB-EXP).

A memorial tablet remained until recently in St John’s churchyard, Bedminster: ‘In memory of Peter Dean of this parish, potter, who departed [illegible] Also [illegible but probably Margaret the wife of the] above Peter Dean who departed this life March the 26th 1823 Aged 65 Years. Also 4 of their Children who died in their Infancy. Also John son of the above Peter and Margaret Dean who departed this life Mar. 4th 1827 Aged 31 Years’ (Dawson 1979, 102).

Children:
Wife Margaret
Elizabeth, born 11 Nov 1791, bapt 18 Dec 1791 (JBPR), Thomas, aged 5 years, buried 18 Jan 1792 (JBPR), Harriet, born 31 Jan 1794, bapt 30 Mar 1794 (JBPR), John, born 14 Feb 1796, bapt 24 Jul 1796 (JBPR), died 4 Mar 1827, James, born 30 Sep 1798, bapt 26 Oct 1801 (JBPR), William, born 2 Oct 1801, bapt 26 Oct 1801 (JBPR)

 

DEAN William

Born c1791 in Bristol (41C).

1841 Earthenware printer, Regent Street, Bedminster (P).
1841 Regent Street, Bedminster (50), potter journeyman, born in county, living with his wife Sarah (45) born in county, and children William (15) and Philip (14), both born in county (41C).
1848 27 Mar. Noted as a potter when his son William Dean of Temple parish married Emma Hadwell (TPR).

DEANE Abraham

1775 Potter, 12 Temple Street (SD).

DENHAM Alfred

Born c1848 in Bedminster (61C).

1861 Labourer at pottery, 3 Abbots Court, Bishop Street, Bedminster (13), living with his parents James and Elizabeth Denham, a plate layer on railway (61C).

DENMAN Abraham

Born c1854 in St Mary Redcliffe parish, the son of James Denman (71C).

1861 Plate maker, 6 Marks Cottages, Church Hill, St George (17), living with his father, James Denman, and brother, Philip (71C).

DENMAN Edward

Born c1835 in Bristol, the husband of Jane Hill II (PPR, 51C).

1851 Potters apprentice, 2 Harris Yard, Temple parish (16), living with his parents William and Ann Denman, baker (51C).
1854 24 Dec. Queen Street, St Philip’s parish (20), the son of William Denman, baker, he married Jane Hill of Tower Hill, the daughter of William Hill, potter (PPR).
1856 14 Dec. Broad Plain, St Philip’s parish (PPR).
1859 3 Apr. Castle Green (PPR).
1861 Castle Field, Castle Precincts (26), living with his wife Jane (20) born in Bristol and daughter Mary (2) (61C).
1861 27 Oct. Castle Green (PPR).
1871 33 Avon Court, Temple parish (37), living with his wife Jane (33) and daughter Louisa A (9) (71C).
1881 2 Church Street, Temple parish (48), living with his wife Jane (45) and son William E (9) (81C).
Children:
James William (aged 20 days), bapt 14 Dec 1856 (PPR), Mary Jane (aged 3 wks), bapt 3 Apr 1859 (PPR), Louisa Ann, born 4 Oct 1861, bapt 27 Oct 1861 (PPR), William E., born c1872 in Bristol (81C)

 

DENMAN James

Born c1815 in ‘Warndon’, Somerset, the father of Abraham Denman (71C).

1871 Labourer at pottery, widower, lodging at 6 Marks Cottages, Church Hill, St George, living with his sons Abraham (17), plate maker, and Philip (14), both born in St Mary Redcliffe parish (71C).

DENMAN Samuel

Born c1846 in Temple parish (71C).

1871 Labourer at pottery, 2 Little Avon Street, Temple parish (25) (71C).

DERRICK Rees (or Rice)

1723 21 Aug. A potter of Westbury-on-Trym he stood surety for the appearance of his wife, Elizabeth, at the next Sessions (T).
1728 7 Apr. Reece Derrick buried (WPR).
1728 ‘Paid Reece Derricks wife by Esqr Sanders order at times 14s’ (BRO P/HTW/OP 1(b)).
1729 ‘Paid Reece Derricks family 12 mths at 12d p. month’ (BRO P/HTW/OP 1(b)).
1730 28 Jul. Presumably the Reece Derrick of Westbury-on-Trym whose widow, Elizabeth, was required to make an inventory of his property.  John Yeamans, potter, and Robert Yeamans, potter, stood as bondsmen (Adm.).
1730 ‘Paid Jeremy Nyat for 42 weeks house rent for ye Widow Derrick & family £1.1s.0d’ (BRO P/HTW/OP 1(c)).

DEVERELL Frederick M.

Born c1847 in Ironbridge, Shropshire (71C).

1871 Packer at stoneware pottery, 20 Melbourne Terrace, St Philip’s parish (24), living with his wife Mary (25) born in St George and children (71C).
Children:
William, born c1868 in St Philip’s parish (71C), Florence, born c1869 in St Philip’s parish (71C), Frederick Henry, born c1871 in St Philip’s parish (71C)

DEVERELL William

Born c1868 in Bristol (91C).

1891 31 Claremont Street, St Philip’s parish (23), living with his wife Elizabeth (20), born in Bristol (91C).
1892 10 Jan. Noted as a potter of Stapleton when his daughter Lillie Colston (born 13 Nov. 1891) was baptised.  Wife: Elizabeth Louisa (PPR).
1901 Stone ware potter, 33 Claremont Street, St Philip’s parish (33), living with his wife Elizabeth (30), and children Lillie Colston (9) and Frederick (7), both born in Bristol (01C).
1911 Stoneware potter, 67 Colston Road, Easton, St George (43), living with his wife Elizabeth Louise (40) and children including Arthur Edwin (6) and Mary Elizabeth Alice (3 mths), both born in Stapleton Road (11C).

 

DEVOTTER Charles

Born c1884 in Bristol (01C).

1901 Pottery (pot maker), 15 Tenby Street, St Jude (17) (01C).

DIBBLE Edwin

Born c1854 in Bristol, the brother of John, Henry and James Dibble (71C, 81C).

1881 Potter’s labourer, 1 Avon Terrace, St Philip’s parish (27), living with his father George, a lamplighter, and siblings (81C).

DIBBLE Henry

Born c1858 in Bristol, the brother of John, Edwin and James Dibble (71C, 81C).

1881 Potter’s labourer, 1 Avon Terrace, St Philip’s parish (23), living with his father George, a lamplighter, and siblings (81C).

DIBBLE James

Born c1849 in Bedminster, the brother of John, Henry and Edwin Dribble (71C).

1871 24 Albert Road, St Philip’s parish (22), the son of George, a lamplighter (71C).
1881 Labourer in pottery, 104 Meriton Street, St Philip’s parish (32), living with his wife Mary Ann (25), born in Bristol, and children Arthur (4) and Mary Kate (2), both born in Bristol (81C).
1891 Saggar maker – pottery, 13 Edward Street, St George (42), living with his wife Mary Ann (35), and children Arthur (14) and Mary (12), all born in St Philip’s parish (91C).
1901 Saggar maker (pottery), 39 Windsor Terrace, Bedminster (52), living with his wife Mary Ann (40), born in Temple parish, and daughter Kate (22), born in Bedminster (01C).
1911 His wife was a widow (11C).

DIBBLE John

Born c1859 in St Mary Redcliffe parish, the brother of Edwin, Henry and James Dibble (PPR, 71C, 81C, 91C).

1881 Potter’s labourer, 1 Avon Terrace, St Philip’s parish (21), living with his father George, a lamplighter, and siblings (81C).
1883 16 Dec. Broad Plain, St Philip’s parish (24), the son of George Dibble, lamplighter, he married Caroline Poole (18) the daughter of William Poole, shoe maker (PPR).
1891 Labourer (pottery), 35 Aberdeen Street, St Philip’s parish (32), living with his wife Caroline (26), born in Bristol, and children Joseph (7), John W., (3) and William (1), all born in Bristol (91C).
1901 Labourer at pottery, 6 Philip Street, St Silas parish (41), living with his wife Caroline (36) and children including Eli (9), Florence (7), Arthur (3) and Ernest (1), all born in Bristol (01C).
1911 Dock labourer, 14 Philip Street, St Philip’s Marsh, St George (51), living with his wife Caroline (46) and children including Lily (9), Rosina (7), Ethel (5) and James (2), all born in St Philip’s Marsh (11C).