Bristol Potters and Potteries

Research by Reg Jackson

Bristol Potters - E

Research by Reg Jackson

EACOTT William Archable

Born c1822 (JaPR).

1854 15 Aug. North Street, St James’s parish (32) the son of Francis Eacott, labourer, he married Maria Porter Stoate (32), widow, a butcher, the daughter of Joseph Bellamy, butcher (JaPR).

EARDLEY James

Born c1856 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, the father of William C., Mathew and Thomas Eardley (01C).

1891 Potter’s thrower, The Meir, Caverswall, Staffordshire (35), living with his wife Elizabeth and children (91C).
1901 Potter’s thrower, 33 Short Street, St Silas parish (45), living with his wife Elizabeth (45), born in Fenton, Staffordshire, and children William C. (25), Mathew (18), Thomas (15), Mabel (13), Betsey (10) and Nellie (8), all born in Cheadle, Cheshire and Annie (1), born in Bristol (01C).
1911 Flower pot thrower, Victoria House, Leckhampton, Gloucestershire (55), living with his wife Elizabeth (55), potter’s burner, and children (11C).

EARDLEY Mathew

Born c1883 in Cheadle, Cheshire, the son of James Eardley and the brother of William C. Eardley (01C).

1901 Labourer in pottery, 33 Short Street, St Silas parish (18), living with his parents and siblings (01C).
1911 No occupation, Victoria House, Leckhampton, Gloucestershire (28), living with his parents and siblings (11C).

EARDLEY Thomas Edwin

Born c1886 in Cheadle, Cheshire, the son of James Eardley and the brother of Mathew and William C. Eardley (01C).

1901 Potter’s thrower, 33 Short Street, St Silas parish (15), living with his parents and siblings (01C).
1911 Earthenware potter, 3 Reform Place, Exmouth, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (25), living with his wife Nora and children (11C).

EARDLEY William

Born c1887 in Burslem, Staffordshire (11C).

1911 Potter’s packer, boarding at 7 Balaclava Road, Fishponds (24) (11C).

EARDLEY William C.

Born c1876 in Cheadle, Cheshire, the son of James Eardley and the brother of Mathew and Thomas Eardley (01C).

1901 Labourer in pottery, 33 Short Street, St Silas parish (25), living with his parents and siblings (01C).
1911 Labourer pottery, Victoria House, Leckhampton, Gloucestershire (35), living with his parents and siblings (11C).

EARLE Francis Harrison

1842 Bread Street, St Philip’s parish (PPR).
1844 Stone potter, Ann Street, St Philip’s parish (PPR).
Children:
Wife Caroline
Eliza Harrison (aged 3 wks), bapt 3 Jul 1842 (PPR), Francis Earl (aged 1 mth), bapt 11 Feb 1844 (PPR)

EAST John

Born c1842 in Colyton, Devon, the son of William East, a potter, and the brother of Thomas East (51C, 61C, 91C).

1861 Potter, Bovey Potteries, Bovey Tracey, Devon (19), living with his parents and siblings (61C).
1871 Potter’s presser, 19 Harley Street, Hanley, Staffordshire (29), living with his wife Mary M. (29), born in Whimple, Devon (71C).
1881 Potter’s foreman, 21 Bath Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (39), living with his wife Mary (39) (81C).
1891 Potter’s manager, Clouds Hill, St George (49), living with his wife Mary (49) (91C).
1901 John East is not recorded but his wife Mary (59) was living at 2 Atlas Terrace, Feeder Road, St Silas parish (01C).  In 1911 she was receiving parish relief as she was ‘married but deserted’ (11C).

EAST Thomas

Born c1843 in Bovey Tracey (or Colyton), Devon, the son of William East, potter of Bovey Tracey, Devon, the brother of John East and the step-father of Herbert, Rose and Ernest Simpson (51C, 61C, 91C).

1851 He was aged 7 and living in Fore Street, Bovey Tracey with his parents and his siblings (51C).
1861 Potter, Bovey Potteries, Bovey Tracey (17), he was living with his father William, and siblings (61C).
1871 Potter presser, lodging at 10 Russell Street, St Mary Redcliffe parish (26) (71C).
1881 Potter’s presser, lodging at 26 George Street, Shelton, Staffordshire (36) (81C).
1882 19 Dec. He married Mary Ellen Simpson (41), the daughter of Alexander White, at Hanley, Staffordshire (Ancestry website).
1891 Potter, hollow ware presser, 87 Park Street, Bedminster (48), living with his wife Mary Ellen (50), born in Durham, and step-children, Herbert Simpson (19), Rose Simpson (17), Lily Simpson (17) and Ernest Simpson (15), all born in Armitage, Staffordshire (91C).

EASTMAN Thomas

Born c1847 in London (61C).

1861 Kingsland Road, St Philip’s parish (14), the son of William, a sawyer (61C).

EATON Ralph I

The father of Ralph Eaton II (A).

1691 7 Jan. A potter of Westbury-on-Trym, he was granted a licence to marry Anna Williams, widow, of the same parish at Westbury or the Cathedral (M).
1715 22 Oct. Noted as a potter of Westbury-on-Trym when his son, Ralph II was apprenticed to Mary Orchard, potter (A, Ar).
1719 He was paying Poor Rate of 9d on property valued at £1 (BRO P/HTW/OP 1(b)).
1721 3 Oct. Ralph Eaton buried (WPR).
1728 2 Jan. Hannah Eaton buried (WPR).

EATON Ralph II

The son of Ralph Eaton I of Westbury-on-Trym, potter (A).

1715 22 Oct. He was apprenticed to Mary Orchard.  Friends to find apparel (A, Ar).
1724 11 May. He became a free mugmaker (F, G).
1724 26 Sep. A potter of St Mary Redcliffe parish, he was granted a licence to marry Mary Wraxall of the same parish at St Mary Redcliffe or the Cathedral (M).
1729 Mary, the wife of Ralph Eaton of St Mary Redcliffe parish, received £1 from John Whitson’s Charity for poor women in child bed (JW).
1730 7 Apr. A potter of Bristol he stood surety of £20 for Thomas Cadwallader (T).
1734 & 1739 Mugmaker, St Mary Redcliffe parish (P).
1776 28 Feb. His son Ralph took his freedom as a baker (F).
Rate book entries:
25 Dec 1717-25 Dec 1729 Ralph Eaton (SMR-LS)
[29 Sep 1724-25 Mar 1732 Ralph Eaton Redcliffe Street (SMR-L,PR)
[29 Sep 1725-25 Mar 1726 Owner: Mrs Orchard, Tenant: Ralph Eaton, Redcliffe Street (SMR-L)
Children:
Charles, bapt 14 Feb 1725 (RPR), Mary, bapt 14 Aug 1726, buried 27 Oct 1728 (RPR), Ralph, bapt 24 Feb 1728 (RPR), Elizabeth and Mary (twins), bapt 3 Dec 1729; Mary buried 9 Dec 1729 (RPR), Hannah, bapt 25 Dec 1731 (RPR), Ralph (aged 2 years) buried 20 Mar 1732 (RPR), Ralph, bapt 20 May 1735 (RPR)

EAVES John

1807-08 China enameller, Under the Bank (MD).
1809 China enameller, Under the Bank (Holden’s D).

See Towner, D. 1978. Creamware. London: Faber & Faber, pp176 & 178:
‘A plate in the Victoria and Albert Museum, having an enamel-painted armorial design, is signed ‘J. Eaves, Bristol’.  Eaves no doubt enamelled for Joseph Ring’.

EDGAR Alexander

See the Potteries section for the St Philip’s Pottery 4.

Pre 1772 Alexander Edgar had been operating the St Philip’s Pottery 4.

The Pottery appears to have been taken over by Earl Pearce I in 1772.

1772 17 Sep. Sale of lands including: ‘Lot 5. All that Pothouse, Yard and Buildings, situate in Avon-street … now lett to Alexander Edgar, Esq., for a term of twenty-one Years, about sixteen Years whereof is now to come, at the Yearly Rent of £4.10s’ (BG).

It is known that Pearce succeeded Edgar at the Pottery (BRO B4978).

EDKINS Joseph

1795 31 Jan. The son of Michael Edkins, a painter (see below) he was apprenticed to his parents (A).

EDKINS Michael

He is generally considered to have been a decorator or painter of tin-glazed earthenware (Owen 1873, 330 & Pountney 1920, 87 etc) although he was also a general house and sign painter.

1755 28 Apr. Possibly the Michael Edkins who married Elizabeth James, both of St Augustine-the-Less parish (APR).
1756 21 Feb. He became a free painter because of his marriage to Elizabeth, daughter of William James, glassmaker, deceased (F).
1761 13 May. He was described as a painter (A).
1763 Probably the ‘Michae. Edkins’, a victualler, for whom Thomas Taylor II stood surety to keep an alehouse in St Mary Redcliffe parish (AKL).
1764 ‘Mical Edkins’ was included in the list of persons holding alehouse licences in St Mary Redcliffe parish (BRO Wooden Box 1764 Bundle 11 no.4).
1766-7 Probably the Michael Edkins, a victualler, for whom Thomas Taylor II stood sureties to keep an alehouse in St Mary Redcliffe parish (AKL).
1772 2 Jul. To be sold by auction two tenements next above the Hoopers Arms on Redcliff Hill, one in the possession of Michael Edkins, painter (BG).
1774 7 Apr. The property on Redcliff Hill was again advertised for auction but was described as ‘lately in the possession of Michael Edkins, painter’ (BG).
1777 He painted a sign board for Joseph Flower (EL).
1794 5 Apr. He was described as a painter (A).
1795 31 Jan. He was described as a painter (A).
1811 27 Jul. Died ‘Tuesday fe’nnight in his 78th year, at his house in Bridge Street, Mr Michael Edkins, painter; whose uniform affability and urbanity rendered him equally esteemed in life as lamented in death’ (FFJ).
Apprentices:
With his wife Elizabeth
Benjamin Williams, 13 May 1761 (A)
John Reed, 1 Apr 1794 (A)
Joseph Edkins, 31 Jan 1795 (A)
Children:
Jane, buried 20 Aug 1757 (RPR), Jane, buried 13 Jan 1760 (RPR), William, bapt 25 May 1764 (RPR), Ann, bapt 2 May 1766 (RPR), Susannah, bapt 10 May 1771 (RPR), Joseph, bapt 21 Oct 1774 (RPR)
Rate book entries:
Property 1:
[29 Sep 1757-29 Sep 1762] Mich. Edlkins Redcliffe Pit/Hill/Mayors Paddock (SMR-PR,LS,W,Wa)
[29 Sep 1762-29 Sep 1763 Michael Edkins void Redcliffe Pit/Hill/Mayors Paddock (SMR-W,LS,Wa)

Property 2:
29 Sep 1761-29 Sep 1762] Michael Edkins/Late Patience Redcliffe Hill and Pit (SMR-Wa)
[29 Sep 1762-29 Sep 1768] Michael Edkins Redcliffe Hill and Pit (SMR-Wa,LS,W)
[29 Sep 1768-29 Sep 1769 Michael Edkins now Perrins Redcliffe Hill (SMR-Wa)

Property 3:
[29 Sep 1761-29 Sep 1769] Edkins Coachhouse Guinea Street (SMR-Wa)
[29 Sep 1769-29 Sep 1770 Michael Edkins Coachhouse void Redcliffe Hill (SMR-Wa)

Property 4:
[25 Mar 1768-25 Mar 1771] Michael Edkins Poor Redcliffe Lane/Brickyard (SMR-W)

Property 5:
25 Mar 1771-29 Sep 1772] Michael Edkins Redcliffe Hill and Guinea Street (SMR-L,LS,W,Wa)
29 Sep 1772-25 Mar 1774 Michael Edkins void Redcliffe Hill and Guinea Street (SMR-L,LS,Wa,W)

 

EDMONDS Solomon

The son of Daniel Edmond of Bristol, labourer (A).

1806 21 May.  He was apprenticed to James and Margaret Alsop I (A, Ao).

EDWARDS Charles

1732 6 Apr. ‘John Arnoll agst Charles Edwards at Mr Potteryes, Brandon Hill’ (C).  See also William Pottery.

EDWARDS Dorothy

Born c1893 in Soundwell, Gloucestershire (11C).

1911 Lithographer, Pountneys pottery, 4 Napier Road, Eastville (18) (11C).

EDWORTHY Solomon

Born c1826 in Kingston, Somerset (51C) or in Bedminster (61C).

1851 Labourer, mason’s, 5 Taylors Court, St Mary Redcliffe parish (25), living with his wife Mary Ann (20), born in St Philip’s parish, and son James Charles (11 mths) (51C).
1861 Potter’s labourer, West Street, Bedminster (35), living with his wife Mary A. (29) born in St Philip’s parish, and children (61C).
1871 His wife Mary Ann was described as a ‘potter’s widow’ (71C).
Children:
James C., born c1850 in St Mary Redcliffe parish (61C), Edward S., born c1855 in St Mary Redcliffe parish (61C), Charles J., born c1858 in Bedminster (61C), George, born c1860 in Bedminster (61C), William, born c1864 in Bedminster, Mary Ann, born c1866 in Bedminster (71C)