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).|
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).|
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).|
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).|
Eliza Harrison (aged 3 wks), bapt 3 Jul 1842 (PPR), Francis Earl (aged 1 mth), bapt 11 Feb 1844 (PPR)
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).|
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).|
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)
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)
|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’.
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).
|1795||31 Jan. The son of Michael Edkins, a painter (see below) he was apprenticed to his parents (A).|
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).|
With his wife Elizabeth
Benjamin Williams, 13 May 1761 (A)
John Reed, 1 Apr 1794 (A)
Joseph Edkins, 31 Jan 1795 (A)
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:
[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)
The son of Daniel Edmond of Bristol, labourer (A).
|1806||21 May. He was apprenticed to James and Margaret Alsop I (A, Ao).|
|1732||6 Apr. ‘John Arnoll agst Charles Edwards at Mr Potteryes, Brandon Hill’ (C). See also William Pottery.|
Born c1893 in Soundwell, Gloucestershire (11C).
|1911||Lithographer, Pountneys pottery, 4 Napier Road, Eastville (18) (11C).|
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).|
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)