Bristol Potters - F
Research by Reg Jackson
Born c1822 (Ao).
|1837||9 Jan. He was apprenticed to J.D. Pountney, aged 15 (Ao).|
|1842||16 May. Thomas Street, St Thomas parish, the son of William Fifoot, baker, he married Martha Priessell the daughter of James Priessell, a tailor (ThPR).|
|1848||23 Apr. Marlborough Street, St James’s parish on the baptism of his daughter Eliza Jane. Wife Martha (JaPR).|
|1851||Engine driver, Clifton and Bristol Gas Works, St Augustine-the-Less parish (27). His wife Martha was living at 15 Griffin Lane, St Michael’s parish, with heir children Sarah (6), Eliza (3) and William (1 mth), all born in Bristol (51C).|
Born c1826 in Bristol (41C).
|1841||Potter’s apprentice, Pipe Lane, Temple parish (15) (41C).|
Born c1888 in Bristol, the son of Emily Bartlett (01C).
|1901||Potteries assistant, 36 Dale Street, St Clement’s parish (13), living with his mother and siblings (01C).|
|1911||Builder’s labourer, 7 New Street, St Philip’s parish (24), living with his parenrs and siblings (11C).|
Born c1838 in St Mary Redcliffe parish (61C).
|1861||Mr Teagle’s Lodging House, Great Ann Street, St Philip’s parish (23) (61C).|
Born c1879 in Bristol (01C).
|1901||Stoneware potter, boarding at 47 Botolph Road, Bromley, Kent (22) (01C).|
|1911||Biscuit placer, Chapel Road, St Marks, Easton (34), living with his wife Selina (34), born in Bristol (11C).|
Born c1863 in Warmley, Gloucestershire (91C).
|1891||Jug maker, 9 Beaconsfield Road, St George (28), the wife of Philip. a labourer (91C).|
See the Potteries List section for the 131 Temple Street Pottery.
It is not known when he started the Pottery.
|c1775-79||Thomas Fletcher ran the 131 Temple Street Pottery.|
Thomas Fletcher had died by March 1779 when his widow, Sarah, started paying rates on the Pottery. John Hope then took over the running of the Pottery and subsequently married Sarah Fletcher.
|1772||15 May. A potter and widower of Temple parish, he was granted a licence to marry Sarah Banfield of the same parish at Temple (M).|
|1772||20 May. Thomas Fletcher married Sarah Banfield (TPR).|
|1775||Potter and earthenwarehouse, 131 Temple Street (SD).|
|1776||He stood sureties of £5 each for William Ellis and John Sambrook to keep alehouses in Temple parish (AKL).|
|1780||18 Dec. Presumably it was his widow who was granted a licence to marry John Hope, potter (M). John Hope continued the Pottery at 131 Temple Street.|
|Rate book entries:
25 Mar 1778-25 Mar 1779 Thos Fletcher Temple Street (Temple-W)
25 Mar 1779-25 Mar 1780 Widow Fletcher Temple Street (Temple W)
29 Sep 1778-29 Sep 1780 Widow Fletcher Temple Street (Temple-Wa)
|1804-5||Potter, Tower Street, Temple parish, 13 windows, £5 (Temple-W).|
|1804-5||Church Lane, Temple parish (Temple-W).|
|1815-20||Temple parish (TPR).|
|1880||12 Jul. Noted as a potter on the marriage of his daughter Eliza Jane Roach (61), widow, to John Roberts (63) (PPR).|
John, born 22 Feb 1815, bapt 9 Oct 1815 (TPR), Martha Hooper, bapt 12 Jun 1816 (TPR), Charlotte Sarah, born 5 Nov 1818, bapt 13 Jan 1819 (TPR), Eliza Jane, born 6 Jul 1820, bapt 3 Aug 1820 (TPR)
|1829||Temple parish (TPR).|
|1831||St Philip’s parish (PPR).|
Wife Mary Ann
Jonathan, bapt 19 Apr 1829 (TPR), Henry Richards, bapt 25 Dec 1831 (PPR)
See the Potteries List section for the Temple Back Pottery 1 and the St Philip’s Pottery 5.
Temple Back Pottery 1
This Pottery had previously been run by Edward Patience until 1818, when it was sold due to rent arrears. Jonathan Flood was in partnership with someone called ‘Hicks’, although this partnership was dissolved in January 1818, before Flood acquired the Temple Back Pottery 1.
|1818-47||Jonathan Flood ran the Temple Back Pottery 1.|
Between 1822 and 1826 he was trading as Flood and Company, his partner for that period probably being John Bright I, as in 1821 the Pottery of ‘Flood and Bright’ was offered for sale.
Jonathan Flood died in February 1847 and the Pottery was taken over by Charles Webb, his son-in-law, who had married Flood’s daughter Leah.
St Philip’s Pottery 5
In 1828 Jonathan Flood took over the Pottery previously run by Mary Sheppard, which had been advertised to let in September 1828.
|1828-34||Jonathan Flood ran the St Philip’s Pottery 5.|
From 1834 Flood was listed as a brick and tile maker in St Philip’s Marsh and it appears the St Philip’s Pottery 5 closed.
Born c1774, the father-in-law of Charles Webb (Ancestry website).
|1818||24 Jan. Partnerships dissolved: Flood and Hicks of Bristol, red-ware potters (FFJ).|
|1818||Flood & Hicks, brown ware potters, Commercial Road (ED).|
|1819||Jonathan Flood, red ware potter, Temple Back. Res: Pipe Lane (MD).|
|1820-21||Jonathan Flood, red ware pottery, Temple Back, near Bristol Pottery (MD).|
|1821||2 Jun. For sale: Lot 24. A pottery and warehouse … now in the occupation of Messrs Flood and Bright, stone ware potters. These premises have a frontage, next the Commercial Road, of about 30 feet, and extend 170 feet in depth (Bristol Mercury).|
|1822-26||J. Flood & Co., red ware pottery, Temple Back, near Bristol Pottery (MD).|
|1823||No. 1 Temple Backs (west side) Next Cross Lane leading to Ash Lodge. Prop: Gas Light Co. Occup: Jonathan Flood, Pottery & warehouse £25 (BRO Survey 04248, BRO Temple AJ2).|
|1825||28 Feb. Temple Fair will open tomorrow on an extensive piece of ground near Floods Pottery, Commercial Road, Temple Backs (Bristol Mercury).|
|1827-28||J. Flood, red ware potter, Temple Back (MD).|
|1827||J. Flood exported earthenware to Jamaica (PB-EXP).|
|1829-34||J. Flood, red ware potter (late Sheppard), Temple Street & Avon Street (MD).|
|1834-46||J. Flood, brick and tile maker, St Philip’s Marsh (MD).|
|1835-43||J. Flood, red ware potter, Temple Back (MD).|
|1835||24 Oct. On 21 Oct, at Temple church, Mr C. Webb, chemist of Bath, married Leah, only daughter of Mr Flood of the pottery, Commercial Road (Bristol Mercury).|
|1836||Redcliff Ward, Pottery, Temple Back (WL).|
|1837||Temple Back, Temple parish (P).|
|1840||Redcliff Ward, Pottery, Temple Back (WL).|
|1841||Temple Back, Temple parish (P).|
|1844-47||J. Flood, red ware potter and water pipe manufacturer, Temple Back (MD).|
|1845||Redcliff Ward, House, Temple Back (WL).|
|1837||1 Feb. Probably the Jonathan Flood, aged 73, buried at Temple church (Ancestry website).|
|1847||15 Feb. Probably his wife Rebecca who was buried at Temple church, aged 65 (TPR).|
Born c1864 in Fishponds (10C, 11C).
|1901||Baker, Station Road, Fishponds (34), living with his wife Elizabeth (25), and children Florence (2) and Edward (2 mths) (01C).|
|1911||Pottery labourer, 30 Downend Road, Fishponds (47), living with his wife Elizabeth (38), born in Box, Wiltshire, and children Florence (12), Edward (10), Daisy (7) and George (1), all born in Fishponds (11C).|
Born c1860 in Bristol (71C).
|1871||Porter in pottery, 24 St Silas Place, St Philip’s parish (11), the son of Charles, warehouseman out of employ (71C).|
FLOOK Walter Thomas Aaron
Born c1874 in St George (91C).
|1891||Potter’s clerk, 81 Clouds Hill Road, St George (17) (91C).|
|1901||Potter’s clerk, 13 Clouds Hill Road, St George (27) (01C).|
|1905||26 Dec. He was recorded as an employee of Pountney and Co. Ltd (Western Daily Press).|
|1911||Accountant, pottery manufacturer, 90 Robertson Road, Eastville (37), living with his wife Edith (35), born in St Paul’s and son Leslie (3), born in Fishponds (11C).|
|1936||17 Jan. He represented Pountneys at the funeral of Robert Glover (Western Daily Press).|
|1941||13 Mar. ‘Recently there was a presentation to a senior member of the staff of the Bristol Pottery, Fishponds, Mr W. Flook, on his retirement after 50 years of continuous service … At the gathering at the works there were men who had known Mr Flook during the whole of his half-century of service, and eleven of the number totalled 492 years … Two had 62 years to their credit, and the shortest period of any was 30 years. Another point of interest in connection with the gathering was that one of the senior members of staff and his father could claim a total of over 100 years continuous service with the firm – Mr Joseph Marks J.P. who is so well known in this city’ (Western Daily Press).|
|1950||21 Jan. He died at 53 Downend Road, Downend, aged 76 (PRO National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995).|
Born c1722, the son of Joseph Flower of Bristol, cratemaker (A).
|1736||14 Aug. He was apprenticed to Thomas Frank I. Friends to find apparel (A, Ao, Ar).|
|1742||29 Jan. A potter of St Mary Redcliffe parish, he was granted a licence to marry Sarah Lamb of the same parish at St Mary Redcliffe or St James (M).|
|1742||31 Jan. Joseph Flower married Sarah Lamb (RPR).|
|1744||12 Mar. He became a free potter (F, G).|
|1746||27 Feb. His son Joseph was baptised at St Mary Redcliffe church (Ancestry website).|
|1754||Potter, St Mary Redcliffe parish (P).|
|1758||4 Feb. Sun Insurance Company policy no. 161092 taken out by: ‘Joseph Flower of … Bristol, Dealer in Earthenware. On his stock in trade in his warehouse only situate in the Grove in the parish of St Stephen. Brick, stone and tiles £600’ (Adams 1976, 38).|
|1766||5 Feb. ‘Small Street and the Head of the Key [Quay] are becoming very great thoroughfares for persons and Carriages and frequent stoppages and accidents happen at Small Street Gate … Your Committee are of the opinion that the Gate should be taken down … and in order thereto it will be necessary to take down and set back a house in the occupation of Joseph Flower on the West side … of the Gate … together with a flight of steps belonging to the said Joseph Flower’ (CCP).|
|1767||12 Mar. Noted as a potter when his son Thomas became a free woollen draper (G).|
|1767||25 Apr. ‘Wednesday died Mrs Flower, wife of Joseph Flower, who keeps an earthenware-house at the side of the Quay’ (FFJ).|
|1767||20 Jun. ‘ To be sold at Auction … All the Household Goods and Brewing utensils of Mr Joseph Flower, at his dwelling house at Small Street Gate (leaving off housekeeping). The trade will be continued as usual at the warehouse, there being a very good assortment of Fine and Course Earthen, Stone and Glass Wares, and Merchants, Shopkeepers and others may depend on being served in the best and cheapest manner by Their very humble servant Jos. Flower’ (FFJ).|
|1770-75||Potter, The Key; wife Mary (Wesleyan Membership Lists).|
|1771||1 May. A potter of St Leonard’s parish he was granted a licence to marry Mary Phillips at St James’s church (M).|
|1771||9 May. ‘Sunday was married at St James’ Church, Mr Joseph Flower, Potter, at the head of the Quay, to Mrs Phillips, widow of the late Mr Phillips, schoolmaster of this City’ (BG, FFJ).|
|1771||30 Jul. A potter of St Leonard’s parish he was bondsman to a licence granted to Mathew Mayer of Stockport, yeoman (M).|
|1771||3 Aug. ‘Thursday was married at St Nicholas Church, Mr Mayer to Miss Flower, daughter of Mr Joseph Flower, potter at the Head of the Quay’ (FFJ).|
|1774||Potter, St Leonard’s parish (P).|
|1775||Potter, 2 on the Key (SD).|
|1775||27 Sep. He imported ‘200 Worp Jugs and Mugs’ from Rotterdam (PB-IMP).|
|1776||Potter, The Key, Corn Street; wife Mary (Wesleyan Membership Lists).|
|1777||1 May. ‘Joseph Flower … is Remov’d from the Head of the Quay to No. 5 in Corn Street, next Door to the Post Office, where he continues to sell fine Cream-Colour – White Stone – and other Staffordshire Wares – Brown Nottingham – Delph – and Blue and White Dutch Stone Wares – Brown Stone Bottles and Pickling Jars – Common Yellow Platters, Porringers, etc. – also common Brown Quarts and Pints – Barnstaple Ovens, Salting Pans, Pitchers, Pots, etc – Bristol fine Glaz’d Pans, etc., and all other Sorts of Earthen and Stone ware; wholesale and retail on Reasonable Terms’ (BG).|
|1777-85||Potter, Corn Street; wife Mary (Wesleyan Membership Lists).|
|1785||7 Dec. He was buried in Bedminster, aged 64 (Ancestry website).|
Joseph, bapt 27 Jan 1743 (RPR), Thomas, bapt 6 Apr 1745 (RPR), Joseph, bapt 27 Feb 1747, buried 3 Dec 1749 (RPR), Sarah, bapt 30 Oct 1748 (LPR), Joseph, bapt 29 Jun 1755 (LPR)
Born c1855 in Bristol (71C).
|1871||67 Thomas Street, St Mary Redcliffe parish (16) living with his parents Thomas and Hannah Floyd, labourer (71C).|
|1881||General labourer, 26 Harford Square, Bedminster (26) (81C).|
Born c1884 in Bristol (01C).
|1901||Potter, 20 St Silas Street, St Silas parish (17) (01C).|
Born c1889 in Bristol, the sister-in-law of Thomas H. Benney (11C).
|1911||Caster, potter, Whitehall Gardens, Whitehall Road (22), living with her brother-in-law and sister (11C).|
Born c1855 in Bristol (81C).
|1881||Potter’s help, 1 Hobbs Houses, St Philip’s parish (26) (81C).|
The father of James Ford II (PPR).
|1873||16 Mar. Noted as a potter when his son James Ford II (27) of Ellbroad Street, St Philip’s parish, married Mary Ann Kelson (PPR).|
FORD James I
Born c1814 in Shepton Mallet, Somerset (51C).
|1828||28 Mar. He was apprenticed to J.D. Pountney, aged 14 years (Ao).|
|1841||Harford Street, Bedminster (P).|
|1841||Baptist Mills, Red Banks, St Philip’s parish (25) living with his wife Mary (25) born in Bristol, and child (41C).|
|1851||13 Conduit Place, St Barnabas parish (36), living with his wife Mary Ann (38) and children Martha (13), Henry (10), Ellen (7), Diana (5), John (2) and George (3 mths), all born in Bristol (51C).|
|1861||Warehouseman, 2 Fox’s Yard, Stapleton Road, St Philip’s parish (46), living with his wife Mary Ann (48) and son George (10) (61C).|
|1871||Potter mould maker, 9 Kingston Place, St Philip’s parish (55), living with his wife Mary (55), born in Doddiscombsleigh, Somerset (71C).|