Bristol Potters and Potteries

Research by Reg Jackson

Bristol Potters - G

Research by Reg Jackson

GABB John

Born c1819 in St Philip’s parish (61C).

1851 Labourer for floor cloth works, 6 Rowley Place, St Mary Redcliffe parish (33), living with his wife Ann (35), and children (51C).
1861 Labourer at Pottery, 6 Rowley Place, St Mary Redcliffe parish (42), living with his wife Ann (44) born in St Peter’s parish and children (61C).
1871 His wife was a widow (71C).
Children:
William, born c1841 in Bristol (51C), Alice, born c1848 in St Mary Redcliffe parish (61C), Clara, born c1854 in St Mary Redcliffe parish (61C), Emma, born c1855 in St Mary Redcliffe parish (61C)

GADD Joseph

See the Potteries section for the Counterslip Pottery and the 124 Temple Street Pottery.

Counterslip Pottery
The Pottery had previously been run by Joseph and William Read.

1783-85 Joseph Gadd and Thomas Patience ran the Counterslip Pottery. 

Thomas Patience died in December 1785.

1786-97 Joseph Gadd & Co. ran the Counterslip Pottery.

In 1796 Joseph Gadd entered into partnership with Charles Price I and in 1797 they  transferred production to the 124 Temple Street Pottery.

The Counterslip Pottery was taken over by William Maynard II.

124 Temple Street Pottery

1797-98 Joseph Gadd and Charles Price I ran the 124 Temple Street Pottery.

Joseph Gadd died in April 1798 and subsequently Charles Price I ran the 124 Temple Street Pottery alone.

 

1780 30 Oct. A potter of St Mary Redcliffe parish, he was granted a licence to marry Precilla Cox of Bedminster at St Mary Redcliffe (M).
1780 31 Oct. ‘Joseph Gadd, potter, married Pricilla Cox, Bedminster, spinst.’ (RPR).
1781 11 Dec. A potter of Cathay, St Mary Redcliffe parish, he petitioned for freedom (PF).
1781 15 Dec. He became a free potter by Order of Common Council and payment of a fine of £8.8s (F, G).
1784 Potter, Temple parish (P).
1785 In partnership with Thomas Patience and trading as Patience and Gadd at Counterslip, Temple parish (BBD).
1785 16 Mar. Potter, Counterslip (Ao).
1787 Joseph Gadd & Co., potters, Counterslip (BD).
1787 18 Jun. Probably the Joseph Gadd who married Ann Brewer in Clifton (Ancestry website).
1789 29 Sep. The Bedminster Pottery sold Joseph Gadd & Co. of Temple Street, ‘5 large crates’ for 5s (Bedminster Pottery Day Book).
1792-3 Joseph Gadd & Co., stone potters, Temple Back/Counterslip (RD, MD).
1793 15 Apr. Potter, Counterslip (Ao).
1794-98 Joseph Gadd & Co., brown stone potters, Counterslip (MD).
1796 1 Nov. He entered into partnership with Charles Price, potter (BRO Will 1798).
1798 23 Mar. Will: ‘Joseph Gadd … Potter … I bequeath my Body to be interred in the Grave of my former Wife in the Church Yard of Saint Mary Redcliffe, which grave is at the Foot Stone of her Father’s, namely James Cox, … I … appoint Ann Gadd my dearly beloved Wife to be my sole Executrix … I give and bequeath all my Estate … to her the said Ann Gadd … except fifty pounds … which I give and bequeath to my daughter Catharine … I will and bequeath that my Executrix the said Ann Gadd, and my said Daughter Catharine be allowed Weekly, and every Week, the sum of fourteen shillings for their joint Maintenance, out of the joint Trade or Co-partnership with Mr Charles Price of the said City of Bristol; in the Art or Trade as Manufacturers of Brown Stone Ware during the full Term of seven Years as specified in the Articles of Co-partnership, made the first day of November in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety-six … (BRO Will 1798).

This will was proved 14 Aug 1798.

1798 1 Apr. Joseph Gadd died (BG).
Apprentices:
Alone:
John Bright, 16 or 21 Mar 1785 (A, Ao)

With wife Ann:
Edward Patience, 15 Apr 1793 (A, Ao)

Tax and rate book entries:
Property 1:
[25 Mar 1783-21 Dec 1797 Joseph Gadd & Co. Counterslip (Temple-W,Wa,L,LS)
[29 Sep 1797-25 Mar 1798] late Gadd & Co. (void) Counterslip (Temple-L)

Property 2:
[29 Sep 1797-29 Sep 1798] Joseph Gadd & Co. Temple St (Temple-L,Wa)

Property 3:
[29 Sep 1786-29 Sep 1791 Joseph Gadd & Co. a yard and warehouse Counterslip (Temple-Wa)
1791 Joseph Gadd a warehouse Counterslip (Temple-LS)

Property 4:
21 Dec 1795-21 Dec 1797 Joseph Gadd & Co. a cellar Counterslip (Temple-LS)

 

GAFF [christian name not known]

1839 26 Oct. Employed at Powell’s Pottery, he purchased a pair of stolen boots and was required to give evidence at the trial of Henry Philips (Bristol Mercury).

GAGE Daniel

Born c1801 in Bristol (41C).

1822 6 Apr. Married (FM).
1825 & 27 China painter, St Philip’s parish (PPR).
1826 15 Jun. Obtained his freedom as a pottery painter (FM).
1830 Pottery printer, Holmes Court, Castle Street, Castle Precincts (P).
1832 & 34 Pottery printer, Three Queens Lane, St Thomas’s parish (List of Electors BRO 04736).
1832 Pottery printer, Three Queens Lane, St Thomas’s parish (P).
1835 Pottery printer, Thomas Street, St Thomas parish (P).
1841 Labourer, Prospect Parade, St Philip’s parish (40), born in county, living with his wife Ann (39), born in county, and children (41C).
1868 30 Jul. Noted as a pottery painter and free burgess when his sons Francis Henry Gage, a lithographer’s assistant, and Emanuel Gage, a packer, obtained their freedoms as they were the sons of a free burgess (FM).
Children:
Daniel, bapt 19 Jun 1825 (PPR), James, bapt 19 Jun 1825 (PPR), Ann, bapt 3 Jun 1827 (PPR), William, born c1833 in county (41C), Robert, born c1835 in county (41C), Joseph, born c1837 in county (41C), Francis Henry, born 10 Jul 1841 (FM), Emanuel, born 9 Nov 1844 (FM)

 

GAGE John

Born c1829 in [illegible] (51C).

1851 Potter’s labourer, Ivey Cottage, Baptist Street, St Philip’s parish (22), living with his wife Elizabeth (22), warehouse woman, born in St George, and Ellen (4 mths), born in Bristol (51C).

GALE James I

1851 19 May. Noted as a potter when his son William Gale, a labourer, of St Philip’s parish, married Mary Ann Edwards (PPR).

GALE James II

Born c1829 in Bristol, the brother of William Gale (61C).

1851 Labourer, 1 Wilmotts Crescent, Temple parish (21), living with his widowed father James, a labourer, and siblings (51C).
1861 Potter’s labourer, 11 Hamilton Court, Thomas Street, St Mary Redcliffe parish (32), living with his wife Elizabeth (38) born in Bristol, and children (61C).
1871 Engine driver, 4 Merchants Court, Castle Precincts, St Peter’s parish (42), living with his wife Eliza (47) and children (71C).
1876 Elizabeth Gale died aged 55 in Bedminster (Ancestry website).
‘James and William Gale were in the employ of C. & J.R. Price … from about 1856 to the end of their days, having the care of the two steam engines; and mills and machinery attached.  They were both hard-working, reliable and intelligent men – especially William.  James had a poor unfortunate wife who always looked dazed, the picture of despair and wretchedness: always in rags and dirty.  Her husband always made allowances for her want of care of the home, the children and herself: want of any care in spending his wages all of which he regularly put into her hands.  I never knew of his ever saying a sharp word to her or of her, although the misery of the home and waste of his money was sad and depressing.  He screened her from blame.  His early affection for her has never waned or tired, but he was always excusing her and bearing with her want of cleanliness, her forgetfulness, her silent cheerlessness and sadness with an appearance of satisfied resignation.  They had three sons and two daughters: [William] James, Henry and John; Mary Ann and …  [This is probably a mistake, as they had 3 sons and 1 daughter, Elizabeth].  She [his wife] died about 1876 from burns through upsetting a paraffin lamp in her room.  Her husband who was at his work at the time was heart-broken for many months.  He died from bronchitis about 1882.  His sons [William] James and John remained on at the Pottery for some years; [William] James as stoker and John as kiln fire-stoker and cleaner. [William]  James lost his place through repeated neglect and, after many moves, took to work as a dock labourer.  John also soon lost his place and could never get another and with his wife and child had to subsist on street jobs’. (Taken from a memorandum written in the late 1890s by Samuel Newell Price, a partner in Price’s Pottery).
Children:
Elizabeth/Eliza, born c1851 in Bristol (61C, 71C), William James, born c1855 in Bristol (61C), Henry, born c1857 in Bristol (61C), John, born c1860 in Bristol (61C)

 

GALE John

Born c1860 in Bristol, the son of James Gale II and brother of William James Gale.

1880s Employed by C. & J.R. Price, stoneware potters, as a kiln-fire stoker and cleaner.  Lost his job and subsisted on ‘street jobs’ (see James Gale II).
1881 Labourer, visiting 11 Redcross Street, St Philip’s parish (20) (81C).

GALE William

Born c1828 in Temple parish, the brother of James Gale II (51C, 81C).

He was said to have been employed by C. & J.R. Price, stoneware potters, to work on their steam engines, and the mills and machinery attached, from the 1850s to the 1880s (see James Gale II).

1851 Labourer, 1 Wilmotts Crescent, Temple parish (23), living with his widowed father James, a labourer, and siblings (51C).
1861 Locomotive engine driver, 8 Spring Street, Bedminster (32), living with his wife Mary Ann (31), born in Bristol (61C).
1871 Engine driver at factory, 60 Mead Street, Bedminster (43), living with his wife Mary Ann (41) (71C).
1881 Engine driver, 1 Tower Street Terrace, Temple parish (52), living with his wife Mary Ann (50), born in Temple parish (81C).
1891 General shop keeper, 18 Mill Lane, Bedminster (64), living with his wife Mary Ann (61) (91C).
1894 Probably the William Gale who died in Bedminster, aged 68 (Ancestry website).

GALE William James

Born c1855 in Bristol, the son of James Gale II and the brother of John Gale (51C, 81C).

1880s Employed by C. & J.R. Price, stoneware potters, as a stoker on their steam engines.  Sacked for repeated negligence and became a dock labourer (see James Gale II).
1881 General labourer, 9 Bedford Place, St Philip’s parish (25), living with his wife Cathrine (25), born in Bristol (81C).

 

GANE (GAINE) Frederick

Born c1831 in Temple parish (61C).

1861 Earthenware printer, 4 Somerset Street, Bedminster (31) (61C).
1871 Pottery printer, widower, lodging at 14 Temple Street, Temple parish (40) (71C).
1881 Potter, widower, 17 Brougham Street, St Philip’s parish (51) (81C).

GANE James

The son of John Gane of Shepton Mallet, Somerset, carrier (A).

1709 17 Aug. He was apprenticed to Thomas I and Elizabeth Frank.  Friends to find apparel (Ao, Ar).

GANE John

1847 27 Jun. Noted as a potter when his daughter Mary of Hope Square married Samuel Curtis (JBPR).

 

GARBUTT Thomas

Born c1835 in Castle Cary, Somerset (61C).

1861 Army pensioner EIC [East India Company], lodging at 36 Charles Street, St James’s parish (26) (61C).
1871 Potter, 12 Regent Street, St Philip’s parish (37), living with his wife Elizabeth (30) and daughter Elizabeth (8), both born in Bristol (71C).
1881 Potter foreman, 22 Davey Street, St Paul’s parish (47), living with his wife Louisa (48) and daughter Elizabeth (14) (81C).
1881 3 Oct. He was described as the foreman at Messrs Pountney and Co’s Victoria Pottery in St Philip’s Marsh (Bristol Mercury).
1886 7 Sep. He was living at 2 Water Lane and was noted as the caretaker of the Old Pottery, Temple Backs (Western Daily Press).
1891 Foreman potter, 4 Perry Street, St Philip’s parish (57), living with his wife Louisa (58), born in St Mary Redcliffe parish (91C).
1900 23 Feb. He was noted as a foreman at the Bristol Pottery (Western Daily Press).
1901 Foreman potter, 4 Perry Street, St Philip’s parish (68), living with his wife Louisa (68) (01C).
1908 25 Feb. ‘Died Feb 21, at 74 Greenbank Road, Easton, Thomas Garbutt, the beloved husband of Louisa Garbutt, E.I.C., Bengal Fusiliers, Indian Mutiny, Dehli Medal, and for 30 years the faithful servant of Messrs Pountney and Co., Victoria Potteries, aged 75’ (Western Daily Press).

GARDNER John

1881 25 Dec. St Philip’s parish (28), the son of William Gardner, engineer, he married Catherine Louisa Brewer (28) the daughter of Thomas Brewer, a shoemaker (PPR).

 

GARLAND John

The son of Richard Garland of Bristol, labourer (A).

1773 19 Jan. Apprenticed to Richard and Judith Champion as a china painter (A, Ao).

GARLAND William

The son of William Garland of Bristol, shipwright, deceased (A).

1739 31 Oct. Apprenticed to Josiah and Elizabeth Bundy, £20 paid with the apprentice.  Friends to find apparel (A, Ao, Ar).
1741 9 Nov. His apprenticeship was transferred to James and Sarah Gaynard ‘his master being dead and mistress having left off trade’ (A).
1746 13 Dec. He was described as a potter of Bristol when he was bondsman to the administration of the estate of Henry Browne, gardener (Adm.).

 

GARLINER John

Born c1854 in St Philip’s parish (71C).

1971 5 Princess Buildings, Oxford Road, St Philip’s parish (17), the son of William, a machine maker (71C).

GARMISTON (GARMSTONE, GARMSTON) Edward

Born 1830 in St Philip’s parish, the father of Edward George Garmston (51C).

1830 19 Dec. Baptised, the son of Paul Gamstone, brightsmith (FM).
1851 1 Wigginton Court, St Philip’s parish (20), living with his parents Paul and Harriet Garmiston, a brightsmith, of St Philip’s parish (51C).
1853 King Street, Bedminster (22), the son of Paul Garmiston, brightsmith, he married Sarah Jane Stafford (20), of King Street, the daughter of George Stafford, sawyer (JBPR).
1854 & 57 Richmond Terrace, Bedminster (JBPR).
1860 31 Jul. ‘Edward Garmstone, potter, son of Paul Gamstone, brightsmith, a free burgess.  Father’s copy dated 11 June 1818, cert of marriage dated 27 October 1822, cert of baptism dated 19 December 1830, produced, birth proved by mother’ (FM).
1861 1 Wigginton Court, St Philip’s parish (30), living with his wife Sarah J. (28) born in Bedminster and children (61C).
1863 22 Feb. John Street, St Philip’s parish (PPR).
1865-76 Jacob Street, St Philip’s parish (PPR).
1871 1 Sidney Place, St Philip’s parish (40), living with his wife Sarah Jane (35) and children (71C).
1873 20 Oct. Noted as a potter when his son Edward George Garmiston of Jacob Street, a potter, married Jane Matthews (PPR).
1881 Potter (unemployed), 30 Bean Street, St Philip’s parish (50), living with his wife and children (81C).
1883 25 Dec. Noted as a potter when his son Sidney John Garmiston (26) of Old Market Street, a carpenter and joiner, married Harriet Jane Saunders (PPR).
1891 Potter’s assistant, 32 Strafford Street, St Philip’s parish (60), living with his wife Jane (58) and children (91C).
1892 4 Aug. Noted as a potter when his daughter Mary Jane Garmiston (25) of Jacob Street married Alfred Edward Moore (PPR).
1901 Lime burner, 32 Strafford Street, St Philip’s parish (70), living with his wife Sarah (65) and daughter Kate (30) (01C).
Children:
Edward George, bapt 26 Nov 1854 (JBPR), Sidney John, bapt 23 Aug 1857 (JBPR), Paul H., born c1860 in St Philip’s parish (61C), William Henry, born 30 Jan 1863, bapt 22 Feb 1863 (PPR), George, born 20 Jun 1865, bapt 9 Jul 1865 (PPR), Mary Jane, born 31 Dec 1866, bapt 20 Jan 1867 (PPR), Kate Elizabeth Sproud, born 19 May 1869, bapt 6 Jun 1869 (PPR), Kate Elizabeth, born 18 Feb 1871, bapt 12 Mar 1871 (PPR), Frederick, born 16 Mar 1873, bapt 13 Apr 1873 (PPR), Harry, born 26 May 1876, bapt 18 Jun 1876 (PPR)

 

GARMSTON (GARMISTON) Edward George

Born 1854 in Bedminster, the son of Edward Garmiston (JBPR).

1854 26 Nov. Baptised, the son of Edward and Sarah Jane Garmiston, potter, of Richmond Terrace (JBPR).
1861 Scholar, 1 Wigginton Court, St Philip’s parish (6) living with his parents Edward and Sarah Jane Garmiston (61C).
1871 1 Sydney Place, St Philip’s parish (16), living with his parents and siblings (71C).
1873 20 Oct. Jacob Street (22), the son of Edward Garmston, potter, he married Jane Matthews (21) of Jacob Street, the daughter of Edward Matthews, a boiler maker (PPR).
1881 48 William Street, St Woollos, Newport, South Wales (26), living with his wife jane (26) and children Lily (6) and Edward (2), both born in Bristol, and Joseph (6 mths), born in Newport, South Wales (81C).
1891 32 Kirkwood Road, Camberwell, London (35), living with his wife Jane (35) and children including William (10) and Ada (6), both born in London City, and Arthur (1), born in Lambeth (91C).
1893 5 Nov. Noted as a potter of London when his daughter Blanche (born 1 April 1886) was baptised.  Wife Jane (PPR).
1901 Brickyard foreman, boarding at 23 Colenso Terrace, Cheriton, Kent (44).  His wife Jane (46) and their children including Henry (8) and George (7), both born in Bexley, Kent,were living at 5 Godman Road, Camberwell, London (01C).
1911 Potter manager, 5 Godman Road, Peckham, London (56), living with his wife Jane (56) (11C).
1930 He died in Camberwell, London (Ancestry website).