Bristol Potters and Potteries

Research by Reg Jackson

Bristol Potters – H

Research by Reg Jackson

HAWKINGS Lillie

Born c1877 in St Silas parish (01C).

1901 Potter, 10 Lypiatt Road, St George (24), living with her husband Alfred (01C).

HAWKINS George

Born c1845 in Hanham, Bitton, Gloucestershire (71C).

1871 Orchard Square, St George (26), living with his wife Elizabeth (26), born in Cornwall, and children Sarah Ann (5), Aaron (4), Ann (4) and George (5 mths), all born in St George (71C).
1881 Potter dipper, 3 Tyler’s Cottages, Whitehall Road, St George (36), living with his wife Elizabeth (35) and children, including Alfred (5), born in St George (81C).
1891 Gloss dipper at pottery, 29 Victoria Road, St George (46), living with his wife Elizabeth (45), born in Chacewater, Cornwall, and children (91C).
1901 General labourer, 56 Rosebery Park, St George (57), living with his wife Elizabeth (56) and son George J. (30) (01C).

HAWKINS James

1806 31 Dec.  He was apprenticed to Joseph Ring (Ao).
1819 25 Dec. Temple parish on the baptism of his son James (born 16 Nov 1819).  Wife Hannah (TPR).
1830 Chatterton Square, St Mary Redcliffe parish (P).
1832 & 34 Chatterton Square, St Mary Redcliffe parish (List of Electors BRO 04736).

HAWKINS Lily

Born c1877 in St Philip’s Marsh (11C).

1911 Potter maker, 20 Edward Street, Upper Eastville (34) (11C).

HAWLEY George Henry

See the Potteries List section for the Temple Back Pottery 1.

The Pottery had previously been run by James George Hawley until his death in 1888.

1888-1901 George Henry Hawley and James Alfred Hawley, the sons of James George Hawley, ran the Temple Back Pottery 1.

It seems likely that their brothers Herbert and Joseph Hawley were also partners in the Pottery during this period.

The Pottery then closed.

 

Born 1853 in Temple parish, the son of James George Hawley and the brother of James Alfred, Joseph and Herbert Hawley (TPR, 81C, 91C).

1853 21 Dec. Baptised the son of James George and Maria Catherine Hawley (TPR).
1871 Clerk, 18 Somerset Square, Bedminster (17), living with his parents and siblings (71C).
1881 Assistant manufacturer of pottery, 18 Somerset Square, Bedminster (27), living with his parents and siblings (81C).
1884 6 Aug. Manufacturer, 18 Somerset Square (30), the son of James George Hawley, manufacturer, he married Lavinia Matilda Ancrum (22) of 2 Harford Court, New Cut, the daughter of John Ancrum, clerk (RPR).
1885-87 19 Wolseley Road, Bishopston (WD).
1886 28 Dec. Manufacturer, Wolseley Road, Bishopston (RPR).
1888 25 Apr. He was described as a tobacco pipe manufacturer of 104 York Road, New Cut, when his father’s will was proved (Ancestry website).
1888 12 Oct. ‘For sale, Harris’s Yard, Temple Backs, small warehouse, in the occupation of Messrs Hawley’s Potteries’ (Western Daily Press).
1888-91 104 York Road, New Cut, Bedminster (WD).
1889-92 Hawley, G.H. & J.A. (Late J.G. Hawley), stoneware manufacturers, Temple Back (WD).
1889 9 Aug. ‘To be let or sold, extensive freehold warehouses, premises, and yards, known as Harris’s Yard, Temple Backs. The property comprises a warehouse situated at the entrance to Harris’s Yard, with frontage and cart entrance to Temple Backs, now and for some time past in the occupation of Messrs J.G. Hawley and Sons Potteries, at the annual rent of £25’ (Western Daily Press).
1889 29 Sep. Manufacturer, 104 York Road, Bedminster (RPR).
1891 15 Feb. Manufacturer, 104 York Road, Bedminster (RPR).
1891 Pottery manufacturer, employer, 104 York Road, Bedminster (37), living with his wife Lavinia Matilda (30) and children (91C).
1893-98 Hawley & Co., tobacco pipe and stoneware manufacturers, Temple Back (WD).
1893-96 Victoria House, Nutgrove Avenue, Totterdown (WD).
1897-1901 1 Stanbury Road, Bedminster (WD).
1898 6 Jan. ‘Good crank axle cart for sale, cheap. Hawley Stoneware Pottery’ (Western Daily Press).
1899-1901 Hawley Bros., stone and tobacco pipe manufacturers, Temple Back (WD).
1899 5 Apr. ‘For sale, good old bricks and bats, cheap. At Hawley’s Pottery’ (Western Daily Press).
1901 Commercial traveller, 1 Stanbury Road, Bedminster (47), living with his wife Lavinia (40) and children (01C).
1911 Traveller (furniture trade), 33 Bushy Park, Knowle (58), living with his wife Lavinia (50) and children (11C).
1937 23 Dec. He died at 52 St Albans Road, Westbury Park, his will being proved on 19 Jan 1838 by William James Davey, assistant company manager. Effects valued at £132.11s.10d (PRO National Probate Calendar, Index of Wills and Adminstrations, 1858-1966).
Children:
Blanche Margaret, born c1886 in Bristol (91C), Grace Eveline, bapt 28 Dec 1886 (RPR), Mabel Beatrice, bapt 29 Sep 1889 (RPR), Dorothy Gladys, bapt 15 Feb 1891 (RPR)

HAWLEY Herbert

Born c1874 in Bristol, the son of James G. Hawley, the brother of George H., Joseph and James A. Hawley (81C, 91C).

1891 Potter, 18 Somerset Square, Bedminster (17), living with his widowed mother and siblings (91C).
1901 Plumber’s clerk, 7 Colston Parade, St Mary Redcliffe parish (27) (01C).

HAWLEY James Alfred

See the Potteries List section for the Temple Back Pottery 1.

The Pottery had previously been run by James George Hawley until his death in 1888.

1888-1901 George Henry Hawley and James Alfred Hawley, the sons of James George Hawley, ran the Temple Back Pottery 1.

It seems likely that their brothers Herbert and Joseph Hawley were also partners in the Pottery during this period.

The Pottery then closed.

 

Born c1858 in Bristol, the son of James George Hawley, the brother of George H., Joseph and Herbert Hawley (81C, 91C).

1858 20 Jun. Baptised the son of James George and Maria Hawley (TPR).
1881 Assistant manufacturer of pottery, 18 Somerset Square, Bedminster (23), living with his parents and siblings (81C).
1888 25 Apr. He was described as a jeweller of 18 Somerset Square, Bedminster when his father’s will was proved (Ancestry website).
1889-92 Hawley, G.H. & J.A. (late J.G. Hawley), stoneware manufacturers, Temple Back (WD).
1891 Stoneware manufacturer, 18 Somerset Square, Bedminster (31), living with his widowed mother and siblings (91C).
1893-98 Hawley & Co., tobacco pipe and stoneware manufacturers, Temple Back (WD).
1896 10 Apr. Described as a factor when his mother’s will was proved (Ancestry website).
1898 28 May. James Edward baptised, the son of James Alfred and Minnie Marguerite Hawley (Ancestry website).
1899-1901 Hawley Bros., stone and tobacco pipe manufacturers, Temple Back (WD).
1901 25 Feb. A wholesale cutler and electroplate factor, he died at 25 Haverstock Road, Knowle.  His will was proved on 31 May by his widow Minnie Marguerite Hawley. Effects valued at £1858.12s.4d (PRO National Probate Calendar, Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1966).

HAWLEY James George

See the Potteries section for the Redcross Street Pottery, the Stapleton Road Pottery 2 and the Temple Back Pottery 1.

Redcross Street Pottery
In 1856 there is a reference to a firm known as Ellis, Hawley & Co. working in Redcross Street. This indicates a partnership, though perhaps a brief one, between James George Hawley and John Ellis II in the Redcross Street Pottery.

Stapleton Road Pottery 2

1857-58 Morgan & Hawley ran the Stapleton Road Pottery 2.

James George Hawley seems to have had a brief partnership with someone called ‘Morgan’ in the Stapleton Road Pottery 2. The identity of the Morgan in this partnership is unknown. The only likely candidate amongst known potters is John Morgan I.  The Pottery was then run by Mayer & Company.

Temple Back Pottery 1
The Pottery had previously been run by William Hutchings I. Hutchings advertised the Pottery to let in April 1873 and Hawley had taken over the Pottery by the end of the year.

1873-88 James George Hawley ran the Temple Back Pottery 1.

James George Hawley died in April 1888 and the Pottery was taken over by his sons, George Henry and James Alfred Hawley.

Born 1826 in Burslem, Staffordshire, the husband of Maria Hawley, the father of George Henry, James Alfred Joseph and Herbert Hawley (51C, 81C, 91C).

1826 23 Sep. He was baptised at the Methodist New Connexion, Bethesda Chapel, Albion Street, Shelton, Staffordshire, the son of Joseph Hawley and Ellen, the daughter of John Lockett, a potter of Hotlane, Burslem (PRO RG4/2724).  He had been born on 28 Jul 1826. His father had been the proprietor of an earthenware manufactory in Waterloo Road, Burslem, since 1828, having taken over the business on the death of his father, Elias Hawley (www.thepotteries.org).
1841 Potter, Waterloo Road West, Burslem (15), living with his father Joseph Hawley, earthenware manufacturer, mother Ellin, and siblings (41C).
1851 Potter fireman, Water Lane, Temple parish (24) (51C).
1851 Temple Back: James George Hawley (occup), Pountney (owner) House £23 (Bristol Survey BRO 04250(1)).
1851-55 2 Water Lane, Temple parish (MD).
1852 Water Lane, Temple parish (P).
1852 16 Oct. Temple parish (26) the son of Joseph Hawley, an agent, he married Maria Catherine Collins (18) of Temple Street, the daughter of Dennis Collins, clerk to steam navigation company (TPR).
1853-54 Temple parish (TPR).
1854 26 Aug.  He was noted as manager to J.D. Pountney when George Naish proved his entitlement to freedom (FM).
1856 3 Aug. St Philip’s parish (TPR).
1856 Ellis, Hawley & Co., Redcross Street (MD).
1857-58 Morgan & Hawley, earthenware, porcelain and sanitary goods manufacturer, Cornwallis Pottery, Stapleton Road (MD).
1857-58 Cornwallis House, Stapleton Road (MD).
1860 Commercial traveller, 3 Lawrence Place, New River (MD).
1861 Commercial traveller (china), 19 Centre Crescent, Bedminster (34), living with his wife Maria (27), born in St George, and children, and Martha Moore (16), servant (61C).
1861-62 Commercial traveller, 19 Centre Redcliff Creascent (MD).
1862 31 Dec. Commercial traveller, St Mary Redcliffe parish (TPR).
1863 Commercial traveller, Langton Street (MD).
1865-68 Commercial traveller and agent, 3 Laura Place, New River (MD).
1870-73 Commercial traveller, 18 Somerset Square (MD).
1871 He is not mentioned in the census, but Maria was recorded at 18 Somerset Square, Bedminster (37), with her children and Sarah Lawrence (17) domestic servant (71C).
1873 20 Dec. ‘Wanted, a man to glaze and set kilns, etc; also a haulier. Man used to pottery work indispensable. J.G. Hawley, Temple Pottery, Temple Backs’ (Western Daily Press).
1873 27 Dec. ‘Wanted, an experienced man to glaze, etc. J.G. Hawley, Temple Pottery, Temple Backs’ (Western Daily Press).
1875-88 James George Hawley, stoneware manufacturer, Temple Backs (MD, WD).
1875 28 Apr. ‘To builders and masons, a large quantity of chimney pots, all sizes. Temple Pottery, Temple Backs’ (Western Daily Press).
1875 9 Sep. ‘For sale, a stock of flower pots and stands, all sizes, at J.G. Hawley’s, Temple Pottery, Temple Backs’ (Western Daily Press).
1875 18 Nov. ‘Wanted, a small ware thrower, also a clay labourer, at Temple Stone Ware Pottery, Temple Backs’ (Western Daily Press).
1875-77 Residence: 18 Somerset Square, Cathay, St Mary Redcliffe parish (MD).
1876 27 Apr. ‘Wanted, a small ware stone ware thrower. J.G. Hawley, Temple Stone Ware Pottery, Temple Backs’ (western Daily Press).
1876 29 May. ‘Wanted, apprentice stone ware thrower. J.G. Hawley, Temple Stone Ware Pottery, Temple Backs’ (Western Daily Press).
1881 Manufacturer of pottery, 18 Somerset Square, Bedminster (54), living with his wife Maria C. (47), born in Bristol, and children, and Georgina Scott, a domestic servant (81C).
1884 6 Aug. Noted as a manufacturer when his son George Henry Hawley (30) a manufacturer of 18 Somerset Square married Lavinia Matilda Ancrum (RPR).
1884 9 Sep. Industrial and Fine Art Exhibition: ‘Hawley, Temple Back, Bristol. At Stand 104 … Mr Hawley exhibits from his pottery, Temple Back, a well-arranged and complete selection of stoneware for all purposes. Amongst it is a small collection of stone rustic ware, fired at a great heat in order to guarantee its resisting the effects of severe weather and constant exposure.  This advantage will be appreciated by those requiring boxes for window sills, jardinieres, vases, etc. Mr Hawley is now devoting special attention to these articles, which he is for the first time introducing to the public. But amongst the general selection of stoneware referred to are specimens suitable for brewers, wine and spirit merchants, dry-salters, wholesale chemists, grocers, oilmen, jam and pickle manufacturers, and numerous articles for domestic purposes including filters, fancy vases, decanters, claret jugs and water bottles. On this stand also Messrs Hawley and Son exhibit pipes from 24 inches long down to two inches, including fancy cutty pipes, plain and coloured in majolica, and enamelled colours, and many other descriptions made for exporting.’ ‘J.G.Hawley, Temple Stone Ware Pottery, Temple Back. At Stand 88 Mr Hawley illustrates the different processes of forming shapes, etc. A thrower with an attendant to ‘wedge’ the clay for him is at work at a potter’s wheel, and the ease and skill with which the lump of clay is shaped as the wheel revolves appears to greatly interest throngs of spectators. At the same stand Messrs Hawley and Son, tobacco pipe manufacturers, have workmen engaged in the process of pipe making, and these divide with the thrower the interest of many visitors curious as to the potter’s art’ (Bristol Mercury).
1886 18 Mar. ‘Wanted, a large ware thrower. Apply to J.G. Hawley, Temple Stone Ware Pottery, Temple Backs’ (Bristol Mercury).
1888 25 Apr. He died, described in his will as a stoneware and tobacco pipe manufacturer, late of 18 Somerset Square, Cathay.  The will was proved by George Henry Hawley and James Alfred Hawley. Estate valued at £1927.3s.8d (PRO National Probate Calendar, Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1966).  He was buried in Arnos Vale Cemetery (Ancestry website).
His widow continued to live at Somerset Square until her death in 1896 (MD, Will).
Children:
George Henry, bapt 21 Dec 1853 (TPR), Eliza, bapt 20 Dec 1854 (TPR), Maria Ellen, bapt 3 Aug 1856 (TPR), James A., bapt 20 Jun 1858 (81C, TPR), John Arthur, bapt 19 Jun 1859 (TPR), Joseph, bapt 26 May 1861 (TPR), Alice Margaret, bapt 31 Dec 1862 (TPR), Ada, born c1865 in Bristol (81C), Edward, born c1867 in Bristol (81C), Joseph, born 28 Oct 1868, bapt 11 Mar 1877 (TPR), Emily, born c1870 in Bristol (71C), Arthur, born c1871 in Bristol (81C), Herbert, born c1875 in Bristol (81C), Percival, born c1877 in Bristol (81C)

 

HAWLEY Joseph

Born c1868 in Bristol, the son of James G. Hawley and the brother of George Henry and James A. Hawley (81C).

1881 18 Somerset Square, Bedminster (12), living with his parents and siblings (81C).
1888 1 Mar. ‘John Winter and John Winter, father and son, and Alfred Hollister, a young man, were charged with stealing a shirt, a money box and about 2s in money, the property of James Joseph Hawley of the Temple Backs Pottery Works’ (Bristol Mercury).
1891 Potter, 18 Somerset Square, Bedminster (22), living with his widowed mother and siblings (91C).
1893 6 Jul. He married Eliza Minnie Francis at St Paul’s church (Ancestry website).
1894-96 Manufacturer, Redcliff House, Hill Avenue, Victoria Park (RPR).
1894-97 Redcliff House, Hillside Avenue, Totterdown (WD).
1896 10 Apr. Described as a potter when his mother’s will was proved.
1898-1901 45 Hill Avenue, Totterdown (WD).
1901 Glass and earthenware dealer (employer), 45 Hill Avenue, Bedminster (32), living with his wife Eliza M. (31) and children (01C).
1911 Licensed victualler, Southville Hotel, 2 Alpha Road, Bedminster (42), living with his wife Eliza (41) and children, and Alma Green (21), a domestic servant (11C).
1815 1 Jun. He died and was described in his will as a licensed victualler of Southville Hotel, Bedminster.  His will was proved on 21 Jun by Eliza Minnie Hawley, his widow, and his effects were valued at £5,508.3s.10d (PRO National Probate Calendar, Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1966).
1915 2 Jun. ‘Died, June 1, at the Southville Hotel, Joseph, beloved husband of Minnie Hawley, after a short illness, son of the late G.J. Hawley, Pottery Temple Back and Somerset Square’ (Western Daily Press).
Children:
Herbert Reginald, bapt 19 Jul 1894 (RPR), Reginald James, bapt 3 May 1896 (RPR), Percival, born c1898 in Bristol (01C).

 

HAWLEY Maria C.

Born c1834 in Bristol, the wife of James G. Hawley (81C).

1881 Assistant manufacturer of pottery, 18 Somerset Square, Bedminster (47), living with her husband and children (81C).
1891 No occupation given, widow, 18 Somerset Square, Bedminster (57), living with her children (91C).
1896 14 Feb. She died at 18 Somerset Square.  Her will was proved on 10 Apr 1896 by Ada Hawley, spinster, James Alfred Hawley, factor, and Joseph Hawley, potter and her effects were valued at £1032.7s.6d (PRO National Probate Calendar, Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1966).

HAYDON Charles

Born c1839 in Bristol (61C).

1861 10 Church Street, Temple parish (22), living with his wife Elizabeth (21) born in Burnley, Lancashire (61C).
1871 Pottery labourer, 6 Avon Place, Temple parish (32), widower (71C).

HAYDON John

The son of John Haydon, late of Plymouth, Devon, cordwainer (A).

1772 23 Jan. He was apprenticed to Richard and Judith Champion (A, Ao).
1781 22 Feb. He became a free china painter (F, G).
1784 China painter, Plymouth, Devon (P).

HAYNES Ada

Born c1884 in Bristol (01C).

1901 Potter, 65 Barton Vale, St Silas parish (17) (01C).

HAYNES Mary Ann

Born c1853 in Bedminster, the daughter of William Haynes (91C).

1891 Potter’s paintress, 12 Byron Street, St George (28), living with her parents and siblings (91C).
1901 Earthenware band turner, 9 Edward Street, St Matthew’s, Easton (38), living with her mother and brother Willie G. (01C).

HAYNES Richard

1839 11 May. He was described as a workman in the employ of William Powell (Bristol Times).

HAYNES William Isaac

Born c1842 in Temple parish, the father of Mary Ann Haynes (71C, 91C).

1861 Labourer in a pottery, 1 Salem Place, St Mary Redcliffe parish (19), living with his wife Hannah (25), born in Henbury, Gloucestershire, and daughter Sarah J. (8 mths) (61C).
1871 Earthenware printer, 3 Tower Street Terrace, Temple parish (29), living with his wife Hannah (35) a dressmaker born in Northwick, Gloucestershire (71C).
1881 Pottery foreman, 3 Grafton Street, St Philip’s parish (39), living with his wife Hannah (45) and children (81C).
1891 Potter’s printer, 12 Byron Street, St George (49), living with his wife Hannah (55), and children (91C).
1901 He was not recorded in the census.  His wife Hannah (65) was living at 9 Edward Street, St Matthew’s, Easton, with their children Willie G. (23) and Mary Ann (38), an earthenware band turner.  Hannah was not described as a widow (01C).
Children:
Sarah J., born c1861 in St Mary Redcliffe parish (71C), Mary A., born c1863 in Bedminster (71C), Emily Laura, born c1868 in Temple parish (71C, 81C), William P., born c1870 in Temple parish (71C), Elizabeth Hannah, born c1873 in Temple parish (81C, 91C), Willia George Albert, born c1878 in Temple parish (81C, 91C)

HAYTER Edith

Born c1881 in Blandford, Dorset (01C).

1901 Machinist transfer for pottery, 1 Clevedon View, Wells Road, Knowle (20) (01C).

HAZARD Joseph

1818 ‘Joseph Hazard, clerk to one of the potteries’ [Messrs Hope and Bright]. He was one of eight journeymen potters who was convicted of entering into an unlawful agreement for ‘controlling and affecting Messrs. Wm. & Thos. Powell, being persons carrying on the manufacture trade or business of a potter, in the conduct or management thereof, & severally sentenced to be imprisoned in the House of Correction for one month’.  The Bright goblet to commemorate this event was made on 4 Dec. 1818. ‘In commemoration of the Potters who resisted the tyrannical conduct of W & T Pow**ll December the 4 1818.  God save the King’.  Marked: made by J. Milsom, E. Melsom, J. Bright, J. Hazard (Bristol Museum Acc. No. 2225).
1822 1 Jun. Living in Temple Street, he witnessed the will of John Hope, potter (PRO Prob 11/1661)

 

HAZELL Elizabeth

Born c1859 in Bristol (71C).

1871 Assistant at pottery, 10 Taylors Court, St Mary Redcliffe parish (12), living with his mother Mary Ann Hazell, a charwoman (71C).

HAZELL Thomas Baker

Born c1839 in Bristol (61C).

1861 Potter’s labourer, 3 Hamilton Court, Thomas Street, St Mary Redcliffe parish (22), living with his wife Elizabeth (23) born in Bristol and son, Thomas, aged 1 month, born in Bristol (61C).