Bristol Potters and Potteries

Research by Reg Jackson

Bristol Potters - H

Research by Reg Jackson

HEXTER William Abraham

Born c1831 in Exeter, Devon (61C).

1861 Lodging at Philip Street, Temple parish (30) (61C).

HEYFIELD John I

The father of John Heyfield II.

1731 20 Jul. He was described as a potter of Clifton, Gloucestershire, when his son, John II, was apprenticed to William and Ann Pottery (A, Ao, Ar).

HEYFIELD John II

The son of John Heyfield I.

1731 20 Jul. He was apprenticed to William and Ann Pottery.  Friends to find apparel (A, Ao, Ar).
1739 7 Nov. He became a free potmaker (G).
1739 Potmaker, St John’s parish (P).
1739 31 Dec. A potter of Bristol, he was bondsman to a licence granted to Stephen Fosdyck, shipwright (M).
1742 10 May. A potter of Bristol, he was the second husband of Elizabeth, widow of Samuel Hopkins, of Bristol, shopkeeper (Adm.).

 

HEYWOOD William

1853 Stoneware potter, Temple Backs (Scammell’s GB & SW D).

HIBBARD John

The son of Richard Hibbard of Bristol, tailor (A).

1800 30 Jul. Apprenticed to James I and Margaret Alsop with 40 shillings from Alderman Kitchen’s Bequest (A, Ao).

HIBBS Jonathan

The son of Jonathan Hibbs of Lydney, Gloucestershire, glover, deceased (A).

1710 24 Oct. He was apprenticed to Henry and Hannah Hobbs (A, Ao, Ar).
1721 17 Jul. ‘Jonathan Hibbs of City of Bristol, potter, married Deborah Jotcham at Bristol’ (QR).
1739 31 Oct. He was dead when Richard Fudge obtained his freedom (F, G).
Apprentice:
Richard Fudge, 7 Oct 1718 (A, Ao, Ar)-31 Oct 1739 (F, G)

 

HICKERY Edwin Caleb

See the Potteries List section for the St Silas Pottery.

The Pottery had previously been run by Thomas Hickery and Edwin Caleb Hickery, trading as Thomas Hickery & Son, until Thomas Hickery’s death in 1898.

1898-c1900 Edwin Caleb Hickery ran the St Silas Pottery.

The Pottery was still in operation in 1899 but Edwin Caleb Hickery was described as an oil and soap stores keeper in the 1901 census. However, it was still recorded in the directories but these may have been errors. In the 1911 census Hickery was described as a tile and ornament maker, brick and tile works, but as a worker rather than an employer, so it seems unlikely that he was still running the St Silas Pottery.

 

Born c1861 in St Philip’s parish, the son of Thomas Hickery (91C).

1861 13 Jan. Baptised in St Philip’s church (PPR).
1887 24 Dec. He married Catherine Blanche Tarzey in St Andrew’s church, Clifton (Ancestry website).
1890 20 Apr. Victoria Road, Marsh, St Philip’s parish on the baptism of his daughter Laura Blanche (born 24 Mar 1890).  Wife Blanche (PPR).
1891 Potter, employer, 7 Victoria Road, St Philip’s parish (30), living with his wife Catherine (29), born in St Philip’s parish, and children Elsie (2) and Laura (1), both born in St Silas parish (91C).
1901 Edwin C. Hickery, St Silas Red Ware Pottery, St Philip’s Marsh (WD).
1901 Oil and soap stores keeper, 1 Victoria Street, St Silas parish (40), living with his wife Blanche (39), born in Clifton, and children including Thomas (4), born in St Silas parish (01C).
1902 Edwin Hickery, St Silas Pottery (Town D).
1903 Edwin Hickery, St Silas Pottery (Town D).
1911 Tile and ornament maker, brick and tile works, 17 St Luke’s Road, Bedminster (50), living with his wife Catherine Blanche (49) and children.  His daughter Elsie was described as ‘mentally deficient’ (11C).
1921 He died in Bristol, aged 60 (Ancestry website).

 

HICKERY Thomas

See the Potteries List section for the St Silas Pottery.

1885-98 Thomas Hickery and Edwin Caleb Hickery ran the St Silas Pottery, trading as Thomas Hickery and Son.

Thomas Hickery died in 1898 and the Pottery was then run by his son, Edwin Caleb Hickery.

 

Born c1816 in St Philip’s parish, he was the father of Edwin Caleb Hickery (71C).

1816  30 Jun. He was baptised, the son of William and Martha Hickery (PPR).
1842 8 Aug. He married Eliza Scourse, the daughter of Caleb Scourse, in St George (Ancestry website).
1861 Foreman of brickyard, Brickyard Cottage, St Philip’s parish (44), living with his wife Eliza (48) and daughter Emma (16) (61C).
1871 Foreman of brickyard, Brickyard Cottage, near Morton Street, St Philip’s parish (54), living with his wife Eliza (48), born in St Philip’s parish, and children Jacob (23), Mary Jane (13), Edwin Caleb (10) and Arthur Joshua (2), all born in St Philip’s parish (71C).
1881 Manager of brick and tile works, The Rents, near Chemical Works, St Philip’s parish (64), living with his wife Eliza (58) and children (81C).
1885 1 May. ‘To farmers and dealers. For sale, a good half-bred mare and colt (aged 3 weeks) and mare in foal again. Thomas Hickery and Son, St Silas Pottery, St Philip’s Marsh’ (Western Daily Press).
1888 17 Oct. ‘For sale. Two thoroughbred liver and white spaniel whelps. Hickery, St Silas Pottery’ (Western Daily Press).
1892 10 Mar. ‘For sale, one pair of rollers for crushing clay, can be worked by horse or steam. Hickery, St Silas Pottery, St Philip’s Marsh’ (Western Daily Press).
1892 19 May. ‘Wanted, a good potter for redware. Constant employment. Married man preferred. Thomas Hickery and Son, St Silas Pottery’ (Western Daily Press).
1895-99 Thomas Hickery and Son, St Silas Pottery, St Philip’s Marsh (KD, Town D).
1896 9 Oct. High tides in the River Avon flooded Hickery’s pottery works and it was some days before work could be resumed (Bristol Mercury).
1898 He died in Bristol, aged 81 (Ancestry website).
1898 22 Jan. ‘Three pullets (laying) and cock; prize bred. Apply Scourse, St Silas Pottery’ and ‘Good, useful spring cart, no further use for same, nearly new. Maker, W. Jones. Hickery, Pottery, St Philip’s Marsh’ (Western Daily Press).
1899 14 Feb. High tides caused flooding to a height of four to five feet in the St Silas Pottery. The water made its way into the kilns and it was thought that work would not resume for several weeks (Western Daily Press).

HICKERY William Henry I

The father of William Henry Hickery II (PPR).

1886 26 Apr. Noted as a potter, deceased, when his son William Henry II (21), a potter of David Street, St Philip’s parish married Jane Tapp (PPR).

 

HICKERY William Henry II

Born c1865, the son of William Henry Hickery I (PPR).

1886 26 Apr. David Street, St Philip’s parish (21) the son of William Henry Hickery II, deceased, he married Jane Tapp (21) of David Street, the daughter of William Tapp, a labourer (PPR).

 

HICKS William

The son of George Hicks of Brislington, labourer (A).

1779 4 Jan. He was apprenticed to William II and Elizabeth Maynard (A, Ao).
1793 8 Mar. Sarah (aged 3 years) and Elizabeth, daughters of William and Betty Hicks of Bread Street, potter, baptised (PPR).

HICKS —-

1818 24 Jan. Partnership dissolved ‘Flood & Hicks of Bristol, red-ware potters’ (FFJ). See also Jonathan Flood.

 

HIDD James

Born c1840 in Hanley, Staffordshire (71C).

1871 Plate maker pottery, 26 St Silas Place, St Philip’s parish (31), living with his wife Ann (24), born in Swansea, South Wales (71C).

HIERON George

1729/30 Elizabeth, daughter of George Hieron, potter, baptised (RPR).

HILBOURN David

Born c1824 in Bristol (51C).

1851 Jones Lane, St Mary Redcliffe parish (27), living with his mother Hannah Hilbourn (5), widow, charwoman (51C).

HILL Elias

Born c1856 in St George (71C).

1871 Labourer at pottery, Crews Hole, St George (15) (71C).
1881 Labourer, 16 Moorfield Buildings, St George (27), living with his widowed mother, Mary (81C).

HILL Ellen

Born c1869 in Bristol, the sister of Kate Hill (91C).

1891 Pottery hand, 6 Plough Court, St Thomas’s parish (22) (91C).

HILL George I

1751 6 Jul. A potmaker, he stood surety for Thomas Coomer, glassmaker (T).
1762 21 Oct. He was described as a potmaker, deceased, when his children Sarah (19 years), John (18 years), Henry (16 years) and Joseph (12 years) elected Jeremiah Dean and William Child to be their tutors or guardians (BRO Inventory 1762).

 

HILL George II

1882 8 Apr.  Noted as a potter, deceased, when his daughter Mary Ann Hill (25) of St Philip’s parish married Charles Martin Hope (PPR).

 

HILL Hannah

Born c1842 in Longton, Staffordshire, the wife of John Hill (71C).

1871 50 Victoria Terrace, St Philip’s parish (29), living with her husband (71C).