Bristol Potters and Potteries

Research by Reg Jackson

Bristol Potters - W

Research by Reg Jackson

WAGG Ann

Born c1829 in Staffordshire (71C).

1871 6 Avon Street, St Philip’s parish (42), living with her husband John (42), a moulder of iron, born in Staffordshire (71C).

 

WAIGHT Ellen

Born c1822 in Hanley, Staffordshire, the wife of Sampson Waight (51C).

1851 Warehousewoman in pottery, 5 Water Lane, Temple parish (29), living with her husband Sampson (29), a potter clay maker, born in Shelton and son Alfred (4) born in Shelton (51C).

 

WAIGHT Sampson

Born c1822 in Shelton, Staffordshire, the husband of Ellen Waight (51C).

1851 Potter clay maker, 5 Water Lane, Temple parish (29), living with his wife Ellen (29), a warehousewoman in pottery, born in Hanley and son Alfred (4) born in Shelton (51C).

 

WAITE John

1722 Potter, Bedminster (P).

WAKEFIELD John I

The father of John Wakefield II (HTPR).

1843 13 Aug. Noted as a potter when his son John Wakefield, a potter of Trinity District, married Ann Williams (HTPR).
1848 25 Sep. Noted as a potter when his daughter Mary of St Thomas’s parish married James Cooke Harse (ThPR).

 

WAKEFIELD John II

The son of John Wakefield I (HTPR).

1843 13 Aug. Trinity District, the son of John Wakefield, a potter, he married Ann William of Trinity District, the daughter of Samuel Marsh, a weaver (HTPR).

 

WAKEFIELD Sarah

Born c1875 in St Philip’s parish (91C).

1891 Pottery, 7 Plough Court, St Thomas’s parish (16) (91C).

WALKER Albert

Born c1888 in Wolstanton, Staffordshire (11C).

1911 Pottery packer, boarding at 22 Parnall Road, Fishponds (23) (11C).

WALKER George

1660 18 Mar. ‘George Walker, potter, bound to John Knight, merchant, for 3 years’, this was probably to serve in Barbados (SFP).  It is not stated that he was a potter in Bristol.

WALKER James

The son of John Walker of Bullingham, Hereford, labourer (A).

1736 8 Apr. He was apprenticed to Thomas I and Frances Ward, £10 paid with the apprentice, the gift of the Herefordshire Society.  Friends to find apparel (A, Ao, Ar).

 

WALKER Joseph

1790 19 Apr. ‘I Joseph Walker, Potter and Earthen Ware Man now living in the Parish of St Nicholas … do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament … First, I give and bequeath unto my Dearly Beloved wife Rebecca Walker … all and singular my Lands, Tenements, Book and Book Debts, Dues and Demands Together with all my Stock of Trade, Household Furniture Weareing Apparell and all and every Thing I may be pos’es’ed of …’.  The will was proved on 1 September 1790 (BRO Will 1790/17).

WALKER Richard

Born c1806 in St George (51C).

1851 Earthenware traveller, Meg Thatcher’s Green, St George (45) (51C).
1861 Manufacturer of earthenware, Quarry Lane, St George (59) (61C).

 

WALKER Thomas

1860 30 Jun. Thomas Walker, ‘a ragged, barefoot, little fellow’ was charged with stealing from the Quay. His mother said ‘he works for Mr Price at the Pottery, leastways he works for a man at the Pottery and has 3s.6d a week’. He was given one more chance (Western Daily Press).

 

WALKER W.W.

See the Potteries section for the St Thomas Street Pottery 1.

The Pottery had previously been run by Morgan, Walker & Co.

1808-16 W.W. Walker ran the St Thomas Street Pottery 1.

The Pottery was then taken over by William and Thomas Powell.

 

1808-09 W.W. Walker, Thomas Street [no trade given] (MD).
1809 30 Sep. ‘For sale by auction … a freehold warehouse, with the compting house and loft belonging thereto, situate in Three Queens Lane, St Thomas Street … late in the occupation of Messrs Walker and Co., potters’ (Bristol Mirror).
1810-13 W.W. Walker & Co., brown stone potters, Thomas Street (MD).
1814-15 W.W. Walker, brown stone potters, Thomas Street (MD).
1816 W.W. Walker, potter, St Thomas Street (ED).

 

WALKER Walter

Born c1848 in Bedminster (61C).

1861 2 Long Row, St Thomas’s parish (13), living with his parents William and Eliza, a brush maker, from Gainsborough, Lincolnshire (61C).

WALKLATE William

1881 16 Oct.  Noted as a potter, deceased, though not necessarily of Bristol, when his son John Thomas Walklate (26) a miner of Lawrence Hill married Annie Burton (HTPR).

WALL [christian name illegible]

Born c1841 in Bristol (71C).

1871 Labourer at pottery, 2 Wade Street, St Philip’s parish (30), living with his wife Elizabeth (30) born in Bristol (71C).

WALL John

1855 10 Jun. Bread Street, St Philip’s parish on the baptism of his daughter Ann (born 26 Nov 1854).  Wife Susan (PPR).

 

WALL Mary

Born c1826 in Bristol, the sister of Susan Wall (41C).

1841 ‘Pottery’, Temple Street, Temple parish (15), living with her mother Susan Wall (55) a washer and siblings (41C).

 

WALL Susan

Born c1826 in Bristol, the sister of Mary Wall (41C).

1841 ‘Pottery’, Temple Street, Temple parish (15), living with her mother Susan Wall (55) a washer and siblings (41C).