Research by Reg Jackson
ABBOTT Thomas III
Born c1806 in Lambeth, London (51C).
|1849||1 Jul. Noted as a potter of West Street, Holy Trinity parish, when his daughter Betsy was baptised. Wife: Betsy (HTPR).|
|1851||Potter, 9 Lamb Street, St Augustine the Less parish (45), living with his wife Betsy (29), born in Huish Champflower, Somerset, and daughter Betsy (2) (51C).|
ABBOTT Thomas I
|1845||3 Feb. Noted as a potter on the marriage of his daughter Hannah (27) to William Stowell (JaPR).|
ABBOTT Thomas II
Born c1806 in Lambeth, London (61C).
|1847||31 Jan. Jacob Street, St Philip’s parish, with wife Sarah (PPR).|
|1861||Possibly the Thomas Abbott (55), stone ware potter, born in Lambeth and lodging in Craig Llanguick, Languick, Glamorgan, South Wales. Meanwhile his wife Sarah (51), born in Lambeth, and daughter Betsy (12), were lodging at 25 Great Ann Street, Temple parish (61C)|
|1871||12 Butter Lane, Temple parish (64), living with his wife Sarah (60) and daughter Betsy (21) (71C).
Matilda, bapt. 31 Jan 1847 (PPR)
ABBOTT William I
|1715||3 Sep. Noted as a potter when his son, Richard, was apprenticed to John Davis, a glassmaker (A).|
ABBOTT William II
Born c1850 in Bath (71C).
|1871|| A pottery labourer (21), with wife Jane (21) at 6 Pannetts Court, St Mary Redcliffe parish (71C).
ADAMS Arthur John
Born c1890 in Bristol, the son of Arthur Leonard Adams (11C).
|1911||Accountant, pottery, 37 Logan Road, Bishopston (21), living with his parents and siblings (11C).|
ADLAM (ADLUM) George I
The father of William Adlam (A).
|1720||24 Mar. Noted as a potter of Brislington when his son, William, was apprenticed to Mary Orchard (A, Ao, Ar).|
|1726||14 Mar. Noted as a potter of Brislington when his son, Samuel, was apprenticed to Henry Bevan, a glazier (A, Ar).|
|1733||22 Nov. ‘William Crouch agt. George Adlam, potter, Pile Street’ (C).|
|1737||22 Nov. A potter of Brislington he was to appear with his son, Abraham, at the next Sessions to prosecute Thomas Ross, a soldier, for an assault with a sword (T).|
|1756||26 Dec. Possibly the George Adlam buried (BrisPR).|
|Rate book entries:
1719-27 George Adlam (Brislington–Highway)
ADAMS Arthur Leonard
Born c1866 in St Michael’s parish, the father of Arthur John Adams (11C).
|1891||Accountant, Norman Villa, Somerville Road, Bishopston (26), living with his wife Amelia (24) and son Arthur (1), both born in Bristol (91C).|
|1895||9 Aug. He was described as a cashier for Messrs Pountney & Co., at the Victoria Pottery (Bristol Mercury).|
|1900||23 Feb. He was noted as working at the Bristol Pottery (Western Daily Press).|
|1901||Cashier, 116 Belmont Road, Ashley Down (35), living with his wife Amelia (35), and children Arthur (11), Amy (9), Violet (6) and Olive (3), all born in Bristol (01C).|
|1905||26 Dec. He was recorded as an employee of Pountney & Co. Ltd (Western Daily Press).|
|1911||Manager, pottery, 37 Logan Road, Bishopston (45), living with his wife Amelia (45) and children (11C).|
|1919||21 Apr. Described as the general manager of Pountneys, he attended the funeral of Walter Henry Maurice Tucker, a commercial traveller with the company (Western Daily Press).|
|1935||7 Jan. Described as the managing director of Pountneys (Western Daily Press).|
|1942||18 Aug. He was described as a joint managing director of Pountneys (Western Daily Press).|
|1955||26 Jun. He died at 48 St John’s Road, Clifton. Probate was granted to William Cook, solicitor, Leslie Philip, insurance broker and Norman Clifford, chartered accountant. Effects valued as £12,067.18s.3d (PRO National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1858-1966).|
ADLAM (ADLUM) George II
|1748||29 May. George Adlam married Ann Thomas (RPR).|
|1754||29 Mar. He obtained his freedom as a potter through his marriage to Ann the daughter of William Thomas a tobacco pipe maker, deceased (F, G).|
|1754||St Mary Redcliffe parish (P).|
|1766||20 May. Ann Adlam buried (RPR).|
|1774||5 Oct. Charles Groves became a free glass maker through his marriage to ‘Mary, daughter of George Adlam, potter, deceased’ (G).|
Mary, bapt 29 Sep 1751 (RPR)
Ann, bapt 5 Nov 1753 (RPR)
Betty, bapt 30 Nov 1755 (RPR)
|1830||31 Jan. Temple parish with wife Mary Ann (PPR).
Born c.1706, the son of George Adlam I (A).
|1720||24 Mar. The son of George Adlam I of Brislington, potter, he was apprenticed to Mary Orchard (A, Ao, Ar).|
|1727||24 Jul. He obtained his freedom as a potter (F, G).|
|1728||16 Jun. William Adlam married Grace Fry (RPR).|
|1729||22 Jun. William Adlam ‘aged about 23 years’ buried (RPR).|
ADAMS (ADDAMS) Jonas
|1734||12 Feb. A potmaker of St Mary Redcliffe parish he was granted a licence to marry Elizabeth Fry of the same parish, at St Mary Redcliffe church (M).|
|1735||17 Feb. Noted as a ‘pottmaker at the Glasshouse’ when his son William was baptised (RPR).|
|1742||4 Mar. Mary Adams buried (RPR).|
William, bapt 17 Feb 1735 (RPR)
Jonas, bapt 28 Feb 1737 (RPR)
Mary, bapt 13 Feb 1742 (RPR)
The son of Samuel Adams, deceased, a house carpenter, late of Bristol (A, Ao).
|1761||5 Aug or Sep. He was apprenticed to William I and Mary Maynard with £10 from Edward Colston, deceased (A, Ao).|
|1772||22 Feb. He obtained his freedom as a potter (F, G).|
|1774||St Philip’s parish (P).|
|1780||Elizabeth, the wife of Robert Adams of St Philip’s parish, potter, received £1 from John Whitson’s Charity for poor women in child bed (JW).|
|1781||St Philip’s parish (P).|
|1783||Elizabeth, the wife of Robert Adams of St Philip’s parish, potter, received £1 from Ann Thurston’s Charity for the relief of poor women in child bed (BRO 041919).|
|1784||St Philip’s parish (P).|
|He was probably the Robert Adams who received the following wages from the Bedminster Pottery:|
|1788||4 Oct: 15 shillings; 11 Oct: 15s; 18 Oct: 15s; 25 Oct: 15s; 1 Nov: 15s; 8 Nov: 15s; 15 Nov: 16s.9d; 22 Nov: 17s.11d; 29 Nov: 15s.7d. (Bedminster Pottery Day Book).|
|1789||27 Jun: 16s.6d; 4 Jul: 13s.5½d; 11 Jul: 18s.2½d (Bedminster Pottery Day Book).|
|1799||Elizabeth, the wife of Robert Adams of Bedminster, potter, received £1 from John Whitson’s Charity for poor women in child bed (JW).|
ALBERT POTTERY COMPANY
See the Potteries section for the St Philip’s Pottery 11.
Previously Joseph Hands.
|1875-78||Albert Pottery Company, St Philip’s Marsh (WD)|
|1880||Albert Pottery Company. Manager: J.F. Morse (Slater’s D)|
|1883-84||Albert Pottery Company, York Street (KD).|
|1885||Albert Pottery Company, York Street, makers of all kinds of flower and garden pots (KD).|
|1886-90||Albert Pottery Company, St Philip’s Marsh. Manager: John Morse (WD).|
|1897||Potters, Victoria Terrace (KD).|
|1899-1900||Potters, St Philip’s Marsh (Town D).|
|1901||Potters, St Philip’s Marsh, John Morse, manager (WD, Town D).|
|1902-03||Potters, St Philip’s Marsh (KD, Town D).|
|1906||Albert Pottery, York Street (Sharp D).|
The Pottery appears to have closed after 1906.
Born c1808, the son of Thomas Aldridge of Bristol, custom house officer (A, Ao).
|1823||16 Apr. Apprenticed to J.D. Pountney and Sarah (A, Ao).|
|1830||Hillsbridge Parade, Bedminster (P).|
|1832||23 Sep. Bedminster, with wife Ann (JBPR).|
|1832 & 34||Hillsbridge Parade, Bedminster (List of Electors, BRO 04736).|
Sarah Ann, bapt. 23 Sep 1832 (JBPR).
See the Potteries section for the Wilder Street Pottery.
Henry Allbright’s widow, Elizabeth, appears to have married William Matchin I and this is possibly how he acquired the Wilder Street Pottery although the location of the Pottery is not given in Allbright’s will.
|1732||Allegation for marriage licence. Henry Allbright potmaker of Westbury Super Trim and Elizabeth Morley of Keynsham to marry at Bedminster (Gloucester Public Library: Hockaday Abstracts).|
|1746||21 Oct. Will: ‘I Henry Allbright of the City of Bristol potter … give devise and bequeath unto my dear wife Elizabeth all that my messuage and tenement wherein I now live together with the garden workhouses and all appurtenances thereunto belonging to hold to my said wife Elizabeth her heirs and assigns for ever and as to all my goods chattels moneys and personal estate of what nature kind and quality soever I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto my said dear wife Elizabeth her executors and administrators for ever and I do make and appoint my said wife to be the sole executrix of this my will’. Signed 20 October 1746. Witnesses: Elizabeth Collett, David Kimmerly, Jas Browne. (BRO Will 1/1753).|
|1753||2 Jan. The will was proved in Bristol.|
|1739||St James’s parish (P).|
|1819||12 Dec. St Mary Redcliffe parish, with wife Sarah (JBPR).|
Eliza Maria, bapt. 12 Dec 1819 (JBPR).
Born c1812, the son of Isaac Allen of Bristol, tobacco pipe maker (A, Ao, Price & Jackson 1979).
|1826||6 Dec. Apprenticed to J.D. Pountney and Susannah (A, Ao).|
|1852||Pile Street, Bedminster (P).|
Born c1828, the daughter of Sarah Allen, charwoman (51C).
|1851||A potter sorter (23), living with her mother and Ann Hare, at 6 Lewis’s Buildings, Temple parish (51C).|