Posted on: September 29th, 2016 by webfooted

See the Potteries List section for the Wilder Street Pottery.

1746-52 Henry Allbright was running a Pottery (probably the Wilder Street Pottery) when he made his will in 1746 and, presumably, when he died in 1752.

Henry Allbright’s widow, Elizabeth, appears to have married William Matchin I and this is probably how he acquired the Wilder Street Pottery, although the location of the Pottery was 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.


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