Posted on: September 29th, 2016 by webfooted

See the Potteries List section for the Water Lane Pottery.

1816-35 Edwin Allies was in partnership with J.D. Pountney in the Water Lane Pottery, trading as Pountney & Allies. 

The partnership was dissolved in 1835 and Pountney then ran the Pottery alone.


Pountney declared that he was the son of Sir John Allies, a sugar planter in Barbados (Pountney 1920, 110).  However, a letter dated 6 August 1949 from Dorothy Ann Allies Penny, giving details of her great grandfather, Edwin Allies, states that he was the son of James Allies of Worcester and Hannah Dudden of Templecombe, Somerset, and that he was living at Canford House, Westbury-on-Trym when he married on 6 June 1816 (BRO 20165).  However, his wife’s name was given as Ann on the baptism of their children.

1817 17 Sep. Brunswick Square, with wife Ann (St Paul’s PR).
1818 14 Sep. St Paul’s parish, he petitioned for his freedom as a potter, paying a fee of £42 (PF).
1819 19 Aug. A merchant, Brunswick Square, with wife Anne (PaPR).
1832 29 Dec. ‘At Bristol, the principal manufacturers and merchants have determined on presenting to each operative sufficient beef of the primest quality to afford a substantial meal for himself and family on Christmas day.  Mr Edwin Ames [Allies], of the Bristol Pottery, has undertaken to superintend the purchase of fifteen or more fat oxen for this purpose’ (Royal Cornwall Gazette).
1835 Temple Backs, Temple parish (P).
1835 28 Mar. ‘Notice is hereby given that the Partnership subsisting between … John Decimus Pountney and Edwin Allies in the business of Potters … under the firm of Pountney and Allies is this day dissolved by mutual consent …’ (BRO 20165/2).
Children: Edwin, bapt 17 Sep 1817 (PaPR), Harvey, bapt 19 Aug 1819 (PaPR), Mary, bapt 24 Feb 1824 (WPR), Jane, bapt 18 Jan 1827 (WPR), Ann, married Alfred Downing Fripp (Clifton PR)

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