Posted on: October 9th, 2016 by webfooted

Born c1803 in Derby (51C).

1830-38 Temple parish (PPR, information from Helen O’Brien).
1841 Journeyman potter, Temple Street, Fenton, Staffordshire (35), living with his wife Anne (35), dress maker, and children Mary (11), Maria (8), Anne (2) and Louisa (7 days) (41C).
1851 Potter, Temple Street, Fenton (48), living with his wife Anne (47), born in Somerset (Shepton Mallet?), Mary (21), Maria (18), Anne (12) and Louisa (8) (51C).
1861 Ann Cooper (22), a dress maker, born in Bristol, was lodging at 14 North Road, Burslem.  Her parents are not recorded in the census.
Mary, bapt 21 Feb 1830 (PPR), Maria, bapt 21 Jun 1835 (PPR), Ann/Anne, born in Avon Street, 1838 (information from Helen O’Brien), Louisa, born c1843 in Fenton
His daughter Ann emigrated to Australia in 1862 to live with an uncle.  She passed on a story to her descendants that sometime during her childhood, she travelled with her family to the French town of Besacon, near the Swiss border, and lived there for several years.  Her father had the task of passing on his knowledge of pottery to the local industry (information from Helen O’Brien).

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