DEAN Peter

Posted on: October 9th, 2016 by webfooted

See the Pottery section for the Bedminster Pottery.

The Pottery had previously been run by Richard Room, who died in 1790.

1790-1821 Peter Dean ran the Bedminster Pottery.

He was succeeded at the Pottery by his wife, Margaret Dean.


The son of John Dean of Bristol, staymaker, deceased (A).

1753 25 Feb. Probably the Peter Dean baptised at St Michael’s church, the son of John and Jane Dean (Ancestry website).
1768 29 Oct. He was apprenticed to William I and Mary Maynard with £10, the gift of Edward Colston, deceased (A, Ao).
1780 8 or 9 Sep. He became a free potter (F, G).
1781 & 1784 Potter, St Philip and Jacob parish (P).
1792-8 Potter, Boot Lane, Bedminster (RD, MD).
1805-07 Potter, Bedminster (MD).
1808-12 Potter, Boot Lane, Bedminster (MD).
1810 1 Oct. Potter, Bedminster (SRO Q/RJb 1810 – information from Marek Lewcun).
1812 Potter, Boot Lane, Bedminster (P).
1815-21 Brown ware potter, Boot Lane, Bedminster (MD).
1815 He exported 2 crates of pottery to Dublin (PB-EXP).
1817 He exported 2,300 pieces of earthenware to Dublin (PB-EXP).

A memorial tablet remained until recently in St John’s churchyard, Bedminster: ‘In memory of Peter Dean of this parish, potter, who departed [illegible] Also [illegible but probably Margaret the wife of the] above Peter Dean who departed this life March the 26th 1823 Aged 65 Years. Also 4 of their Children who died in their Infancy. Also John son of the above Peter and Margaret Dean who departed this life Mar. 4th 1827 Aged 31 Years’ (Dawson 1979, 102).

Wife Margaret
Elizabeth, born 11 Nov 1791, bapt 18 Dec 1791 (JBPR), Thomas, aged 5 years, buried 18 Jan 1792 (JBPR), Harriet, born 31 Jan 1794, bapt 30 Mar 1794 (JBPR), John, born 14 Feb 1796, bapt 24 Jul 1796 (JBPR), died 4 Mar 1827, James, born 30 Sep 1798, bapt 26 Oct 1801 (JBPR), William, born 2 Oct 1801, bapt 26 Oct 1801 (JBPR)


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