Posted on: October 9th, 2016 by webfooted

See the Potteries section for the Barton Hill Pottery.

The Pottery had previously been run by James Duffett I, who was probably his father.

1836-55 James Duffett II presumably ran the Barton Hill Pottery although neither him nor the Pottery are referred to in the street/trade directories.

The Pottery was then taken over by William Hutchings I.


Born c1812 in Barton Hill, he was possibly the son of James Duffett I although his father was described as a ‘gentleman’ on James II’s marriage (51C, JBPR).

1830 24 Dec. Aged 18 years, the son of James Duffett of St Philip’s parish, brickmaker, he was one of the lives on a lease taken out by Francis Duffett, victualler, on the White Hart Inn in St James’s parish (BRO P/St J/VCD/8/1).
1832 & 34 Barton Hill, St Philip’s parish (List of Electors BRO 04736).
1836-43 James Duffett, brick and tile maker, St Philip’s Marsh (MD).

(This probably refers to James Duffett II as his father seems to have retired from business around 1835)

1838 18 Sep. St Philip’s parish, the son of James Duffett, gentleman, he married Cornelia Brookman of Bedminster, the daughter of Benjamin Brookman, yeoman (JBPR).
1838-39 J. Duffett and Duffett and Co. exported earthenware, including flower pots, to Waterford and Dublin (PB-EXP).
1840 Potter, Barton Hill (MLPBT).
1841 Stone potter, Barton Hill (P).
1841 Barton Hill Lane, St Philip’s parish (29), living with his wife Cornelia (20) and children Sarah (2) and James (4 months) (41C).
1842 Tithe apportionment, St Philip and Jacob. Trustees of J.S.S. Smith, James Duffett, Part of a field and clay pit .. Brickyard, etc. (PRO IR 29/13/155)
1843-49 Potter, Barton Hill (MLPBT, PPR).
1843 9 Dec. William Cole was charged with stealing a number of earthenware pans, the property of Mr James Duffett, jun. Mr D. stated that the prisoner, who is a hawker, bought a quantity of pans at his pottery yesterday, and that shortly after he left a dozen other pans were discovered to have been taken away and hid under a dung-heap near’. The prisoner was remanded (Bristol Times).
1848 11 Nov. ‘Henry Barry for being concealed in the pottery yard of Mr Duffett, Barton Hill, with intent to commit a felony, was sent to the house of correction for a month’ (Bristol Times).
1851 5 Queen Ann Street, St Philip’s parish (39), born in Barton Hill, living with his wife Cornelia (30) born in Norton Malreward, Somerset, his children and Elizabeth A Brookman, his sister-in-law, house servant, born in Whitchurch, Somerset (51C).
1861 Commission broker, Stanley Street, St Philip’s parish (49), living with his wife Cornelia (39), born in Woollard, Somerset, and children (61C).
1871 Book canvasser, 6 Chancery Street, St Luke’s parish (59), living with his wife Cornelia (49) and his children Edwin (25), Alice Maud (23), Edward John (22) and Frederick (15) (71C).
1881 3 Sep. A gentleman of 6 Chancery Street, Barton Hill, he died and his will was proved on 30 Sep by his widow Cornelia.  His estate was valued at £113 (PRO Calendar of Wills and Administrations).
Sarah Ann, born 27 Aug 1839, bapt 14 Mar 1840 (MLPBT), James Alfred, bapt 13 Mar 1841 (MLPBT), Cornelia Emily, bapt 5 Jul 1843 (MLPBT), Edwin, bapt 8 Oct 1845 (MLPBT), Alice Maud (aged 3mths), bapt 28 Nov 1847 (PPR), Edward John, born 16 Nov 1848, bapt 5 Aug 1849 (PPR), Francis, born c1851 in Barton Hill (51C), Frank, born c1854 in St Philip’s parish (61C), Frederick, born c1856 in Bath (61C)


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