Posted on: October 9th, 2016 by webfooted

See the Potteries section for the Pipe Lane Pottery and the Wilder Street Pottery.

Pipe Lane Pottery

The Pottery had previously been run by his father, John Duffett I, who died in June 1831.

1831-42 John Duffett II ran the Pipe Lane Pottery in partnership with his mother Susannah Duffett, trading as S. Duffett & Son.

By 1841 John Duffett II was in prison and it is assumed that Susannah had given up the business. Charles Duffett I, the brother of John Duffett II, was running the Pottery by 1843.

Wilder Street Pottery

The Pottery had previously been run by Benjamin Matchin.

c1837-43 A one-sixth share of the Pottery was advertised for sale in 1843 when it was described as being ‘lately in the occupation of Mr John Duffett’ (Bristol Times).

John Duffett II was a prisoner in H.M. Goal, Bedminster, in 1841, and the Pottery may have gone out of use at that time.  However, a one-sixth share in the property was advertised for sale in 1843, the pottery being described as void and it appears to have closed, with John Duffett II moving to Cranham in Gloucestershire.


Born c1808 in Somerset, the son of John I and Susannah Duffett and the brother of Charles Duffett I (A, Ao, 41C).

1822 4 Apr. Aged 14 he was apprenticed to John and Susannah Duffett (A, Ao).
1830 Temple Back, Temple parish (jnr) (P).
1832 Temple Back (jnr) (P).
1832 Temple Back, Temple parish (jnr) (List of Electors BRO 04736).
1832-42 S. Duffett & Son [John Duffett II was the son], red ware potters, Pipe Lane, Temple Back (MD).
1835 Temple Back (jnr) (P).
1836 Redcliff Ward, Pottery, Temple Back (WL).
1837 Temple Back (jnr) (P).
1840 Redcliff Ward, Pottery, Temple Back (WL).
1843 13 May. ‘Eligible freehold property. To be sold by auction … All that one-sixth part or share of and in the undermentioned valuable freehold pottery, viz: all those spacious and convenient premises, hitherto known as the Wilder Street Pottery, situate in Wilder Street … lately in the occupation of Mr John Duffett, but now void. Together with the capital messuage or dwelling house adjoining in the occupation of Mr Haberfield, carpenter, as yearly tenant. The above property is admirably adapted for a pottery or any mercantile or manufacturing concern requiring premises of large extent. Or the yard and premises used as a pottery may be very advantageously let out for building’ (Bristol Times).
1851 Potter, Cranham, Gloucestershire (48), living with his wife Diana (43), born in Deerhurst, Gloucestershire.  He was working with the potter, Thomas Hunt of Cranham (51C).
1861 Foreman in brickyard, Cottage near Gloucester Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire (50), living with his wife Diana (49) (61C).
Rate book entries:
1832-35 John Duffett, two premises, Temple Backs (Temple-Wa)


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