Posted on: April 8th, 2018 by Reg Jackson

Born c1842 in Colyton, Devon, the son of William East, a potter, and the brother of Thomas East (51C, 61C, 91C).

1861 Potter, Bovey Potteries, Bovey Tracey, Devon (19), living with his parents and siblings (61C).
1871 Potter’s presser, 19 Harley Street, Hanley, Staffordshire (29), living with his wife Mary M. (29), born in Whimple, Devon (71C).
1881 Potter’s foreman, 21 Bath Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire (39), living with his wife Mary (39) (81C).
1891 Potter’s manager, Clouds Hill, St George (49), living with his wife Mary (49) (91C).
1901 John East is not recorded but his wife Mary (59) was living at 2 Atlas Terrace, Feeder Road, St Silas parish (01C).  In 1911 she was receiving parish relief as she was ‘married but deserted’ (11C).

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