MAULE William Alexander

Posted on: February 24th, 2018 by Reg Jackson

See the Potteries List section for the Stapleton Road Pottery 1.

1854-58 William Maule ran the Stapleton Road, Pottery I with his sons, William Alexander Maule and Alexander James Maule, trading as William Maule & Sons.

William Maule died in 1858 and the Pottery was then run by his sons, William Alexander and Alexander James Maule.

1858-75 William Alexander Maule and Alexander James Maule ran the Stapleton Road Pottery 1, trading as William Maule & Sons.

William Alexander Maule died in 1875 and the Pottery was then run by his brother, Alexander James Maule.


Born c1817 in St George, the son of William Maule and the brother of Alexander James Maule (41C, 51C).

1854-69 William Maule & Sons, horticultural potteries, Stapleton Road (MD).
1857 4 Nov. ‘Potters wanted, in the branch of wheeling, who are good workmen, liberal wages given. Apply to W. Maule & Sons, Horticultural Potteries, Stapleton Road’ (Bristol Mercury).
1860 6 Mar. ‘Wanted, potter red ware. Apply at the Horticultural Potteries. W. Maule & Sons’ (Western Daily Press).
1861 Nurseryman, in partnership with his brother Alexander James, and employing 20 boys, 2 women and 50 men, Lower Easton, Gloucestershire (42), living with his borther and his widowed mother, Elizabeth Ann (75) (61C).
1861 William Maule & Sons, potters and garden pot manufacturers, Stapleton Road (KD).
1862 31 Mar. ‘To red ware potters. Wanted, an industrious, intelligent man, competent to work and superintend for garden pots only, and if he can undertake a part in mould making and working the same for ornamental goods he would be preferred. Write in his own name, stating his abilities and wages, direct W. Maule and Sons, Horticultural Pottery’ (Western Daily Press).
1863 William Maule & Sons, horticultural potters, Stapleton Road (KD).
1863 13 Jun. William Maule and Sons, horticultural potteries, exhibited an item called the Prince of Wales Fountain at the Bath and West of England Society’s show at Exeter (Bristol Mercury).
1864 11 Jun. At the Bath and West of England Show, Messrs Maule and Sons, of the Horticultural Potteries, Stapleton Road, erected ‘a handsome terra cotta fountain on a very large scale, and of a new and striking design.  It will be named the Prince of Wales Fountain.  It will stand in a basin 21 feet in diameter, and rising from the base are several pieces of statuary, representing figures supporting a second basin eight feet in diameter.  On the surface of this other figures support the tazza, or receptacle for the superstructure, consisting of a third group of figures, scattering the water from a height of fifteen feet, first descending to the tazza, then into the second basin, and again into the lower one.  The fountain will be surrounded by ten elegant trees of the coniform tribe, twenty-five feet in height, and we understand that they will be removed from the grounds of Messrs Maule by a new principle, which enables the contributor to keep them in the yard, standing in frames, in which they can be readily returned to the ground from which they were transplanted’ (Bristol Mercury).
1864 11 Jun. At the Bath and West of England Show, W. Maule and Son, the nurseries and horticultural potteries, exhibited: ‘Dog, full-sized Newfoundland, eagle, shell pedestal and boy figures, woman bracket, suspension architectural basket and hangings, square pedestal, sun dial, round fluted pedestal, circle for raised flower bed, boy with shell on his head for trailing plants, boys for water jet, large sized wicker basket and stand, large Italian bell-shaped vase with handles … large leaf vase, Grecian vase with handles … octagon pot and stand, Italian basket, tulip vase, tree stump pots, rose pot and stand, tall stump orchid pot with knot holes, large tatza and stand, tank aquariums sizes, urn or scent jar for halls and conservatories, garden flower pots, seed pans, stands, etc, large fountains …’ (Western Daily Press).
1865 4 Apr. ‘Potters wanted, throwers. Liberal wages, in addition to journeymen’s prices. None need apply but experienced men. Apprentices wanted. Horticultural Potteries, Stapleton Road’ (Western Daily Press).
1865 8 Nov. He married Treaze Pool at Madron, Cornwall (Ancestry website).
1870-80 William Maule & Sons, nurserymen & horticultural potteries, Stapleton Road and Stoke Bishop (WD).
1871 Nurseryman, 5 Clyde Road, Westbury-on-Trym (52), living with his wife Treaze (42), born in Madron, Cornwall (71C).
1874 18 Dec. He died and his will, proved on 19 Feb. 1875, described him as a gentleman, late of Clyde Road, Redland, Bristol.  His widow, Treaze, and sister Louisa Maule, of Stapleton Road, were executors. His effects were valued at under £3,000 (PRO National Probate Calendar, Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1866).

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