Posted on: October 18th, 2016 by webfooted

See the Potteries List section for the Limekiln Lane Pottery 1.

Plomber took over the lease of the Limekiln Lane Pottery 1 from Joan Baily with Josiah Bundy, potter, as his under-tenant.  The Society of Merchant Venturers took over the property in 1755, with the intention of building a seamans’ hospital on the land.

1739 ‘John Plomber of Bishford, Somerset, lately Joane Bailey holds several tenemts. in Cow Lane in possession of Josiah Bundy & Co … John Plomer late Joan Baily holds several tene. under and at ye South side of Brandon Hill in poss. of Edward Wilkins, potter, ye rest granted to Joan Baily, 17 March 1723’ (BRO 04240(1)).
1746 19 Jul./2 Aug./16 Aug. ‘To be Lett or Sold, And enter’d upon immediately, The Lower Pot-House in Lime-Kiln Lane, With Stock in Trade, And every Thing thereunto belonging. For further Particulars, enquire of Mr John Plomer of Bishford, or Mr John Plomer, junr. in Orchard Street’ (BO).
1755 26 Sep. A lease ‘Between Mayor, Burgesses and Commonalty of the City of Bristol and The Masters, Wardens, Assistants and Treasurer of the Society of Merchant Venturers of Bristol of … All that Messuage or Tenement with Buildings for a pot house Formerly in the possession of John Palmer situate in Limekiln Lane in the said City of Bristol which … were granted to Joan Baily widow by Lease bearing date the 17th day of March 1723 …’ (BRO 01036(1)).
1740/1-1754/5 ‘John Plomber late Joan Baily Potthouse, etc’ Limekiln Lane (G).


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