POWELL Septimus

Posted on: October 18th, 2016 by webfooted

See the Potteries List section for the Temple Gate Pottery.

The Pottery had previously been run by William Powell until his death in 1854.

1855-1906 Septimus Powell and William Frederick Augustus Powell ran the Temple gate Pottery, trading as William Powell & Sons.

Septimus Powell acted as general manager of the Pottery.

Following William Augustus Frederick Powell’s death in 1906, William Powell and Sons amalgamated with Price, Sons and Company in 1907, the firm becoming Price, Powell and Company. The Temple Gate Pottery closed in 1906 and the new firm operated from Price’s premises in St Thomas Street. Price, Powell and Company ceased trading in 1961.


Born c1833 in Bristol, the son of William Powell and the brother of William Frederick Augustus Powell and Benjamin Powell (51C).

1835 27 Jan. Baptised at St Mary Redcliffe church, the son of William and Constance Powell (Ancestry website).
1851 No occupation, Pottery, Temple Gate, St Mary Redcliffe parish (18), living with his mother Constance (60) and siblings Constance (30) and Sarah (25) and servants Elizabeth Standfast (23) and Ann Frogham (21) (51C).
1856-60 William Powell & Sons, brown stone ware, glass bottle and patent sugar mould manufacturer. Sole manufacturer of improved stoneware which is glazed inside and out, resists acid and will not absorb, Temple Gate (MD).
1861 Stoneware manufacturer, employing 50 men and 20 boys, Norland House, Clifton (28), living with his mother Constance (74) and siblings including William A. Powell (47) and his wife Sarah (38) (61C).
1861-1906 William Powell & Sons, improved stone ware, glass bottle and sugar mould manufacturers, Temple Gate (MD, WD).
1871 Master potter, employing 40 men and 20 boys, 5 Cumberland Terrace, Bedminster (38), living with his wife Emily (39), born in Abergavenny, South Wales, and son Arthur (2) born in Bristol, and Harriet Thompson (20) general servant, and Jane Fletcher (20) nursemaid (71C).
1881 Stoneware potter employing 40 men, 14 girls and 3 boys, Villa Flora, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset (48), living with his wife Emily (49) and children Arthur and Constance (9), born in Bristol, and servants Mary Parkhouse (22) and Mary Puddy (21) (81C).
1883 17 Jan. He was described as a stoneware manufacturer when his sons William Hawkins Powell and Arthur Cecil Powell were apprenticed to William Augustus Frederick Powell (Ao).
1901 Potter, stoneware, employer, The Hermitage, Weston-super-Mare (68), living with his wife Emily (69) and children, and Annie Matthews (17) housemaid and Anna Harris (21) cook (01C).
1911 Retired stoneware potter, The Hermitage, Weston-super-Mare (78), living with his wife Emily (79), and children and Ellen Cullimore (26) cook and Mabel Redman (22) housemaid (11C).
1929 27 Mar. Died at The Hermitage, Weston-super-Mare. Probate was granted to his daughter Constance Grace Powell. Effects valued at £17,188.4s.0d (Ancestry website).


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