READ (REED) Charles

Posted on: October 19th, 2016 by webfooted

See the Potteries List section for the Counterslip Pottery.

c1764-76 Charles Read ran the Counterslip Pottery.
1776 Charles Read died, but the Pottery was carried on by his executor(s) for the benefit of his sons, Joseph and William Read, presumably until 1783.

Joseph Gadd and Thomas Patience took over the Counterslip Pottery in 1783.


The son of Charles Read of Calne, Wiltshire, woolcomber (A).

1741 12 Oct. He was apprenticed to Paul and Elizabeth Townsend with £10, the gift of the Wiltshire Society.  Friends to find apparel (A, Ao, Ar).
1764 17 Mar. ‘At Read & Co’s Pothouse at Counterslip near Temple Cross, Bristol, Merchants and others may be supplied with all Sorts of Stone Bottles as cheap as imported. Also Pickling Jars, etc, 30 per cent under common selling Price in this city.  Also all sorts of Muggs, etc, at Lowest Prices’ (FFJ).
1774 28 Sep. ‘Thursday died (sincerely regretted by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance) Mrs Reed, wife of Mr Reed, potter, in Temple Street’ (BG).
1775 Potter, 3 Counterslip (SD).
1776 26 Mar. ‘All persons who have demands on the late Charles Read, Potter in Temple St., are desired to send their Particulars to Mr Edward Lacon, linendraper, Bristol, Admin., who respectfully acquaints the Friends and Customers of the Deceased that the Trade is carried on at the usual Place by and for the Benefit of his sons Joseph and William Read (till they come of Age) where any Orders they mat be favoured with, shall be punctually executed and gratefully acknowledged by them as well as their obedient humble servant Edward Lacon’ (BG).
Rate and tax book entries:
Property 1
[29 Sep 1764-25 Mar 1783 Charles Read Counterslip (Temple-Wa,L,W)Property 2
[29 Sep 1764-25 Mar 1783 Charles Read a warehouse and yard Counterslip (Temple-Wa,LS,W)


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