RICH William I

Posted on: October 19th, 2016 by webfooted

See the Potteries List section for the St Philip’s Pottery 9.

William Rich is first recorded in the directories as a drain pipe and fire brick maker on his own account in 1850, although he could have been operating the Pottery at an earlier date.

c1850-72 William Rich I ran the St Philip’s Pottery 9.

The Pottery was then taken over by his grandson, John Rich.


Born c1793 in St Philip’s parish, the father of William Rich II and Samuel Rich, and the grandfather of John Rich (41C, 61C).

1792 25 Dec. Possibly the William Rich, son of George and Rachel Rich, baptised (PPR).
1813 27 Jun. Possibly the William Rich who married Charlotte Moore at St George (Ancestry website).
1841 Brick maker, St Philip’s Marsh, St Philip’s parish (45), living with his children Samuel (20), William (15) and Hannah (12), all born in Bristol (41C).
1850-73 William Rich, drain pipe and fire brick maker, St Philip’s Marsh (MD, WD; alphabetical list).
1851 Brick maker, widower, 2 Avon Cottage, St Philip’s parish (59), living with his son Samuel (33) and his family (51C).
1854 1 Jan. Noted as a potter when his son William Rich (31), a potter, of Spring Street, Bedminster, married Elizabeth Gore (JBPR).
1861 William Rich, firebrick and drain pipe manufacturer, St Philip’s Marsh (KD).
1861 Pipemaker employing 7 men and 2 boys, Avon Cottage, St Philip’s Marsh, St Philip’s parish (61C).
1871-73 William Rich, drainpipe and firebrick maker, Albert Road, St Philip’s Marsh (MD).
1871 Drain pipe manufacturer, 31 Albert Road, St Philip’s parish (78) (71C).
1872 4 Jun. William Plaster Rich, a drain pipe manufacturer of Avon Cottages, Albert Road, died. His will was proved on 15 July by his executors, Frederick Snary of 26 Castle Street, photographer, and John Boon, of 79 Redcliffe Street, ironmonger. Personal effects were valued at under £300 (PRO National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966).


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