Posted on: October 20th, 2016 by webfooted
1707 28 Mar. Woodes Rogers and co-partners took William Pottery apprentice to be educated in the art of potmaking (A, Ar).

Woodes Rogers was a sea captain.  It has been suggested that he was in partnership with Henry Hobbs in the Limekiln Lane Pottery 1 (Pountney 1920, 66), but there seems to be no evidence to confirm this.  The above apprenticeship suggests that Rogers was involved in, and may have given financial backing to, one of the Bristol potteries.  In 1708 Rogers sailed on a voyage round the world, returning to Bristol in 1711.


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