Posted on: October 24th, 2016 by webfooted

See the Potteries List section for the Redcliff Street Pottery 2.

c1733-c59 Joseph Taylor I was taking apprentices between 1733 and 1756 and was noted as a potter in Redcliff Street. It seems likely that he was operating a Pottery in Redcliff Street between these dates.  He had a warehouse and shop in the street and last paid rates on his Redcliff Street properties in 1759.

No one appears to have succeeded him at this Pottery.


The son of John Taylor of Long Ashton, Somerset, yeoman, and the brother of Hugh Taylor and Thomas Taylor I (A).

1714 17 Jul. He was apprenticed to Thomas I and Elizabeth Frank. Friends to find apparel (Ao, Ar).
1722 14 Mar. He became a free gallypotmaker (F, G).
1727 26 May. A potter of St Mary Redcliffe parish, he was granted a licence to marry Sarah Bayly of the same parish, at St Mary Redcliffe or St Thomas.  Bondsman: Joseph Thrall of St Mary Redcliffe parish, potter (M).
1732 31 May. A potter of St Mary Redcliffe parish, he was bondsman to a licence granted to John Taylor, mason (M).
1733 18 Aug. A potter of St Mary Redcliffe parish, he was bondsman to a licence granted to Lot Evans, shipwright (M).
1734 Gallypotmaker, St Mary Redcliffe parish (P).
1737 27 Jun. Potter, Redcliff Street (JB).
1738 3 Jul. Potter, Redcliff Street (JB).
1739 Gallypotmaker, St Mary Redcliffe parish (P).
1741 9 Jun & 8 Jul. Potter, Redcliff Street (Ao, JB).
1742 8 Jul. Mugmaker, Redcliffe Street (JB).
1743 He stood surety of £5 for Thomas Stretton to keep an alehouse in St Mary Redcliffe parish (AKL).
1747 8 Jul. Potter, Redcliff Street (Ao).
1747 18 Nov. Sarah Taylor buried (RPR).
1748 28 Sep. He was to appear at the next General Session of the peace ‘to prosecute and give Evidence against Thomas Stratton, Tyler and Plaisterer and Mary his wife for being Common Disturbers of the King’s peace and against Richard Stratton their son and Mary their Dau. for an assault’ (T).
1749 He stood sureties of £5 each for John Lewkins and William Wyatt to keep alehouses in St Mary Redcliffe and All Saints parishes (AKL).
1754 Potter, St Mary Redcliffe parish (P).
1755 11 Mar. Freedom of ‘Samuel Mainder, Baker, married Mary, daughter of Joseph Taylor, Potter’ (G).
1756 22 Jun. Potter, Redcliff Street (Ao).
1756 23 Jun. His son, William, became a free potter (F, G).
1756 9 Aug. Potter, Redcliff Street (Ao).
With wife Sarah:
John Harwell, 7 Apr 1733 (A, Ao, Ar)-30 Jun or 6 Jul 1740 (F, G)
Thomas Church, 9 Jun 1741 (A, Ao)
William Taylor, 8 Jul 1747 (A, Ao, Ar)-23 Jun 1756 (F, G)Alone:
Joseph Taylor II, 22 Jun 1756 (A, Ao)
John Evans I, 4 Aug 1756 (A, Ao)-4 Oct 1774 (F, G)
Rate and tax book entries:
Property 1
30 Sep 1730-29 Sep 1735 Joseph Taylor (SMR-L)
25 Dec 1735-29 Sep 1759] Joseph Taylor Redcliffe Street (SMR-LPR,Wa,W,LS)
6 Aug 1751 ‘Joseph Taylor and Shop over ye way Redcliffe Street’ (SMR-H)Property 2:
29 Sep 1749-29 Sep 1756] Joseph Taylor warehouse Redcliffe Street (SMR-W,PR)
[29 Sep 1756-29 Mar 1757] Taylor void Redcliffe Street (SMR-PR)
Mary, bapt 1 Apr 1728 (RPR), Sarah, bapt 8 Jan 1730 (RPR), William, bapt 25 Dec 1731 (RPR), Betty, bapt 12 Oct 1733 (RPR), Betty, bapt 29 May 1735, buried 31 May 1742 (RPR), Ann, bapt 10 Aug 1736 (RPR), Susannah, bapt 23 Mar 1738 (RPR), Joseph, bapt 21 Nov 1739 (RPR), John, Bapt 30 Mar 1743 (RPR), Catherine, bapt 30 Jan 1744 (RPR), Thomas, bapt Feb 1745 (RPR), Rebecca, bapt 8 Apr 1746 (RPR), Daniel, bapt 11 Oct 1747 (RPR)


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