Posted on: October 29th, 2016 by webfooted

See the Potteries List section for the St Philip’s Pottery 1.

The Pottery had previously been run by his father, Paul Townsend.

1760-68 By 1760 Paul Townsend claimed to be incapable of carrying on his trade and it is possible that the Pottery was run by his son, John Townsend, from that date.

The Pottery was advertised for sale in 1768.

The son of Paul Townsend of Bristol, potter, and the brother of Joseph Townsend.

1748 28 Apr. He was apprenticed to his parents (A, Ao, Ar).
1756 21 Feb. He became a free potter (F, G).
1768 20 Aug. He had been working with his father at the Pothouse in Avon Street (FFJ).
1780 1 Dec. Benjamin (born 14 Sep 1773) the son of John and Ann Townsend of Jacob Street, potter, baptised (PPR).
1787 5 Dec. He was dead when his son, Benjamin, was apprenticed to William Heard, gunsmith (A).
Rate and tax book entries:
25 Dec 1747-1764 John Townsend Temple St (Temple-W)
25 Mar 1750-1756 John Townsend Temple St (Temple-L)
[25 Mar 1762-25 Mar 1764 John Townsend Jacob St (St Philip’s-W) (This property was previously occupied by Paul Townsend).


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