Posted on: October 29th, 2016 by webfooted

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

1753 20 Sep. He was apprenticed to his parents (A, Ao, Ar).
1774 6 Oct. He became a free potter (F, G).
1774 Potter, Temple parish (P).
1776 18 Apr. Possibly the Joseph Townsend who was employed at Richard Champion’s Castle Green Pottery, when he was accused of stealing a quantity of china (Q).
1776 25 Apr. ‘Thursday was committed to Newgate, Joseph Townsend, labourer, for stealing a quantity of earthen-ware, the property of Mr Richard Champion’ (BG).


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