WARD Edward II

Posted on: October 30th, 2016 by webfooted

See the Potteries List section for the Water Lane Pottery.

The Pottery had previously been run by his father, Edward Ward I.

1710-12 Edward Ward II ran the Water Lane Pottery.

He died in 1712 and was succeeded by his brother, James Ward.


The son of Edward Ward I and the brother of James Ward and John Ward.

1679/80 Presumably the Edward Ward, son of Edward Ward of Brislington, gallypotmaker, who was apprenticed to Jonathan Browne, John Tanner and Susanne his wife.  The occupation of Browne and Tanner is not given and no other apprenticeships to these masters can be found (A, Ar).  A thorough search has been made, but no evidence for discharge of this apprenticeship has been found.
1683 14 Feb. He was apprenticed to his parents (A).
1690 23 Oct. A gallypotmaker of Bristol, he was granted a licence to marry Rachell Daniel of Brislington, Somerset, at Temple or the Cathedral (M).
1690 23 Oct. Edward Ward married Rachell Daniel (BRO DC/A/10/1).
1696 He was living in Temple parish with his wife Rachell, and children, Rachell and Mary (Ralph & Williams 1968, 253).
1698 14 Feb. He stood surety for William Morgan, victualler, to appear at the next Sessions (T).
1698 Temple parish ‘Edward Ward junior for Geo. Carrows Land’ ‘Edward Ward jun voyd’ (BRO Rate 9 Will. III c.10).
1703 22 Jan. Possibly his wife, Rachell Ward, buried (BrisPR).
1703 He stood surety of £5 for William Morgan to keep an alehouse in Temple parish (AKL).
1707-11 He was described as a gallypotmaker (A).
1709 15 Oct. A potter of Temple parish, he was bondsman to a licence granted to John Grace, potter (M).  Note: this may refer to Edward Ward I.
1710 4 Feb. In his father’s will, Edward was left his house in Water Lane, Temple parish and ‘the houses and utensils of trade belonging to my pothouse and also the said potthouse’ and all the residue of his estate (PRO Prob 11/515).
1711 He stood surety of £5 for Thomas Grace to keep an alehouse in Temple parish (AKL).
1711 9 Jul. ‘Mary, wife of Edri. Ward, potter, St Philips’ buried (RB).
1712 2 Apr. Described as a gallipotmaker of Bristol in his will. All his goods, chattels, leases and personal estate were to be sold, the money raised being used to pay his debts. He left his brother, James, and John Lidiard of Bristol, clothier, his ‘messuage and tenement wherein I now dwell in Water Lane … with all the outhouses, warehouses and buildings thereto belonging … and all other my houses, buildings, gardens, lands and hereditaments … there and elsewhere in the said parish of Temple’. Any surplus money raised from selling his goods and personal estate was to be used to purchase houses or lands for the use of his two daughters Rachell and Mary until they reached the age of 21 years. The will was proved on 2 April 1712 (PRO Prob 11/528).
1712 He was buried in the Baptist Burial Ground (Pountney 1920, 83).
1713 16 Jan. He and his wife were both dead when their apprentice, George James, was transferred to James and Mary Ward (A).
1734 8 Aug. Agreement between Mary Bristow, Bristol, widow, surviving heir and daughter of Edward Ward, late of Bristol, gallypotmaker, deceased, and Samuel Tipton and Thomas Page of Bristol, surgeons.  She sold them ‘all that messuage, tenement and pothouse late in the possession of Edward Ward, since in the tenure of James Ward but now in the possession of Thomas Ward, gallypotmaker, and also that other tenement wherein Edward Ward the elder, dec’d, late father of the beforenamed Edward Ward, dwelt, now in the occupation of Widow Bartlett together with a close called the Rack Close containing one acre of ground (the same lying behind the tenement and pothouse now in the tenure of James Ward or his undertenants) all situate in Water Lane’ (BRO).
With wife Mary:
George James, 28 Jun 1707 (A)-transferred 16 Jan 1713 (A)
Henry Court, 4 Nov 1707-transferred 12 Jan 1713 (A)
John Weaver, 11 Apr 1711 (A, Ao)-transferred 16 Jan 1713 (A)
Rate and tax book entries:
29 Sep 1701-1708 Edward Ward jun. (Temple-L,LS,PR)
1711 Edward Ward (2 properties) (Temple-LS)


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