WARD Frances

Posted on: October 30th, 2016 by webfooted

See the Potteries List section for the Water Lane Pottery.

The Pottery had previously been run by her husband, Thomas Ward I, who probably died in 1738.

1738-46 Frances Ward ran the Water Lane Pottery.

The Pottery was taken over by Thomas Cantle II.


She was the widow of Thomas Ward I and the mother of Thomas Ward II.

1739/40 Temple Street: ‘Frances Ward of Bristol, widow, one Fee Farm rent of One Pound 12 shillings and eight pence payable out of Two Closes now built on … some part formerly in possession of James Ward and now of James Wards widow, Thomas Wards widow …’ (BRO 04240(1)).
1739/40-1755/56 The Corporation received rent on a property in Temple Street ‘Frances Ward, late Thomas Sperring, a tenement 3s’ (G).
1739 24 Dec. She was described as a gallypotmaker (A, Ar).
1741 13 Jul. Gallypotmaker, Water Lane (Ao).
1743 26 May. Possibly the Frances Ward, widow, of Henbury, Gloucestershire, who was to marry John Swearingen, potter (M).
1743 8 Aug. ‘Joseph Stokes agst John Needglutt at Mr Ward’s in Water Lane’ (C).  See also John Niglett.
Robert Smith, 24 Dec 1739 (A, Ar)-27 Jun 1747 (F, G)
Richard Phillips, 13 Jul 1741 (A, Ao, Ar)-27 Jun 1747 (F, G)

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