WARD Thomas I

Posted on: October 30th, 2016 by webfooted

See the Potteries List section for the Water Lane Pottery.

He succeeded his father, James Ward, at the Pottery having started to pay rates on the premises in 1732.

1732-38 Thomas Ward I ran the Water Lane Pottery.

The Pottery was then taken over by his widow, Frances Ward, after his death, probably in 1738.

The son of James Ward and the father of Thomas Ward II.

1702 2 Aug. ‘Thomas ye sonne of James Ward by Mary his wife bapt’ (TPR).
1718 28 Feb. He was apprenticed to his parents (A, Ao, Ar).
1732 19 Feb. A potter of Temple parish, he was granted a licence to marry Frances Bradley of the same parish, at Temple church.  Bondsman: Joseph Bradley of Temple parish, glass maker (M).
1732 20 Apr. Thomas Ward married Frances Bradley (TPR).
1734 10 May. He became a free gallypotmaker (F, G).
1735 15 Jul. Thomas Ward (JB).
1736 8 Apr. Gallypotmaker, Temple Street (Ao).
1736 1 Jun. Potter, Water Lane (JB).
1738 3 Jul. Potmaker, Temple Backs (JB).
1738 8 Jul. He was left one hundred pounds in his father’s will (PRO Prob RG11/694).
With his wife Frances:
James Walker, 8 Apr 1736 (A, Ao, Ar)
Rate and tax book entries:
Property 1: Water Lane Pottery
1732-25 Mar 1739 Thomas Ward Temple parish (Temple-W,L)Property 2:
1732-39 ‘Thomas Ward for Rack Close’ Burrough Walls (Temple-L)


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