Posted on: July 31st, 2017 by Reg Jackson
1805 Then in Bovey Tracey, Devon, he was born in Temple parish, Bristol, and was apprenticed there to Ring and Carter, masters of the Water Lane Pottery.  He served out his apprenticeship, but was married before the end of his time. He worked as a labourer in the pottery for three years, then he moved to Bovey Tracey and agreed with Mead and Lamble to serve them for a year.  Then he went back to Temple parish for a year and then returned to Bovey Tracey (Settlement Examinations, Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey parish – Devon Heritage Centre 2160 A/PO 753).


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