John and William Yates


Location and period of operation:

John & William Yates



1808 (c.1813?)

 The brothers John and William  Yates operated as earthenware manufacturer at Shelton, Stoke-on-Trent

  • John Yates also operated on his own account between 1784 and 1835 

  • The partnership between John and William Yates (earthenware manufacturers) was dissolved on the 25 March 1808. Although Godden 'Encyclopedia of British Pottery & Porcelain Marks' notes that the partnership lasted until c.1813.

  • William Yates died in 28 August 1825, having retired some years earier. 

  • The business was continued by members of the Yates family until c.1835 

Yates, John and his sucessors, Hanley

The elder John Yates is recorded as an earthenware manufacturer in Hanley from 1770 until 1796.
His sons, William (died 1825 aged 58) and John (died 1828 aged 68) had a factory in Shelton which was operated by members of the Yates family until 1834 or later, and which in 1843 was trading as Yates and May.

Mankowitz & Haggar "The Concise Encyclopedia of English Pottery and Porcelain"


Concurrently: John Yates

London Gazette
26 March 1808

notice of the dissolution of the partnership between
John and William Yates on March 25 1808


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