William Kirkby & Co


Location and period of operation:

William Kirkby & Co




 (See sources)

China and Earthenware manufacturer at the Sutherland Pottery, Fenton.


William Kirkby & Co
Sutherland Pottery, Fenton

 The Pottery Gazette,  March 1st 1880



Initials used on ware for identification:

often the pattern name is included

W K & CO

K & CO

printed mark K & Co
printed mark K & Co 

printed mark K & Co 
'Apple Blossom' is the pattern name

impressed mark K & Co 
with the Staffordshire Knot underneath


typical William Kirkby ware 


1881 census:

Dwelling: Strongford House
Census Place: Trentham, Staffordshire, England


Marr | Age | Sex

  Birthplace Occupation
William KIRKBY  M 31 M Head Trentham Earthenware Manfact Employing 190 Hands
Elizabeth KIRKBY  W 64 F Mother Wolstanton  
James E. KIRKBY  6 M  Son Dresden  
William D. KIRKBY  5 M  Son  Fenton  
Emma STRETON U 18 F Servt Stone Gen Servt