William Kirkby & Co






 

Location and period of operation:

William Kirkby & Co

Fenton

1879

1885

 (See sources)

China and Earthenware manufacturer at the Sutherland Pottery, Fenton.

 

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

Name

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