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1877, employee reference from Bates, Walker & Co

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Oct 9th 1877

"The bearer Richard Watkin

Dishmaker has worked for us upwards of three years and he is a very steady and good workman and one whom we can with confidence recommend and he leaves of his own free will"

John Thomas Watkin b.1820 was a potter as were most of his children.
He lived at 28 Elliott Street, Newcastle-Under-Lyme, and his son Richard worked for Bates Walker & Co of Burslem and John Dimmock & Co of Hanley.

Richard Watkin emmigrated to America and took with him of recommendations from these companies dated 1877 and 1879

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