Ridgway & Abington






 

Location and period of operation:

E Ridgway & Abington

Hanley

1835

July 1860

(See sources)

Manufacturer of earthenware at the Church Works, Hanley, Stoke-upon-Trent - all of the output of this partnership seemed to have been the relief moulded stoneware jugs. 

 

  • The partners were Edward John (James) Ridgway and Leonard James Abington

  • Edward J Ridgway was also in partnership with his father William Ridgway - also at the Church Works.

  • Leonard J Abington was also a partner in William Ridgway, Son & Co.

  • The partnership between E J Ridgway and Abington was dissolved in July 1860 - Abington retired, having been left 10,000 on the death of Joseph Mayer (Abington had been the works chemist when Joseph Mayer operated at the Church Works) .  

 

Concurrently: William Ridgway & Son [1841-47] 

Subsequently: E. J. Ridgway [1860-73] 

 

Also see: The Ridgway family of potters

 


London Gazette, April 6, 1847

 
notice of the dissolution of the previous 
partnership of William Ridgway, Son & Co

- the business to be continued by E J Ridgway and L J Abington


London Gazette, July 13, 1860


notice of the dissolution of the partnership 
of Ridgway & Abington

- the business to be continued by E J Ridgway

 



moulded earthenware anti-slavey jug with pewter lid 
Published by
E. RIDGWAY & ABINGTON
HANLEY
January 1, 1858
 

the jug is decorated with man with whip chasing a woman with child and slaves being auctioned 
- the rostrum poster reads - By Auction this day a Prime lot of healthy negroes, 
the handle is moulded with praying negro with pewter hinged lid

 


Marks and Initials used on ware for identification:

 

Published by
E. RIDGWAY & ABINGTON
HANLEY 

 


 


Published by
E. RIDGWAY & ABINGTON
HANLEY
August 1, 1858
 

impressed mark

 



The Church works 

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