The Baddeley family of potters


son of William Baddeley
William Baddeley [I]
married: Sarah Edwards
Potter & lathe maker
Eastwood, Hanley

son of William Baddeley

son of William Baddeley
John Baddeley b.1756 d.1841
athe maker
William Baddeley [II] b.1780
married: Amelia James
Master Potter of Eastwood
James Baddeley
Silk throwster

James Henry
married: Ann Bayley Caulkin (1837)
Potter of Hanley & Longton

Henry W
illiam Baddeley
b.1807 d.1856
married: Elizabeth Taylor Caulkin
Potter of Hanley & Longton
illiam Baddeley [III]
married: Lucy Ball (1862)
Potter of Longton


William Baddeley [I]
Potter and lathe-maker at Eastwood, Hanley.
William Baddeley commenced making brown  ware at Eastwood about 1710, and about 1765 'having invented an engine-lathe he began to make turned articles in cane and brown ware".

William Baddeley [II]
Son of
 [], also named William, succeeded to the Eastwood pottery business and made improvements in the ware which Jewitt says he tried, by a badly impressed backstamp, to pass off as that of Wedgwood. On the death of this William Baddeley the Eastwood factory was sold and one of his sons Henry William Baddeley.

John Baddeley
Another son of
[],  John Baddeley, took over the craft of lathe-making.
Lath maker to the pottery trade. In 1783 he charged 8 or 9 for the wood and ironwork of a lath, and from 6 to 10 shillings for the movements.

James Henry Baddeley
Son of the second William Baddeley [] he operated the Gloucester Street works in Hanley and then the Barker Street works in Longton. He died in 1890 in the workhouse

Henry William Baddeley
On the death of the second William Baddeley
[] the Eastwood Factory was sold, and his son, Henry William Baddeley (born 1807 died 1856) commenced to make terra cotta articles and pottery knobs for japanned tea- and coffee-pots.
Jewitt says he was 'the first to make telegraph insulators at the Market Lane Works',
In 1846 the business was removed to Longton where he acquired or worked factories in Commerce Street and St Martin's Lane, and introduced pottery imitations of stag and buffalo horn and bone hafts for cutlery.
After his death his widow
[Elizabeth Taylor Baddeley ne Caulkin] carried on the business. She is described until 1871 [1875?] as a manufacturer of rustic and terra cotta figures. 

William Baddeley [III]
The son of H. W. and Elizabeth Baddelev also named William opened a factory for similar products called Drury Works, Normacot Road, Longton.
These works were continued by his wife Lucy

The first two William Baddeleys produced excellent Egyptian black, and cane and red stoneware 'dry' bodies, which were impressed EASTWOOD

Longton Potteries operated by the Baddeley family

factory owner date (approx)
34 Barker Street James Henry Baddeley 1869-75
Market Lane Works Henry William Baddeley  - 1846
Wharf Street & St.Martins Lane Henry William Baddeley 1846-64
St.Martins Lane / 3 Commerce St Elizabeth Baddeley 1864-75
Drury Works, Normacot Rd / Vauxhall St William Baddeley 1862-75
Drury Works, Normacot Rd / Vauxhall St Lucy Baddeley 1875-82


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