|Samuel Alcock | People from Stoke-on-Trent|
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father: Thomas Alcock mother: Katherine Samuel Alcock wife: Elizabeth Samuel and Elizabeth had 11 children.
The Hill Top Works
|1799||Youngest of 9 children of Thomas and Katherine Alcock. Samuel Alcock was baptised on 21st July 1799 at Kingsley in Staffordshire. His father was a farmer.|
|Samuel spent time with his uncle, a grocer and banker in Market Square, Hanley.|
introduction to the pottery industry began with a partnership with Ralph
Stevenson of Cobridge.
By the 1830's Stevenson was employing 600 people at his works.
|1828||Samuel was operating at the Hill Top pottery works. [ Samuel Alcock Pottery ]|
|1832||With his nephew
Joseph he brought the pottery works from the Robinson family and extensively
rebuilt the works. The front was in a classical style - completed around
1839. [ more
on the works ].
The potworks was in Westport Road (renamed from Liverpool Road), Burslem.
The novelist Arnold Bennett called these works "Sytch Pottery" in the Clayhanger book.
|1836||20 June 1836 - Samuel Alcock was appointed an improvement commissioner for Burslem|
|1838||Samuel Alcock (with three of his Nephews - Joseph, George and John Alcock) ran the Burslem Commercial Bank until 1838 - the partnership ended in this year.|
|1842||9 June 1842 -
elected chief constable.
Alcock took an important part in quelling the Chartist
riots which took place in August 1842.
Alcock was presented with a silver salver by the grateful inhabitants of Burslem.
|1848||The Hill Pottery was mortgaged for £10,000.|
|1848||Samuel Alcock died on 10th November 1848. He was buried at Kingsley.|
|1851||The Alcock family connection with the pottery works ended in 1851.|
|1859||The company failed.|
|1968||The Hill Top works was demolished.|
By 1830 Samuel Alcock was living in Cobridge Cottage (later on Grange Street was built nearby)
Later the family were living at Elder House, Rushton Grange, Cobridge.