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Former Chetham Pottery, Commerce Street Works, Longton 
Herbert James Aynsley: the eldest son of John Aynsley, 
went into business on his own account at the age of 22 in 1873 as a manufacturer of earthenware. 
The factory (previously belonging to the Chetham family) was located in Commerce Street, Longton.

 

 

Commerce Street Works, Longton 
Commerce Street Works, Longton 
late 19th century bottle kilns
Range of 3 storeys houses 2 updraught kilns in circular hovels

picture: Matthew Rice - The Lost City of Stoke-on-Trent


 

the works undergoing restoration in 1993
the works undergoing restoration in 1993 
photo: Eilleen Hallam

 

the restored works in 2008 - now a listed building
the restored works in 2008 - now a listed building
 
photo: Phil Rowley

 

 


The view along Commerce Street with the Tams Crown Pottery nearest the camera 
and the Commerce Street Works further along 
photo: Feb 2009


 

1877 map showing Commerce Street and the location of the Chetham Works (later Herbert Aynsley)
1877 map showing Commerce Street and the location of the Chetham Works (later Herbert Aynsley) 
The Zion Methodist New Connexion Chapel and Sunday School are just above the works
- six pottery works can be seen in the small location -

 

details of the interests in the  Commerce Street Works 
appearing in  t
he London Gazette

 

 

1841 - partnership of Chetham, Robinson, and Son dissolved following death of John Robinson

NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us, as Manufacturers of Earthenware, carrying on business at Longton, in the parish of Stoke-upon-Trent, in the county of Stafford, under the firm of Chetham, Robinson, and Son, and as surviving Partners of John Robinson, late of the same place, Manufacturer of Earthenware, deceased, was, on the 11th day of November now last, past, dissolved by mutual consent:

As witness our hands this 21st day of January 1841.

Jonathan Lowe Chetham.
Samuel Robinson.
William Batkin,
James Deakin,
X - The Mark of James Wardle,
Executors of the late John Robinson.


1870 - partnership of John Chetham, Robert Chetham, and Frederick Chetham dissolved

NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, John Chetham, Robert Chetham, and Frederick Chetham, carrying on business at Longton, in the county of Stafford, as Earthenware Manufacturers and Co-partners, has been dissolved by mutual consent, as and from the 31st day of December last.

Dated this 24th day of January, 1870.

John Chetham.
Robert Chetham.
Frederick Chetham.


1871 - Frederick Chetham adjudged bankrupt

Frederick Chetham, of Longton, in the county of Stafford, Manufacturer of Earthenware.

.... adjudged bankrupt.
Given under the Seal of the Court this 13th day of October, 1871.


1872 - John Chetham & Co enter into liquidation

In the County Court of Staffordshire, holden at Stoke-upon-Trent and Longton.

In the Matter of Proceedings for Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition with Creditors, instituted by John Chetham and William John Sandys, of Stoke-upon-Trent, in the county of Stafford, Earthenware Manufacturers, carrying on business under the style or arm of John Chetham and Company.......

Dated this 10th day of June, 1872.
JAS. G. WALKER, Trustee.


1873 - 2s.6d in the pound paid to creditors of Frederick Chetham

In the County Court of Staffordshire, holden at Stoke-upon-Trent and Longton.

A DIVIDEND of 2s. 6d. in the pound has been declared in the matter of Frederick Chetham, of Longton, in the county of Stafford, Manufacturer of Earthenware, adjudicated bankrupt on the 13th day of October, 1871, and will be paid at the offices of Mr. Enoch Palmer, 11, Commerce-street, Longton, on the 31st day of July instant, between the hours of ten and four.

Dated this 23rd day of July, 1873.
ENOCH PALMER, Trustee.


1886 - William Oswald Deakin withdraws from Herbert Aynsley & Co

NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership hereto fore subsisting between us the undersigned, John Aynsley, Joseph Chew, and William Oswald Deakin, carrying on business as Manufacturers of Earthenware, at Commerce-street, in Longton, in the county of Stafford, under the style or firm of Herbert Aynsley and Co., is dissolved, by mutual consent, as far as the said William Oswald Deakin is concerned. All moneys due to and from the said firm will be received and paid by the said John Aynsley and Joseph Chew, who will continue to carry on the said business under the firm of Herbert Aynsley and Co.

Dated this 1st day of January, 1886.

John Aynsley.
Joseph Chew.
W. O. Deakin.


1896 - John Aynsley retires from H. Aynsley & Co

NOTICE is hereby given that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned

John Aynsley Joseph Chew the. elder Frederick John Ridgway Joseph Aynsley and John Chew carrying on business as Earthenware Manufacturers, at Commerce Works Longton in the county of Stafford under the style or firm of H. Aynsley 'and Co. has this day been dissolved by mutual consent so far as regards the said John Aynsley who retires therefrom. All debts due to and owing by the said late firm will be received and paid by the said Joseph Chew the elder Frederick John Ridgway Joseph Aynsley and John Chew who will continue the said business under the style or firm of H. Aynsley and Co.

Dated this 14th day of January 1896.

JOHN AYNSLEY.
JOSEPH CHEW SENR
FREDERICK JOHN RIDGWAY.
JOSEPH AYNSLEY.
JOHN CHEW.


1900 - Joseph Chew the elder retires from H. Aynsley & Co

NOTICE is hereby given, that the Partnership heretofore subsisting between Joseph Chew the elder, Frederick John Ridgway, Joseph Aynsley, and John Chew, carrying-on business as Earthenware Manufacturers; at Commerce Works, Longton, in the county of Stafford; under the style or firm of "H. Aynsley and Co.," was dissolved by mutual consent on the 8th day of October, 1900. All debts due to or owing by the late firm will 'be received' and paid, by the said Joseph Chew the elder, Frederick John Ridgway, and Joseph Aynsley, by whom the business will be carried on under the present style or firm of "H. Aynsley and Co."

Dated this 12th day of October, 1900.

JOSEPH CHEW, SENR.
JOSEPH AYNSLEY.
F. J. RIDGWAY.
JOHN CHEW

 

 


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