Elijah Brookes & Son


Location and period of operation:

E Brookes & Son





Manufacturer of Jet and Rockingham Ware, Trent Walk, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, England

  • Elijah Brookes was born in Brierley Hill, South Staffordshire around 1845/6 and began his working life as an engineer on the railway at Stockton & Darlington, later becoming an engineer and contractor in North Wales. 

  • Elijah married Mary Ellen Barrett and in 1876 had a son Gordon Brookes.

  • In 1882 he came to Staffordshire as a manufacturer of Birmingham small wares [metal wares] and by 1892 became associated with pottery manufacture, specialising in high-class jet ware and trading as E. Brookes & Son.

  • Then for several years he was at Longton as a "general earthenware manufacturer".

  • In 1915 Elijah Brookes and partners began the Keele Street Pottery, Tunstall.

Subsequently:  Keele Street Pottery


Elijah Brooks
b. March 1846
d. January 1933

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Marks used on ware for identification:


Encaustic Jet
Patent No 16141
Manufactured by
Hanley, England



1900 map showing the pottery at Trent Walk, Hanley

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