Deakin & Son

James Deakin & Son

James Deakin & Co


Location and period of operation:

Deakin & Son

James Deakin & Son

James Deakin & Co

Lane End




Earthenware manufacturer at Greendock and at the Waterloo Works, Lane End, Stoke-on-Trent
  • The partners were James Deakin (father) and John Deakin (son). 

  • In January 1836 John Deakin married Mary the daughter of J. Robinson of Chetham & Robinson. (James Deakin was a partner in this business). 

  • 1837 Deakin & Son advertised for sale their china, earthenware and lustre works in Greendock, Lane End

  • James & John became partners in the firm Deakin & Procter.

  • In 1846 John Deakin died, age 46, leaving James as the remaining partner. 

  • James had an interest in the Bentilee and Mossfields Collieries. 

  • Edwin Deakin (likely James son) joined the business.

  • In 1859 two manufactories, in Stafford Street, which were held by Deakin & Son were advertised for let and an auction of fixtures and utensils held. It may be that the business was moved to other premisis.

  • April 1863 James Deakin Snr and Edwin Deakin were declared as bankrupt. 

  • Edwin Deakin's bankruptcy was discharged in December 1863.    


Previously: Deakin & Bailey

Concurrently: Deakin & Proctor 

Subsequently: Lowe & Abberley


From Scriven's Report on Child labour in the Pottery Industry
Children's Employment Commission
appendix to the second report 1842

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testimony of William Cotton, aged 9, figure maker at Deakin and Son 


The London Gazette
6th October 1846

Bentilee Colliery Company 
notice that Richard Ray and Thomas Wynne resigned from 
the business which was then carried on by John Goodwin, 
John Hawley,  Sampson Bridgwood, Joseph Tideswell, 
William Batkin, James Deakin and James Wardle 

Mossfields Colliery Company 
notice that Richard Ray, Thomas Wynne, William Batkin, 
James Deakin and James Wardle resigned from the business 
which was then carried on by John Goodwin, John Hawley and 
Sampson Bridgwood




The London Gazette 8 January 1864

notice of the discharge of Edwin Deakin from bankruptcy


Transferware plate in the Spanish Beauties pattern 



jug in the Scroll pattern 

marked with an incised mark that reads "DEAKIN PEARL" and the pattern name "SCROLL" in an ivy cartouche - there is a matching bowl which is also incised "DEAKIN PEARL" with the same cartouche, underneath of which are the stamped initials, "D & S" 


jug with an impressed mark 'Deakin Pearl'



Marks used on ware for identification:

NOTE: There was a Sheffield silversmith called James Deakin & Sons (no relation to the earthenware manufacturer). 

Some Jasperware and earthenware jugs carry lids which are marked 'James Deakin & Sons' - this refers to the lid manufacturer and not the jug manufacturer.

D & S

Deakin & Son

Deakin Pearl


Deakin & Son 

'CORTOLAN' is the pattern name 


Spanish Beauties



impressed mark 


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