J Vernon & Son


Location and period of operation:

J Vernon & Son




 (See sources)



VERNON, James (1809/10-80), earthenware manufacturer, Burslem. 

James Vernon, son of George Vernon, was baptised on 10 September 1809/10 at Burslem. 

In 1851 he was in business as James Vernon and Co. in Waterloo Road, Burslem, living in Bleak Hill. 

In 1867 he lived at 222 Grange Terrace. He served on the local Board of Health 1852-73, and was chairman and chief bailiff in 1853-4 and 1855-6. He was disqualified from standing for election in 1854-5 because of lack of proper property qualification. In politics he was a Liberal and Church of England by religious persuasion 

By his wife Julia he had at least five children He died in Belmont Road, Burslem, on 30 March 1880 and was buried in St. Pauls, Dalehall.


Scotia Works (click for details of Scotia Works) was originally the parish workhouse of Burslem - in 1857 it was converted to a pottery by James Vernon (this works was succeeded by Bodley & Harrold in 1862).

Waterloo Pottery - these works were established in about 1846 by James Vernon, continued from 1875 under the name of James Vernon & Sons and James Vernon, jun., and then by J & G Vernon Brothers from 1880 to 1889 for the manufacture of ordinary earthenware for South America, West India and Mediterranean markets.


J.V. Initials found on several printed marks. The name of the pattern is often included.
J.V. & Son "& Son" added from c.1875
J.V. & S. c1875-80
J. V. junr. c1875-80



For information the following was sent to me by herve.lepori2@libertysurf.fr (I have not verified the details)


Georges VERNON the father was born in 30/05/1793 at Burslem, died in 06/10/1871 at Paris had worked for Minton before his coming in France, director of Creil in 1822, fondator in 1852 of Fismes with is son, in fine they sold their decors to Sarreguemines.
In your site I have not find the porcelainers VERNON but Samuel Vernon (05/06/1768) worked for the Scotia-Works of Burslem who became in 1857 the James Vernon & Co. Before Samuel, Thomas Vernon is the owner of the Worcester Porcelain Company !


On the top of the mark: V.J.: James Vernon

In the middle: English Porcelain

On the bottom: M & Co : Minton & Co

The mark is behind the tray with the design of Vernon



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