Location and period of operation:
China manufacturer at the Mill Street Works, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent
Previously John Chew was in partnership with John Aynsley, Joseph Chew Snr, Frederick John Ridgway and Joseph Aynsley
in the earthenware business H. Aynsley & Co. at the Commerce Street Works.
Subsequently he was a partner in Stubs Bros. and John Chew (Longton) Ltd in business as bankers - still operating from the Mill Street Works.
John Chew's family:
John Chew's father, Joseph was an earthenware stilt and spur manufacturer.
His younger brother, Joseph, was described in the 1891 census as a ‘book-keeper’.
James Aynsley Chew (John’s older brother), was recorded as ‘assisting father’ in Stilt and Spur manufactory in the 1881 census but died in 1888 aged 25.
John Chew's maternal grandfather, James Aynsley is described as ‘publican’ in the 1841 census.
Previously: Boulton & Co.
Subsequently: Stubbs Bros and John Chew Ltd. / Stubbs Bros.
John Chew tea set in the Clyde pattern
John Chew tea set in the Trent pattern
Initials and marks used on ware for identification:
sometime appearing as
an impressed mark inside a diamond
- the L is for the town name of Longton
1898 map showing the location of the Mill Street Works in blue
Mill Street is
shown in red
(it was subsequently named Edensor Road - which it merged into)
Street Works where John Chew was previously a partner
in the pottery business of H. Aynsley & Co is shown in green
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