Location and period of operation:
Earthenware manufacturer in Stafford Street, Longton.
Continued as: Samuel Elkin
Directory of 1851 records the name Elkin & Newbons and address Stafford
(Taken from Rodney Hampson's book "Longton Potters 1700-1865" Journal of Ceramic History, Vol 14)
"Elkin & Newbon, Stafford Street, earthenware manufacturers 1845-1856
Thomas Newbon of Elkin & Newbon lived at Green Dock in 1846, in Edensor Place in 1851, and 10 years later he was retired and living in Peel St.
William Newbon was aged 45 in 1851, is listed as a third partner in manufactory employing 90, and he lived in New St.
Elkin & Newbon made blue-printed ware, and "Willow" and "Botanical Beauties"
patterns are recorded with their name."
Whites Directory of 1851 records the name Elkin & Newbons and address Stafford Street, Longton.
Ina 1870 Directory; Samuel Elkin only.
In the 1851 census - living at 55 New Street, William Newbon age 45 born Longton, Employer of 40 men, 15 women, 30 boys, and 25 girls. That he was a third partner in a ---factory.
In the 1851 census - living at 45 Edensor Place a Thomas Newbon age 42, Manufacturer of pots, born Longton.
Initials used on ware for identification:
Front of the platter - The plate is 40cm wide x 32cm deep
and the rim down to table is 5cm.
Mark from platter handed down through a descendant of the Newbon family.
E.N. & N. could be Elkin, Newbon & Newbon
"Chinese Villa" is the pattern name
The above information may
not be available
for all potters - if you have information to
help complete the records then I would be
happy to include it.
email: Steve Birks
updated: 28 Jan 2002