J T Hudden






 

Location and period of operation:

J T Hudden

Longton

1859

1884

John Thomas Hudden was an earthenware manufacturer at Longton, Stoke-on-Trent

  • Hudden established a factory in Stafford Street in 1859 and then at the British Anchor Works in Anchor Road in c.1874 - 1884. He was recorded as an 'important manufacturer' 

  • In 1881 Hudden was 65 years old and his works employed 100 people. 

  • Hudden was made bankrupt in 1883 and around 1884 the works were taken over and became "British Anchor Pottery Co. Ltd"  

 

Subsequently: British Anchor Pottery Co. Ltd

 


London Gazette - 31 August 1883 


notice of the proceedings for liquidation

 

 

London Gazette - 29 January 1884 


notice of the meeting to discharge John Thomas Hudden
from bankruptcy
 

 


 

At the time of the 1881 census John Hudden (who never married) was living as a boarder with the Swift family in nearby Trentham. 
The census notes that Hudden's pottery company employed over 100 people. 

1881 census:

Dwelling: Hunt Stables
Census Place: Trentham, Staffordshire, England

Name

Marr | Age | Sex

  Birthplace Occupation
Charlotte SWIFT  W 84 F Head Grimsthorpe, Lincoln Retired Farmer
Fanny K. SWIFT  M 45 F Daur Trentham  
Henry C. SWIFT  U 23 M  G Son Trentham Mercantile Clerk
John T. HUDDEN  U 65 M  Boarder Hackney, Middlesex Manufacturer Employing Above 100 Hands (Pottery)
Sarah WILDE  U 17 F  Servt Blythe Bridge Gen Servt

 


 


large meat platter in the "Orleans" pattern 

 


 


black transfer ware jug in the "florentine" pattern 

 


 


jug in the "Chusan" pattern

black transfer print with hand colouring 

  


 

brown transfer ware plate in the LASSO pattern
brown transfer ware plate in the LASSO pattern

 

 

Initials and Marks used on ware for identification:

J.T.H.

J.T. HUDDEN

The above often appears with "LONGTON" 
which is the town where the factory was located


 


J T H
LONGTON

"CHUSAN" is the pattern name


 


J T HUDDEN
LONGTON

"CHOICE" is the pattern name

This fragment was found in field in Tasmania, Australia - Dec 2003



J T H

"FLORENTINE" is the pattern name

 



J T 
LONGTON

"ORLEANS" is the pattern name

the registration diamond gives a date of 6th June 1865
for the pattern registration

 


 


Warranted Staffordshire
STONE CHINA
JTH

"LASSO" is the pattern name
 


   

pottery fragment found in the River Derwent at Matlock in Derbyshire, England



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