Location and period of operation:
J T Hudden
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
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.
Dwelling: Hunt Stables
Census Place: Trentham, Staffordshire, England
Marr | Age | Sex
|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
black transfer print with hand colouring
brown transfer ware plate in the LASSO pattern
Initials and Marks used on ware for identification:
The above often
appears with "LONGTON"
which is the town where the factory was located
J T H
"CHUSAN" is the pattern name
J T HUDDEN
"CHOICE" is the pattern name
This fragment was found in field in Tasmania, Australia - Dec 2003
J T H
"FLORENTINE" is the pattern name
"ORLEANS" is the pattern name
the registration diamond gives a
date of 6th June 1865
for the pattern registration
"LASSO" is the pattern name
pottery fragment found in the River Derwent at Matlock in Derbyshire, England
questions/comments/contributions? : Steve Birks