J & W Pratt
Location and period of operation:
J & W
John and William Pratt were earthenware manufacturers at Lane Delph (Fenton), Stoke-on-Trent
William Pratt was a master potter at Lane Delph (Fenton) who operated from around 1753 until his death in 1799. The business was continued by his widow with the help of her sons who eventually started up seperate businesses in Fenton.
John formed his own company eventually teaming up with William Pratt to form J & W Pratt
Their brothers Felix Edward Pratt and Richard Pratt formed F & R Pratt - see Felix and Richard Pratt.
J & W Pratt plate in the Arabesque pattern
J & W Pratt hand decorated plate
both the plates shown are the same shape with different patterns applied
Initials and marks used on ware for identification:
J & W Pratt
J & W Pratt, Lane Delph, Staffordshire
Lane Delph was a district in Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent
Notice is hereby given, that John Pratt the younger and William Pratt of Lane Delph, in the parish of Stoke-upon-Trent, in the county of Stafford, Erthenware Manufacturers and Copartners, have, and each of them hath, by an indenture of release and assignment, bearing date the 9th day of November 1847, and made between the said John Pratt the younger and William Pratt, of the first part and William Baker, of Fenton, in the said parish of Stoke-upon-Trent, Earthenware Manufacturer, and Edward Kinnersly, of Newcastle-under-Lyme, in the said county, Esq., of the second part;
and the several persons who shall execute the same indenture, being creditors upon the copartnership stock or joint fund of the said John Pratt the younger and William Pratt of the third part;
conveyed and assigned all their and each of their real and personal estate and effects to the said William Baker and Edward Kinnersly, in trust, for the equal benefit of the creditors of the said John Pratt the younger and William Pratt, parties thereto;
the said indenture of release and assignment was duly executed by the said John Pratt the younger and John Pratt on the said 9th day of November 1847, in the presence of, and attested by, Francis Stanier, of Newcastle-under-Lyme aforesaid, Attorney at Law, and Thomas Udall, of the same place, Attorney at Law; and the same indenture was duly executed by the said William Baker and Edward Kinnersly on the same 9th day of the said month of November, in the presence of, and attested by, the said Francis Stanier and Thomas Udall.
of a business contract between John and William Pratt
and their creditors William Baker and Edward Kinnersly
12th November 1847
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