Three Glovers were mayors of Longton
James GLOVER (c. 1797-1869) - the eagle in the Longton
Arms was taken from his family crest.
Born in Hanford, Stoke upon Trent, about 1797. He was working a
brewery in Sutherland Road, Longton, by 1829 he was described as an
'extensive ale and porter brewery'.
James Glover also later owned a colliery, and the brewery and
colliery together amounted to about one eighth of the total rate
income of Longton.
James Glover was chief bailiff of Longton during the Chartist riots of
1842. He was elected mayor following the town's incorporation as a
borough in 1865. He was Liberal in politics but withdrew from the
Liberal party following an argument with the parliamentary election
candidates over electoral expenses.
The family lived at Sutherland
Place, Longton, in 1841 and at Sideway Villa, Longton, by 1851. He
died in 1869.
His sons, James and Alfred, were partners in the flint
grinding business at Longton Old Mill and Upper and Lower Corns
Mills. They were also partners in Longton Hall colliery and Longton
Hall ironworks. Subsequently both served as mayors of Longton.
Anderton; Census 1841,1851; VCH viii, People of