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Reuben Floyd  - Earthenware Manufacturer - Stoke

  R Floyd & Sons



c.1847 Reuben FLOYD (the father) born in Hanley
c.1880 Reuben C. FLOYD (the son) born in Etruria
1886 Floyd, with Boulton, operated as tenants at the Cliff Bank Works.
1886 Boulton and Floyd moved to the Lovatt and Hall Street Works.
1902 Floyd operating as 'R Floyd & Co'
1907 In the 1907 directory he is listed as living at 65 Hartshill Road. The house was named Woodthorn. 
1907 Floyd operating as 'R Floyd & Sons'
1912 The Potteries, Newcastle & District Directory:  Reuben Floyd's residence is listed at 340 Prince's Road. 
In a memoir written by a granddaughter of Reuben Floyd (1847-1914) and Hannah Pace (1847-1911) named Doris Speakman Lester (1902 -), she describes Reuben as being generous to the needy as on Fridays he would give a shilling to each of the men from the workhouse who lined up at the pottery door. 
1930 The company 'R. Floyd & Sons' ceased operation.

source: Floyd's g-granddaughter - Sandy Henshall



Reuben Floyd, Gwendoline Floyd, Roy Floyd and Ethel (Ellerton) Floyd.
Reuben Floyd, Gwendoline Floyd, Roy Floyd and Ethel (Ellerton) Floyd. 
This photo is from a postcard produced in Llandudno where they often vacationed.

(Note: The Reuben Floyd in the photo is the son in "R Floyd & Sons)

340 and 342 Princes Road
340 and 342 Princes Road


Entrance door to 340 Princes Road
Home of Reuben Floyd

Photos: Aug 2001

1881 census:

Dwelling: 41 Salem St
Census Place: (Stoke Upon Trent) Shelton, Stafford, England


Marr | Age | Sex

  Birthplace Occupation
Reuben FLOYD M 34 M  Head Hanley Grocer & Potters Packer
Hannah FLOYD M 32 F Wife Hanley
Edward A. FLOYD  5 M Son Etruria Scholar
Reuben C. FLOYD  1 M Son Etruria
Rebecca PACE W 71 F Mo In Law Rugeley
Rose E. PACE 11 F Niece Burslem Scholar

Reuben Floyds mentioned in the 1881 census were the father and son both named Reuben, of R. Floyd & Sons.  The baby would be the Reuben who is the father in the above photograph.