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John King Knight

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John King Knight a pottery manufacturer at the Foley Pottery, Fenton (the works were built by John Smith about 1820)
In partnership with the Elkin Brothers and John Bridgewood, producing blue-printed earthenware including the Willow pattern.

He was a trustee of the Longton Freehold Land Society.

King was recorded (1851) as living in Golden Hill, a potter, coal master and farmer of 220 acres.
Known to have owned (1854) Ubberley Colliery.

John King Knight wife: Elizabeth Elkin
son: John King Wood
daughter: Hannah


1788/9 John King Knight was born at Thringstone, Leicestershire.
1813 On 25th Jan 1813 he married Elizabeth Elkin at Bucknall.
1841 Chief bailiff for Great Fenton
1853 Joined in business by Henry Wileman from London. .
1856 Retired from business (Wileman continued alone after Knight retired)
1856 died at Golden Hill on 15th May 1856.