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Thomas Wolfe b.1751 d.1818

  see information on the pottery works

 

1751

Born - son of Thomas Wolfe and Elizabeth (ne Bell)

1781

Thomas Wolfe had a factory in the town of Stoke-upon-Trent. On the north-east side of the Newcastle canal.

1784

By this date he was manufacturing queen's ware, cane ware and Egyptian black ware.

c.1793

Steam engine erected in the works to drive a grinder for calcined flint. Thomas Wolfe was said to be the first manufacturer to do this.

late 1790's

Commenced China manufacture in Stoke.

1813 A 30 year lease to the mining rights on the Fenton Park estate was let to Spode, Wolfe & Minton.

1818

Thomas Wolfe died 19 October 1818 and was buried in Stoke churchyard.

 1818

 In 1818 Thomas's widow Rachel let the two pottery works to William Adams

 

Partnerships:  

Thomas Wolfe also manufactured china at the Islington China works (Liverpool) between 1792 and 1818. Firstly with John Davenport (1792-1800); then with Miles Mason and John Lucock and Wolfe & Co (1796-1800); lastly with is son-in-law Robert Hamilton (1800-1818).

He also had business partnerships with Josiah Spode.

Family:

Thomas's father - Thomas Wolfe senior (b.1720 d.1800) was a partner in the pottery company Bell and Wolfe of Lane End (Longton).

Thomas's brother - George Wolfe was in partnership in Fenton with Miles Mason (1796-1800). The pottery operated by George Wolfe & Miles Mason [as tenants of the Rev. Jon Wolfe] was in Market Street (now King Street), it was later known as the Victoria Works.

 


28 Aug 2005