Joseph Stringer



STRINGER, Joseph (1810/11-73), accountant, Stoke upon Trent.


Joseph Stringer was born about 1811 in Northampton, possibly the son of Gabriel Stringer who died in 1851. 

About 1836 he was employed as accountant and secretary by Minton's, and acted as the historian of the firm, recording memories of old employees and giving information on the firm to historians including L. Jewitt. He was living in Liverpool Road, Stoke upon Trent in 1843, then lived in Hill Street, Glebe Street and by 1849 in Penkhull. 

In 1850 he was secretary of the Stokeville Building Society, in 1858 secretary of the Minton Memorial Buildings and the Borough Savings Bank. In 1864 he was living at Stokeville, and was described as potter's accountant.


By his wife, Maria, he had at least ten children, of whom his son, George Herbert Stringer, was an accountant for the North Staffordshire Railway and elective borough auditor for Stoke upon Trent from 1874.

The family have an impressive memorial in 2nd class, Church of England section of Hartshill cemetery.


Monument of The Stringer family
Monument of The Stringer family
(in the second class CofE area) 

Joseph Stringer was an accountant with Minton's and acted as their
historian. He was secretary of the Stokeville Building Society.

Take a tour of
Hartshill Cemetery



SOURCES: Census, 1851, 1881; G. Godden, Minton Pottery and Porcelain; Stoke upon Trent Commissioners' Minutes; Stoke upon Trent Parish Registers; Turner; People of the Potteries; A Dobraszczyc notes.