the history of the Borough of Stoke-upon-Trent 

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the history of the Borough of Stoke-upon-Trent 


This history of the Borough of Stoke-on-Trent is loosely based on the 1843 book of the same name by John Ward and so reflects the times and knowledge of that century. 

Also see the sections:  
| Local History Notes | and 
| general history notes | for more on the history of the city of Stoke-on-Trent.

- contents of this section - click titles below -

Roman roads & Stoke-on-Trent - Rykeneld Street
Chesterton and Roman occupation
"Lyme" - the origin of the suffix..
Formation of the Borough under the 1832 Reform Act
Early production of earthenware
Geographical locality of the Borough
Saxon owners - notices in Domesday Book, -  Robert De Stafford and his property.
Turnpike Road petition - 1762
Development from 1762 - potworks, decline of salt-glaze, housing & shops.
John Wesley and his preaching in the Potteries
Methodist division in Stoke-on-Trent
The development of other Churches in the City
The development of education in the City
Population growth 1738-1838
Rated property, dwelling houses and Elective Franchises
Potts for the butter trade
early potworks
use of salt glaze & the Elers brothers
use of other clays & flint
Ralph Shaw, Aaron, Thomas & John Wedgwood
Enoch Booth, Ralph Daniel, Thomas Whieldon
William Littler, Josiah Wedgwood I
Hollins, Warburton, Daniel & Co; Josiah Spode I
the introduction of flint mills, the development of Potworks

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