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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
|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.|