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Stevenson, Joseph (b1807 d1882), colour manufacturer

1807 Joseph Stevenson (son of John Stevenson) was born in Shelton. 
  He may have later worked in Rugeley - his wife, Ann was born there and so were two of his children.
1851 By this date Stevenson was listed as a colour maker, he was living in Bethesda Street.
1857 JS was elected to the Hanley council.
1869 Served as Mayor of Hanley.
1875 Appointed to the bench of local magistrates.
1880 By this date he had property in Ranelegh Street consisting of houses, a workshop and a kiln.
1882 JS died on 29 June 1882 at Richmond Terrace, Snow Hill, Shelton.
Joseph Stevenson and his wife Ann had at least four children. The eldest (Albert) was lost at sea in 1877, age 15.
Joseph Stevenson was known to have a large collection of ancient and modern pottery.

Joseph Stevensons home is
next to the number 460 [in front
of Richmond Ville]

Click for larger 1898 OS Map of the 
Howard Place and Cauldon Place area


1881 census:

Dwelling: 1 Richmond Terrace
Census Place: Stoke Upon Trent, Staffordshire, England


Marr | Age | Sex

  Birthplace Occupation
Joseph STEPHENSON  M 73 M Head Shelton Potters Colour Maker (Paint)
Ann STEPHENSON  M 52 F  Wife Rugeley  
Eleanor A. STEPHENSON  U 16 F Daur Shelton Scholar
Ann STEPHENSON  12 F  Daur Shelton Scholar
Lawrence STEPHENSON  10 M  Son Shelton Scholar
Blanche S. BASFORD 9 F  Grand Daur Shelton Scholar
Eleanor G. BASFORD  7 F  Grand Daur Shelton Scholar
Sarah COTTON  U 24 F  Serv Fulford Domestic Serv

see information on the Basford family

Census 1851, 1881; Huntbach, Staffordshire Sentinel 4 July 1882, People of the Potteries, Andrew Dobraszczyc's notes.