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Author Topic: Samuel Cole Falcon Glassworks Stoke and Jonathon Richardson of Richardson glass  (Read 3519 times)

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Re: Anyone heard of Samuel Cole and his Falcon Glass Works Stoke on Trent??
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2017, 09:18:19 PM »
To save necessarily having to access the link, here, for permanent reference from:
http://www.thepotteries.org/industry/glass_works/index.htm

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Falcon Glassworks, Cauldon Place, Stoke
The Falcon Glassworks in Norfolk Street, Cauldon, Hanley was locally known as Coles.
It was first mentioned in the local trade directories for 1851 and ceased
trading in 1907.

They are mentioned in the Staffordshire Advertiser 8th May 1852 as being
agents for the Stourbridge Glass Co which was in Glasshouse Street,
Manchester.


COLE, Samuel (c. 1826-1906), glass manufacturer, Hanley. 
Samuel Cole was born either in Worcestershire or in Audley, Staffordshire. about 1826, and was established in business as a glass agent, in Marsh Street, Hanley by 1851. 
In 1862 he traded as Samuel Cole and Co., Falcon Glassworks, Cauldon Place, and had a house and shop in Broad Street, Hanley. He was in partnership with Horton Yates from 1864 to c.1874 and had a house on Snow Hill from c. 1870 to c. 1880; during the 1870-80's his Falcon Glassworks manager was Hamlet Rogers (pictured below). 
Cole was the largest manufacturer of glass in the Potteries. By 1900, if not earlier, the factory had been closed because of a prolonged strike. 
Samuel Cole served as a councillor for Hanley borough from1857 to1871. He was a justice of the peace, Conservative in politics, and married with at least one child, Sarah. He gave up his shop about 1896, and died on 28 October 1906.

The link also has its own links to a location map for the Falcon Works and a photo of Cole's shop and house on Broad Street.

There is more information on Broad Street (and another photo of Cole's House and shop) at:
http://www.thepotteries.org/streets/hanley/broad_st/

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Re: Anyone heard of Samuel Cole and his Falcon Glass Works Stoke on Trent??
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2017, 08:19:04 PM »
I looked through the Staffordshire Advertiser 8th May 1852 and this is the entry referred to... but it does not mention Glasshouse St Manchester at all.
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Re: Anyone heard of Samuel Cole and his Falcon Glass Works Stoke on Trent??
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2017, 08:54:52 PM »
Do we believe he was a manufacturer of glass? or a 'distributor cum agent?'

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Re: Anyone heard of Samuel Cole and his Falcon Glass Works Stoke on Trent??
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2017, 09:16:35 PM »
Hard to tell from what we have so far... let me see what I can unearth in the online records and report back. :)
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Re: Anyone heard of Samuel Cole and his Falcon Glass Works Stoke on Trent??
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2017, 09:20:44 PM »
Thanks Anne :)

I'm just wondering because the paperweight has been 'possibly queried' and I thought the red bowl looked like a Clichy colour.
And I was a bit hmm, at the engraved flask as that reminded me of later work.
I do wonder whether the 'marriage presents' is one of those family stories handed down over the years  ;D  He was listed as a 'Warehouse man' on his marriage certificate - is that the kind of job that would mean you were given some quite expensive glass presents for your wedding?  I suppose it might have been Warehouse man ...ager and if they were big distributors then it would have been an important position.
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Re: Anyone heard of Samuel Cole and his Falcon Glass Works Stoke on Trent??
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2017, 09:39:55 PM »
Thank you for the Staffordshire Advertiser screenshot, Anne.  It shows the true value of seeing the original documentation in all research.

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Re: Anyone heard of Samuel Cole and his Falcon Glass Works Stoke on Trent??
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2017, 10:29:00 PM »
OK, I think this will be interesting...  it throws up a connection I did not expect. :)

Birth:
Samuel Cole
born 1826 Darby Hand (Netherton) Worcestershire

Marriage Certificate transcription:
Marriage solomnised at The Parish Church in the Parish of St Martin, Birmingham in the County of Warwick.  1849 October 13th
Samuel Cole, aged 24, bachelor, occupation: Glass Dealer, of the Parish of Stoke, father's name William Cole, occupation:  Butcher
Mary Ann Richardson, aged 22, spinster, no occupation, of the Parish of Saint Martin, father's name Jonathan Richardson, occupation: Glass Manufacturer

Great Glass website gives:
Richardson, W H, B & J, Wordsley, Stourbridge, England (1836 - 1854)
The Wordsley Flint Glass Works. Formerly Webb & Richardson. William Haden Richardson, Benjamin Richardson (I),Jonathan Richardson. 1842 also acquired the White House Glassworks from Thomas Webb (I). John Northwood, Edwin Grice, Thomas Bott, W J/Joseph Muckley, Philip Pargeter, T Guest. (10 designs registered from 1847 to 1851), Became Benjamin Richardson (1854)

Samuel Cole married the daughter of Jonathan Richardson, was he the one from the Wordsley Flint Glass Works Richardsons?

Before his marriage he was a glass dealer, after it he became a glass manufacturer:

1851 Census
Marsh Street, Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire
Married (wife's name given as Mary Ann)   Male   25   1826   Glass Agent

1861 Census
Broad Street, Shelton, Stoke-Upon-Trent, Staffordshire
Married (wife's name given as Mary Ann)   Male   35   1826   Glass Manufacturer Employing 19 Men 11 Woman 22 Boys

1871 Census
Rock House, Shelton, Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire
Married (wife's name given as Mary Ann)   Male   45   1826 Glass  Manufacturer Employing 65 Men 9 Woman 20 Boys

1881 Census
Rock House, Wood Terrace, Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire
Head (wife's name given as Mary Ann)   Married   Male   55   1826   Glass Manufacturer (also now a JP)

1891 Census
Rock House, Cleveland Street, Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire
Head (wife's name given as Mary Ann)   Married   Male   65   1826   Glass Manufacturer

1901 Census
25, Stoke Road, Hanley, Stoke upon Trent, Staffordshire
Head   Widower   Male   75   1826   No Occupation (Retired Glass Manufr)

Death:
First name(s)   SAMUEL
Last name   COLE
Birth year   1826
Age   80
Death quarter   4  Death year   1906
District   Stoke on Trent   Staffordshire
Volume   6B Page   112
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Re: Anyone heard of Samuel Cole and his Falcon Glass Works Stoke on Trent??
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2017, 10:35:41 PM »
oh my goodness :)
thanks so much Anne - fascinating.
So, I think I was right to query on the other thread how strange it was that Stourbridge was being used in the name?
Presumably that was the link ... his wife.

How fantastic.  So... the glass might be from his factory then.  wow... a new maker.
That's amazing.
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Re: Anyone heard of Samuel Cole and his Falcon Glass Works Stoke on Trent??
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2017, 10:41:49 PM »
I've just edited my text above, M, to reflect that I have not confirmed the birth of Mary Ann to that exact Jonathan Richardson yet....

But in the meanwhile, I have read this which is a very interesting account of the Richardsons...  http://theantiquarian.us/Hist.%20Richardson%20Brothesr%20.htm
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