Silver End, Primitive Methodist Chapel, Brierley Hill, West Mids

Four generations of my family ran a Pottery at Silver End, Brierley Hill, Staffordshire, now in West Midlands,  which was begun by John Barnbrook born 1784.  His wife was Esther Skidmore and they had a daughter Diana Catherine who married Thomas Meese, he was born 1811 and  they had a daughter Esther Elizabeth who married John Jeavons born 1833.  The Pottery was handed down through the females to their husbands up until then when it was taken over by Thomas, John and Esther’s son. John Jeavons was a lay preacher at the Methodist Church which was opposite his house and pottery in Silver Street, Silver End.

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  • Well Christine it’s nice to speak to someone from the family. Perhaps we can can compare notes. I am on

    By Con Smith (11/07/2016)
  • It would appear Con we are researching the same family. I believe James (baptised 09-07-1780) would have been my ggg grandfather

    By Christine Moores (04/03/2016)
  • It would be lovely to hear from Christine Moores and her memories of family.

    By Con Smith (20/10/2015)
  • My gg grandfather was Thomas Meese from Brierley Hill, West Midlands born 1811 and his father was James.

    By Con Smith (17/08/2014)
  • I would like to contact any Meese family My gg grandfather was Heywood Meese He arrived here in Newport South Wales in 1860 I have lots to share

    By John Gale (18/11/2013)
  • I am also related to the family at the pottery at Silver End. Thomas and Catherine would have been my Great, Great, Great Uncle and Aunt. It was lovely to find this information it brings the family history “alive” thank you Con.

    By Christine Moores (nee: Meese) (17/05/2013)
  • There is an interesting paper on an archaeological excavation of a pottery at Silver End undertaken by Birmingham University. Follow the link to read the document.

    By Geoff Dickinson (12/04/2013)

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