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James Stiff

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James Stiff (1808-1897) of James Stiff and Sons

1808 Born at Rougham, Suffolk, the son of Robert Stiff (1778-1866), a farmer, and his wife Charlotte Crack (1781-1859)

1826 Arrived in London and joined Doulton and Co's Lambeth Pottery[1].

1831 December 15th. Married at Lambeth to Sarah Faulkner Philpot

c1838 Left Doulton's and set up his own business

1861 Living at 7 Stockwell Road?, Lambeth: James Stiff (age 32 born Rougham), Potter, 72 men, 40 boys. With his wife Sarah T. Stiff (age 58 born Holborn) and their three children; William Stiff (age 23 born Lambeth); Ebenezer Stiff (age 20 born Lambeth); and Mary A. Stiff (age 18 born Lambeth). Two servants.[2]

1871 Living at 197 Clapham Road, Lambeth: James Stiff (age 62 born Rougham), Potter and (?) owner, member of the London School Board. With his wife Sarah Stiff (age 68 born London). Two servants.[3]

1897 May 18th. Died. Of Suffolk House, 197 Clapham Road, earthenware manufacturer who died at Swanage. Probate to William Stiff and Ebenezer Stiff, earthenware manufacturers.


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 28 May 1897
  2. 1861 Census
  3. 1871 Census