History – The Aynsley Family

Background to individual members of the Aynsley family dating back
as far as 1600’s to the present day. In blue are the members of the
family who continued the pottery tradition.

Please note that this is a working document which is currently being update with the assistance from Michael Aynsley
who is from the Fredrick line.

The Aynsley Family Tree

Thomas & Ann Aynsley had

William (1737).
Elizabeth (1738).
John Aynsley (I) (1752-1829).
Mary (1741).
Jane (1743).
Thomas (1749).
Margaret (1754).
Sarah (1756).

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John Aynsley (I) (1752-1829)
Marriage 24Nov1777 – Sarah Gallimore (1756 -1872) had

1)Elizabeth Aynsley (1778Feb19 – 1778Feb19) .
2)Sarah Aynsley (1778 Nov14 – 1778 Nov14) .
3)John Aynsley (1780? – ) m (1804 Derbys Elvaston) Mary SHERWIN.
4)Joanna Aynsley (1780? – ) m (1807) William BRIDGEWOOD.
5)Frances Aynsley (1805 – ).
6)Mary Aynsley (1780?Staffs – ?1841c+Fenton) independent m (1800Norton
in Moors) Jeremy BAKER ( – ?pre1841c).
7)Jane Aynsley (1787 – 1787).
8)James Aynsley (1798 – 1798).
9)James Aynsley (1800 – 1841).

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James Aynsley (1800-1841) Marriage to
Charlotte Anderson (1801Trentham – 1869 Dresden) m.25th June 1821.
In 1834 James was a Beerhouse keeper at Vauxhall they had:

1) John Aynsley (II) (1823 – 1907)

m1 (1847Bucknall) Julia GERRARD (1827Longton – 1873StoneArea)
m2 (1887Endon) Mary Ellen Owen/Wilson d1897,
m3 (1898Cheadle) Fanny Meakin ?(1863Longton – 1901c+StoneRural)

2) SARAH Aynsley (1822Trentham – 1889Normacott) potter.

m1 (1840Bucknall) Thomas GERRARD (1816Bucknall –
1865Longton) potter.
m2 (1871Dresden) George Nixon (1822BurtonOnTrent – 1901cNormacott)
journeyman joiner, carpenter, builder.

3) James (1834-?) m. Sarah (1837-?) res. Daisy Bank
Hotel, d. Everlyn (1860-?)

James Aynsley (1800-1841) died in 1841
Charlotte remarried in 1843 J Butler

John Aynsley II Mayor of
Longton 1886 -90

 

John Aynsley II (1823-1907) married three times

(1847Bucknall) Julia GERRARD (1827 Longton – 1873 StoneArea)
(1887 Endon) Mary Ellen Owen/Wilson d1897,
(1898Cheadle) Fanny Meakin (1863Longton – 1901c+StoneRural)

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John Aynsley (II) 47 & Julia 44 1872)
had

 

  • Frederick
  • Georgiana
  • Herbert Jas
  • Louisa
  • John Gerrard
  • Henry/Harry
  • Joseph
  • James

 

1)Fredrick Aynsley 1860-? Law careea

2)Georgina Aynsley 1848-1891 .m Charles Lionel Meyer
[Charles Randell Mayer]

3)John GERRARD Aynsley (1849 Longton
– 1854 Longton)

 

4)Henry Aynsley 1858-? Beaconsfield
House 1901
Louisa

5)Herbert James Aynsley
(1851-1931 developed the pottery business H Aynsley at Commerce St.
res. Beech House

m1.Clara Warren Adams (1859 Longton-1888Feb09 StaffsBlytheBridge)
China manufacturer. had

a)Julia Aynsley (1882Normacott – 1901c+StoneRural)
b)Dora Aynsley (1883Normacott – 1901c+StoneRural)
c)Hilda B Aynsley 1885Blyth Bridge – 1901c+DerbysOckbrook)

Herbert (1851-1931) m2. 1891c Edith 1851-?Malkin
(1859StaffsMeddeshall – 1901c+StoneRural)

5)Caroline Dresden Aynsley (1852 – 1854)
6)Harold Walker Aynsley (1854 – 1854)
7)Louisa/Louie Aynsley (1854Dresden – 1934) m (1881c-91c) Dr James
GRANT ( – pre1891c)

8)James Aynsley 1866-?

9)John Gerrard Aynsley 1855- 1924 m.1855Aug17
m.Annie/Daisy Walker 1857-1901

1)Fanny Aynsley (1878 – 1878)
2)Ethel Beatrice Aynsley (1879Florence – 1901c+TheMere) m ( ) Alfred
Bailey Jones
3)Gerrard Aynsley (1880Longton/Dresden
– 1959) “Buckleys” in Tribal Pages.
4)Dorothy Aynsley ( – infant)
5)John/Jack Aynsley (1883Dresden – 1920) m (1916) Daisy Poole had
Mary Aynsley ( – ) m ( ) Rowley
6)Harold Aynsley (1884 – 1885)
7)Gladys Eliza Aynsley (1887Dresden – 1891c+TheMere)
8)Wilfred Leslie Aynsley (1879Dresden -1891c+TheMere)
9)Ronald Aynsley (18 – WW1)
10)Kenneth Ronald Aynsley (1897 – 1976)
governing director Aynsleys 1924-1942+ m (1922) Daisy Aynsley nee
Poole

John Ronald Aynsley ( – 1955)
m
John Michael Aynsley ( – ) m

John Leonard ? Aynsley 1863
Joseph 1864

John Aynsley Remarried in ? to Mary Ellen
(1826-1897) In 1891 they were resident at Portland House, Blythe Bridge.
The building has since been demolished and the extensive grounds were
used for the new school Aynsley Special School.

 

John remarried Fanny Meakin in 1898 the
1901 census records only John & Fanny were resident at Portland
House.

Herbert Aynsley (b.1851-) ? had
Julia (b.1882-?)
Dora (1883-?)
Hilda (1885-?)
This family were resident at Beech House in 1901

Henry Aynsley (b.1858-?) m. Mary J. had
Douglas H (b.1882-?)
John (1889-?)
Harry M (1892-?)
This family were resident at Beaconsfield House in 1901

Herbert & Henry established with the help of John Aynsley (II)
their own pottery manufacture at Commerce Works. H. Aynsley &
Co est. 1873*-1961?

(*1961 Pottery Gazette publishes a conficting date 1869 as date of
establishment, maybe this was the referbishment date)

 

 

John Gerrard Aynsley Also
took over Sampson Bridgwood & Sons from 1890

John Gerrard Aynsley (I) 1855
– 1924 & Annie (1855-) had:

1) Gerrard Aynsley (1880 -1959)
had no children, took over Sampson Bridgwood & Sons from 1924
until 1964 (Now called Churchill China) while his brother Kenneth
in 1924 took over Aynsley China Portland works.

2) Kenneth Aynsley (1894-1975)

Kenneth Aynsley took over
Portland Works in 1924 until 1959

3) John (1883 – 1921 died pneumonia aged 37
4) Ronald (died in 1914-18 war)
5) Wilfred (L?)(Herbert?) (1889 – 1900?)
6) Ethel B (1880 -)

Kenneth 1894-1975)
2 daughters

John Ronald Aynsley 1920 – 1955 Kenneth nephew died aged 35

J Michael Gillow Son in law to Kenneth Aynsley (1959) Managing Director

John Michael Aynsley (1961) last employed at Aynsley China as export
sales manager

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