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Elijah Mayer - Staffordshire potter
« on: Friday 15 August 14 16:41 BST (UK) »
HI everyone.  Elijah Mayer (1714 - 1790) was my 5Xgrandfather.  I've seen reference in some chats to a family tomb or vault.  Does anyone know if this is correct and if so, where it is?

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Re: Elijah Mayer - Staffordshire potter
« Reply #1 on: Friday 15 August 14 17:36 BST (UK) »
Hi,
Welcome to RootsChat.
I think that there is a good possibility that your answer lies at St John, Hanley, Staffordshire.
http://www.thepotteries.org/church/hanley/st_john.htm
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Re: Elijah Mayer - Staffordshire potter
« Reply #2 on: Friday 15 August 14 17:45 BST (UK) »
Many thanks. I'll take a look on-line.

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Re: Elijah Mayer - Staffordshire potter
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 17 August 14 08:18 BST (UK) »
Do you when he died / was buried?  There may be something in the parish register, or an obituary?

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Re: Elijah Mayer - Staffordshire potter
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 09:35 BST (UK) »
Hello,
how interesting that you are a descendant of Elijah Mayer...
For my part, I am currently researching the Elijah Mayer pottery, as part of the collection of English black basalts here has several pieces signed "E.Mayer"... and came across your post here on Roots Chat.
Did you find any useful information from St. John's Church in Hanley?
Attached is a jpeg of a rough draft "family tree", created using dates obtained from various sources, as listed.
The information about the Mayer pottery business comes from Grant's book published in 1911 and Diana Edwards "Black Basalts" published by the ACC in 1994.

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Re: Elijah Mayer - Staffordshire potter
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 09:39 BST (UK) »
And a photo of one of the black basalt pieces signed E.Mayer is attached here.
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Re: Elijah Mayer - Staffordshire potter
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 12:48 BST (UK) »
Welcome to Rotschat  Black Basalts.

Hopefully the original poster DMJ99 has the same email address and will be notified of your reply,

I must say that is a beautiful tea pot.

Trish :)
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Re: Elijah Mayer - Staffordshire potter
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 13:10 BST (UK) »
Hi Trish, thank you! 
Yes I hope he gets on touch, after his post 4 years ago...
Another E.Mayer piece in the attached, a coffee pot with exceptional engine-turning.
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Re: Elijah Mayer - Staffordshire potter
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 07 May 19 13:21 BST (UK) »
An image of a tall pitcher, 7⅞ in height, from the collection here.
Unmarked, suggesting it was possibly "bought in" from Mayer's factory by Wedgwood and retailed through Wedgwood & Byerley... there are Invoices dating between 1788 - 1806 that evidence sales of Mayer pieces to Wedgwood. Mayer was also buying raw materials from Wedgwood during that period.
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Tim