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J. Twigg (Maker)

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TwiggIn 1809 Joseph Twigg purchased property in Newhill, in Yorkshire part of which he turned into a pottery. His sons appeared to have joined him in the business when in 1827 the Bramelds made an unsuccessful charge against them of embezzlement and theft of pottery and pottery making materials.

In 1839 the three Twigg brothers, Joseph jun., John, and Benjamin, took the lease of the Kilnhurst Pottery leaving their father to continuing working the Newhill Pottery until his death in 1842, when Joseph Jun. returned to run the family pottery.  On his death in 1862 the Twigg family’s connection with Kilnhurts ended.

Meanwhile back at the Kilnhurst Pottery, Benjamin ran the factory until his death in in 1853 and was succeeded by John. John Died in 1877 and was succeeded by his son Daniel.  At the 1881 census Daniel Twigg stated that employed 73 workers, 42 male and 31 female.  By 1883 he was in financial difficulties and his company was liquidated in May 1883. 

The Twigg pottery products included a range of earthenware and stoneware with a wide variety of printed designs on tableware and on children’s ceramics.  For objects made by Twigg in this exhibit click here