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Samuel Moore                                       1775-1844
Samuel was born about 1775, the son of Samuel Moore and Elizabeth ?, at Houghton le Street, County Durham. Around 1805 Samuel, and Peter Austin took over a pottery business in partnership, changing it's name to the Wear Pottery, and operating under the name of S. Moore & Co. This title remained throughout the history of the pottery, despite changing ownerships. Both Moore and Austin had trained at Newbottle under Robert Fairbairns, and Austin had married Moore's sister, Jane. Neither stayed in the business for long, and by 1831 Moore's son, Charles was managing the firm. Nevertheless, one will note that in the 1841 census, Samuel Moore lists himself as Earthenware Manufacturer. By 1826, Austin had established himself in a shipbuilding firm, later known as Austin and Pickersgill.
The pottery trade grew steadily, and a branch, known as the Bridge or "Jericho" Pottery was opened in 1844 for the production of brown ware. By 1847, Charles Moore had been joined in partnership by his nephew George Story Moore, who, on his uncle's death became sole proprietor, and operated the business until 1861, when, like the shipbuilding firm, the pottery business failed, and fell into the hands of a Sunderland solicitor, R. T. Wilkinson.
Determined  to   restore   it's   fortune,   he  appointed Ralph
Seddon from Staffordshire as a manager, and on his advice the works were largely rebuilt and equipped with modern machinery. From 1866 to 1872 the pottery was said to be the largest on Wearside, employing 180 hands, and enjoying a good home and export trade, chiefly to Denmark and Germany.
In 1874 Sedden left to set up his own business - the St Bede's Pottery on Richmond Street, Monkwearmouth. After 1875, the Wear Pottery was leased, with the Jericho branch, to Messrs. Glaholm, Robson, and Lyall, who were plumbers and ironfounders, Lyall being the active partner. They placed it under the management of John Patterson, probably of the family which operated the Sherriff Hill Pottery, Gateshead. The firm then concentrated chiefly on making dinner sets of various patterns, abandoning what it considered the old fashioned transfer-printed pink lustreware. The venture proved not to be a success, and the pottery closed down in 1882, being sold to Robert Thompson, shipbuilder, whose premises it adjoined, for £4,000 for four acres of land, buildings, and machinery. It was totally demolished by 1883, as Robert Thompson took all of the North Sands into his shipyard.
Sarah Elliot                                            1774-
Sarah was born about 1776, in County Durham.
I have identified the following children.
  Charles Born 6 Oct 1799   Houghton le Spring  
William Born 7 Nov 1802   Bishopwearmouth Married Ann Rea
Elizabeth Born 11 Mar 1813   Monkwearmouth Married George Wilkin Hall
Sarah Born 7 Jul 1815   Monkwearmouth Married William Joseph Hall

Birth of Parents
Samuel Moore b: abt 1775  c: 27 Feb 1776       Houghton le Spring, County Durham
son of Samuel Moore and Elizabeth ?

Sarah Elliot b: abt 1774         County Durham

11 Dec 1798
Samuel Moore
Sarah Elliot
Houghton le Spring, County Durham

Charles Moore b: 6 Oct 1799  c: 17 Nov 1799             Houghton le Spring, County Durham
son of Samuel Moore and Sarah Elliot
William Moore b: 7 Nov 1802  c: 7 Aug 1803             Bishopwearmouth, County Durham
son of Samuel Moore and Sarah Elliot
Elizabeth Moore b: 11 Mar 1813  c: 29 Sep 1813             St Peter, Monkwearmouth, County Durham
daughter of Samuel Moore and Sarah Elliot
Sarah Moore b: 7 Jul 1815  c: 9 Nov 1824             St Peter, Monkwearmouth, County Durham
daughter of Samuel Moore and Sarah Elliot

1841 Census HO107-299
7 June 1841 Monkwearmouth, County Durham
High Street     Born in this County?    
Samuel Moore
Plus 1 Servant
Age 65
Age 66
Age 10
Earthen Ware Mfg. Yes
  abt 1775
abt 1774
7 Jul 1815

Samuel Moore Died 1844,   Age 69,       1844 4Q Sunderland 24 166

Sarah (Elliot) Moore No Data