John Henry Elliott
Mineral Water and Ginger Beer Bottler
- Location: 6 Beaufort Street, Stapleton Road, Bristol.
John H. Elliott senior, born around 1835 appears in
Bristol in the 1861 census as a lemonade manufacturer at 10 Slope's
lane, St. Philip & Jacob, Bristol. John married Elizabeth Ann
Hicks at Holy Trinity, Bristol on 19 December 1858. In the census John
gave his birthplace variously as Cambridgeshire, Kent, Edinburgh, Scotland and
son of the same name was born 1859 and followed his
father as a bottler in the same business. By 1871 the
family were at 12 New Bread Street, St. Philips. In 1881 John
senior is an aerated water bottler at 15 Lath Street, St. Paul's,
by then his son was a labourer in the aerated water factory.
In 1885 a John Henry Elliott
acquired an off-licence at North View Terrace from a William
Tragedy struck in 1889 when John the son met with a horrific
It was reported in the Western Daily
Press Saturday 19 January 1889 p.6.:
"Death from burns: At the (BRI), Mr.
Wasbough held an inquest on the body of John H. Elliott, aged
29, who resided with his parents at Mor(e)ton Street.
Elliott said her son was a bottler at the Ginger Beer Works. On
the 30th October he was seized with a fit and fell on the fire.
He was taken to the infirmary and died on Wednesday last. Sarah
Lodge said she went into the deceased's house on the day in
question. There was an empty chair in front of the fire, and the
deceased was lying with his head under the grate and his
shoulders were touching the bars. He was not sensible. Witness
lifted him up and sent him to the infirmary. He was burnt very
house-surgeon, said the deceased died from blood poisoning
caused by severe burns. A verdict was accordingly returned."
In 1891 a John H. Elliott senior (born
Scotland?) is a ginger beer bottler at 1 Moreton Street (off
Wellington Road), St. James & St. Paul's.
By 1911 John H.
Elliott senior is an out of work bottler at 169 Easton Road.
1901 he is a
bottler in mineral water works living at 20 Alma Street which is
very close to the Beaufort Street address.
My guess is that
the Beaufort Street address on the flagon was the factory and most
of the above addresses were residential.
|Half Gallon Straight Sided Flagon
|Front Printed: 89 / J.
H. ELLIOTT / 6 BEAUFORT STREET / STAPLETON ROAD / BRISTOL
Potter: Price J1 Bristol.