The Adams family had potteries in Staffordshire as early as 1650.
At that date two brothers, William and Thomas
had separate ventures in Burslem. Others included :
1) William Adams 1745-1805, of Greengate, Tunstall.
2) William Adams 1748-1831, of Brickhouse, Burslem and later Cobridge Hall, Cobridge.
3) William Adams 1772-1829, of Stoke-on-Trent.
4) William Adams 1798-1865, of Greenfield.