Hello again Ann, Thanks for your note on 6 Dec. I have a lot of information on the people you mention in the Adams family. Sarah who married William Adams was the only daughter ofWilliam Wheildon of Ipstones and Kingsley. She was baptised at Ipstones on 20 April 1702. William was her second husband and she his second wife. Her first husband was Samuel Braddock. They married at St. Edward's at Cheddleton. They had 2 boys and 2 girls (I have details if you want them) William Adams was first married Dorothy, elder daughter of Francis Meare, Esquire, of Norton Green Hall and his wife Dorothy (nee Repton). Dortothy died on 5 June 1735 - William married Sarah only a month or so later on the 15 July 1735 (do you suspect something was going on beforehand?).
Are you aware that Bonny Prince Charlie reputedly stayed the night with William and Sarah on his way back to Scotland after his defeat at Derby? There was a teapot made by John Adams in Stoke museum which was reputedly used at breakfast.
I am not sure exactly where your interest lies or how keen you are on your research. If your interest is with the Adams family I suggest you may like to try and get a copy of "The History of the Adams Family of North Staffordshire" by Percy Adams published in 1915. It is quite rare but I've seen a copy for sale in America recently on the Internet for only about 70 dollars. My copy, which is a very good one, cost me almost £200 sterling. If you are interested I think I noted the website for the bookseller in my "favorites".
Back to my interests - I think it is possible that my g.g.g. grandfather, Mathew may have been the illegitimate son of Edward the batchelor son of William. In the parish records the father is given as Edward Adams but no mothers name is mentioned. At mathews marriage to Mary Chatterley (another pottery family name) a witness was John Hulme (as you know another pottery family). From 1817 at least Mathew and his son also Mathew were potters in Swinton, Yorkshire. In the Bains (Trade) Directory for that area in 1822 there is a pottery run by a John Hulme. I wonder whether this could be the same John Hulme.
In my research to try and tie John Hulme up with the Joseph Hulme who married Elizabeth Adams (Edward's aunt - William's sister) I have got back to a Ralph Hulme born about 1255 - so if your interest is in the Hulme family you may be interested in this.