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Francis Wedgewood

Birthdate: (87)
Birthplace: Blandford Forum, Dorset, UK
Death: October 2, 1888 (87)
Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Josiah Wedgwood II and Elizabeth "Bessie" Wedgwood
Husband of Frances Wedgwood
Father of Godfrey Wedgewood; Amy Wedgewood; Cecily Mary Wedgwood; Clement Francis Wedgewood; Laurence Wedgewood and 1 other
Brother of Josiah Wedgewood, III; Charlotte Wedgwood; Hensleigh Wedgwood; Emma Darwin and Henry Allen Wedgwood

Managed by: Carlos F. Bunge
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About Francis Wedgewood

Francis Wedgwood (25 November 1800 — 2 October 1888) a grandson of the English potter Josiah Wedgwood.

Born in Tarrant Gunville, Dorset, Wedgwood was the son of the MP Josiah Wedgwood II. He became a partner in the Wedgwood firm in 1827 and was left in sole charge after the retirement of his father and elder brother Josiah Wedgwood III.

He married Frances Mosley on 26 April 1832 in Rolleston on Dove, and they had seven children:

   * Godfrey Wedgwood (1833–1905)
   * Amy Wedgwood (1835–1910)
   * Cicely Mary Wedgwood (1837–1917)
   * Clement Francis Wedgwood (1840–1889)
   * Laurence Wedgwood (1844–1913)
   * Constance Rose Wedgwood (1846–1903)
   * Mabel Frances Wedgwood (born and died 1852)

Economic difficulties in the 1840s led to Etruria Works and Etruria Hall being put up for sale, though only the Hall was sold.

He was joined in the business by his eldest son Godfrey, and later by his younger sons Clement and Laurence. Wedgwood retired from the business in 1876 and died in Barlaston, Staffordshire in 1888.

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Francis Wedgewood's Timeline

November 25, 1800
Blandford Forum, Dorset, UK
Age 32
Age 34
Age 36
February 25, 1840
Age 39
Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
Age 43
Age 45
October 2, 1888
Age 87
Stoke-on-Trent, UK