Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameFrancis WEDGWOOD
Birth1800
Death1888
FatherJosiah WEDGWOOD II (1769-1843)
Other spousesFrances MOSLEY
SpouseUNNAMED
Notes for Francis WEDGWOOD
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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