Francis Hamilton Wedgwood

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Francis Hamilton "Frank" Wedgwood JP DL (9 October 1867 - 29 October 1930) JP and High Sheriff was a partner in the Wedgwood pottery firm.[1][2][3]

Wedgwood was the eldest son of Clement Wedgwood and Emily Catherine Rendel, daughter of the engineer James Meadows Rendel. He was the great-great-grandson of the potter Josiah Wedgwood. His younger brothers were Sir Ralph Wedgwood and Josiah Wedgwood, 1st Baron Wedgwood.

Wedgwood was educated at Clifton College and Trinity College, Cambridge.[3]

He married Katherine Gwendoline Pigott, daughter of the Rev. Edmund Vincent Pigott, of Doddershall Park, on 11 September 1902 in Trentham and they had three children:

  • Frances Dorothea Joy Wedgwood (1903-1996)
  • Cecily Stella Wedgwood (1905–1995), artist for Wedgwood[4]
  • Clement Tom Wedgwood (1907–1960)

During the Boer War he served as a Captain with the 4th Bn North Staffordshire Regiment. During the First World War he also served as a recruiting officer.

He became managing director of Wedgwood in 1916 when his uncle Cecil Wedgwood was killed at the Battle of the Somme. He was also a director of the LMS Railway. He was High Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1929. He died suddenly in 1930 in Euston, London and was buried at Barlaston; his nephew Josiah Wedgwood V became the managing director of Wedgwood.


  1. ^ Obituaries - Mr. F. H. Wedgwood - The Times, Saturday, Nov 01, 1930; pg. 17; Issue 45659; col E
  2. ^ "Francis Hamilton Wedgwood (Frank) (1867-1930)". The fifth generation. Wedgwood Museum. 
  3. ^ a b "Wedgwood, Francis Hamilton (WGWT886FH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ "Cecily Stella Wedgwood (1905-95)". Wedgwood people. Wedgwood Museum.