Laurence Wedgwood

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Laurence Wedgwood (1844 – 5 May 1913) was a director of the Wedgwood pottery firm.[1]

Wedgwood was the youngest son of Francis Wedgwood and his wife, Frances Mosley. Wedgwood helped incorporate Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd. in 1895.[2] Elder brothers Godfrey and Clement were also in the business. He was the great-grandson of the potter Josiah Wedgwood. He married Emma Elizabeth Houseman in 18 April 1871 and they had six children:

  • Kennard Laurence Wedgwood (1873-1949), partner in Wedgwood & sons.
  • Mary Frances "Molly" Wedgwood (1874-1969)
  • Gilbert Henry Wedgwood (1876-1963)
  • Clement John Wedgwood (1877-1954)
  • Geoffrey Walter Wedgwood (1879-1897)
  • Unnamed daughter (born and died 22 October 1882)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obituaries: Mr. Lawrence Wedgwood (sic). The Times, Wednesday, May 07, 1913; pg. 11; Issue 40205; col C .
  2. ^ "Lives of the Wedgwoods: The fourth generation". The Wedgwood Museum. Retrieved 2010-02-28.