Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 149,655 pages of information and 235,472 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Hensleigh Wedgwood

From Graces Guide

1803-1891

1803 Born Gunville, Dorset, son of Josiah Wedgwood, potter

Educated at Rugby; attended Cambridge; he was last in the class lists for the classical tripos, giving rise to the expression "wooden wedge" (equivalent to the "wooden spoon")

Read for the bar but never practiced

1832 Married Frances Mackintosh; they had 6 children.

1837 Resigned as magistrate for Lambeth because of what he saw as the incompatibility of the oath with the New Testament

Was one of the original members of the Philological Society, with particular interest in the origin of language

1891 Died in Gower Street, London


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Sources of Information

  • Dictionary of National Biography