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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:

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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