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Josiah Wedgwood & Sons


  • [Acquired in 1986 by Waterford Glass Group, which was renamed Waterford Wedgwood plc in July / August 1989.]
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  • Variants

    • Josiah Wedgwood and Sons
    • Wedgwood & Sons
    • Wedgwood (Pottery company : 1827-2009)
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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Wedgwood (Josiah) and Sons, ltd.
  • Sources

    • found: Its Wedgwood catalogue of body glazes ... 1940?
    • found: Its Accounts 1987:t.p. (Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Limited) p.1 (registered office at Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire) p.5 (company is owned by Wedgwood Limited) p.17 (its ultimate holding company is Waterford Glass Group plc, incorporated in the Republic of Ireland)
    • found: Its Financial statements 1994:t.p. (Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Limited) p.17 (its ultimate holding company is Waterford Wedgwood plc, incorporated in the Republic of Ireland)
    • found: Wedgwood, Josiah, M.P., C.C. and Ormsbee, Thomas H. Staffordshire pottery, 1947:p.48-49 (Josiah Wedgwood, [born] 1730, master potter, set up on his own at Burslem in 1759; in 1773, Burslem works were closed and work transferred to join the rest at Etruria [near Stoke-on-Trent]) p.57-58 (style and title of the firm: "Wedgwood and Bentley" from 1768, when in partnership with Thomas Bentley until Bentley's death in 1780; "Wedgwood" from 1780 to 1790; "Wedgwood, Sons and Byerley" from 1790 when in partnership with his three sons John, Josiah and Thomas, and his sister's son Thomas Byerley; "Wedgwood, Son and Byerley" from 1793, when sons John and Thomas retired from the firm, until Byerley's death in 1810; Josiah [I] died in 1795 and firm was carried on by his son, Josiah [II]) p.82 (firm was called "Josiah Wedgwood" from 1810, then "Josiah Wedgwood & Son" from 1823 when assisted by his eldest son Josiah [III], and finally, when managed by his third son Francis from 1827, it became known as "Josiah Wedgwood & Sons")
    • found: Pottery Histories website, viewed 14 Mar. 2017(Wedgwood c.1759-1989 (2008); Josiah Wedgwood (& Sons Ltd); incorporated as a private company in 1895; became a public company in July 1940; following restructuring in 1966, the company was renamed Josiah Wedgwood Ltd, to act as a holding company for the various businesses within the Wedgwood Group; a new trading subsidiary, Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd, was formed to continue the manufacturing and trading activities of the original company)
    • found: BBC News website, viewed 14 Mar. 2017:news item posted 1 May 2009 (birth of the iconic pottery company Wedgwood exactly 250 years ago on 1 May 1759; Wedgwood merged with the well-known Irish brand Waterford Crystal in the 1980s to create Waterford Wedgwood)
    • found: Companies House Beta website, viewed 14 Mar. 2017(incorporated on 8th May 1895 as Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Limited under Company number 00044052; renamed as Josiah Wedgwood Limited on 25th March 1966, then Wedgwood Limited from 14th March 1968 (Wedgwood plc <1982>-1988); Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Limited re-registered under Company number 00613288 on 18th April 1975; in administration on 15th January 2009)
    • found: LC data base, 9/26/92(hdg.: Wedgwood (Josiah) and Sons, ltd.; usage: Josiah Wedgwood & Sons, ltd.)
  • General Notes

    • [Acquired in 1986 by Waterford Glass Group, which was renamed Waterford Wedgwood plc in July / August 1989.]
  • Change Notes

    • 1980-05-14: new
    • 2017-03-29: revised
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