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Wedgwood, Baron (UK, 1942)


Creation: let. pat. 21 Jan 1942


Family name: Wedgwood




Gules four Mullets in Cross and a Canton Argent


On a Ducal Coronet a Lion passant Argent


On either side a Lion rampant queue fourchée Argent supporting a Staff raguly Gules


Obstantia Discindo (I split asunder obstacles)



Josiah Clement [Wedgwood], 1st Baron Wedgwood, DSO PC DL

3rd son of Clement Francis Wedgwood, master potter, of Barlaston Lea, co. Stafford, by his wife Emily Catherine Rendel, dau. of James Meadows Rendel, of Plymouth, co. Devon


16 Mar 1872


3 Jul 1894 (div. 1919) his first cousin Hon Ethel Kate Bowen later Bowen-Wedgwood (d. 26 Nov 1952), only dau. of Charles Synge Christopher [Bowen], 1st Baron Bowen, by his wife Emily Frances Rendel, dau. of James Meadows Rendel, of Plymouth, co. Devon

children by first wife

1. Hon Francis Charles Bowen Wedgwood, later 2nd Baron Wedgwood

2. Hon Josiah Wedgwood, Chairman, Josiah Wedgwood and Sons 1930-60, Director, Bank of England 1942-46 (b. 20 Oct 1899; d. 5 May 1968), mar. 19 Jan 1919 Dorothy Mary Winser OBE (d. 13 Dec 1974), dau. of Percy James Winser, of Knutsford, co. Chester, and had issue:

1a. Dr John Wedgwood CBE, of 156 Ashley Gardens, Thirleby Road, London SW1, consultant physician (b. 28 Sep 1919; d. 19...), mar. (1) 17 Jun 1943 (div. 1971) Margaret Mason, dau. of Alfred Sidell Mason, of Thurston Lodge Flat, Bury St Edmunds, co. Suffolk, and (2) 20 May 1972 Jo Alice Tamlyn Ripsher, dau. of Harold Swan Ripsher, of Stanmore, co. Middlesex, and has issue by his first wife:

1b. Antony John Wedgwood, later 5th Baron Wedgwood

2b. Simon James Josiah Wedgwood (b. 3 Oct 1949)

3b. Nicholas Ralph Wedgwood, of 24 Camden High Street, London NW1 (b. 30 Jun 1951)

1b. Judith Margaret Susanna Wedgwood (b. 24 Aug 1946), mar. (1) 23 Jul 1966 (div. 1986) Christopher Anthony Wingfield Tracy, of Wimbledon, London SW19, son of David Quinn Wingfield Tracy, of Bickley, co. Kent, and (2) 1986 (Kevin) Dominic Hall Brennan, and has issue by both husbands

2b. Katherine Sarah Wedgwood (b. 24 Nov 1955), mar. 22 Apr 1988 Ian Reed Stanbury, of Harewood Cottage, Chicksgrove, co. Wiltshire, and has issue

2a. Prof (Ralph) Josiah Patrick Wedgwood, pediatrician (b. 25 May 1924), mar. 25 Oct 1943 Virginia Lloyd Hunt, dau. of Edward Eyre Hunt, of Washington DC, USA, and has issue

1a. Jennifer Susan Wedgwood (b. 2 Dec 1927; d. 6 Sep 1992), mar. 28 Oct 1945 Emil Wendel Lehmann , of 205 Bedens Brook Road, Skillman, New Jersey, USA, son of Emil Wilhelm Lehmann, and had issue

1. Hon Helen Bowen Wedgwood (b. 4 Jul 1895; d. 17 Jun 1981), mar. 24 Feb 1920 Michael Stewart Pease OBE (d. 27 Jul 1966), 1st son of Edward Reynolds Pease, of Limpsfield, co. Surrey, and had issue

2. Hon Rosamund Wedgwood (b. 19 Nov 1896; d. 5 Oct 1960), mar. 28 Feb 1920 Janos Bekassy, son of Istven Bekassy de Bekas, of Kis-Sennye, Rum Vas, Hungary

3. Hon Camilla Hildegarde Wedgwood, Principal, Women's College, Sydney, Australia 1935-44 (b. 25 Mar 1901; d. 17 May 1955)

4. Hon Elizabeth Julia Wedgwood (b. 1 May 1907; d. 14 Apr 1993)

5. Hon Gloria Wedgwood (b. 24 Dec 1909; d. 7 Jul 1974), mar. (1) 1 Mar 1937 (div. 1940) Paul August Oppenheim ,1st son of Louis Oppenheim, of Kassel, Germany, and (2) 15 Apr 1940 (div. 1958) Heinz Peter Michael, 1st son of Dr Otto Michael, of Leipzig, Germany, and had children by both husbands


25 Jun 1919 Florence Ethel Willett (d. 1 Jul 1969), dau. of Edward Guy Willett, of London


26 Jul 1943


21 Jan 1942 Baron Wedgwood, of Barlaston in the County of Stafford

son by first wife


Assistant Constructor, Portsmouth Dockyard 1895-96; Naval Architect, Elswick Shipyard 1896-1900; Captain, Elswick Battalion Boer War 1900-01; Resident Magistrate, Ermleo, Transvaal 1902-04; Member of Parliament (Liberal, Labour then Independent) for Newcastle-under-Lyme 1906-42; Colonel, World War I 1914-16; DSO 1915; Vice-Chairman, Labour Party 1921-24; Chancellor and Chief Civil Commissioner of the Duchy of Lancaster 1924; Privy Councillor 1924; Mayor of Newcastle-under-Lyme 1930-32; Chairman, Committee on House of Commons Records 1929-42; Deputy Lieutenant, Staffordshire


Francis Charles Bowen [Wedgwood], 2nd Baron Wedgwood


20 Jan 1898


28 May 1920 Edith May Telfer (d. 5 Feb 1977), dau. of William Telfer, of Glasgow

only child

1. Hon Hugh Everard Wedgwood, later 3rd Baron Wedgwood


22 Apr 1959

suc. by



Hugh Everard [Wedgwood], 3rd Baron Wedgwood


20 Apr 1921


20 Mar 1945 (annulled 1947) Jean Annette Heather Leake, only child of Ralph S Leake, of Bournemouth, co. Dorset


5 Oct 1949 Jane Weymouth Poulton, 2nd dau. of William James Poulton, of Kenjockety, Molo, Kenya

children by second wife

1. Hon Piers Anthony Weymouth Wedgwood, later 4th Baron Wedgwood

1. Hon Susan Margaret Wedgwood (b. 22 Sep 1950), mar. 6 Jun 1994 Hubert Ribeiro de Santana, artist and travel writer

2. Hon Sarah Jane Edith Wedgwood (b. 11 Jul 1958), mar. 4 May 1983 Paul J Bitove, of Toronto, Canada, son of James Bitove, of Toronto, Canada, and has issue


18 Apr 1970

suc. by

son by second wife


Piers Anthony Weymouth [Wedgwood], 4th Baron Wedgwood


20 Sep 1954


30 May 1985 Mary Regina Margaret Kavanagh Quinn, dau. of Judge Edward Thomas Quinn, of Philadelphia, USA

only child

1. Hon Alexandra Mary Kavanagh Wedgwood (b. 3 Oct 1987)


29 Jan 2014

suc. by

second cousin


Antony John [Wedgwood], 5th Baron Wedgwood


31 Jan 1944


18 Jul 1970 Angela Margaret Mary Page


1. Hon Josiah Thomas Antony Wedgwood (b. 20 Apr 1978)

1. Hon Elizabeth Helen Katherine Wedgwood (b. 15 Jul 1975)

2. Hon Caroline Phoebe Margaret Wedgwood (b. 7 Jul 1981)


 Last updated 11 Jun 2014




5th Baron Wedgwood, of Barlaston in the County of Stafford

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 21 Jan 1942)



Waterford Wedgwood plc, Barlaston, Staffordshire ST12 9ES



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