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revised by Helen L. Phillips

Copeland, William Taylor (1797–1868), pottery manufacturer, was born on 24 March 1797 at Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, the son of William Copeland (1765–1826), partner of the potter Josiah Spode II, and his wife, Mary (d. 1837), née Fowler. He was brought up in the family home in ...


Sir Henry Doulton (1820–1897) by Vandyk private collection / National Portrait Gallery, London


Doulton, Sir Henry (1820–1897), pottery manufacturer, was born on 25 July 1820 at Vauxhall Walk, London, the second of the eight children of John Doulton (1793–1873), pottery manufacturer, and his wife, Jane Duneau, a widow from Bridgnorth in Shropshire. His father had become a partner in the ...


Maling, Christopher Thompson (1824–1901), pottery manufacturer, was probably born in Newcastle upon Tyne, the second son of Robert Maling (1781–1863), pottery manufacturer, and his wife, Eleanor, daughter of William Potts, a Sunderland shipbuilder. The Malings were a family with Huguenot roots. They had secured their wealth by marriage into the ...


Minton, Herbert (1793–1858), pottery manufacturer, was born on 4 February 1793 in Stoke-on-Trent, the second son of ten children of Thomas Minton (1765–1836), engraver and pottery manufacturer, and Sarah, née Webb (1772–1856). Thomas Minton was born at Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury, and on leaving school became an apprentice engraver at the ...