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 William Duesbury

William Duesbury

Birth
Cannock, Cannock Chase District, Staffordshire, England
Death 30 Oct 1786 (aged 61)
Derby, Derby Unitary Authority, Derbyshire, England
Burial Derby, Derby Unitary Authority, Derbyshire, England
Memorial ID 8281 · View Source
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English Entrepreneur. Born in Staffordshire. England, he was working as an enameller in London, when moved with his father to Derby, in 1756. There he opened a successful pottery factory and produced decorate pottery on the London market. In 1775, he and partner John Heath were given a Royal Warrant my King George III appointing them China Manufacturers in Ordinary to His Majesty. This allowed them to include a crown on their porcelain mark, with the Duesbury "D" with a crown to record that they were "Derby China Manufacturers to His Majesty. His work is not only in the British Royal Palace and also many museums. He died of a heart attack at age 61 at his china factory in Derby, England.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 22 Jan 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8281
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Duesbury (7 Sep 1725–30 Oct 1786), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8281, citing Derby Cathedral, Derby, Derby Unitary Authority, Derbyshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .