NameRichard Dewsberry
Birth14 Mar 1841, Burslem STS
Death24 May 1906, Llanelly Pottery
BurialLlanelli CMN Box Cemetery
OccupationLlanelly Pottery, Owner manager
FatherThomas Chapman Dewsberry (1819-1892)
MotherSarah Guest (1823-1897)
Spouses
Birth14 Aug 1841, Stoke Upon Trent STS
Death28 Aug 1923, Llanelli CMN
BurialLlanelli CMN Box Cemetery
FatherRobert Gilmore (1811-1881)
MotherAnn Birch (1818-1889)
Marriage28 Mar 1864, Burslem STS Bethel Chapel
ChildrenJessie (1865-1866)
 Maud (1867-?)
 Mary (1869-)
 Thomas G (1871-1953)
 Robert (1874-1926)
 Anne Florence (1877-)
 Ethel Alice (1880-?)
Notes for Richard Dewsberry
Richard Dewsberry was the Dewsberry in Guest and Dewsberry who re-opened the Llanelly Pottery in 1877. He had come to Llanelli to help his uncle David Guest revive the business which had been closed for two years due to the financial problems of its previous owners Coombs and Holland. He became a leading member of the Liberal Club, Park Church and the Llanelli Mechanics Institute (later the Public Library) and was described in his obituary as “one of our most respected townsmen” who "took a deep interest in educational matters". He suffered for many years from heart trouble before he collapsed and died at work in 1906.
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