John Davenport (industrialist)

John Davenport (29 September 1765 – 12 December 1848[1]) was an English industrial potter, founder of the Davenport Pottery firm in The Potteries, and Conservative MP for the Stoke Division from 1832 to 1841.[2][3]

He was also Deputy Lieutenant for Staffordshire.

He resided at Westwood Hall. A portrait of Davenport by an unknown artist is held by the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.[4]

He married Diana Ward in 1795 and by her had two daughters and three sons.


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
New constituency Member of Parliament for Stoke-upon-Trent
1832 1841
With: Josiah Wedgwood II to 1835
Richard Edensor Heathcote 1835–36
George Anson 1836–37
William Taylor Copeland from 1837
Succeeded by
William Taylor Copeland
John Lewis Ricardo

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