Gerrard Aynsley


AYNSLEY, Gerrard (1880-1959), pottery manufacturer, Longton

See also record for Aynsley Pottery and John Aynsley (Grandfather)

Gerrard Aynsley, son of John Gerrard Aynsley and grandson of John Aynsley, was born in 1880.

He served an apprenticeship with the family firm of John Aynsley, Longton, china manufacturers, and eventually succeeded his father as managing director of Sampson Bridgwood.

He saw active service in the South African War, 1899-1902, with the 22nd Company (Cheshire) Imperial Yeomanry and he also served in the First World War. For some years he farmed in Australia. He returned to the Potteries, living at Spot Acre, near Stone, and travelled to work on horseback. He was a member of the North Staffordshire Hunt.

He died on 29 October 1959.

Sources:  Evening Sentinel 30 October 1959.