George Earnest (1773-1852)

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According to the 1850 Census, George Earnest was born in New Jersey in 1773. He died in Baltimore at his home, 9 Waterloo Row on Calvert Street in October 1852.

He was a prominent merchant of China and pottery (he had a successful pottery works). His son George Jr., who lived with him, died in 1850 with only his "male" friends invited to his funeral. Thomas Tillyard painted George Senior's portrait which is privately owned. There is also a portrait of his mother..