Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Era. From the title of Charles Watson-Wentworth, second Marquis of Rockingham, on whose estate such products were produced. (Source: lexico.com)
Definitions of Rockingham
Second Marquis of, Charles Watson-Wentworth.
Marquess of, title of Charles Watson-Wentworth . 1730–82, British statesman and leader of the Whig opposition, whose members were known as the Rockingham Whigs; prime minister (1765–66; 1782). He opposed the war with the American colonists
Designating earthenware, china, glaze, etc., produced on the estate of the second Marquess of Rockingham at Swinton, South Yorkshire, from 1745 to 1842, or products, especially tea services, resembling these in style. Frequently in "Rockingham ware". Also absol.: china or earthenware of this kind.
2nd Marquis of 1730–1782 Charles Watson-Wentworth English statesman
Example sentences for Rockingham
Burke, on the other hand, and the Rockingham party generally were opposed to any change in the constitutional machinery.
It survived long enough to ratify the final conclusion of the peace negotiations which the Rockingham cabinet had begun.
I refer to the coalition between the friends of the late marquis of Rockingham and the noble commoner in the blue ribbon.
The King, reluctantly and ungraciously, consented to accept Rockingham as first minister.
To this Rockingham would not consent; he wanted Pitt to take office as his ally, not as his successor.