Tile manufacturer, geologist, botanist, and antiquarian. Partner with his younger brother Arthur in the encaustic tile company Maw & Co. of Brosley, Shropshire. Established a well-known garden at his residence at Benthall Hall, Shropshire; an expert on crocuses. Wrote on the geology of western England and North Wales. Travelled to Morocco and Algeria with Joseph Dalton Hooker in 1871 and independently in 1873, writing on the geology of these countries.
Sources: Benthall 1980R. Desmond 1994 Gardeners’ Chronicle 12 February 1881, pp. 205–6, 208, 209Sarjeant 1980–96. (See the bibliography for full references to sources)