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Josiah Wedgwood

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Birthplace: Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
Death: Died in Etruria, Staffordshire
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Son of Thomas Wedgewood, III and Mary Stringer-Wedgwood
Husband of Sarah (Sally) Wedgwood
Father of Susannah Sukey Darwin; John Wedgewood II; Josiah Wedgwood II; Thomas Wedgewood; Catherine Wedgwood and 2 others
Brother of Thomas Wedgwood; Ann Wedgwood; Margaret Wedgwood; John Wedgwood; Catherine Wedgwood and 6 others

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About Josiah Wedgwood

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"...Josiah Wedgwood (12 July 1730 – 3 January 1795) was an English potter, credited with the industrialization of the manufacture of pottery. A prominent abolitionist, Wedgwood is remembered for his "Am I Not A Man And A Brother?" anti-slavery medallion. He was a member of the Darwin-Wedgwood family. He was the grandfather of Charles Darwin and Emma Darwin...

...Born in Burslem, Staffordshire, England, the twelfth and last child of Thomas Wedgwood and Mary Wedgwood (née Stringer; d. 1766), Josiah was raised within a family of English Dissenters...

...Wedgwood married Sarah Wedgwood (1734–1815), his third cousin, in January 1764. They had seven children..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Josiah Wedgwood', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 2 January 2011, 05:58 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Josiah_Wedgwood&oldid=405449372> [accessed 6 January 2011]

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Josiah Wedgwood's Timeline

1730
July 12, 1730
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
1764
January 25, 1764
Age 33
Astbury, Cheshire
1765
January 3, 1765
Age 34
1766
1766
Age 35
1769
April 3, 1769
Age 38
Stoke, Staffordshire
1771
1771
Age 40
Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
1774
November 30, 1774
Age 44
Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
1776
September 25, 1776
Age 46
Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
1778
August 18, 1778
Age 48
Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
1795
January 3, 1795
Age 64
Etruria, Staffordshire