Thomas Wedgewood, III (Wedgwood) (1685 - 1739)

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Birthplace: Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Stoke-on-Trent, UK
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About Thomas Wedgewood, III (Wedgwood)

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Thomas Wedgwood III (born 11 June 1685, in Burslem died 27 June 1739, in Burslem) was an English potter and the father of Josiah Wedgwood, the famous potter. Thomas was the elder son and heir of Thomas Wedgwood II (born 29 August 1660, in Burslem buried 16 June 1716, in Burslem) and Mary Leigh (christened 19 May 1663, Burslem buried 23 February 1918 (1719) Burslem). He was master potter of the Churchyard Work, Burslem.

He married Mary Stringer (born c 1690 died 14 March 1766, in Burslem) and they had eleven children, three of whom died in infancy:

   * Anne Wedgwood (christened 30 April 1712, Burslem-buried 1 January 1782, Burslem)
   * Mary Wedgwood (13 January 1714, Burslem-buried 25 September 1716, Burslem)
   * Thomas Wedgwood IV (1716, Burslem-23 February 1773, Burslem, Master Potter of the Churchyard Words and the Overhouse, Burslem, taught his younger brother Josiah the potter's trade.
   * Samuel Wedgwood, (born 11 January 1919, Burslem and died 23 April 1719, Burslem)
   * Margaret Wedgwood (24 April 1720, Burslem-p. 1777). She had a son Thomas Byerley, who became a partner of Josiah at the Etruria Works. The actor Cary Elwes descends from Thomas Byerley.
   * John Wedgwood (1721-1767), merchant.
   * Aaron Wedgwood (1722-1767)
   * Abner Wedgwood (1724-1726)
   * Richard Wedgwood (1725-1778).
   * Catherine Wedgwood (1726-1804). Her daughter Mary Willett was the mother of Sir Henry Holland, 1st Baronet, her daughter Eliza Willett was the mother of Elizabeth Gaskell.
   * Josiah Wedgwood (1730 – 1795) the potter.
External links
   * Wedgwood Family History website
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Thomas Wedgewood, III's Timeline

1685
June 11, 1685
Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
1686
January 11, 1686
1712
1712
Age 26
1716
1716
Age 30
Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
1720
April 24, 1720
Age 34
Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
1721
1721
Age 35
Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
1726
1726
Age 40
Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent, UK
1730
July 12, 1730
Age 45
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
1739
June 27, 1739
Age 54
Stoke-on-Trent, UK
June 30, 1739
Age 54
Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom