Dr. Robert Darwin, FRS

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Dr. Robert Waring Darwin, FRS

Russian: Роберт Уоринг Darwin, FRS
Birthplace: Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK
Death: November 13, 1848 (82)
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Place of Burial: Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Erasmus Darwin and Mary Darwin (Howard)
Husband of Susannah Sukey Darwin
Father of Marianne Darwin; Caroline Sarah Darwin; Susan Elizabeth Darwin; Erasmus Alvey Darwin; Charles Darwin and 1 other
Brother of Charles Darwin; Erasmus Darwin; Elizabeth Darwin and William Alvey Alvey Darwin
Half brother of Susanna Parker; Mary Parker; Edward Darwin; Frances Ann Violetta Galton; Sir Francis Sacheverell Darwin, Knt. of Breadsall Priory and 4 others

Occupation: Physician
Managed by: Private User
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About Dr. Robert Darwin, FRS

Robert Waring Darwin FRS was an English medical doctor, who today is best known as the father of the naturalist Charles Darwin. He was a member of the influential Darwin-Wedgwood family.


On 18 April 1796 he married Susannah Wedgwood, daughter of the pottery manufacturer Josiah Wedgwood, at St Marylebone, Middlesex (now part of London), and they had six children:

  • Marianne Darwin (1798–1858), married Henry Parker (1788–1858) in 1824.
  • Caroline Sarah Darwin (1800–1888) married her cousin Josiah Wedgwood III
  • Susan Elizabeth Darwin (1803–1866)
  • Erasmus Alvey Darwin (1804–1881)
  • Charles Robert Darwin (1809–1882)
  • Emily Catherine Darwin (1810–1866)
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Dr. Robert Darwin, FRS's Timeline

May 30, 1766
Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK
Age 31
Age 33
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Age 36
Age 37
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, United Kingdom
February 12, 1809
Age 42
Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK
Age 43
November 13, 1848
Age 82
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Shropshire, England, United Kingdom