Josiah Wedgwood, of Etruria

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Josiah Wedgwood, of Etruria

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
Death: January 3, 1795 (64)
Etruria, Staffordshire
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Wedgewood, III and Mary Stringer-Wedgwood
Husband of Sarah Wedgwood
Father of Susannah Sukey Darwin; John Wedgwood; Josiah Wedgwood II; Thomas Wedgewood; Catherine Wedgwood and 2 others
Brother of Ann Wedgwood; Mary Wedgwood; Thomas Wedgwood; Samuel Wedgwood; Margaret Wedgwood and 5 others

Occupation: Master Potter
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About Josiah Wedgwood, of Etruria

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, <> [accessed 6 January 2011]

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Josiah Wedgwood, of Etruria's Timeline

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