Josiah Wedgwood I
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Josiah Wedgwood I (1730 - 1795)

Josiah Wedgwood I
Born in Burslem, Staffordshire, Englandmap
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Husband of — married 25 Jan 1764 in Astbury, Cheshire, Englandmap
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Died in Etruria, Staffordshire, Englandmap
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English potter, founder of the Wedgwood company, 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. Josiah was born in 1730. He is the son of Thomas Wedgwood and Mary Stringer. He passed away in 1795. [1]

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Baptism: 12 JUL 1730. St John's Church, Burslem, Staffordshire.

Fellow of the Royal Society.

Occupation: Master potter.


  1. Entered by Janice Hardin

  • Marriage record, Astbury, Cheshire (25 January 1764 Josiah Wedgwood married Sarah Wedgwood)

Josiah Wedgwood England Births and Christenings Name Josiah Wedgwood Gender Male Christening Date 12 Jul 1730 Christening Date (Original) 12 JUL 1730 Christening Place BURSLEM,STAFFORD,ENGLAND Father's Name Thomas Wedgwood Mother's Name Mary

Citing this Record "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2014, Josiah Wedgwood, 12 Jul 1730); citing BURSLEM,STAFFORD,ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 0096876-78.

  • Source S1558872273
Repository: #R1548831249


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My Goodall ancestors were in Madeley,Staffs,about 1850 and we are connected to Wedgwoods. Does anyone know the connection?

Anthony Richard Goodall whose grandfather Joseph Wilkinson Goodall emigrated from UK to NZ in 1860.

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Josiah is 20 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 12 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 13 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.