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. 
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Baptism: 12 JUL 1730. St John's Church, Burslem, Staffordshire.
Fellow of the Royal Society.
Occupation: Master potter.
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 (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5NG-2XL : 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.
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