Josiah II Wedgwood

1769–1843

Master-potter. Partner in the Wedgwood pottery works at Etruria, Staffordshire, 1795–1841. Resident at Maer Hall, Staffordshire. Whig MP for Stoke-on-Trent, 1832–4. Emma Darwin’s father.

Sources: Burke’s peerage 1980, Emma Darwin (1915), Freeman 1978. (See the bibliography for full references to sources)