Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

English men of science: their nature and nurture
Galton, Francis
The Wedgewoods must originally have been of 
a pure type, because the name was prevalent in 
the village where the great potter was born, and 
the bearers of it were largely inter-related, and 
followed the same craft. He himself married 
a Wedgewood, who was a third cousin, and both 
his father and grandfather were potters. (Mete- 
yard’s “Life.”) 
First generation.—Josiah Wedgewood, F.E.S., 
“ Father of British Pottery,” whose once abund¬ 
ant works now fetch fabulous prices. 
Second generation.—3 sons and 4 daughters ; 
1 son deserves notice, viz. : Thomas Wedgewood, 
who died young. His abilities were great ; he 
was an ardent experimentalist, and has some 
claim to rank as the first person who ever made 
a photograph. (See p. 7.) 
Third generation, including descendants from 
the sisters of Josiah Wedgewood, contains :—(l) 
Hensleigh Wedgewood (English Dictionary and 
“Origin of Language”); (2) Charles Darwin, 
F.E.S. (see under Darwin) ; (3) Sir Henry Hol¬ 
land, Bart., M.D., F.E.S., who died subsequently 
to my having begun this inquiry; (4) S. H.


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