i.] ANTECEDENTS. 63 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.