Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameJohn WEDGWOOD
Birth1766
Death1844
FatherJosiah WEDGWOOD (1730-1795)
MotherSarah WEDGWOOD (1734-1815)
SpouseLouisa Jane ALLEN
Birth1771
Death1836
FatherJohn Bartlett ALLEN (1733-1803)
MotherElizabeth HENSLEIGH (1738-1790)
Children
Birth1804
Death1872
Birth1796
Death1882
Notes for John WEDGWOOD
John Wedgwood (Christened 2 April 1766 — 26 January 1844), the eldest son of the potter Josiah Wedgwood, was a partner in the Wedgwood pottery firm from 1790-1793, and again 1800-1812.

Wedgwood was educated at Warrington Academy and Edinburgh University. Wedgwood had an interest in botany and horticulture, particularly the cultivation of tropical fruit and other exotic plants. He was a founder member of the Royal Horticultural Society. Wedgwood chaired the first meeting of the society on 7 March 1804. He lived in Abergavenny, Wales, and at Kingscote, Gloucestershire.

He married Louisa Jane Allen (younger sister of his brother Josiah Wedgwood II's wife, Elizabeth "Bessie" Allen) in 1794. He died in Tenby, Pembrokeshire, in 1844, having had six children, one of whom died young:
Col. Thomas Josiah Wedgwood (1797-1860), married Anne, daughter of Admiral Sir Charles Tyler but they had no children. Fought at the Battle of Waterloo.
Charles Wedgwood (1800-c.1823)
Jessie Wedgwood (1804–1872) married her double cousin Henry Allen Wedgwood, son of Josiah Wedgwood II and Elizabeth Allen.
The Rev. Robert Wedgwood, (1806-1881) Rector of Dumbleton, Gloucestershire.
The Rev. John Allen Wedgwood (1796-1862) Rector of Maer, Staffordshire.
Sarah Elizabeth Wedgwood (1795-1857)
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