Mary Anne Wedgwood (1778-86)

The youngest of Josiah and Sarah's children had both mental and physical disabilities. She had been ill since birth and suffered from periodic fits which resulted in partial paralysis. Her older siblings frequently mentioned her state of health in their letters. She died when she was only seven years of age.

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Mary Anne in the Stubbs family portrait, 1780, © Wedgwood Museum

Mary Anne in the Stubbs family portrait, 1780
© Wedgwood Museum