Susannah 'Sukey' Wedgwood (1765-1817)

Known as 'Sukey', Susannah was the eldest child of Josiah and Sarah Wedgwood. She was spirited, intelligent and popular, and was particular close to her father. Educated in the 'Etruscan School' held at Etruria Hall, and at boarding school, in 1796 she married Robert Waring Darwin, third son of Josiah's close friend (and family doctor) Erasmus Darwin. The family home was in Shrewsbury. Amongst her children can be numbered the great naturalist, Charles Darwin.


Susannah Wedgwood, © Wedgwood Museum

Susannah Wedgwood
© Wedgwood Museum