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Josiah Wedgwood II

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Josiah Wedgwood II (1769-1843) was Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent. He was the son of Josiah Wedgwood and the father of Emma Wedgwood.

Jos and his brother Tom gave their friend Samuel Taylor Coleridge a life annuity of £150, with the goal of freeing Coleridge from financial worries and the need to support himself by noncreative work, so that he could pursue his literary and philosophic interests.

In 1807, Wedgwood bought Maer Hall in Staffordshire and his family lived there until his death in 1843.

Wedgwood was responsible for the Wedgwood Company’s first bone china wares.

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