Sunday, 26 April 2009

Genealogy Discussion List: Roll Call 2009

The Wedgwood Family Genealogy Discussion Forum has been quite active over the last few months. I asked members who could spare a moment to re-post their research interests to the list and have reproduced links to responses received so far - now accessible to all in the list archives:

John Wedgwood Pound (Me) - United Kingdom

John Wedgwood Cotton - USA

Margaret Surles - USA

Philip Richards - United Kingdom

David Wedgwood Brown - United Kingdom

David Wedgwood - Australia

Mary Temple - Australia

Allison Hutton – Australia

Andrew Lovatt – United Kingdom


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Wendy Jean Pound (1945-1993)

It was my aunt, Wendy Pound, who first got me interested in Family History. Tragically we lost Wendy to cancer in 1993. My late grandmother raised a lot for Breakthrough Breast Cancer in her memory, and I would like to raise some more. If any one who has found these pages useful over the years would like to make a donation, you can be sure it will be put to good use by this most worthwhile charity.


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Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Wedgwoods of Worcestershire

Submitted to the Wedgwood Mailing list:

Dear Louise,

Thanks for getting in touch - I am copying this to the Wedgwood
Mailing List (if you want to join go to: I
was intrigued by your query, not least because I live in
Worcestershire and know many of the places noted in this family

According to Wedgwood Pedigrees your branch is one the "strays" - a
branch with a conjectural unproven link with the main Staffordshire
"Trunk" of the tree. Wedgwood Pedigrees includes it in the
"Migration via Warwickshire"chapter - there are some high profile
fifteenth century migrants from Staffordshire to Warwickshire on to
whom many a stray branch as hitherto been pinned. Independent
migration from Staffordshire to the neighbouring (and very fine!)
county of Worcestershire is perhaps just as likely.

Philip Richards' work on updating and correcting earlier published
works has the Worcestershire Pedigree starting in the seventeenth
century. Perhaps one day it will be possible to pin down where this
branch links into the Staffordshire line, in the meantime a "Family
Report" produced using Philip's GEDCOM file can be accessed here:

Monday, 6 April 2009

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Wednesday, 1 April 2009

"Wedgwood legacy is under threat"

Letter to the Financial Times Published online : April 1 2009 03:00 Last updated: April 1 2009 03:00

From Mr Josiah Francis Wedgwood.

Sir, KPS Capital Partners' plan to transfer the production of Wedgwood
china to factories in Indonesia threatens to destroy the tradition and
branding of a 250-year-old company, as well as an English Midlands
community ("Waterford's new owner to accelerate shift overseas", March
27). Even as an economic matter, it will work only if the craft skills
are available abroad among poorly paid workers, and if American
consumers are willing to accept deluxe English china that is marked
"Made in Indonesia".

The use of a "Wedgwood – England" trademark may disguise the new
source of production for sales in the UK and Europe. But for sales in
the US, source of origin is more stringently regulated, and each plate
will have to admit on its verso that it was "Made in Indonesia". The
first Josiah never travelled to Asia, and neither will his company's

Josiah Francis Wedgwood,
Potomac, MD, US

Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2009

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