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: http://www.wedgwood.og.uk/). 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:


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