Emma Darwin, Down House, Downe, Greater London

Emma Darwin, Down House, Downe, Greater London
Photograph taken c1890s © Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: K970210

This is a photograph of Emma Darwin (1808-1896) from Down House. Emma was born on May 2, 1808 at Maer Hall, Staffordshire. She was youngest child of Josiah Wedgwood II (1769-1824), of the Wedgwood Pottery, and Elizabeth Allen. She was well educated and had a privileged upbringing, visiting relatives all over Europe and attending many social events. She married Charles Darwin in 1839 and they had 10 children, seven of whom survived into adulthood.

Location

Greater London Downe

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

portrait darwin people women english heritage