Biography of Charles Darwin 1809-1882

Paternal Family Tree: Darwin

On 18 Apr 1796 [his father] Robert Darwin (age 29) and [his mother] Susannah Wedgwood (age 31) were married. She brought £25,000 which she had inherited from her father [his grandfather] Josiah Wedgwood who had died the previous year. They has six children.

On 12 Feb 1809 Charles Darwin was born to Robert Darwin (age 42) and Susannah Wedgwood (age 44).

On 15 Jul 1817 [his mother] Susannah Wedgwood (age 52) died.

On 24 Jan 1839 Charles Darwin (age 29) was elected Fellow of the Royal Society.

On 29 Jan 1839 Charles Darwin (age 29) and Emma Wedgwood (age 30) were married. They were first cousins.

On 13 Nov 1848 [his father] Robert Darwin (age 82) died.

In 1859 Charles Darwin (age 49) published "On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life".

1868. Julia Margaret Cameron nee Pattle (age 52). Photograph of Charles Darwin (age 58).

1881. John Collier (age 30). (Copy of) Portrait of Charles Darwin (age 71).

On 19 Apr 1882 Charles Darwin (age 73) died.

On 02 Oct 1896 [his former wife] Emma Wedgwood (age 88) died.

Ancestors of Charles Darwin 1809-1882

Great x 1 Grandfather: Robert Darwin of Elston

GrandFather: Erasmus Darwin

Great x 1 Grandmother: Elizabeth Hill

Father: Robert Darwin

Great x 1 Grandfather: Charles Howard of Lichfield

GrandMother: Mary aka Polly Howard

Charles Darwin

GrandFather: Josiah Wedgwood

Mother: Susannah Wedgwood