How did Charles Darwins mother die and who was she?
Charles Robert Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England on 12 February 1809 at his family’s home, the Mount. He was the fifth of six children of wealthy society doctor and financier Robert Darwin, and Susannah Darwin (nee Wedgwood). He was the grandson of Erasmus Darwin on his father’s side, and of Josiah Wedgwood on his mother’s side. His siblings were: Marianne Darwin (1798-1858), married Henry Parker (1788–1858) in 1824. Caroline Sarah Darwin (1800-1888) married her cousin Josiah Wedgwood III Susan Elizabeth Darwin (1803-1866) Erasmus Alvey Darwin (1804-1881) Emily Catherine Darwin (1810-1866) Susannah’s father was Josiah Wedgwood, creator of fine china and pottery. She died in July 1817, at the age of 52. The site http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/darwin/y… has a picture of her. One family tree listing shows her nickname as “Sukey”