Joseph Richard Stone was the fourth child of James Stone & Mary Ann Sutton born at Gun Lane & christened July 10th, 1853 at Christ Church, West Bromwich.
In 1861 the family were living in Parker St, Bradford, Manchester, Lancs & Joseph had 3 brothers.
By 1871 the family had returned to Staffordshire & were living in the High St, Tunstall, Wolstanton. Joseph & his brother James were all iron workers like their father. Joseph now had 3 sisters, Esther (8), Rachael (4) & Catherine (3).
Joseph married Ann Lynch in Jan-March 1873 at Sneyd Holy Trinity, Burslem, Staffs. Ann was born Jan-March 1852 at Burslem, the daughter of Mary Ann Abbotts & John Lynch, a nail maker. In 1871 Ann was living with her parents at Bag St, Burslem & working as a potter transferer.
In 1881 Joseph & Ann were living at 19 Auckland St, Pendleton, Salford & Joseph was an iron puddler. They had 5 children by this time – James (8), Mary Ann (6), Timothy (4), Joseph (2) & John David (1 month).
By 1891 they had moved to 16 Egerton St, Pendleton & Joseph was now described as an iron worker. They now had 8 children at home – James, an iron worker, Mary A, a cotton winder, Timothy, a cotton tender, Joseph R, John D, Rebecca (7), all at school, Annie (3) & Emma (2).
Son James married Ruth Briggs on June 5th, 1897 at St George, Charlestown, Salford. On August 21st of that year James & Ruth were witnesses at the marriage of his sister Mary Ann to Henry Collins, a calico stiffener in the bleach works, at the same church. James & Ruth had a daughter Rhoda in 1898; however sadly James died, aged 26, in 1899. Widowed Ruth remarried in 1900, her second husband being James William Clough, a publican.
Joseph & Ann were still living at Egerton St in 1901 & Joseph was now a stoker at refuse des.....? Still at home were Timothy, a cloth dyer, Joseph, a labourer at the dye works, John D, a cloth dyer, Rebecca, a cotton winder at Colton Hill, Annie, a cotton weaver’s helper, Emma & Florence (9).
Joseph died in April-June 1905, aged 52, his death being registered at Salford.
Son John David married Sarah Ellen Shaw in July-September 1907 at Salford, & in 1911 they were living at Chorley, Lancs with their 1 year old daughter Hilda. John was a packer in the bleach factory & sadly he died 3 years later, aged 33, in Chorley.
Daughter Annie married Thomas Reid, a railway servant born in Belfast, Ireland, in Oct-December 1909 at Salford.
In 1911 widowed Ann & 4 of her children were living at 23 Harwood St, Pendleton. Son Timothy was an out of work dyer, & the 3 daughters Rebecca, Emma & Florence (Florrie) were all cotton winders. It was noted on the census that Ann & Joseph had had 11 children, 9 of whom were still alive.
The 1939 register shows daughter Annie & husband Thomas Reid & their family living at 16 Brunel St, Salford & Thomas was a railway stableman. In 1939 daughters Rebecca & Florence living together at 14 Ashton St, Salford. Rebecca was a cotton hank winder & Florence was a cotton drawer off. Daughter Emma was working as a cook in 1939 for Thomas Heyworth & family, a solicitor. She was living at The Grange, Knutsford Rd, MacclesfieldDaughters Emma & Florence were to remain spinsters, Emma outliving Florence as she was granted probate of Florence’s estate in 1959.
The children of Joseph Richard Stone & Ann Lynch were:
st.18.104.22.168 James Stone born Jan-March 1873 at Burslem, Staffs; died April-June 1899 at Preston, Lancs
st.22.214.171.124 Mary Ann Stone born Jan-March 1875 at Pendleton, Lancs
st.126.96.36.199 Timothy Stone born January 10th, 1877 at Gladstone St, Pendleton & christened February 22nd at Enys St Primitive Methodist Church, Whit Lane, Pendleton, Lancs
st.188.8.131.52 Joseph Richard Stone born April-June 1879 at Pendleton, Lancs
st.184.108.40.206 John David Stone born at 19 Auckland St, Pendleton & christened March 31st, 1881 at at Enys St Primitive Methodist Church, Whit Lane, Pendleton, Lancs; died July-September 1914 at Chorley, Lancs
st.220.127.116.11 Rebecca Stone born June 22nd, 1883 at 18 Rhyle St, Pendleton, & christened July 26th, 1883 at Enys St Primitive Methodist Church, Whit Lane, Pendleton, Lancs
st.18.104.22.168 Catherine Stone born July-September 1885 in Pendleton
st.22.214.171.124 Annie Stone born May 18th, 1887 at Pendleton, Lancs
st.126.96.36.199 Emma Stone born February 23rd, 1889 at 116 Gill St, Pendleton, & christened February 23rd, 1889 at Enys St Primitive Methodist Church, Whit Lane, Pendleton, Lancs
st.188.8.131.52 Florence Stone born December 21st, 1891 at Pendleton, Lancs; died September 3rd, 1959 at Hope Hospital, Salford
st.184.108.40.206 Gertrude Stone born December 21st, 1891 at Pendleton; died April-June 1892 at Pendleton