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Joseph Wall [w.9.2]

Joseph Wall was the second child of Joseph Wall & Sarah Timmins born Oct-December 1847 at Rowley Regis, Staffs.

In 1851 Joseph was living at home at Tividale, Rowley Regis with his parents, brother & sister.

Joseph was still at home in 1861 but the family were now living at Chapel St, Rowley Regis.

Joseph married Ellen Hadley at St Giles, Rowley Regis in Jan-March 1870. Ellen was the daughter of Richard & Mary Ann Hadley christened May 18th, 1851 at St Martin, Worcester. The Hadley family had been living at Chapel St at the time of the 1861 census & were therefore neighbours of Joseph & his family.

By 1871 Joseph & Ellen were living at 19 Trows ? Square, Wednesbury & Joseph was a puddler. They had a 9 month old son, Joseph. Living at 20 Trows ? Square were Joseph’s parents & brothers & sister.

At the time of the 1881 census Joseph & Ellen were living at 9 Lea Brook Rd, Tipton with Joseph’s widowed father. Joseph was still a puddler & he & Ellen had 3 children - Joseph (11), Thomas (8) & William (2). It appears that William died later that year.

By 1891 Joseph (44), now an iron worker, & Ellen (Helen on census) were living at 26 Dudley St, Wednesbury with their son William (9). Joseph’s father (now married to Ellen’s mother Mary) was living nearby at 72 Dudley St.

In 1901 Joseph, registered as married, had moved to 8 Philip St, Warrington, Lancs where he was working as a labourer in the iron works. He was living with his son Joseph, aged 30, now married to Hannah Elizabeth Robinson (known as Anna on census), & their children. Joseph’s son William (19) had also moved to Lancashire & was living with them, working as a puddler. According to a relative of Joseph Wall, Ellen had ‘gone off with a military man to Ireland’, reputedly about 1890.

Joseph, now widowed, was still living with his son Joseph & wife Hannah Elizabeth at 39 Forster St, Warrington in 1911.  Both were iron workers at the forge, as was William, (Joseph junior’s brother) who was still living with them.  Also recorded on the census was Joseph & Hannah’s son, John Joseph (18), who was a galvanizer at the wireworks. 

Joseph died in 1924.

The children of Joseph Wall & Ellen Hadley were:

w.9.2.1 Joseph Wall born Jan-March 1870 at Wednesbury, died 1934
w.9.2.2 Thomas Wall born 1873 at Wednesbury
w.9.2.3 William Wall born Oct-December 1879 at Tipton, died July-September 1881 at Tipton

w.9.2.4 William Wall born Oct-December 1881 at Tipton, died 1966


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