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Parents of Joseph Priest

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Heather Report 15 Feb 2013 09:07

I am looking for the parents of Joseph Priest born 1811 in Charlesworth, Glossop,Derbyshire. I have found a birth record on 'family' which said they were John & Mary(The surname was spellt Preist) . I believe they came from Yorkshire but there are many John Priest's marrying Mary's that I'm stuck.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 15 Feb 2013 09:19

For ref.

parentJohn Preist, Mary

nameJoseph Preist
baptism/christening date04 Jan 1812
birth date25 Oct 1811
death date
name note
father's nameJohn Preist
father's birthplace
father's age
mother's nameMary
mother's birthplace
mother's age
indexing project (batch) numberC06672-3
system originEngland-ODM
source film number0590682 (RG4 703)

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 15 Feb 2013 09:20

West Yorkshire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1910
about Joseph Preist
Name: Joseph Preist
Birth Date: 10 Feb 1814
Parish: Holmfirth, Holy Trinity
Baptism Date: 4 Apr 1814
Father's Name: John Preist ****
Mother's Name: Mary Preist *****

It actually reads

Joseph to John and Mary Preist Scarfold born the Feb'y 10th Bap'd April 4th 1814


Heather Report 15 Feb 2013 09:41

In all of the census Joseph Priest said he was born in Derbyshire around 1811. He lived in yorkshire in 1841,then Hyde, cheshire 1851, I think Derbyshire in 1861 and then settled in Marple Cheshire.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 15 Feb 2013 09:50


You must know something else please.

Who did he marry?

What was his occupation.

What census have you found him on?

Mike *

Mike * Report 15 Feb 2013 10:01

Is this the right Joseph ?


Joseph Priest -
Age: 40
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1811
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Anne Priest
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: Charlesworth, Derbyshire, England

Civil parish: Hyde
Ecclesiastical parish: St Thomas
County/Island: Cheshire
Country: England

Joseph Priest 40 - Nail maker
wife Anne Priest 48 - Hyde Cheshire
step daughter Martha Turner 20

Thomas Roby 46
Edmund Hardley 21
Esther Lees 33
Elisabeth Cheetham 21
Emma Evans 17


Heather Report 15 Feb 2013 10:38

Yes Mike this is him, he is a nail maker and can be found married? to Emma evans in 1861 in Derbyshire and then in Marple cheshire after that.
There is a Joseph Priest in Yorkshire with a Harriet Priest in the 1841 census


Heather Report 15 Feb 2013 10:57

Joseph and Emma had 10 children, 2 born in Hyde cheshire, 1 in Glossop Derbyshire , 2 in Penistone Yorkshire and theothers were Marple Cheshire so they moved arround a lot but i don't know why.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 15 Feb 2013 12:02

I see the last two children were names John and Mary so that could be a clue. It is usually the first born son named after the fathers father. But not is this case??

You have to remember that not a lot of people kept birthdays in these early years and a lot of them put their baptism year as the year of birth or about them. A nailer would go where the best pay was in his area. They were paid by the amount of rods they used and the quality of their work.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 15 Feb 2013 12:08

I see from the 1851 census that Joseph was a Master Nailmaker employing 2 men so it was his own business.


Heather Report 15 Feb 2013 12:13

I found birth records for all the children except the oldest son Joseph Priest having seached other census' I now beleive he was registered as Joseph Henry Evans as his parents were not married.


Heather Report 15 Feb 2013 12:15

Thank you for pointing that out, I hadn't noticed that.

Mike *

Mike * Report 15 Feb 2013 12:43

PM received ....

Yes this is him, I have found no record of him marrying Anne and you will notice there is a lodger called Emma Evans. He is found living with an Emma Priest in Derbyshire in 1861 and then they are in Marple Cheshire after that. There son James was my great grand farther so I got his birth certificate and found his mother was Emma Evans. No record of joseph marrying Emma. There is a Joseph Priest with a Harriet Priest in Yorkshire 1841 census i think this may be him also


The lodger Emma Evans is aged 17 and Joseph is 40.
Do you think it likely that they are your gt grandfather's parents ?


Heather Report 15 Feb 2013 12:51

Yes, Emma Evans name is on the birth certificate and her birth year on the census' ranges from 1831 - 1834 and his from 1811 - 1814


Heather Report 15 Feb 2013 13:00

I have found death records for Joseph Priest in 1887 age 77 and Emma Priest 1884 age 51 He was burried in Marple after dying in the workhouse. They lived in Marple Cheshire so I think this is correct.


Heather Report 15 Feb 2013 13:03

Emma also was burried in Marple, I found the information on ''