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Joseph Clifford


  • Born: Cir 1783, Sawley, Derbys 250,253,254
  • Marriage: Joseph Clifford
  • Died: Q2/1882, Shardlow Registration District at age 99 255

bullet  Death Notes:

"My grandmother lived to be ninety-nine-and-a-half years old and when she was between eighty and ninety she walked four or five miles to hear me preach" - Dr John Clifford, quoted in "The Life of John Clifford" by Sir James Marchant (Page 7)

This would indicate a birth year of about 1782-3. The various census entries however, indicate various birth years. In 1881 she is recorded as age 96 (b cir 1784-5), in 1851 as 68 (cir 1782-3), in 1841 between 50 and 54 (cir 1786-1791).

Note : She has not been found on the 1871census and a possible entry in the 1861 census has not been confirmed.

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Occupation: lace worker, at the time of the census in March 1851. 256 She was then by then widowed and living with two adult children, a grandson and two lodgers at Church Street, Sawley, Derbyshire.

Mary married Joseph Clifford, son of James Clifford and Ann Pym. (Joseph Clifford was born circa 1787 in Derbys 250, baptised on 12 Jan 1787 in Sawley & Long Eaton, Derbyshire 251 and died before Mar 1851.)