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Joseph Badger, Gnosall parish clerk, 1796 - 1839

Joseph Badger was the son of William and Ann Badger, and was baptised in Gnosall on 24th July 1796. On 27 April 1817 in Gnosall he and Ann Woodwis were married by the Rev. William Hickin. Joseph could sign, and she couldn’t. He worked as a shoemaker at The Hollies and the couple had children as follows: Sarah, bapt .16/5/1817 William, bapt. 21/3/1819 Joseph, bapt. 17/1/1821father now listed as Parish Clerk, the Hollies, and on all subsequent baptisms Mary, bapt. 11/8/1823 Ann, bapt. 30/1/1825 Edward, bapt. 3/9/1826 John Woodwis, bapt. 7/2/1830 Hannah, bapt. 18/11/1832 Martha, bapt. 10/5/1835 George, bapt. 25/6/1837 Joseph died in 1839, aged 42, and was buried on 21 st June at Gnosall, listed as “Parish Clerk” Then on 18 August 1839, the baptisms of Emma Bager and George Bager aged 2, at Gnosall were recorded. The parents were listed as Joseph (Cordwainer) and Anne Bager, The Hollies. (The clerk at this time spells quite randomly.) A George and Emma of the right ages were with widow Ann Badger in Gnosall on the 1841 census, along with sons Joseph (Journeyman shoemaker), and John, and daughters Hannah and Martha. In 1841 Richard Anslow held the position of Parish Clerk. He was a 30 year old shoemaker, married to Ann. Felicity Potter
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