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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. 17/1/1821 – father 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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