Joseph Chippendale was born in the Boston Spa area in about 1849 to Joseph and Mary Chippendale. The 1851 Census shows that Joseph was living in Clifford cum Boston with his widowed mother who was 44 years old and working as a char woman. Also in the household were his five older siblings, a “nurse child” aged 11 months (that is someone else’s child being looked after) and two visitors.
In 1861 the census shows the family living on Main Street in Clifford cum Boston – the household consists of Mary, John (an ostler), William (shoe maker), Agnes Ann (dress maker), Mary and Joseph (both scholars) plus a lodger.
The family had moved to 74 St James Street near Leeds Infirmary by the time of the 1871 Census. mary was aged 63 and housekeeper, daughter Mary was a domestic servant, Joseph was now aged 24 and was a bootmaker employing 1 man, and they had Mary’s grandson John who was a 10 year old scholar.
Joseph married Hannah Kitchen on 21 April 1875 at St George’s Church, they were both 27 years old and Joseph was recorded as working as a Boot Maker living at 74 St James Street, his father is recorded as having been a cabinet maker. Hannah had been living at Osborne Terrace and her father, William, was a stone mason.
The couple had the following children (Henrietta looks to have been born out of wedlock!):
- Henrietta (1872- )
- Maude Mary (1877-1953)
- Joseph Vincent (1880-1913)
- Lilian (1885- )
The 1881 Census shows that the family were still at 74 St James’ Street and Joseph working as a Shoe Maker.
1891, the family are still at 74 St James’ Street, Joseph a boot maker, Henrietta (Hetty) was a telephone operator, the younger three children all at school, plus the family had two lodgers.
The 1901 Census is a bit more difficult to read but the family are still at no.74 which is described as a “Home & Shop”. Joseph and Hannah are recorded as 51 years old, Joseph is a Boot and Shoe Maker. Joseph, the son, is working as some sort of clerk in an insurance office and Henrietta and Lilian are both working with telphones in some way.
The 1911 Census shows Joseph (63 Bootmaker), Hannah (63), Henrietta (40 Telephone SUpervisor, GPO) and Lilian (25 Supervisor National Telephone Co) living at 24 Methley Drive in Chapel Allerton.
Joseph died on 8th April 1919 aged 71 and was buried in St Matthew’s churchyard on 11th April. He had been still living at 24 Methley Drive.
In Loving Memory of
DIED APRIL 8TH 1919
IN HIS 72ND YEAR
ALSO HANNAH CHIPPENDALE
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED JULY 14TH 1927
IN HER 81ST YEAR