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Joseph Westwood (1818-1883)

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Joseph Westwood (1818-1883) of Westwood, Baillie, Campbell and Co and later Westwood, Baillie and Co

1818 Born in Tipton, Staffs[1], son of Edward Westwood, boiler maker

1839 Married in Bow to Johannah Beckford[2] (sister of Emma, who married Robert Baillie in 1839).

1851 Boiler maker, living in Bromley St Leonard, with Johanna Westwood 27, Johanna Westwood 8, Joseph Westwood 6, Emily Westwood 4, Fanny Westwood 1, Martha Westwood 7 Mo[3]

c.1856-7 Joseph Westwood was a foreman at C. J. Mare and Co. [4]

1856-7 With Robert Baillie he set up in business as shipbuilders, boilermakers and ironworkers, in partnership with James Campbell, in a new yard, London Yard, at Cubitt Town. [5]. This was Westwood, Baillie, Campbell and Co

1861 Living at Tredagar House, Bow Road, Bow: Joseph Westwood (age 42 born Tipton), Shipbuilder. With his wife Joanna Westwood (age 37 born Looe, Cornwall) and their six children; Joanna Westwood (age 17 born Bromley, Mddx.); Joseph Westwood (age 16 born Poplar); Martha Westwood (age 10 born Anglesea); Emma Westwood (age 8 born Bromley, Mddx.); Charles J. Westwood (age 7 born Poplar); Rosalie Westwood (age 4 born Bow); and James R. Westwood (age 1 month born Bow). Four servants.[6]

His memorial is located in Tower Hamlets Cemetery.[7]

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Sources of Information

  1. BMD
  2. London Parish records
  3. 1851 census
  4. [1] British History Online
  5. British History Online
  6. 1861 Census