Joseph Crosland (c.1807-1862)
Joseph Crosland was a printer, bookbinder and stationer of Upper Bridge, Holmfirth.
He married Sarah Harrop on 27 April 1828 at Ashton-under-Lyne.
The 1851 Census recorded him as a "bookseller, printer and stamp distributor" of Upper Bridge, Holmfirth.
He also published a memorial sheet headed "The Flood came, and took them all away [...] In memory of the following unfortunate individuals, who perished by the lamentable occurrence which took place about one o’clock on Thursday morning, the fifth of February, 1852, by the bursting of the Bilberry reservoir, situate about three miles above Holmfirth" which contained a list of the victims' names.
He died on 28 July 1862 aged 55 and was buried at St. John's, Upperthong, on 31 July.