Joseph Oxley (1821-1866)

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Joseph Oxley was a tailor and cab proprietor.


He married Sarah Heywood (or Hayward) in 1841 and they had four known children:

Huddersfield Chronicle (25/Mar/1854)

At the time of Ann and Benjamin's baptisms in the 1840s, Joseph gave his occupation as a tailor of West Parade. However, he soon became a cab proprietor, likely with his stables being situated in Oxley's Yard on Westgate. Newspaper advertisements describe his business being located at the "bottom of West Parade, near the Railway Bridge."

He was the owner of the Old Hat beerhouse on West Parade and tried several times to obtain a full licence before being successful at the Brewster Sessions of 1855.

Sarah Oxley died in either 1857 or 1858.

By 1861, he was a widower residing on South Street, Huddersfield, with his son Benjamin.

Joseph Oxley died on 3 February 1866, aged 45, from a "rupture of a blood-vessel".[5]

Benjamin Oxley then expanded his father's business, eventually establishing Ben Oxley & Sons Ltd.

Notes and References

  1. Born 23 September 1838 and baptised on 14 October 1838 at Huddersfield Parish Church. Worked as a cab driver (1871 Census).
  2. Born 23 July 1841 and baptised on 13 November 1842 at Huddersfield Parish Church. Probably married Joseph Wrigglesworth Sykes on 12 January 1859 at St. John the Baptist, Kirkheaton. If so, she died 27 April 1892.
  3. Born 26 December 1844 and baptised on 23 February 1845 at Huddersfield Parish Church. Died February 1847 and buried 21 February at Holy Trinity Church, Highfields.
  4. Born 1 January 1847 and baptised on 23 May 1847 at Huddersfield Parish Church.
  5. Leeds Times (10/Feb/1866).