Joseph’s father, Thomas, was obviously working on the estate of Croome Park, Croome D’Abitot at the time he married Joyce Aspee in 1784 as the banns for his marriage were published in the Parish Church of Croome D’Abitot yet he was married at Kempsey. However he may have left the estate to marry as his first child, William was born at Kempsey. His second child Thomas was baptised at Pirton and research has shown he was renting property on the Coventry Estate at this time. He then moved to Croome D’Abitot where his remaining children were baptised.
Joseph married Elizabeth Drinkwater at Croome D’Abitot on 22nd November 1819. Elizabeth was baptised on 23 October 1796 at Welland the daughter of Henery Drinkwater and Elizabeth Cheese. Henery had been baptised at Welland on 30th August 1752 the son of Henery Drinkwater and Margaret Jordon. Henery married Elizabeth Cheese, who was baptised on 30th April 1764 at Winchenford Worcestershire the daughter of James Cheese and Mary, on 3rd April 1777 at St Mary’ Great Malvern. The Census of 1841 and 1851 show him resident at High Green and employed as an Agricultural labourer, which must have been on the estate as he was living in tythe accommodation
Joseph and Elizabeth had nine children, and Elizabeth died at Croome D’Abitot and was buried on 10th January 1867. Joseph was buried at Croome D’Abitot on 22nd November 1868. A search of the churchyard has failed to locate these graves.