born 12th July 1865 Norton in Hales.
christened at St Mary Muckleston 6th August 1865.
died 24th August 1936 Audley.
married 1886 at St Mary Muckleston.
born 3rd July 1864 Audley.
died 7th Feb 1934 Audley.
Joseph Henry Austin was born in the small village of Norton in Hales in the summer of 1865. His father was Joseph Dunn Austin and his mother was named Hannah Radcliffe.His fathers job was stated as a nailer when he was born. Joseph Henry Austin was christened a month after his birth on August the sixth 1865 at St Mary’s church in Muckleston. He appears in the 1881 census records aged 15 living with his grandmother Mary and his aunty Anne, Joseph Henry is working as a farm labourer at this time and on the census records he is named as Hanry. By 1886 Joseph Henry had met Lavinia Stubbs from Audley, he had probably moved to Audley to get work in the then recently opened coal mines where he worked as a coal hewer. The marriage took place at St Mary’s in Muckleston in 1886. By the time his daughter Elizabeth got married in 1919 his job was stated as a carter. He was remembered having a horse and cart and maybe a trap. They lived in Audley first in Mellard Street and then at 13 Booth Street. Lottie Lee his granddaughter who supplied the photographs remembers that they had little money and when visiting for tea you had to supply your own food.
Joseph Henry appears on the 1871 census records living with his parents.
Joseph Henry appears on the 1881 census records living with his Mother.
|1891 Census records Dwelling Wereton, Audley, Staffs|
|Joseph H Austin||Head||25||Coal Miner||Norton in Hales|
|Thomas Austin||Son||3||0||Norton in Hales|
|Elizabeth M Austin||Dau||1||0||Adbaston|
|1901 Census Records Dwelling Wereton, Audley, Staffs|
|Joseph Henry Austin||Head||35||Coal Miner||Norton in Hales|
|Elizabeth M Austin||Dau||11||0||Adbaston|
|Martha E Austin||Dau||9||0||Audley|
|Leonard Austin||Son||10 m||0||Audley|
|1911 Census Records Dwelling: 15 Mellard St Wereton Audley.|
|Joseph Henry Austin||Head||45||Boot repairer||Norton in Hales, Salop|
|Lavinia Stubbs||Wife||46||0||Audley, Staffs|
|Thomas Austin||Son||23||Loader in a Coal Mine||Audley, Staffs|
|Henry Austin||Son||17||Driver pony below ground||Audley, Staffs|
|William Austin||Son||16||Blacksmith coal miner above ground||Audley, Staffs|
|Jane Austin||Daughter||12||School||Audley, Staffs|
|Leonard Austin||Son||10||School||Audley, Staffs|
|Florence Lucy Austin||Daughter||8||0||Audley, Staffs|
|Arthur Austin||Son||4||0||Audley, Staffs|
The census also reveals that the total children born was 10 and 9 are still living.
Lenard is the spelling on the census.
|Thomas Austin||born 1888 in Audley married Florence Viggars in 1918 at St James Audley.|
|Elizabeth Austin||born 19th August 1890 in Adbaston she married Samuel Gater in 1919 at St James Audley.Elizabeth died on 11th May 1964 aged 74 and is buried at St James Audley.|
|Martha Austin||born 2nd May 1892 she married Tom France then Mark Pearson in 1933 at Alsagers Bank.|
|Henry Austin||born 19th April 1894 in Audley and was killed 24th November 1916 on the Somme.|
|William Austin||born 25th February 1895 in Audley he married Margaret France in 1916 at St James church in Audley.|
|Agnes Austin||born on the 7th day of June 1896 at 25 mins past 4 O' Clock at night. Died 9th of April 1905.|
|Jane Austin||or Jinny as she was known was born 31st July 1899 in Audley. Jane lived with her brother Arthur most of her life at 13 Booth Street Audley. She died in 1953.|
|Leonard Austin||born 16th May 1900 in Audley he married Nellie Beech in 1929 at St James Audley.|
|Florence Austin||born 7th July 1902 in Audley. Florence had a child named Ivy out of wedlock - she later moved to Bristol.|
|Arthur Austin||born 23rd Nov 1906 in Audley. Died March 25th 1947 aged 40.Arthur never married and lived with his sister Jane or Jinny as she was known at 13 Booth Street. He worked as a bus conductor and had asthma which was probably a contributing factor to his early death.|