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b. 1831 Wilncote, Warwickshire. d. 1904 Baddesley Ensor, Warwickshire.

 

DATE OF AM ACTION: 02/05/1882 Baddesley, Warwickshire.

 

Joseph Chetwynd was born in Winecote in 1831 but his parents moved back to Baddesley when he was still a child. He was a distant cousin of Charles Chetwynd, above. The Chetwynds are one of the oldest and largest families in baddesley Ensor. The earliest entry in the Baddesley Parish registers is 1764 and they all married and had large families.. In 1857 he married Patience Chetwynd and she was also a distant cousin. They had eight children. Patience died in 1875 at the early age of 39 leaving Joseph to bring up the younger children. He was a coal miner all his life and returned to work at Baddesley pit after it re-opened. However as he got older he found he was no longer able to work down the pit and became dependent on his children. He went to live with one of his daughters and they didn’t get on very well. Joseph became depressed as we would call it today and sadly in 1904 he took his own life.

 

AM CITATION:

 

THE Queen has been graciously pleased to confer "The Albert Medal" on the following

persons, for conspicuous gallantry displayed on the occasion of the Fire and Explosion at the Baddesley Colliery in May last:— " The Albert Medal of the First Class." Mr. Reuben Smallman, Mining Engineer. Mr. Arthur Henry Stokes, Inspector of Mines. Charles Day, Collier.

Charles Chetwynd, Collier.  The Albert Medal of the Second Class." Mr. Samuel Spruce, Mining Engineer. Mr. Frederick Samuel Marsh, Certified Colliery Manager. Mr. Thomas Harry Mottram, Certified Colliery Manager. William Morris, Collier. William Pickering, Collier. Joseph Chetwynd, Collier.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: UNKNOWN.

LOCATION OF MEDAL: PRIVATELY HELD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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