Joseph Player

Male Abt 1834 - 1895  (~ 61 years)


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  • Name Joseph Player 
    Born Abt 1834  St Andrew, Holborn, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 Mar 1895  Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 13 Mar 1895  Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • London Road Civic Cemetery
    Person ID I3251  NB1
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2017 

    Father William Player,   b. 12 Oct 1794, St Leonards, Shoreditch, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1879, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Morgan,   b. 25 Oct 1790, St Marylebone, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1874, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 22 Mar 1818  Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F206  Group Sheet

    Family Eliza Newsome Steane,   b. Jun 1845, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1932, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years) 
    Married 18 May 1864  Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    • West Orchard Chapel
    Children 
    +1. Joseph William Player,   b. 8 May 1865, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1956, Petersfield, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +2. Isaac Steane Player,   b. 1866, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. George Arthur Player,   b. 1867, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1870, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     4. Samuel Newsome Player,   b. 1869, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Eliza Lomax Player,   b. 1871, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     6. Percy Morgan Player,   b. 1873, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1882, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 9 years)
     7. Frances Gertrude Player,   b. 1875, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1955, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +8. Richard Morgan Player,   b. 16 Feb 1877, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1950, Tara, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     9. Alfred Septimus Player,   b. 1879, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1902, Dreisfontein, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
     10. Agnes Elizabeth Player,   b. 1881, Allesley, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1949, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     11. May Jessie Byard Player,   b. 1882, Allesley, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1949, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     12. Miriam Janet Player,   b. 1885, Allesley, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1939, Coventry, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +13. John Byard Player,   b. 5 Mar 1886, Allesley, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1925, Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
    +14. Francis Edward Player,   b. 24 Aug 1887, Allesley, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1937, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F35  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1834 - St Andrew, Holborn, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 May 1864 - Coventry, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 Mar 1895 - Coventry, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 13 Mar 1895 - Coventry, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1890c Joseph Player
    1890c Joseph Player

  • Notes 
    • 1841 England Census
      William Player, age 42, an engine turner, is living in St. AndrewHolborn, Middlesex. He is living at North Place with his wifeElizabeth, 43, William, 20, Elizabeth, 17, Ebeneezer, 12, and Joseph,9. William Jr. is also an engine turner. They are living next toHoratio Player, 45, a watchmaker and his wife Margaret, 42. Horatioand Margaret have two daughters Margaret, 11, and Jemina, 7.

      1851 England Census
      Horatio Player, 58, born in Shoreditch, Middlesex is living at 2 NorthPlace, Finsbury, Trinity, St Andrew Holborn. He is a watchmaker. Heis living with his wife Margaret, 57, born in Shoreditch. Theirdaughters Margaret, 24, and Jemina, 17, are living with them. Thedaughters are milliners and were born in St Andrew Holborn. ElizabethWillington, niece, age 30, is living with them with her childrenEmily, 2, and William, 4 months. Elizabeth is a ?? maker. Alsoliving at the same address is Joseph Player, nephew, enamel painter,age 17. Joseph was born in St Andrew Holborn.

      1861 England Census
      William Player, age 42, b. 1795 in London, watch dial painter isliving at 9 Craven Street, St. John, Coventry. He is living with hiswife Elizabeth, age 69, b. 1792 in London. Also living with them isJoseph Player, their son, unmarried, born 1834 in London, Middlesex.Joseph is a watch manufacturer. The family of Thomas and MargaretPlayer is living at 6 Craven Street.

      1871 England Census
      Joseph Player, 37, born in London, Middlesex, is living at 24 Butts inCoventry. He is a watch manufacturer employing 57 men (partially) and23 boys. He is living with his wife Eliza Newsome, 25, born inCoventry, Warwickshire. They have three children: Joseph William, 5,scholar, Issac Steane, 4, scholar, and Samuel Newsome, 1. All of thechildren were born in Coventry. Joseph’s niece, Emily Willington, 22,born in London, Middlesex, is living with them and working as agoverness.

      abt 1880
      - Moved to Allesley at this time based on birth places of children

      1881 England Census
      Joseph Player, 47, a watch manufacturer born in London, is living inAllesley, Coventry. He is living with his wife Eliza Newsome, 35,born in Coventry. The following children are living with them: JosephWilliam, 15, watch maker, Issac Steane, 14, watchmaker, Eliza Lomax,9, scholar, Percy Morgan, 7, scholar, Frances Gertrude, 5, RichardMorgan, 4, Alfred Septimus, 2, Agnes Elisabeth, 3 months. They havetwo servants living with them.

      1891 England Census
      Joseph Player, 57, watch manufacturer, born in St Andrew HolbornLondon is living in Allesley, Coventry. He is living with his wifeEliza, 45, born in Coventry. Their children are: Joseph W. 25, watchmaker; Issac S, 24; Frances G, ?, scholar, Richard M, 14, scholar,Alfred S, 12, scholar, Agnes E., 10, scholar, May J. B., 8, Miriam, 6,John D., 5, and Frances E., 3. They have three servants living withthem.

      1895
      Player Joseph of Coventry and of Allesley Warwickshire watchmanufacturer died 9 Mar 1895 at Allesley Probate Birmingham 15 May toEliza Newsome Player widow Joseph William Player watch manufacturerand George Steane architect. Effects £5072.

      Joseph Player (1834-1895)

      A first-class machinist ahead of his time. He built up his own system,embracing the duplication of parts and other methods of economicalproduction. He was the first Coventry manufacturer to get his name onthe Kew lists, and to secure a place sufficiently high in the recordof the annual trail of deck watches at Greenwich to ensure theirpurchase by the Admirality for use in the Navy. At on time Player wasteacher of theoretical horology at the Coventry Technical College.After his death the business was carried on by his eldest son JosephWilliam Player.
      Lit.: "Chronometer Makers of the World" by Tony Mercer

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] 1871 Census of England; Online Archives, Class: RG10; Piece: 3177; Folio: 123; Page: 32; GSU roll: 839246.Household: 177.

    2. [S72] England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills andAdministrations),1861-1941, Ancestry.com.

    3. [S190] Find my past, Compiler, England, National Burial Index, 1847-1981.

    4. [S365] Pallot, ?, "Pallot's Marriage Index for England: 1780 - 1837", Pallot.

    5. [S207] England, General Register Office, Marriage Certificates, Marriage record for Joseph Player and Eliza Steane, 18 May 1864.

    6. [S175] United Kingdom, The Trustees of FreeBMD, FreeBMD, The Trustees of FreeBMD, Vol 6d, Page 545.




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