Can anyone help me find any info on Rev Joseph Stopford?

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I can't find any records for him other than in Holmes A Court -

Can anyone help please?
WikiTree profile: Joseph Stopford
asked in Genealogy Help by K L G2G4 (4.2k points)

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answered by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
The above sites are the first two hits from

Am not sure they are the person in your question.

Joseph Stopford

 in the 1851 England Census

View 1851 England Census

    Name: Josep Stopford
    Age: 23
    Estimated birth year: abt 1828
    Relation: Head
    Spouse's Name: Ann Stopford
    Gender: Male
    Where born: Droylsden, Lancashire, England
    Civil Parish: Droylsden
    Ecclesiastical parish: St Mary
    County/Island: Lancashire
    Country: England

    Street address:


    Condition as to marriage:



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    Registration district: Ashton Under Lyne
    Sub-registration district: Audenshaw
    ED, institution, or vessel: 1g
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household schedule number: 121
    Piece: 2234
    Folio: 184
    Page Number: 36
    Household Members:
    Name Age
    Josep Stopford 23
    Ann Stopford 22
    Mary Jane Stopford 11 Mo


    Hi, thank you but that can't be him because his daughter, Anna, was born in 1812.  I think the Rev Joseph Stopford I am looking for would have been born in Ireland.  I note there were 2 Rev Joseph Stopfords mentioned in Griffiths Valuations:
    Hi, I don't think so.  I think he would have been born in Ireland - in Cork
    Alright I will see what else I can find

    Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925

        Name: Rev Joseph Stopford D D
        Gender: Male
        Notice Type: Death
        Residence Place: Dublin
        Death Date: 25 Mar 1833
        Death Place: Glendoen, Letterkenny
        Publication Date: 2 Apr 1833

        His daughter was born in 1812, so he probably married no later than 1812. Here's a Joseph Stopford born in Cork, Ireland whose father was also named Joseph Stopford:

        Joseph Stopford

        Ireland Births and Baptisms

        Name Joseph Stopford
        Gender Male
        Christening Date 04 Jun 1773
        Christening Place BALLYHAY,CORK,IRELAND
        Father's Name Joseph Stopford
        • No image available

        Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881

        Indexing Project (Batch) Number C70108-1
        System Origin Ireland-ODM
        GS Film number 962669

        Citing this Record

        "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 December 2014), Joseph Stopford, ; citing BALLYHAY,CORK,IRELAND, reference ; FHL microfilm 962,669.

        Yay, thank you.  Definitely him!
        I happen to know a small amount about the Stopford name in Ireland as I came across a land deed that mentioned a Stopford in 1677.  It is a protestant name and I think he was a solidier in Cromwell's army.  Not sure if you know this and it will probably be hard to connect the dots from yours to this one but you never know.  You should look at the Down Survey Project in case you haven't already found it.  You will find the Stopford to which I refer there and what land he had.  It you google the Down Survey project it will come up.
        +2 votes
        His death was recorded to be 25 March 1833 Glendoen, Letterkenny

        Belfast, Northern Ireland, The Belfast Newsletter (Birth, Marriage and Death Notices), 1738-1925

        NAME: Rev Joseph Stopford D D

        DEATH: 25 Mar 1833 - Glendoen, Letterkenny

        VITAL: 25 Mar 1833 - Glendoen, Letterkenny

        RESIDENCE: Dublin

        PUBLICATION: 2 Apr 1833
        answered by R W G2G6 Pilot (256k points)
        +1 vote
        This is extracted from:

        March 30 1833  
        On Monday, the 25th inst., at Glendoen Glebe, near Letterkenny, the REV JOSEPH STOPFORD, D.D., Ex Fellow of Trinity College, Dublin, and for many years Rector of the Parish of Conwall, county of Donegal, in the 67th year of his age
        answered by R W G2G6 Pilot (256k points)
        very confused now as if he was 67 when he died, he could not have been born in 1773 and this cannot be grandfather rev Joseph Stopford either?
        this Joseph wud have been born 1766
        But what evidence is there that the Joseph Stopford born 1773 in Cork is the Rev. Joseph Stopford DD, the subject of your question?
        no evidence.   these are 2 Joseph Stopfords but which is Ann's father and which not, I would not know.  The one wud have been 39 when she was born; the other wud have died when she was 21 so wud have been 46 when she was born so either is a possibility. i can't find her birth record but her gravestone gives her DOB as 31 March 1812

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