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Joseph Chaffey (1823-1898) 

Joseph was born at Burton, near Wool, in 1823 and baptised at Winfrith Newburgh on 14 September 1823. He was the son of labourer Richard Chaffey (1788-1874) and his wife Sarah Chaffey nee Hardy

Joseph married Elizabeth Miller (1822-1902) at West Lulworth on 13 October 1847 in the old church on Main Road.

Joseph and Elizabeth had three children:

  • John Chaffey (1848-1936)see below
  • Louisa Jane Chaffey (1855-1954)born at Worbarrow near Tyneham and baptised at West Lulworth – married Frederick William Hyde (1858-1914) at West Lulworth on 2 January 1890 – by 1920 had returned to West Lulworth and was living at Bricklesey Cottage – Louisa was 98 when she died
  • Henry Joseph Chaffey (1858-1943)see below

John Chaffey (1848-1936)

John was born at West Lulworth and baptised there on 30 June 1848.

John married Emily Gill White.

John’s trade was fisherman, but in 1901 he was a farm carrier and in the 1911 census was a coal merchant.

John and Emily had five children:

  • Walter Henry Chaffey (1883-1961)married Mary Jane Major (1884-1916) and had three daughters Ethel, Florence & Lilian – sadly Mary died just nine days after Lilian’s birth – Walter married Minnie Bolt (1887-1965) in 1919he was a verger and churchwarden of Holy Trinity for 25 years and a member of the choir for 71 years
  • Frederick John Chaffey (1885-1959)married Mabel Lucy Taunton (1892-1969) in 1927 – had one daughter – in 1939 they were living at 1 Sunnyside and Fred was a postman
  • Louisa Emily Chaffey (1888-1982) married Sidney Holt
  • Lilian Annie Chaffey (1890-1983) – married
  • William Joseph Chaffey (1895-1976)married Annie Eliza Roberts (1894-1969) – had one daughter Beryl Ursula Chaffey (1926-2004)

Henry Joseph Chaffey (1858-1943)

Henry was born at West Lulworth on 8 February 1858 

On February 12th 1943, at the Post-office, West Lulworth, Henry Joseph Chaffey (“Uncle”), passed peacefully away after a brief illness, aged 85 years.


William Joseph Chaffey


Sidney Harry Chaffey

Sidney served as a wireless operator in the Royal Engineers and saw action in France during WW1.

Sidney Henry Chaffey. Photo courtesy of Sam Chaffey.

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