- Born 1807 at Manchester
- Baptism 2 October 1807 at Collegiate Church (Manchester Cathedral).
- Married 9 September 1927 Sarah Cope at St Mary’s Church Manchester.
- Died 1872 at Ashton CHECK
Joseph Lindley was born in Manchester*in 1807. He was the father of William, born 1829 and Alfred born 1843. William’s occupation is given as architect on his wedding certificate, but as a portrait artist by 1861. Alfred also trained as an architect and remained as assistant until his death. About 1850 the family moved from Cheetham Hill to Ashton-under-Lyne where Joseph established a practice as architect and surveyor, a practice which would continue into the twentieth century.
* The entry in the 1871 census, when he was living with his son Alfred, states his place of birth as Wakefield