Hello Joseph, If you haven't got your Joseph's birth certificate, you may want to search the GRO. The easiest????? way to trace details of English/Welsh B M & D is by using the General Register Office indexes. Here is some general information on English/Welsh Registration.
Most large libraries, County Record Offices, Family History Centres operated by the Church of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), and research offices operated by some local Family History Societies in England have indexes to the Registrars returns on microfiche/film. Also LDS (Mormon) FHC's and many Library Facilities in other countries including America & Canada. You can then find out what parish he was baptised and take it from there. Harry.