I'm currently researching Joseph & Joel Dyke from the North of England.
Joseph Dyke I suspect Joseph would have been born around 1770 (though this is a guestimate) in somewhere such as Stafford, Shropshire or Cumbria. He married Elizabeth Faulkner in 1793 at St Peter's Church in Wolverhampton. They had two children; Joseph Dyke and Elizabeth Dyke.
Onto their son Joseph. He changed his name later in life to Joel, hence Joseph/Joel in the title of this post.
Joseph/Joel was born in Feb 1798 in Ellesmere, Shropshire and Baptised on March 3 1798 in Tettenhall, Stafford. He married Mary Campbell (daughter of Owen Campbell and Hannah Davies) on 18 Feb 1828 at St Nicholas' Church, Liverpool. Together they had 9 children (all born around Toxteth Park, West Derby, Liverpool): Joseph, John, Edward, Hannah Maria, Samuel, Benjamin, Owen, Emma Jane and Mary.
The children were all christened with the surname Dykes and not Dyke.
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