My grandfather is Joseph Watkin born Barnsley 1915.My great-grandparents are Joseph Watkin born ?Pontefract 1887 and Hannah Slack.My great-great-grandparents are Joseph Watkin born c1858 and Elizabeth Guest.
I have found several people related to Hannah and Elizabeth and can trace their families back many generations.
Unfortunately, the tree branch that means the most to me is Watkin - and I can find no trace of Joseph Watkin prior to his marriage in Wombwell, Barnsley on 29/11/1885. He details his father as also being named Joseph, a maltster born in Pontefract.But I can't find either Joseph c1858 or his family on any census.
Is Joseph Watkin on your tree?Can you shed any light on this for me?