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Joseph Warden (c1788-1856) of Joseph Warden and Sons
c1788 Born the son of Joseph Warden, a Victualler
1812 April 28th. Married in Birmingham to Ann Maria Marston
1814 Birth of daughter Evelina Warden (1814–1895) who later married John Shepherd Cook Wynn
1816 Birth of son Joseph Warden, Junior (1816-1886)
1818 Birth of son James Warden (1818–)
1820 Birth of son Edwin Warden (1820–1861)
1822 Birth of son Henry Warden (1822–1897)
1823 Birth of son Thomas Warden (1823–1891)
1824 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between the undersigned, Joseph Warden and the late William Marston, both of Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, Dealers in Iron, is dissolved. All debts due to and owing from the Partnership will be received and paid by the said Joseph Warden, by whom the trade will in future be carried on, on his own account: As witness our hands the 11th day of December 1824. Joseph Warden. Ann Marston, John Podmore, Saml. Smith, Executrix and Executors of the said William Marston'
1825 Birth of daughter Mary Hubbard Warden (1825–1897)
1827 Birth of son Charles Warden (1827–1912)
1829 Mention of Joseph Warden, Iron Dealer, Bristol Street.
1830 Birth of son George Warden (1830–1863)
1832 Birth of daughter Hellen Warden (1832–1910)
1838 'JOSEPH WARDEN, Iron, Steel, and Tin Plate-dealer having purchased the above Business (MESSRS. R. L. SEARCH and Co. (late Holmes and Search), Heavy Ironmongers), begs to solicit a continuance of that patronage so liberally bestowed upon his predecessors; also returns his sincere thanks to his Friends and the Public for the numerous favours conferred upon him in the other branches of his business, and assures them it will be his constant aim to combine the greatest care with the strictest punctuality in executing all orders with which he may be favoured. Edgbaston-street and St, Martin's-lane.Birmingham.' 
1841 Living at Bristol Street, Birmingham St. Martin; Joseph Warden (age c.50), Iron merchant. With Anne Warden (age c.50); Edwin Warden (age c.20), Builder; Thomas Warden (age c.15); Mary Warden (age c.15); Charles Warden (age c.14); George Warden (age c.11); and Hellen Warden (age c.8).
1842 Death of Ann Maria, age 51, the wife of Joseph Warden, Iron Merchant.
1843 October 10th. Married at Birmingham to Sophia daughter of Benjamin Hubbard, Victualler. Joseph is the son of Joseph warden, Victualler.
1845 Marriage of James Warden, third son of Joseph Warden, iron Master, to Mary Hannah daughter of the late John Peate.
1848 Marriage of Henry Warden of Tunbridge Wells, son of Joseph Warden of Edgbaston to Arabella Eliza daughter of Richard Turner of Penshurst.
1850 Charles Warden the son of Joseph Warden, Iron Merchant of Edgbaston, has been admitted to the Royal College of Surgeons.
1851 Living at Wellington Road, Edgbaston: Joseph Warden (age 62 born Birmingham), Iron Master. With his wife Sophia Warden (age 57 born Uttoxeter) and their daughter Ellen Warden (age 18 born Birmingham). Three servants.
1856 January. Died. Age 68.