Farmer Joe — another side to Livesey

Moor House at Holme Slack, Preston, the home of Joseph Livesey.
Moor House at Holme Slack, Preston, the home of Joseph Livesey.
Joseph Livesey

Temperance campaigner Joseph Livesey is variously described as cheese merchant, printer, publisher and newspaper proprietor, but I have not found a single reference in the literature to his time as a farmer. Yet, for some 20 years his home was a farm at Holme Slack. At the 1841 census he was listed as ‘Cheese Factor, Printer & Farmer’ and in the 1851 Mannex Directory for Preston [1] he is listed as a gentleman living at Holme Slack. So, a fuller description of Livesey’s occupations would include gentleman farmer.

See: Joseph Livesey — gentleman farmer

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