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  he is listed as a gentleman living at Holme Slack. So, a fuller description of Livesey’s occupations would include gentleman farmer.
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