Joseph Leaning

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Born in 1837 at Barton on Humber, Joseph Leaning (known as "Lean") was the son of William Leaning an agricultural labourer from Barton and Mary from Thornton Curtis. He lived on the High St, on Beck Hill and later on Pasture Rd.

Joseph became an agricultural labourer like his father but after his first wife, Mary Ann died he also had a grocer's shop, with his sister Alice, on High St. He married his second wife, Ann Moment from Habrough in 1876, after which he became a blacksmith's labourer and ultimately a labourer for Barton Urban District Council.

It is not known how he came into contact with Percy Grainger, but he was phonographed at Brigg in 1906 and 1908.

He celebrated his Golden Wedding in 1926 and died the following year.


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