Joseph’s parents were Richard & Elizabeth. He was baptized on the 14th of July 1728 in Hinstock.

Joseph married Ann Steel on the 22nd of September 1757 in Ann’s village church located at Drayton in Hales (7 kilometers from Hinstock). Joseph was registered as being a Wheelwright by profession.

Together they had 7 children

Thomas Lockley 4th (b. 1767), Joseph (b. 1769), Elizabeth (b. 1771), William (b. 1774), John (b. 1775), Richard (b. 1776) & Mary (b. 1780)