The Search for Joseph Howard's Parents.
Thomas Howard & Ann Puddephatt?
I believe, but cannot yet prove, that Thomas Howard & Ann Puddephatt were Joseph's parents.
They married 22 July 1808.
They lived in what is now Leverstock Green, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire.
They had a child, John Howard b. 25 January 1809; he married Elizabeth Deacon 20 September 1830.
One of the witnesses at John & Elizabeth's marriage was Thomas Pryer - who was also a witness at the marriage of Joseph Howard & Sophia Hall.
An Ann Puddephatt was present at the death of Joseph & Sophia's child, Goodwin Spire, who died in infancy.
This may have been Thomas's wife, who may have therefore been Joseph's grandmother.