PRIESTLEY, Joseph William (b. 1842) Science and Art Department. Queen's Medal 1856. National Medal for Success in Art, bronze medal, engraved around the rim "JOSEPH W. PRIESTLEY. HALIFAX. Stage 2B. 1859." 55mm. Eimer 1511. EF. In its original leather covered case (worn, missing one case hook), embossed with the Queens cypher, and "Science and Art Department"
Possibly Joseph William Priestley born in 1842 in Rochdale, Lancashire, who is found in the 1861 census in Halifax, Yorkshire, with his sisters and brother supporting his widowed mother Jane Priestley (born c 1807), working as a wool sorter.