Charles William (Joseph) Jousiffe 1845-1891
Died 26th February 1891 age 46 and left £29,000
Charles married Mary Fanny Bradford and they had a daughter Ethel Mary 1878-1935
Charles Jousiffe was born in Herne Bay, Kent and was very keen to become a jockey from a young age. He became apprentice to James Thirkell at Epsom. After 18months he moved North to Mr Osborne of Ashgill (his indentures were in the name of 'Joseph') While at Ashgill, South Lancashire, he looked after and rode' Rapparee' The stable had many lightweights, Chaloner and Harry Grimshaw getting most rides but Jousiffe rode 'Paddy O'Rourke for the Portugal Plate, won by Queen of Trumps in 1862 and also had a mount on 'York Minster' in Harlington's Cesarewitch. At 6st 2 he went to Belgium and returned to the UK in 1864 and then took up an offer to go to India. He went to Madras, Bengal and Calcutta, training and riding winners but after 11years Jousiffe came home in 1875. He bought a couple of horses and a small stable in Lambourn.
He won several races with 'Chancellor' and in 1877 became Private trainer to Mr Bird and Lord Kesteven and took up his quarters at Seven Barrows.
- Woodquest Flame
- Ghost Jousiffe
'Bendigo' came to Seven Barrows in July 1881 and eventually won the first Eclipse Stakes at Sandown which was worth £10,000 the richest race run in 1886, the following year 'Bendigo' won the Champion Stakes at Newmarket.