Joseph Passmore (1823–1895) was born in Penryn, Cornwall, England. He began printing in 1844 in London. He regularly attended the New Park Street Chapel in Southwark. When Spurgeon began his pastorate the two became good friends. Soon he began to print Spurgeon's sermon texts, beginning with January 7th, 1855. Passmore's printing business was joined to Alabaster's publishing business in a partnership that lasted many years.
Maternal Grandmother: Mary Rippon (sister of Rev. John Rippon, Baptist minister at New Park Street Chapel)
Father: Francis Wolfe Passmore
Mother: Rebecca Adams
Wife: Ellen Emma Smith
Children: Emma Ellen, Joseph Jr., Clara, Arthur, Charles, Herbert, Alfred E., Grace
James Alabaster (1826–1892) was born in Shoreditch, Middlesex, England. He was a member of the Church of England. He worked in printing /publishing his whole life.
Father: James Alabaster
Mother: Mary Ann Weston
Wife: Emma Diana Harris
Children: James, Mary Ann, Emma, Walter