The Dublin Gazette was the official newspaper, published every few days to announce various government business of the day, including legal notices, bankrupts, military and official appointments and much more. Joseph had been an Officer of the Revenue in the middle of the 18th century and I found an announcement in 1761 of his appointment as a Land Carriage Officer...twice? Son too? Typesetter having a bad day?! Be careful what you wish for!
So, he didn't marry her for her money (nudging £1m in today's money by one calculation I found), no not at all... it was her embroidery that captivated his ardour!!!!