|I am a descendant of the Joyce family from
Carbonear/Freshwater Newfoundland. I have been researching the family.
I have been in contact with a distant cousin. We have been trading information. We also have a relation with the name of
Robert Joyce that purchased land with a Harvey. I am not sure if
I can be of any help or if you could be helping me.
Thanking you in advance,
Carolyn email -
submitted March 2006
|I am trying to trace the family/descendants of CHARLES NORMAN WISHART
JOYCE, who died as a civilian casualty (possibly in an internment camp) on the 15th of March
1943 at the age of 53. The details provided on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
website, give his mother as a Mrs. E. M. JOYCE of Lynwood,
White Horse Hill, Chislehurst, Kent and his wife as PIERCY H. JOYCE.
Do you by any chance know of that branch of the
JOYCES, or could you make any suggestion as to where I could start a trace?
KEVEN YOUNG, Darwin, Australia. email -
submitted Dec 2005
|Hello Brian, I enjoyed reading though your history of the Joyce family very interesting.
I am looking for information on George Joyce. My g-g-g-g-great grandfather
George Joyce married Margaret Pelly and if memory serves me right they were
married in Blandford. They had a son James Joyce born in
1806 in Houton (Houghton) I believe. They moved to
Flat Island, Newfoundland; and I am a descendent.
Would you have any information on George Joyce?
Dwayne Joyce email -
|Hi from New Zealand
My gt gt grandfather was a James Brown Joyce born 1826 from
Wimborne. I think he may have had a brother Samuel Brown
Joyce. James parents I think were John Joyce and Mary
Brown. That is the only information I have been able to find.
I thought maybe you might have come across them in your research. James went to
Australia and Tasmania to the goldfields. He married in Tasmania where his wife died and then he came to
New Zealand 1856 and married my gtgt grandmother
Eliza May from Berkshire in 1861. He was the first watchmaker in
Christchurch which is where I live. He gave up his business and took up farming. James and Eliza had two daughters
Ann and Mary.
Any information you may have on this family in Wimborne would be greatly appreciated .
Ianora Marsden email -
|My daughter is trying to find her family tree, her father is
Coln Owen Joyce his dad was Cyril Joyce , I think he had about 4/5
siblings. this stems from the Dorset area could you help?
Yours sincerely C. Clease, (siblings
will need to type email address in as this is a picture to reduce
|My name is Warren James Martin, my alternate E-mail
You asked me to notify you if I made any progress in tracing the junction between the
Joyce family and the Martin family of County Down
Ireland. Last week I received conformation of the connection, it is not much, but a start, an entry in the Land Estates Court
Jan.17-1873 there is a reference to a Robert Henry Martin [gentleman] under the guardianship of a
Richard Stitt Joyce. The connection would appear to be the Stitt family, for my family to have known of this the union it must have been at least around the first quarter of the nineteenth century, now that I have found the connection I shall endeavour to trace it all.
I have found that the first Martins arrived in Galway around the
twelfth century and I think the Joyce family also. Both the Joyce and Martin families were large land owners, so it is quite possible the families were aquatinted for many years.
submitted - Sept 2004
I am an Australian Citizen, seventy nine years old, and attempting to trace my Irish ancestors. Unfortunately I have no factual evidence to prove what
I am going to ask. According to two of my old aunts [now deceased] that the
Joyce family and the Martin families were joined.
My Martin Family, or at least my gt.grandfather James Martin hailed from
Newcastle County Down Ireland, and I believe the Family was quite wealthy for that time period [approximately
1775 - 1850] My gt.grandmother's family, [Stitt family] were also quite wealthy [ something to do with
linen mills]. My aunt had two buttons from the servant's uniforms with what I think was the Joyce Family coat of arms [ I wish I knew what happened to
them]. The joining of the families could have been my gt.grandfather's mother, she could have been a Joyce, That time would have been around 1775 to 1850. I have traced the family of my gt grandmother
Catherine Selina Stitt but unfortunately no trace of James Martin's family, James and Catherine had only two children a daughter
Catherine Stitt. Martin buried in the Ballee Cemetery County Down 1916, I don't know if she married. A son
William Stitt Martin[ my grandfather] migrated to Australia
I found this Joyce web site so I thought you would have a better chance than I to trace to see if the connection ever did exist.
I hope to hear from you some time in the near future.
Regards, Warren J. Martin.
submitted - Feb 2004
|My great great grandfather was William Joyce
who was born about 1843 in Dorsertshire. I think he came to
Tasmania as a
free settler and started a family there. He was a police man for a short
while in Tasmania so maybe he was in England. Does this ring any
Can anyone help ?
Tim Cordwell, Perth Western Australia email
I am trying to gather some information
on my mothers family history. Her father Arthur George Joyce was
born in Morden 25-3-1888, her mother Beatrice Maud (nee
Holloway). Arthur's father was Sydney Joyce also from
Morden. His mother was
Emily (nee Whitby)
I would be grateful for any information
Len Pitfield email