Hosea Joyce



Contact information on HOME page

Direct descendant is highlighted in red 

Hosea Joyce see FAMILY TREE
Born: Abt.1642 probably in Sandwich, Barnstable, MA    
Died: Feb 1711/2 Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA  He died between 24 Jan. 17111/12 (will) and 15 Feb. 1711/12 (probate). "Will of Hosea JOYCE: (yeoman) <MDP:327; Barnstable Co. PR 3:346, 349> ... 24 Jan. 1711/2, ment. wf Elizabeth; sons John JOYCE, Samuel JOYCE, Thomas JOYCE, Hosea JOYCE; daus Martha GODFREE, Dorcas HOWSE/HOWES, Mary GORHAM, Lydia HOWES, Mehitable & Dorothy. Inv. taken 15 Feb. 1711/2." - Susan Roser, Mayflower Increasings, 2nd Edition, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1995).


John Joyce


Dorothy Cotchet



Elizabeth Chipman


1. John Joyce b. Abt. 1672

2. Dorcas Joyce b. Abt. 1674

3. Samuel Joyce b. 01 Jun 1676

4. Thomas Joyce b. 03 Jun 1678

5. Mary Joyce b. 19 Sep 1680

6. Hosea Joyce b. Abt. 1682

7. Lydia Joyce b. Abt 1685

8. Mehitable Joyce b. Abt. 1688

9. Dorothy (Dority) Joyce b. Abt. 1690


"Hosea Joyce (John 1), born about 1642, probably in Sandwich, died, testate, at Yarmouth between 24 Jan. and 15 Feb. 1711/2. . . . Hosea Joyce, as we have seen, was the only son and sole executor under his father's will in 1667. He served as constable at Yarmouth in 1672 (Plym. Col. Recs. 5:91). It is said that he was a man of influence and means in Yarmouth and it would seem likely that this is true. He is, however, not given the title of "Mr." and his will describes him as a yeoman. . . .it is truly remarkable that while Hosea Joyce was survived by four sons, all of whom lived to maturity, two died without issue, one produced two daughters, and the fourth had five daughters but only one son, who died without issue. This is the more remarkable inasmuch as we have found record of a total of 58 grandchildren, of whom fifty were born to his six daughters." -- John Joyce of Yarmouth, Mass. (ca. 1615-1666)," The American Genealogist, 43 (1), (January, 1967).

Yarmouth Town Records
Book 3, page 10 "front"
[worn] Joyse was married to Elisabeth Chip[worn]
Samuel Joyse born the 1st of June 76
Thomas Joyse born the 3rd of June 78
Mary Joyse born the 19th of September 80
Book 3, page 26 (back):
Hoseah Joyce of Yarmouth departed this life some time in February 1711