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John JOYCE

John JOYCE

Male - 1817

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  • Name John JOYCE 
    Born Duxbury, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Death Samuel
    Gender Male 
    Birth [1767] 
    Petition 1807  for Pleasant Ridge Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • RS108 :: Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918
      Name JOHNSON, Nicholas
      Year 1807
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F4171
      See petition of JOHNSON, NICHOLAS
      BERRY, JAMES
      CARLON, JACOB
      CARLON, MARTIN
      CARPENTER, ANTHONY W.
      COOKSON, WILLIAM
      FOULERTON, ALEXANDER
      GILCHRIST, GORDON
      GOODELL, EBEN
      GRANT, DANIEL
      GREENLAW, ALEXANDER
      GREENLAW, EBENZER
      GREENLAW, JONATHAN
      GREENLAW, SOLOMON
      GREENLAW, THOMAS
      HARVEY, WILLIAM
      HITCHINGS, AMOS
      HITCHINGS, GEORGE
      HITCHINGS, JAMES
      HITCHINGS, WILLIAM
      JOHNSON, BENJAMIN
      JOHNSON, NICHOLAS
      JOICE, JOHN
      MACCULLOCH, DONALD
      MANSFIELD, J.
      MCCURDY, ALEXANDER
      MCCURDY, JAMES
      MCCURDY, LACHLAN
      MCCURDY, NEAL
      MCGEAR, WILLIAM
      RIDEOUT, BENJAMIN
      RYAN, JOHN
      SMITH, JOSEPH
      STINSON, CHARLES
      STINSON, DAVID
      STINSON, JOSEPH
      THOMSON, DOUGALD
      TRADWELL, REUBEN
      TURNER, EPHRAIM

      To His Honour Gabriel D Ludlow, Esquire President of the Province of New Brunswick &c &c

      The Memorial of Nichs Johnson and other Inhabitants of the parish of St. Andrews, and its vicinity, in the County of Charlotte. ---

      Humbly Seweth

      That your Memorialist in general are of the number of those Loyalist, who emigrated into this country at the peace with America in 1783, or their sons now of age, and were mostly comprised among those Loyalist denominated the Penobscot Association, who settled in and about Passamaquoddy bay, and were promised One hundred acres of lands for themselves, and Fifty for their wives, and for each child. ---

      That from various intervening impediments your Memorialist never received their full allotments of land which Government had at first given them good reason to expect would not have been delayed.

      That during this long lapse of time your Memorialist have laboured under great difficulties to maintain themselves, and bring up large families of children, who, by the divine blessing have increased to a pleasing degree, as Your Honor will perceive by the annexed list of them. ---

      That your Memorialist, stimulated by parental affection to provide for their offspring have anxiously sought for unoccupied lands whereon to form a settlement for themselves and families so that by their united endeavours they may be enabled to surmount their present hardships ---

      That your Memorialist are informed of a Tract of Land lying between this county and the Oromocto river commonly called Pleasant Ridge, being in a wilderness ungranted, which if secured to your Memorialist by a Grant, might answer all their claims as to quality, and they believe is a good quality, and calculated for a large settlement. ---

      Your Memorialist therefore humbly pray Your Honor will be pleased to Grant them such a portion of the above Tract of Land as may be sufficient for their accommodation and also reserve and lay out such portions of the same, as Your Honor may deem expedient for public purposes, as they with satisfaction look forward to a large and flourishing settlement there if their Memorial is compiled with, and Your Memorialist as in duty bound will ever pray ---

      St. Andrews 21st August 1807

      The following is a list of the families of the Subscribers attested to in the Memorial hereto subjoined ...

      Nichs Johnson wife 5 sons 1 daughter
      Neal McCurdy wife 2 sons 4 daughters
      James McCurdy
      Somo Greenlaw wife
      Laughlan McCurdy wife 2 sons 4 daughters
      John Ryan & his mother
      Willm Cookson wife 2 sons 1 daughter
      Anthy W Carpenter wife 5 sons 4 daughters
      Thos Greenlaw wife 3 sons 1 daughter
      Martin Carlow wife 2 sons 3 daughters
      Jacob Carlow
      Joseph Stinson wife 4 sons 2 daughters
      Alex. McCurdy wife 2 daughters
      Donald McCullich wife 4 sons 2 daughters
      Alex Fullerton
      Ephrm Turner
      Eben Goodel wife 4 sons 1 daughter
      Danl Grant wife 5 sons 4 daughters
      Jona Greenlaw Senr wife 1 son 5 daughters
      Josh Smith wife 2 sons 2 daughter
      Reuben Tredwel wife
      John Joice wife 6 sons 1 daughter
      Bena Rideout
      Javin Manser wife 4 sons 4 daughters
      Amos Hichens wife 3 sons 3 daughters
      James Hichens
      Geoe Hichens wife 1 son
      Willm Hichens
      Gordon Gilchrist wife 1 son 2 daughters
      Benja Johnson wife 1 son 3 daughters
      Willm Harvey wife 2 sons 4 daughter
      Chas Stinson wife 3 daughters
      Willm McGear wife 1 son 4 daughters
      James Berry wife 5 sons 3 daughters
      Dougal Thompson wife 5 sons 4 daughters
      Alex Greenlaw Senr wife 2 sons 6 daughters
      Alex Greenlaw Jr
      Ebenr Greenlaw wife 3 sons 3 daughters
      Total: 33 Men 27 women 61 boys 67 girls

      We certify that we are acquainted with the foregoing Memorialist in general --- That they are Loyal Subjects, and useful Settlers --- And we most Respectfully beg leave to Request that the prayer of their Memorial may be compiled with.

      Hugh MacKay, JP
      Robt Pagan
      Thos Wyer
      Danl Mc[Inaiter]
      Don McLachland

      13th Jul 1808 The Lands are Vacant in the Situation applied for in this Memorial and have been frequently reported to me to be of a very good quality - A settlement in that situation will completely open the inland communication between Fredericton and Charlotte County ---

      Geo Sproule S Genl
    Residence May 1815  Town of St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Volume D Page 424
      [428/473]
      No 479
      John Joice ship carpenter Town of St Andrews and wife Elizabeth
      William Johnson merchants Town of St Andrews
      10 pounds
      Lot 6 Block C Parr's Division St Andrews
      - May 1815
      John Joyce
      Elizabeth Joice
      Wit: Nathan Niblock, David Wyer
    Buried 8 Apr 1817  All Saints Anglican, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • All Saints Anglican
      Burials
      08/04/1817 Joyce John St Andrews 50 SA
    Administration 15 Feb 1822 
    • https://archives.gnb.ca/Search/MC3706/Details.aspx?culture=en-CA&abstract=8370§ion=NameIndex
      Wallace Hale's Early New Brunswick Probate, 1785-1835
      Reference 8370
      Family Name JOICE
      Given Names John
      Was there a Will? No
      Was an inventory completed? No
      Date administration granted 1822-02-15
      County Charlotte
      Parish St. Andrews
      Probate is for a woman? No
      Abstract references a vessel? No
      Abstract Parish of St. Andrews, Charlotte County. Intestate. Administration granted 15 February 1822 to the widow Elizabeth JOYCE of St. Andrews. Fellow bondsmen Joseph WALTON, St. Andrews, and Benjamin BRADFORD, St. David.
      RS number 63
    Occupation Ship carpenter 
    Person ID I41806  4 February 2018
    Last Modified 5 Sep 2018 

    Family Elizabeth HITCHINGS,   b. ME Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1854 
    Married C 1790 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth JOYCE,   b. [1792], NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1871 CENSUS?
     2. John JOYCE,   b. 1796,   d. Bef 1833  (Age < 36 years)
     3. Joshua JOYCE,   b. 1798,   d. Bef 1833  (Age < 34 years)
     4. Samuel Charles JOYCE,   b. 12 Aug 1799, St Andrews, Charlotte, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1860, Ashland, Middlesex, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. George JOYCE,   b. [1800], NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860 CENSUS?
     6. Abel JOYCE,   b. 1802,   d. Bef 1833  (Age < 30 years)
     7. Frederick JOYCE,   b. 6 Apr 1806,   d. 20 Apr 1880  (Age 74 years)
     8. Louisa Maria JOYCE,   b. 30 Jul 1810,   d. 27 Jul 1891  (Age 80 years)
     9. David H JOYCE,   b. [1812], NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860 CENSUS?
    Family ID F12386  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Petition 1807: wife 6 sons [John, Joshua, Samuel, George, Abel, Frederick] 1 daughter [Elizabeth]

      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cannbfam/CH.pdf
      RETURN OF THE BACK LANDS OF THE PENOBSCOTT LOYALIST - 1784
      Cleadie Barnett
      James Joice 1 woman 4 children 250 acres

      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cannbfam/CH.pdf
      RETURN OF THE BACK LANDS OF THE PENOBSCOTT LOYALIST - 1784
      Cleadie Barnett
      John Joice 100 acres
    • RS108 :: Index to Land Petitions: Original Series, 1783-1918
      Name GREENLAW, JONATHAN
      Year 1796
      County Charlotte
      Microfilm F1040
      See petition of TURNER, JAMES
      . BALDWIN, JOHN
      . BRADFORD, BEN
      . COOKSON, WILLIAM
      . DALEY, DAVID
      . DOUGHERTY, EDMOND
      . EASTMAN, DAVID
      . GREENLAW, JONATHAN
      . HALEY, JOHN
      . HITCHINGS, AMOS
      . JOYCE, JOHN
      . LINNEKIN, ZEBEDEE
      . MCCURDY, LACHLAN
      . MCINTOSH, JOHN
      . MILLEKIN, DOMINICUS
      . PENOBSCOT ASSOCIATION, -----
      . RIGBY, JOHN
      . SIM, ROBERT
      . THOMSON, DUGALD
      . TURNER, JAMES

      To His Excellency Thomas Carleton Esquire Lieutenant Governor of the Province of New Brunswick etc etc

      The memorial of James Turner, David Eastman, Jonathan Greenlaw, Lachlan McCudy and others...

      Humbly sheweth

      That your Memorialists were of the number of those persons who during the war between Great Britain and her Colonies, left their possessions on account of their attachment to the British Government, and sheltered themselves and families from the rage of their enemies in His Majesty's Garrison then established at Penobscot...

      That previous to the Garrison's evacuation Penobscot the General there commanding agreeable to his instructions, directed to be made known to your Memorialists, that besides the Land allowed indiscriminately to all Loyalists desirous to settle in the bay of Passamaquaddie, those of the Penobscot association who had families should be allowed a certain proportion of Land for each woman and child to be laid out in the rear of the Land given to the Loyalists...

      That accordingly directions were given to the Surveyors who actually did lay out land for each woman and child belonging to the families of the Penobscot association and the Lots were drawn and assigned to each one.

      That numbers of those children now come to maturity and others concerned in the said Land have been and are still desirous to occupy and improve but have been much discouraged therefrom, as hitherto no Grant could be obtained to confirm the Possession- as also it having been represented to your Memorialists that certain persons now of the Association have applied for and allowed License to occupy a large portion of the Lands allotted to the families of your Memorialists

      Your Memorialists therefore beseech your Excellency a Grant of the Land agreeable to the original Survey...

      And as in Duty bound etc

      St Andrews, County of Charlotte
      1st February 1796

      [Signed]
      James Turner
      David Eastman
      Jonathan Greenlaw
      Lachlan McCurdy
      Amos Hitching
      William Cookson
      David Daley
      Dominicus Millekin
      John Hurley
      John Joyce
      Dugald Thomson
      John McIntosh
      Robert Sim
      John Baldwin
      Ben Bradford
      Zebedee Linnekin
      Edmod Dougherty
      John Rigby

      James Turner & others of Penobscot Association for their Family lots
      Saint Patricks
      The Family lots fall mostly within the reserve the Survey of them is therefore Anulled
      Filed 12th March 1793 [sic]