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Some Descendants of Walter Joyce


Ralph Dean Clark
P.O. Box 641188
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1188
Ultimate Family Tree, ver 3.0
CLARKB Project Version 47
October 22, 1999

Table of Contents


Joyce, Lapham, Silvester


First Generation

1. Walter1 Joyce(1) (#1428) was born circa 1650.

He married Elizabeth Low in or near, Marshfield, MA.(2) (Elizabeth Low is #1429.) Elizabeth was born circa 1650. Elizabeth(3) was the daughter of John Low of Marshfield and Elizabeth Howland.

Although records of his origin, birth, siblings, marriage, and death have not yet been located, the births of seven children are registered at Marshfield, Massachusetts, between 1676 and 1693.

Walter Joyce and Elizabeth Low had the following children:

Second Generation

3. Thomas2 Joyce (Walter1) (#714) was born in Marshfield, MA April 19, 1679. Thomas died January 1755 in Marshfield, Plymouth Co, MA, at 75 years of age.

He married Elizabeth Bent October 31, 1701 in Marshfield, MA.(9) (Elizabeth Bent is #715.) Elizabeth was born 1673 in Sudbury, Middlesex Co, MA.(10) Elizabeth was the daughter of Joseph Bent and Elizabeth Bourne. Birth date from V.R. of Marshfield MA in "Mayflower Descendant" v.5 p.236. Will {from Plymouth Co. Probate Book 13, seen on film SL#0551540} written 26 Sep 1744, gives equal cash and movable estate to "my three dau. Abigail Lapham, Lydia Joyce & Naomy Joyce"; while Lydia and Naomy unmarried, to have use of westerly end of dwelling house, use of "sellar", apples from trees, a cow and a swine; with that reservation, all housing and lands in Marshfield to sole excr, son John. Wit. James, Hannah, James Jr. Sprague. Probated Jan.25, 1755. Settlement to Joseph Lapham Jr. and Abigail, Timothy and Lydia Silvester, Naomi Joyce from excr. John Joyce on Mar. 24, 1755; estate 130 pds.

Thomas Joyce and Elizabeth Bent had the following children:

Third Generation

9. John3 Joyce (Thomas2, Walter1) (#2322) was born in Marshfield, Plymouth Co, MA October 2, 1702.(13) John died November 29, 1762 in Marshfield, Plymouth Co, MA, at 60 years of age.(14)

He married Abigail Ford March 13, 1728/9 in Marshfield, Plymouth Co, MA.(15) (Abigail Ford is #2485.) Abigail was born circa 1705.

John Joyce and Abigail Ford had the following children:

10. Abigail3 Joyce (Thomas2, Walter1)(21) (#357) was born in Marshfield, Plymouth Co, MA August 2, 1705.(22) Abigail died April 9, 1789 in Marshfield, Plymouth Co, MA, at 83 years of age.(23)

She married Joseph Lapham August 26, 1729 in Marshfield, Plymouth Co, MA.(24) (Joseph Lapham is #356.) Joseph was born April 26, 1709 in Scituate, MA. Joseph(25) was the son of Joseph Lapham and Abigail Sherman. Joseph died 1758 in probably, Marshfield, MA, at 49 years of age.

Abigail Joyce and Joseph Lapham had the following children:

11. Lydia3 Joyce (Thomas2, Walter1) (#2327) was born in Marshfield, Plymouth Co, MA August 20, 1712.(26)

She married Timothy Silvester April 10, 1751 in Marshfield, Plymouth Co, MA.(27) (Timothy Silvester is #2484.) Timothy was born circa 1718 in maybe, Marshfield, MA.(28) Timothy was the son of Joseph Silvester. Timothy died in 1779 at 61 years of age. An inventory of Timothy's estate was taken 9 July 1779 in Marshfield, Plymouth Co, MA.(29) Timothy's estate was probated 31 Jan 1780 in Plymouth Co, MA.(30)

She was christened September 20, 1713 at the First Church in Marshfield, Plymouth Co, MA.(31)

Timothy Silvester and wife Lydia signed aquittal of distribution of Thomas Joyce's estate on Mar. 24, 1755. She was unmarried when the will was written in 1744.

Lydia Joyce and Timothy Silvester had the following child:

Fourth Generation

13. Abiah4 Joyce (John3, Thomas2, Walter1) (#4055) was born probably before 1732.

She married Thomas Lapham Feb. 22, 1749/0 in Marshfield, Plymouth Co, MA.(33) (Thomas Lapham is #3206.) Thomas was born Sept. 11, 1728 in Massachusetts.(34) Thomas was the son of David Lapham and Rebecca King.

Abiah Joyce and Thomas Lapham had the following children:

16. Nathaniel4 Joyce (John3, Thomas2, Walter1)(52) (#4076) was born 1742.

He married Elizabeth Curtis 18 Jan 1764. (Elizabeth Curtis is #4077.) Elizabeth was born in Scituate, MA.

Nathaniel Joyce and Elizabeth Curtis had the following children:

20. John4 Lapham (Abigail3 Joyce, Thomas2, Walter1)(53) (#178) was born circa 1731. John died August 18, 1804 in Buckfield, ME, at 73 years of age.

He married Bathsheba (Bersheba) Eames October 31, 1754 in Marshfield, or Rochester, MA. (Bathsheba (Bersheba) Eames is #179.) Bathsheba was born circa 1731 in maybe, Marshfield, MA. Bathsheba(54) was the daughter of Joshua Eames and Abigail Doggett. Bathsheba died August 17, 1806 in Buckfield, ME, at 75 years of age. "History of Buckfield ME" by Cole and Whitman, and "History of Woodstock ME" by Wm. B. Lapham, both give name as Bathsheba, but "Vital Records of Rochester MA" NEHGS gives name at marriage and birth of children as Bersheba. "V.R. of Marshfield MA", 1970, mentions Bathsheba 'of this town' in intent, and Bersheba 'of this town' at marriage.

John Lapham and Bathsheba (Bersheba) Eames had the following children:

21. Jesse4 Lapham (Abigail3 Joyce, Thomas2, Walter1) (#2320) was born in probably, Marshfield, MA circa 1735.

He married Mercy Randall Nov. 15, 1762 in Pembroke, Plymouth Co, MA.(68) (Mercy Randall is #2321.) Mercy was born Aug. 8, 1740 in maybe, Marshfield, MA. Mercy was the daughter of James Randall and Ruth Magoon.

Jesse Lapham and Mercy Randall had the following children:


Notes and References


1. Not mentioned in NEHGR V.7 pp.276-278 article on the early history of Marshfield MA.
2. Mary Lovering Holman, Descendants of William Sherman of Marshfield MA, 1936, Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA, (hereafter cited as Holman, Sherman (Wm) Descendants).
3. The only reference to take a definite stand on the identity of Elizabeth Low was "N.E. Library of Genealogy and Personal History.. of Representative (i.e., sponsoring) Citizans of MA", compiled under supervision of Charles E.Hurd, Lit. Ed. of Boston Transcript. He says she was dau. of John Low of Marshfield, d.1676, and Elizabeth Howland. But their only recorded children were born 1665 & 1670, late for sis to marry before early 1676. I record this version because the Howlands are an interesting branch, and because Mrs. Joyce could have been the widow, herself.If there's a good document to support father John Low, then another good candidate is John of Hingham, who had Eliz. in the 1650s by first wife Eliz. Stodder, as mentioned in Savage's Dict., which gives him 3rd wife named Ruth Joy.
4. 'Vital Records of Marshfield MA,' Mayflower Descendant, West Los Angeles Family History Center, Los Angeles, CA, Vol.5 (1903) p.237 (hereafter cited as Mayflower Descendant v5, Marshfield VR).
5. Transcript 27 Nov 1929 #8279, from desc. of Bathsheba Joyce
6. Transcript 27 Nov 1929 #8279, from desc. of Bathsheba Joyce
7. Transcript 27 Nov 1929 #8279, from desc. of Bathsheba Joyce
8. Transcript 27 Nov 1929 #8279, from descendant of this couple
9. Mayflower Descendant v5, Marshfield VR, p.236, m. by Mr. Edward Thompson.
10. Andrew H. Ward A.M., 'Sudbury Records' (from Middlesex Co. records), NEHGR V.17, (Boston, MA: NEHGS, 1963), Vol.XVII, pp.170-2, 254-60, 311-5 p.260: no monthday, entry between 10 Feb 1673 and 1 Mar 16734 (hereafter cited as Ward, NEHGR v17, Sudbury Records).
11. Robert M. Sherman and Ruth Wilder Sherman, comp., Vital Records of Marshfield, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Rhode Island, 1970), p. 48, [p.44] "(worn) and Neomi the daughters of (worn) Joyce and Elizabeth his wife (were born)e August the 20 : 1712" (hereafter cited as Sherman & Sherman, Marshfield Vital Records).
12. Ibid., Vol. 31 No. 3 (July, 1933), p. 120, [1713] "Sept 20 Walter Joyce and his wife at her desire had two children baptised one called Lydia the other naomi". Since Walter Joyce's wife Elizabeth would have been over 60 years of age, it must be assumed that these girls were her grandchildren.
13. George Ernest Bowman, "Marshfield, Mass. Vital Records," The Mayflower Descendant, series spanning several vols (1900ff), Vol. 6, p. 68 (hereafter cited as Bowman, Marshfield Vital Records).
14. Ibid., p. 404, grave stone record of John Joyce, died 29 Nov 1762, in his 60th year.
15. Sherman & Sherman, Marshfield Vital Records, p. 146, [p. 148] Mar. 13, 1728/29 John Joyce & Abigale Foord both of Marshfield were married.
16. Ibid., p. 140, John Joyce Jr. & Faith Stevens both of this town were married Sept. 9, 1756.
17. George Ernest Bowman, comp., "Records of the First Church in Marshfield, Mass.," The Mayflower Descendant, series beginning in Vol. XXXI (1933ff), Vol. 32 (1934), p. 15, May 8th 1737 Faith Stephens wife to William Stephens had a daughter baptised called Faith (hereafter cited as Bowman, MD 31-32, Marshfield First Church Records).
18. Sherman & Sherman, Marshfield Vital Records, p. 46, [p. 43] Thomas The Son of John Jo[yce &] Abigail his wife was Bor[ne the] Sixteenth Day of July 1738.
19. Bowman, Marshfield Vital Records, Vol. XXX (1932), p. 135, [p.97] Abagail the Daughter of John Joyce and Abagail his wife was born the 26 day of april 1744.
20. Sherman & Sherman, Marshfield Vital Records, p. 164, [p. 162] Mark Hatch of Scituate & Abigail Joyce of Marshfield were married Dec. 29, 1770/I>; and NEHGS, Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts to the Year 1850, (Boston, MA: NEHGS, 1976), Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, CA, 974.42 S41 SC2, Vol. 2, p. 140, Hatch, Mark and [int. adds Mrs.] Abigail Joyce [int. Joys] of Marshfield, Dec. 29, 1770, in Marshfield (hereafter cited as NEHGS, V. R. Scituate).
21. Holman, Sherman (Wm) Descendants, p.36, says Joseph Lapham married Abigail Joyce b.1702, d.9 Apr 1789 in 88th yr, dau. of Walter and Elizabeth (Low) Joyce. Walter's Abigail was born in 1687. Same article mentions birth of 4 sons by name (date only for John) "and several daughters.".
22. Bowman, Marshfield Vital Records, Vol. 6 (1904), p. 68.
23. "VR of Marshfield MA to 1850" compiled by R. & R. Sherman, pub. 1970, p.404, says Abigail, widow of Joseph Lapham, died 9 April 1789 in her 88th year (on stone with Randall Lapham (son of Jesse).
24. Vital Records of Marshfield MA, (1970), p.146. (hereafter cited as Marshfield Vital Records).
25. William B. Lapham, History of Bethel ME, (hereafter cited as Lapham, History of Bethel ME).
26. Sherman & Sherman, Marshfield Vital Records, p. 48, [p.44] "(worn) and Neomi the daughters of (worn) Joyce and Elizabeth his wife (were born)e August the 20 : 1712".
27. Marshfield Vital Records, p. 161.
28. History of Marshfield, MA, (1905), (hereafter cited as L. S. Richards, History of Marshfield, MA).
29. Albert Henry Silvester of Weymouth, Mass., "Richard Silvester of Weymouth, Mass., and Some of His Descendants," NEHGR, Series of articles spanning several volumes, commencing in Vol. 85 (1931 ff), V. 86, p. 85 (hereafter cited as Silvester, Silvester Descendants).
30. Ibid., V. 86, p. 85.
31. Bowman, MD 31-32, Marshfield First Church Records, Vol. 31 No. 3 (July, 1933), p. 120, [1713] "Sept 20 Walter Joyce and his wife at her desire had two children baptised one called Lydia the other naomi". Since Walter Joyce's wife Elizabeth would have been over 60 years of age, it must be assumed that these girls were her grandchildren..
32. L. S. Richards, History of Marshfield, MA, p. 103.
33. Sherman & Sherman, Marshfield Vital Records, p. 161, Thomas Lapham & Abiah Joyce, both of Marshfield were married Feb. 22, 1749.
34. Bowman, Marshfield Vital Records, Vol. XXX (1932), p. 134, [p.97] Thomas the son of David Lapham and Rebecca his wife was born september ye 11th day 1728.
35. Ibid., Vol. XXX (1932), p. 134, [p.97] Ann Lapham the Daughter of Thomas Lapham & Abiah His wife was Born December ye 30th day 1750.
36. NEHGS, V. R. Scituate, Vol. 2, p. 175, Lapham, Anna [int. Anne] and Asher Sprague, Feb. 25, 1793.
37. Bowman, Marshfield Vital Records, Vol. XXX (1932), p. 135, [p.97] Israel Lapham ye Son of Thomas Lapham & Abiah His wife was Born October ye 18: 1752.
38. Ibid., Vol. XXX (1932), p. 135, [p.97] Ruth Lapham ye Daughter of Thomas Lapham & Abiah His wife was Born April ye 30: 1754.
39. Ibid., Vol. XXX (1932), p. 135, [p.97] Abigail Lapham ye Daughter of Thomas Lapham & Abiah His wife was Born march ye 28: 1757.
40. Ibid., Vol. XXX (1932), p. 135, [p.97] Thomas Lapham ye Son of Thomas Lapham & Abiah his wife was Born February ye 15: 1759.
41. NEHGS, V. R. Scituate, p. 215.
42. Ibid., Vol. 1, p. 215.
43. Ibid., Vol. 2, p. 175; and William B. Lapham, M.D., Lapham Family Register or Records of Some Descendants of Thomas Lapham of Scituate, Mass., In 1635 (Augusta, ME: Sprague, Owen & Nash, Printers, 1873), p. 11 (hereafter cited as Lapham, Lapham Family Register).
44. NEHGS, V. R. Scituate, Vol. 1, p. 215.
45. NEHGS, V. R. Scituate, Vol. 2, p. 176, Lapham, Micah and Sarah Cushing, May 19, 1793/I>; and Lapham, Lapham Family Register, p. 11.
46. Lapham, Lapham Family Register, p. 11.
47. Ibid., p. 18.
48. Bertha Bortle Beal Aldridge, Laphams In America - Thirteen thousand descendants including descendants of John from Devonshire, England, to Providence, R. I., 1673 and Thomas from Kent, England, to Scituate, Mass., 1634 and Genealogical Notes of other Lapham Families (Victor, NY: the author, 1932 - 1953, LDS Film #1,036,837, Item 2), p. 411 (hereafter cited as Aldridge, Laphams in America).
49. F. Apthorp Foster, ed., Vital Records of Pembroke Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: NEHGS, 1911), p. 173, mass baptism of seven children of John and Sarah Randal (hereafter cited as Foster, V. R. Pembroke).
50. Lapham, Lapham Family Register, p. 18.
51. Lapham, Lapham Family Register, p. 18, says he gave up the sea in 1812 and moved to Littleton/I>; and Aldridge, Laphams in America, p. 415, says he gave up the sea in 1815 and settled in Littleton. Lists child Rufus born 1814 in Boston.
52. "N.E. Lib.of Gen. & Personal History -Repr. Citizens of Comm. of MA" by Char les E.Hurd, names his parents and gives descent from Nathaniel to Allston P. Joyce of Medford.
53. Descent from parents given by Wm. B. Lapham in his "History of Bethel ME". Birth year and death date from Samuel B. Doggett's "History of the Doggett/Daggett Family".
54. 2CT V.R. of Marshfield 1970, p.147
55. NEHGR, Vital Records of Rochester, Massachusetts to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: NEHGS), Vol. 1, p. 198 (hereafter cited as NEHGS, V. R. Rochester).
56. Ibid., Vol. 1, p. 198.
57. Some Rev. War Soldiers Buried in Maine, (June, 1982), Sons of the Revolution Library, Glendale, CA, Downeast Ancestry, Vol. VI, No. 1 p.185 : aet 73 yrs (hereafter cited as Rev. War. Buried Maine).
58. Ibid., p.185.
59. Foster, V. R. Pembroke, p. 306.
60. Rev. War. Buried Maine, p. 185 cites DAR Patriot Index.
61. Ibid., p. 185: aet 77 yrs.
62. Ibid., p. 185.
63. Alfred Cole and Charles F. Whitman, A History of Buckfield Oxford County, Maine from the Earliest Explorations to the Close of the Year 1900 (Buckfield, ME, 1915), p. 698 (hereafter cited as Cole and Whitman, History of Buckfield).
64. NEHGS, V. R. Rochester, Vol. 1, p. 198.
65. Lapham, Lapham Family Register, p. 10.
66. Foster, V. R. Pembroke, p. 306.
67. Lapham, Lapham Family Register, p. 14.
68. Foster, V. R. Pembroke, p. 335, Randall, Mercy and Jesse Lapham of Scituate, Nov. 15, 1762. [Intention not recorded.] Notes a private record, Bible of Jeremiah Stetson, gives date as Nov. 25.
69. Ibid., p. 135.
70. NEHGS, V. R. Scituate, p. 215.
71. Lapham, Lapham Family Register, p. 10.
72. Ibid., p. 10.
73. NEHGS, V. R. Scituate, Vol. 1, p. 215.
74. Lapham, Lapham Family Register, p. 10.
75. Ibid., p. 10.
76. Sherman & Sherman, Marshfield Vital Records, p.405, grave stone record of Randall Lapham, son of Jesse and Mercy, died at Jamaica 7 February 1795, in his 23d year. (On stone with Abigail Lapham, d.9 Apr 1789, in her 88th year.) It's not stated specifically that the island of Jamaica is meant..
77. NEHGS, V. R. Scituate, Vol. 1, p. 214.
78. Ibid., Vol. 1, p. 214, Lapham, Batte, d. Jesse and Mercy, July 18, 1775.
79. Lapham, Lapham Family Register, p. 10.
80. NEHGS, V. R. Scituate, Vol. 1, p. 214.
81. Lapham, Lapham Family Register, p. 10.
82. Ibid., p. 10.
83. Ibid., p. 10.
84. Ibid., p. 10.
85. Ibid., p. 10.
86. Ibid., p. 10.


Index

(Lapham)

(Lapham), Bethiah (marriage to Prince Lapham) (i6484), b.1780-
(Lapham), Mary (marriage to Nathaniel Lapham) (i3390)

Bent

Bent, Elizabeth (marriage to Thomas Joyce) (i715), b.1673-

Buck

Buck, Abigail (marriage to Abijah Lapham) (i723), b.1779-

Clapp

Clapp, Temperance (marriage to Charles Lapham) (i6488)

Curtis

Curtis, Elizabeth (marriage to Nathaniel Joyce) (i4077)

Cushing

Cushing, Sarah (marriage to Michael Lapham) (i6490), b.1767-

Eames

Eames, Bathsheba (Bersheba) (marriage to John Lapham) (i179), b.1731-d.1806

Ford

Ford, Abigail (marriage to John Joyce) (i2485), b.1705-
Ford, Lt. Lot (marriage to Naomi Lapham) (i3368)

Gorham

Gorham, James (marriage to Mary Joyce) (i2316), b.1680-

Hartwell

Hartwell, Sarah (marriage to Abijah Lapham) (i695), d.1801

Hatch

Hatch, Mark (marriage to Abigail Joyce) (i3500), b.1750-

Hercey

Hercey, David (marriage to Elizabeth Joyce) (i2318), b.1680-

Holmes

Holmes, Abram (marriage to Ruth Lapham) (i6480), b.1768-
Holmes, Mary (marriage to Charles Lapham) (i6477)

Hussey

Hussey, John (marriage to Abigail Lapham) (i3372), d.1812

Joyce

Joyce, Abiah (i4055), b.1732-
Joyce, Abigail (i357), b.1705-d.1789
Joyce, Abigail (i2307), b.1687-d.1700
Joyce, Abigail (i4078), b.1764-
Joyce, Abigail (i4102), b.1744-
Joyce, Bathsheba (i2313), b.1693-
Joyce, Elizabeth (i2319), b.1684-
Joyce, John (i2322), b.1702-d.1762
Joyce, John (i4057), b.1736-
Joyce, Lucretia (i2311), b.1676-d.1718
Joyce, Lydia (i2327), b.1712-
Joyce, Mary (i2317), b.1682-d.1778
Joyce, Naomi (i2331), b.1712-
Joyce, Nathaniel (i4076), b.1742-
Joyce, Samuel (i4101), b.1765-
Joyce, Seth (i2314), b.1691-d.1750
Joyce, Thomas (i714), b.1679-d.1755
Joyce, Thomas (i6525), b.1738-
Joyce, Walter (i1428), b.1650-

Lapham

Lapham, Abigail (i651), b.1757-
Lapham, Abigail (i6435), b.1757-
Lapham, Abijah (i694), b.1769-d.1847
Lapham, Ann (i6432), b.1750-
Lapham, Bathsheba (Bershaba) (i89), b.1759-d.1832
Lapham, Bela (i3379), b.1773-
Lapham, Bethiah (i3369), b.1765-
Lapham, Betsey (i3364), b.1761-
Lapham, Betsey (i6475), b.1775-
Lapham, Charles (i6476), b.1769-
Lapham, Charles (i6487), b.1765-
Lapham, Israel (i6433), b.1752-
Lapham, James Randall (i2323), b.1772-d.1795
Lapham, Jesse (i2320), b.1735-
Lapham, Jesse (i6478), b.1767-
Lapham, John (i178), b.1731-d.1804
Lapham, John (i3362), b.1755-
Lapham, Joseph (i3383)
Lapham, Joseph (marriage to Abigail Joyce) (i356), b.1709-d.1758
Lapham, Lydia Lincoln (i6482), b.1777-d.1846
Lapham, Mercy (i6474), b.1763-
Lapham, Michael (i6489), b.1767-
Lapham, Naomi (i3365), b.1763-d.1825
Lapham, Nathaniel (i3387)
Lapham, Nathaniel (i6485), b.1783-d.1842
Lapham, Prince (i6483), d.1838
Lapham, Ruth (i6434), b.1754-
Lapham, Ruth (i6479)
Lapham, Thomas (i3209), b.1759-
Lapham, Thomas (i3370), b.1767-
Lapham, Thomas (marriage to Abiah Joyce) (i3206), b.1728-
Lapham, William (i6453), b.1779-d.1859

Lewis

Lewis, Luther (marriage to Betsey Lapham) (i6481), b.1775-

Low

Low, Elizabeth (marriage to Walter Joyce) (i1429), b.1650-

Mahurin

Mahurin, Ebenezer (marriage to Bathsheba Joyce) (i2312), b.1690-

Randall

Randall, Mercy (marriage to Jesse Lapham) (i2321), b.1740-
Randall, Sally (marriage to William Lapham) (i6452), b.1780-

Sherman

Sherman, Rachel (marriage to Seth Joyce) (i2315), b.1702-

Shurtleff

Shurtleff, Lucy (marriage to Joseph Lapham) (i3386)

Silvester

Silvester, Samuel (marriage to Lucretia Joyce) (i2310), b.1675-
Silvester, Timothy (i2494), b.1753-
Silvester, Timothy (marriage to Lydia Joyce) (i2484), b.1718-d.1779

Sprague

Sprague, Asher (marriage to Ann Lapham) (i6486), b.1750-

Stephens

Stephens, Faith (marriage to John Joyce) (i4075), b.1737-

Turner

Turner, Jesse (marriage to Bathsheba (Bershaba) Lapham) (i88), b.1744-d.1821

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