Author Topic: Joy/Botting/King/Martin Family of Brenchley  (Read 20389 times)

Offline Kris D

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Re: Joy/Botting/King/Martin Family of Brenchley
« Reply #45 on: Saturday 09 September 17 02:59 BST (UK) »
Hi Barbara,
Thanks for your response! I have used Ancestry.com for most of my research regarding the Joy family. According to the records I've been able to find, Ernest James Mace Joy was born to James Albert Joy and Mary Clara Prendergast in Maidstone, 1845. It looks like the family then moved to Brenchley. Ernest  married Elizabeth Hickmott in April 1866 (in Cranbrook?), and they emigrated to the US in 1867 with their infant son, Harold. Several more children were born after the family settled in Akron, Ohio (Rufus, Lionel, Oliver, Herman, Eli, Bessie Clora, Laura, Minnie, James and Eunice). Their son Harold was my great grandfather. His daughter Josephine was my father's (Harry) mother.
Kris

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Re: Joy/Botting/King/Martin Family of Brenchley
« Reply #46 on: Wednesday 13 September 17 08:42 BST (UK) »
Thanks Kris.

If there is anything I may be able to help with do let me know.

Barbara
Joy, Larkin, Twort, Baker, Whibley - Brenchley and Horsmonden area Kent
Fewell and Speller - Essex and London
Headington and Bateman - London
Feltwell - Norfolk and London
Lewin - India and NZ
Evan-Thomas - Wales and London
Purser and Cook - Hunts

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Re: Joy/Botting/King/Martin Family of Brenchley
« Reply #47 on: Tuesday 23 January 18 10:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi Fiona

I randomly saw your posting while I was Google historical back  ground of my house.
I have lived at Great Wadd Farm in Frittenden since 2004, home of a couple of generations of Joy (Formerly known as Wadd Farm until around 1910 - there is now another newer Wadd Farm locally).

I have found Albert Joy popping up on the census when I did some research following some restoration work, during which I found an envelope addressed to Albert Joy, postmarked 1870 (Victorian penny red post). It had been folded and tucked into a gap between two beams in the garret of the house.

I'm currently selling the house and the envelope is pressed in book in a packing crate somewhere. When I find it I'm happy to send it to you as a family heirloom if you would like?

The house is amazing and you can get a picture of what it might have been like for Albert to live there is you look at the sale particulars on the Rightmove website. Prior to Albert it was known to be the residence of Beasley (notorious member of the Hawkhurst gang) and was said to be haunted by the ghost of Beasley until is was exorcised in the late 1800's - perhaps at the instigation of the Joys?

Mark