Tuesday, July 17, 2012

J is for Jones, Joyce and Judd - Family History Through the Alphabet - Week 10

Image from Gould Genealogy & History News
This is my contribution to Week 10 of Gould Genealogy's Family History Through the Alphabet challenge. The letter this time is J.

J is for...Jones
Jones is the surname of my 3 x Great Grandmother, Margaret Jones, the mother of my Great Great Grandfather, Owen Ellis (1830-1907). Owen was baptised at Nefyn, Caernarvonshire, Wales on 19 January 1830, the 'base son' of John Ellis of the parish of Llanystumdwy, labourer, and Margaret Jones of the parish of Pistyll (Please see my previous post E is for Ellis). I have not been able to find any further information about Margaret Jones.

J is for...Joyce
Joyce is the maiden surname of my great grandmother, Margaret O'Brien (nee Joyce) (1869-1925). Margaret was born in 1869 at Napoleons near Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Margaret was the eldest daughter of Edmund and Mary (nee Mulhall) Joyce, the second of fifteen children in the Joyce family. Edmund and Mary were married in 1867 at Geelong, Victoria. Both died at Rochester, Victoria, Edmund in 1916 and Mary in 1923.

Edmund was born about 1833 at Whitegate, County Galway (now County Clare), Ireland, the son of Edmund and Catherine (nee Guinane) Joyce (see my previous post G is for...Guinane). A history of the Joyce family was published in the 1970s and my family have a copy of that history. Edmund Joyce is also mentioned in my Waitangi Day 2011 post.

The Joyce Family. Edmund Snr (1833-1916) is in the middle row,
third from the left. Mary (nee Mulhall, 
1844-1923) is sitting to the right of Edmund.
J is for...Judd
Judd is the maiden surname of my 4 x Great Grandmother, Elizabeth Randall (nee Judd). Elizabeth married Edward Randall in 1792 in Margaret Roding, Essex, England. I still have a lot of information to verify regarding the Judd family, but it is believed that Elizabeth was baptised at Margaret Roding in 1767, the daughter of William and Margaret (nee Parker?) Judd.

(Sources available on request)

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  1. Oooh you have lots of J surnames in your family. Another great (and well researched post).

  2. Yes, you certainly do have lots of Js! That is a lovely photo. I'm fascinated by the sleeves on the ladies' gowns.


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