Edmund Joyce was born in about 1833 near Whitegate, Galway, Ireland (now located in County Clare), in the Catholic parish of Clonrush, the son of Edmund Joyce and Catherine (Goonane) Joyce. Edmund's father is supposed to have died during the Famine in about 1846. Edmund's widowed mother, Catherine, immigrated to Victoria, Australia with five of her children, including Edmund, in 1855. They followed daughter Mary Joyce who had immigrated to Victoria in 1853.
Edmund Joyce and Mary Mulhall were married on 2 March 1867 at St Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, Geelong, Victoria. Edmund and Mary lived at Napoleons near Ballarat until 1873 when they selected land at Pannoobamawm in Northern Victoria.
Edmund and Mary had a family of 15 children - 7 sons and 8 daughters.
Edmund and Mary lived at Pannoobamawm until they retired to Rochester in 1913.
Edmund died at Rochester on 1 September 1916. Mary continued to live at Rochester, cared for by her daughters Mary and Rose, and she died there on 3 November 1923.
Sources: Joyce, Patricia and Margaret Thomas, Joyce - Descendants of Edmund and Catherine Joyce in Australia 1885 to 1975 (Australia: Joyce Descendants, 1975). Please see Joyce Wikitree profiles for further sources.