Joseph JOYCE 1820-1869
Isabella PRICE 1809-1876

Essex, England; Digby, S-W Victoria, Australia

Joseph JOYCE, son of James \ Thomas JOYCE & Sarah IRONS was born in Essex, England in 1820. He married Isabella PRICE, daughter of William PRICE & Elizabeth ___ who was born in 1809 in Buckinghamshire, England.

Joseph JOYCE was the brother of Ann JOYCE who arrived in Digby in 1853 with her second husband Robert HARRIS and two children.

Joseph JOYCE was a licensee of the "Woolpack Inn" at Digby. One entry from the Digby Court Registers shows that in September, 1859 Joseph JOYCE applied for and was granted a publican's license for the "Woolpack Inn" with surities being Hugh GLANCY of "Rifle Ranges" and Donald McCALLUM of Digby.

Joseph JOYCE & Isabella PRICE had the following children:

  1. Emily JOYCE b. 1845, England, m. Thomas HIDE;

  2. William JOYCE b.1846, England, m. Ellen Ann THOMAS b. 1856, Digby, Victoria, daughter of Walter Daniel THOMAS and Anna Marie SUTTON. William JOYCE was the licensee of the Woolpack Inn and vice-president of the Digby Cricket Club in 1875. William & Ellen had the following children:
    1. Evelyn May JOYCE b. 1879, Digby, Vic, m. John HARWOOD;
    2. Rose Ellen JOYCE b. 1881, Digby, Vic, m. William Percy MABBITT;
    3. Lena Kate JOYCE b. 1886, Digby, Vic, m. Albert Gustav GULBIN;
    4. Russell William JOYCE b. 1888, Digby, Vic, m. Mary Ellen DICKINSON;
    5. Isabel Grace JOYCE b. 1890, Digby, Vic, d. 1965.

  3. Mary Elizabeth JOYCE b. 1850, d. 1851, Portland, Vic;

  4. Isabella JOYCE b. 1853;

  5. Sarah JOYCE b. 1854. m. George William SIMKIN.

J., E. A., W. and S. JOYCE were all listed as buyers of the the first Digby town allotments.

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